Oct 31

More Finns Than Ever Have A Bad Credit Score

The number of individuals who have defaulted on their payments rose to a record high in Finland in between late September and early October.

A register maintained by Suomen Asiakastieto indicates that about 370,000 individuals, or 8.5 percent of the whole populace, have actually received a bad credit rating. As numerous as one-sixth of roughly 30-year-old men have actually gotten a bad credit rating for failing to fulfill their financial responsibilities on time.

“Worryingly numerous pay old financial obligations by taking new loans. If their ability to pay degrades for even a minute for some reason, theyll typically get their first bad credit score, which avoids them from getting loans entirely,” comments Jouni Muhonen, the head of company information at Suomen Asiakastieto.

The average amount of the past due payments that have actually led to a bad credit score is 2,100 euros.

However, it is possible for a specific to rack up hundreds, if not one thousand, bad credit scores. The average person in the register kept by Suomen Asiakastieto has gotten an average of 17 bad credit scores, with the register including over 6 million reports of missed payments.

The relative number of individuals with a bad credit rating has actually grown in all of the age brackets with the exception of individuals under the age of 25. Individuals– and especially males– aged 25– 34 years are specifically finding it tough to satisfy their monetary obligations.

As much as 16 percent of males in the age bracket have actually already received a bad credit rating, highlights Suomen Asiakastieto. “My attitude as a lender to this active group of customers would be extremely vital. The risk of defaulting is substantially lower for females of the exact same age, as roughly ten percent of them have a bad credit rating,” says Muhonen.

Eeva Palojärvi– HS
Aleksi Teivainen– HT

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