Is Singapore’s Debt Consolidation Plan working? Household Debt Data shows mixed signals – The Online Citizen

by ValuePenguin In 2017, the Association of Banks in Singapore introduced a new financial instrument called debt consolidation plan (DCP) to help consumers rein in their bloating debt problem. Essentially, this was meant to help individual borrowers combine their high interest loans into one that could be gradually managed down over 1 to 10 years. But, it also had some…

Queenslanders desperate for help in not being able to pay for phone bills – Brisbane Times

Desperate Queenslanders are reaching out for help after struggling to pay mounting phone and internet bills. More than 137 lawyers, social workers, financial counsellors, NGO workers and professionals were surveyed as part of a report to be released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Community Legal Centres Queensland on Friday. Almost half of Queensland’s community…