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Canadians Increasingly Pessimistic About Their Ability to Absorb Higher Interest Rates and Cover Monthly Bills

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According to a recent Ipsos poll conducted by MNP LTD., Canadians are increasingly worried about their ability to repay their debts. Since interest rates first rose in July, households across the country have noticed their budgets tightening as they struggle to keep up with expenses and manage other rising costs. Jumping eight percent since September, a full one-third (33%) of Canadians now say they are unable to cover their monthly bills and debt repayments. At the same time, almost half (48%) say they are $200 or less from not being able to meet their monthly financial obligations.

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Details behind MNP’s Consumer Debt Index, along with media coverage and our provincial and national news releases can be found below.

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About the MNP Consumer Debt Index

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between December 8 and December 13, 2017, on behalf of MNP Debt. For this survey, a sample of 2,005 Canadians aged 18+ from Ipsos' online panel was interviewed online. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ±2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadian adults been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error. This represents the second wave of the MNP Consumer Debt Index.

 


 

About MNP Debt

MNP LTD, a division of MNP LLP, is one of the largest personal insolvency practices in Canada. For more than 50 years, our experienced team of Licensed Insolvency Trustees and advisors have been working collaboratively with individuals to help them recover from times of financial distress and regain control of their finances. With more than 200 Canadian offices from coast-to-coast, MNP helps thousands of Canadians each year who are struggling with an overwhelming amount of debt.

Grant Bazian is a Licenced Insolvency Trustees, President of MNP Ltd. To learn more about how MNP Debt can help you, contact Grant at 778.374.2108 or [email protected]


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