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Australian Households Most Indebted

By Administrator 09 June, 2015

Australian households have come out on top as the most indebted in the world, according to research by Barclays, making them vulnerable in the event of a global crisis.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Barclays’ Australian chief economist as saying that the private sector debt-to-income gearing is at an all-time high of 206 per cent, up from a pre-Global Financial Crisis (GFC) figure of 191 per cent. Australia is in the top 25 per cent of the world when it comes to leverage.

Australia is ranked first when it comes to accumulating household debt, including mortgages, credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans. While credit piles up for Australians, the rest of the world is paying it down, according to the SMH’s reporting.

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