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Overindebtedness - more than a marginal social phenomenon

Every year since 2006, roughly 100,000 individuals have requested consumer insolvency proceedings to be opened because they had become unable to pay their debts. This figure alone illustrates that overindebtedness is a serious problem in our society. In addition, there are those who do not (have to) go to court although they have ended up in a difficult financial situation. There are no reliable data on the exact number of such people. It can however clearly be specified what group of persons is particularly affected by overindebtedness, who their creditors are and what the causes of their financial problems are.

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