Archive: News & Media

March 2022

It’s time to recognise that debt is a reality for families living in poverty

March 30, 2022
The Fairer Future Collaboration has released new work showing some of our worst-off families could face shortfalls of $300 a week or more after the government’s promised increases in income support take effect on 1 April. And this shortfall is more extreme for low-income households that have debt. Download article
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Predatory lenders ‘circle’ as cost of living soars

March 28, 2022
As families decide what food they’ll cut from the grocery shop or what bill they’ll delay this week, Ngā Tāngata Microfinance chief executive Natalie Vincent is seeing marketing ramp up for buy now, pay later schemes, high-cost lending and debt consolidation. Read full article
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