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45 pct of Household Debt Belongs to Top 20 pct of the Population

45 pct of Household Debt Belongs to Top 20 pct of the Population

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — New data shows that wealthy South Koreans are more indebted than ever, meaning that so called “the rich getting richer” phenomenon in household debts is becoming ever more serious. It is estimated that the top income bracket borrowed additional money to purchase real estate, but higher housing prices led [...]

Household Debts Rise in Both Total, Individual Average from Year Ago

Household Debts Rise in Both Total, Individual Average from Year Ago

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly four out of 10 South Koreans have an average household debt of 80 million won (US$70,690), an increase of 3.3 percent from a year ago, according to figures from a credit information provider. The data, provided by National Information & Credit Evaluation Inc. (NICE) to ruling party lawmaker [...]