Hunter businesses call in debt collectors
10 August 2011
Increasing numbers of businesses are turning to debt collectors to pursue cash-strapped Hunter families for sums as small as $50.
Many of those being chased are low-income earners living from week to week in an increasing volatile economic environment.
"A lot of these people are living on the edge and don't have the flexibility to pay a big bill when it arrives," Wesley Mission financial counsellor for the Hunter and Central Coast region Jonathan Studdert said.