Help at hand to get out of debt post Covid-19

From Midday Report, 12:13 pm on 28 July 2020

New government funding will help New Zealanders get out of debt in the wake of Covid-19.

In late May, the Commission for Financial Capability found that 40 percent of households are now at risk of falling into financial hardship, with a third already in difficulty.

The funding boost of $4.3 million over two years is for the expansion of existing specialist debt services and to develop a national approach to address problem debt. 

The Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni speaks to Māni Dunlop.