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Average debt owed to family and friends in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2016

This statistic shows the average amounts of debts to family and friends that people seeking financial advice from the debt charity StepChange faced from 2014 to 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK). The graph shows the average debt to family and friends rose from 3,265 British pounds in 2014 to 4,512 British pounds in 2016.

Amount of debt owed to family and friends for the average person in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by debt type

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Release date

March 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2016

Number of respondents


Special properties

Clients of StepChange**

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "The figures are based on the 339,687 new clients debt advised from 1 January to 31 December 2016."

** The average amounts owed for each type of unsecured debt were created using client information collected and analyzed by the debt charity StepChange. All data is gathered from those seeking personal finance advice and help from StepChange.

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