Questions that help us to help you and others in debt

Please complete the answers to these questions. Answering them enables us to learn more about you and your debt and offer you our best advice.

So little is known about people in debt and surveys like this one help us understand more, which in turn helps us to help others. This is an optional section and provides us with some answers to questions that tell us about the psychology of debt.

Q.1
How long did it take you to take action to tackle your debt problem? *

Q.2
Once you admitted you had a problem - how long was it before you talked about it with friends / family / spouses / colleagues? *

Q.3
Why do you think people are uncomfortable talking about debt issues?

Q.4
What do you perceive are the biggest problems you will face by declaring using a debt solution like debt management, an IVA or bankruptcy?

Q.5
How has debt affected you over the long term?

Q.6
Being in debt is often hard for people to talk about - would you rather admit to any of the following than admit you're in debt?

Q.7
What is the most frightening part of being in debt?

Q.8
Has your debt affecting the way you act towards your family?

Q.9
Are you waiting for or expecting a windfall e.g. deal to land, pay rise, or bonus to pay your debts?

Q.10
When chased for missed repayments, have you ever been unrealistic about when you’ll make a payment to get them off your back?

Q.11
How has your debt experience effected future borrowing habits?

Q.12
Do you drink more or less alcohol because of your debts?

Q.13
Has being in debt kept you awake at night?

Q.14
Has being in debt affected your appetite?

Q.15
Are your debts affecting your work?

Q.16
Is being in debt affecting your self-esteem?

Q.17
What effect has debt had on your health?

Q.18
What effect has debt had on your relationship with your spouse or partner?

Q.19
Has being in debt affected sex / love-life?

Q.20
Who are you afraid may learn about the full extent of your debt?

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