Debt collections and bankruptcies rose again in 2021 after a year of decline

Neuchâtel, 04.04.2022 - In 2021, the total number of bankruptcy proceedings opened against businesses and individuals rose by 9.1% compared with 2020. At cantonal level, Aargau recorded the greatest relative increase (+24.6%). The number of debt collection proceedings increased slightly, but remained within the average range of the past five years. These are some of the latest findings from the debt collection and bankruptcy statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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