Almost half of Britons who lend money to friends are too polite to ask for it back

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Almost half of Britons who lend money to friends are too polite to ask for it back

  • Forty-five percent of Britons avoid the conversation if their money is not returned
  • Around 87% of 18-24 year olds do not request reimbursement for amounts under £ 73
  • And 16 percent said they never ask for a refund – no matter how much
  • The poll leader said this was a case of the British “being polite to the point of being clumsy”










Almost half of Britons are too polite to ask for their money after loaning it to a friend.

Forty-five percent avoid the conversation at all costs if their money is not returned.

Loans outstanding from £ 10 to £ 150 cause anxiety for most people, who say they prefer to write them off.

Almost half of Britons are too polite to ask for their money after loaning it to a friend, with 45% avoiding conversation at all costs.

Overall, 16% never ask for repayment, regardless of the amount loaned.

Young adults suffer the most, with 87% of 18-24 year olds unwilling to seek reimbursement for amounts below £ 73.

Richard Lynch, of the Suits Me cash management app, which surveyed 1,000 British adults, said it fits the image of Britons “being polite to the point of being clumsy”.

Young adults suffer the most, with 87% of 18-24 year olds unwilling to seek reimbursement for amounts below £ 73 (stock image)

Young adults suffer the most, with 87% of 18-24 year olds unwilling to seek reimbursement for amounts below £ 73 (stock image)


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