Money worries ‘boosting stress levels’

Worry over financial matters, such as loans, mortgages or credit cards has led to many Britons becoming more stressed in recent months, a new report has suggested.

A study carried out by PruHealth has revealed that the amount of people who are under a significant amount of stress has risen to 40 per cent from 38 per cent over the past six months.

Around two-fifths (41 per cent) stated that this strain is due to anxiety over money matters, while 22 per cent were worried about workloads or job losses.

Pressure created by the economic downturn is “taking its toll” on the nation’s wellbeing, commented chief executive of PruHealth Shaun Matisonn, as people are eating less healthily and not exercising due to the effects of the recession.

It comes after research from The Co-operative Bank Current Accounts found that most Brits spend their wages by the 20th of each month.

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