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BIK: Seniors have nearly PLN 10k in debt on average

The average debt of a person over 65 years-old is PLN 9,936, according to the Credit Information Bureau (BIK). In value terms, seniors have the most consumption loans (PLN 18.9 billion), followed by mortgages (PLN 6.6 billion), credit cards (PLN 1.1 billion), and debit limits (PLN 0.9 billion).

Locked content PwC: Poland takes 29th spot in the highest older workers employment

Poland was ranked 29th among 34 OECD nations in the latest ranking published by consultancy PwC which assesses the potential utilization of people over 55-years old. “According to PwC estimates, if the employment rate of 55+ people was comparable to that in Sweden, Poland’s GDP would increase by abo...

PKP Intercity promoting Senior’s Day

On Monday, November 14, anyone over the age of 60 is eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on all Intercity trains. The reduced fare applies to both 1st and 2nd class tickets and is available online as well as at ticket kiosks in rail stations. Additionally, a discount of 37 percent is now avail...

Locked content Sejm allocates PLN 125 mln for free medicine for Poles over 75

The Polish parliament (Sejm) has adopted a law on free medicine for seniors, and allocated PLN 125 million for the first year. According to the law, all patients aged 75 and above will receive free-of-charge medicine that is included in a separate listing on the medical refund list (the list will be...

Locked content Average senior spends nearly PLN 120 monthly on Rx drugs

The value of prescription (Rx) drugs  purchased by Polish seniors (aged above 75) amounted to PLN 4.3 billion last year, IMS Health reported. Overall, 3 million seniors purchased 189 million packs of medicine. The average patient bought five packs and spent PLN 119 a month. The government wants to r...

Locked content 20% of firms do not hire the over 50s

Polish companies are not eager to employ people over 50 years old, a recent survey by Work Service showed. Over 20 percent of the employers surveyed said they do not hire those who are aged 50 and above, additionally, only 12 percent of the respondents is planning to increase the current number of e...

Locked content Debt collectors deal with more seniors

Every third debt collection case concerns senior citizens, claimed an IAR release. The National Council of Judicial Officers press secretary Robert Damski said, “The most often found problems concern temporary loans with a greatly increasing interest rate or loans taken by old people for young...