Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Real life debt story
BBC News website reader, Sayara Beg, 36, a freelance IT consultant from East London, emailed to tell her story of dealing with debt. I am heavily pregnant and in debt. My debts are not a result of going on spending sprees and exotic holidays. Instead, I and my husband have borrowed to finance our future. My husband Thomas owns a French restaurant in Holborn, London. To buy the restaurant, my husband and I had to re-mortgage the family home and my two small buy-to-let properties. Since when did bank managers assume the right to question when their customers decide to have a baby? After last July's London bombings, the restaurant suffered a considerable drop in custom.