Poles With Swiss-Franc Mortgages Demand Govt Help

January 24, 2015 4:31 PM

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Poles who have taken out mortgages in Swiss francs are protesting in a number of cities, demanding government help after the franc soared in recent weeks, making their monthly payments significantly higher.

It's a pressing issue in Poland, where there's more than 500,000 outstanding Swiss-franc loans in this nation of 38 million people. It threatens to become a serious problem for the government ahead of parliamentary elections later this year.

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