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Northern Ireland's businesses and people are becoming more credit-worthy, statistics show.
The Registry Trusts, a non-profit organisation which collects information from across the UK and Ireland, said small claims debt judgments over the first six months of 2013 fell by 22.5%.
While 4,494 small claims judgments were registered with a total value of £8.5m – this was down from 4,975 and £11m over the same period last year.
The new data could signify a turnaround for the economy here, according to Registry Trust chairman Malcolm Hurlston. "This is the most marked change we have seen since the first half of 2009 when there was a dramatic rise in judgments," he said.