‘Vicious’ debt cycle ends badly for many

Over the years, there have been a number of cases involving suicides due to the inability to settle debts. Defaulters can end up in jail over bounced cheques, lose their jobs, have their visas blocked, and taken to criminal and civil court. In the face of the impending consequences, the defaulters sometimes resort to extreme measures. Many debtors who are stuck in a rut are nevertheless determined to settle their dues. Their biggest concern is that due to the rigid bank rules, they are effectively unable to find a middle road till the time their issue is resolved. Many who have little financial literally and lived a credit card swipe-happy life end up in a continuous state of shock, weighed down by interest and other charges.