Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wang Plastik Memudahkan Muflis

6 Ribu orang pemegang kad kredit diistiharkan muflis dalam tempoh empat tahun yang lalu, dengan tunggakan hutang berjumlah RM2.5 bilion, kata Menteri Kewangan Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

"Unpaid debts not more than three months old amount to RM2bil while unpaid debts exceeding three months which has been classifed as non-performing loans amount to RM500mil." Nor Mohamed said according to statistics from July to December last year, 30% of card holders settled what was owed in full while 60% of what was spent every month is paid up in full the following month."Almost half of all card holders pay at least the minimum amount on time," he said.Nor Mohamed added that of the 5,566,871 applications received by credit card institutes last year, only 2,764,085 or 49.7%, were approved.

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