Credit Card Debt and Bankruptcy

Credit card debt is a significant problem in the United States. Americans owed over a trillion dollars in credit card debt in 2019.

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 put federal rules and regulations on the use of debit cards. Financial institutions have lost income due to excessive bank fees no longer being allowed. Consumers must agree to overdraft before they can be charged an overdraft fee.

Encouraging Credit Cards

Banks are encouraging shoppers with great promotion rates, and 0% offers to obtain new credit cards. Banks receive more profit from credit card usage, than from debit cards. If consumers are hooked on credit cards, banks can replace the debit card usage fees in overdraft charges for interest rates and fees on the credit cards.

Cycle of Debt

One of the most common causes of financial issues is credit card debt. It can start a cycle of purchasing everyday items on your credit card when you have run out of paycheck. You tell yourself you will pay the balance at the end of the month, but often only the minimum amount due gets paid.

Bankruptcy can help you eliminate your credit card debt and stop the harassing phone calls and texts and emails regarding your credit card debt. A court order called the automatic stay protects you from any further collection activities while your bankruptcy case is active. If the creditor does not stop collection attempts made against you, you can take them to court, and they may be found in contempt and face penalties.

Contact a Roseville bankruptcy attorney to find out how you can eliminate your credit card debt today.

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