Defaulting on debt refers to the failure to make timely payments on a debt obligation, such as a loan or credit card balance. When a borrower defaults on a debt, it means that they have breached the terms of the loan agreement by failing to make payments as agreed.
Defaulting on debt can have serious consequences for the borrower, including damage to their credit score, collection efforts by creditors, legal action, and potentially even bankruptcy. It can also lead to additional fees and interest charges, making it even more difficult to pay off the debt.
To avoid defaulting on debt, it is important to make payments on time and in full. If a borrower is unable to make payments, they should contact their creditor or lender as soon as possible to discuss options such as a payment plan, loan modification, or forbearance. Ignoring the problem will only make it worse and increase the risk of default.« Back to Glossary Index