SBI asks borrowers to get rid of credit card debts

SBI asks borrowers to get rid of credit card debts
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Jan 28 2008. 03 45 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jan 28 2008. 03 45 PM IST
New Delhi: Country’s largest lender State Bank of India Monday asked the borrowers to control credit card debt and get rid of high-cost liabilities at all cost.
“Control credit card debt. Do whatever you can to get rid of your high-interest debt,” SBI said in an advertisement campaign launched to educate borrowers on mitigating financial risks.
The campaign follows the suggestions of the Reserve Bank of India about the need to educate borrowers who often fall into debt trap by taking loans beyond their capacity to repay.
SBI also advised bank account holders to safegaurd their accounts by setting up overdraft protection and scheduling automatic repayments.
In the educational campaign, SBI urged the customers to save and invest by establishing emergency funds and opening retirement accounts.
Asking the borrowers not to accept the advise of financial consultants without questioning, the SBI urged the people to explore the possibility of investing in mutual funds.
“When saving becomes a priority, you will truly begin to accumulate wealth,” the SBI added.
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First Published: Mon, Jan 28 2008. 03 45 PM IST