Charges and interest are added to a debt if you fall behind with your payments or go over the limit you’re allowed to borrow.
If you don’t make the required payment to your debts, a creditor has the right to add charges and interest.
All the charges that they can add are in the terms and conditions of the credit application that you signed when you took out the credit.
If you feel charges have been added unfairly, because they are different to the ones stated in your agreement, you might be able to claim these back.
In most cases, there’s nothing you can do to stop interest and charges being added. But, if you make reduced payments over a long period of time, most creditors will eventually stop charging interest and or adding charges.
Creditors normally stop interest and charges after they issue a default notice or they pass the debt to a debt collection agency.
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