Nearly PLN 80 billion - this was the total debt of Poles at the end of March this year on account of unpaid loans, bills, rents or maintenance payments. Only since January this amount has increased by over PLN 2 billion, and the bases increased by 37,000 of debtors.
As Sławomir Grzelczak, the president of BIG InfoMonitor, emphasizes, because of the coronavirus, every third Pole has lost part of his earnings, and every twentieth has been completely deprived of income. That is why the increase in the number of debtors will be visible in the statistics in the following months.
More than 2.83 million Poles have an unpaid commitment or a loan delayed by 30 days.The group of debtors is invariably dominated by men, who constitute 61.4 percent. At the same time, they have higher arrears than women. As much as 66.7 percent of sums of overdue liabilities belongs to them.
“Poles give various reasons why they do not pay on time. About 60 percent of them finds a reason and it usually concerns the deterioration of their financial situation. Only about 40 percent of Poles declare that there is no excuse for such arrears,” Sławomir Grzelczak says.