Responsible Finance Forum

Avoidance of Over-Indebtedness: Guidelines for Financial and Non-Financial Evaluation

Source:  The Smart Campaign

“Avoidance of Over-indebtedness: Guidelines for Financial and Non-financial Evaluation” is a tool for financial service providers that want to incorporate good client protection practices into their evaluation processes for individual loan clients. Specifically, the tool provides guidelines for determining a loan applicant’s capacity and willingness to repay a loan. A careful evaluation process is critical to avoiding client over-indebtedness, the situation in which a client cannot repay a loan without sacrificing his or her quality of life. Financial service providers have a responsibility to actively prevent client over-indebtedness.