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Why borrowers should move to longer-tenure loans to escape debt trap

Those who have loans running should set up a contingency fund

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Sanjay Kumar Singh 



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With the economy slowing down, and sectors like auto and auto ancillaries, small and medium enterprises, and so on witnessing job losses and distress, growth is slowing down, according to Reserve Bank of India data. SBI Mutual Fund chief investment officer Navneet Muhnot, too, pointed out recently that households have been saving less and borrowing more to fuel consumption, a phenomenon he said, cannot continue indefinitely. Credit bureaus, too, have in recent times reported signs of rising stress in lenders’ portfolios (see box).

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First Published: Wed, August 21 2019. 21:53 IST

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