Tackling rising consumer insolvency in Poland by Pawel Kuglarz

For several years, consumer bankruptcy in Poland has been increasing. In our country, this instrument is still failing because it allows solving the debt problem for a small number of people.

In 2017, 5,535 people were delinquent, in 2016 only 4,436 people (out of 8694 applications filed for bankruptcy). In previous years, it was even worse (only 32 bankruptcies in 2014). Considering the number of applications submitted so far in 2018, a dramatic increase in the number of declared consumer bankruptcies can be expected next year.