During the year, the number of people with debts in Ukraine increased by 300 thousand

More than 2 million Ukrainians are in the register of debtors. Their number increased by 18% during the year.

14 December 2020

More than 2 million Ukrainians are in the register of debtors. Their number increased by 18% during the year. So another 300 thousand people became debtors.

Individuals in the Unified Register of Debtors
MonthDecember 2019January 2020FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Number of unique full names1,692,6791,688,2661,716,6141,760,0801,790,5611,834,2641,861,0901,864,1031,894,8601,916,3931,942,2401,972,8802,000,340

In 2020, most debtors appeared in the following categories:

  1. Recovery of outstanding utility bills — the number of such debtors increased by 36% during the year (+57 thousand people).
  2. Collection of money (for example, for loans) — by 24% during the year (+150 thousand people).
  3. Collection of penalties under cases of administrative offenses in the field of road-traffic safety — by 22% during the year (+96 thousand).
  4. Collection of penalties under cases of administrative offenses — by 21% during the year (+70 thousand).
Top categories of recovery in the register of debtors
Collection of money759,86228.0%
Collection of money in favor of the state629,53223.2%
Collection of fines in the field of road-traffic safety543,65120.0%
Collection of penalties under cases of administrative offenses402,74814.8%
Recovery of outstanding utility bills214,3587.9%
Recovery of child-support payments167,9336.2%

The increase in the number of debtors can be attributed to several reasons. These are debts the Ukrainians incurred during quarantine and an increase in the percentage of debts sold by utilities and banks to professional collection companies. The introduction of video recording of road traffic violations and the emergence of a parking inspection had a significant impact on the extension of the Unified Register of Debtors.

Getting into the register of debtors may result in the following restrictions:

  1. Ban on leaving the country.
  2. Freezing money in bank accounts and ban on the opening of new accounts.
  3. Prohibitions on the sale and purchase of cars and real estate.
  4. Debt collection from all official income.
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