Estudo aponta para aumento de incumprimentos e menos dinheiro

Study points to increase in defaults and less money.

Inflation continues to show no significant decrease and the prices of products and services have remained a problem for the wallets of Portuguese people. According to a study, due to this situation, the increase in payment defaults has become increasingly evident. Find out what is at stake.

28 Mar 20242 min

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More non-compliance and little money: Portuguese feel less guilty in not paying.

A study from the European Consumer Payment Report, by Intrum, shared by Notícias ao Minuto, indicates that defaults have been increasing and that the money in the wallets of the Portuguese is decreasing.

The study points to "a growing acceptance of ignoring bill payments." This is because there are increasingly more people with less money, so non-payment of bills is increasing.

While there may be many reasons behind a late payment - from the consumer not having money, to simply having forgotten to pay - Intrum's data suggests a shift in social norms. Currently, there is a growing acceptance of ignoring bill payments and at the same time, consumers claim to be attentive to companies trying to exploit their difficulties through tactics such as agreedflaction - increasing prices more than justified by their costs or maintaining high prices even when their production costs decrease, as noted in the news released about the data.

Therefore, with late payments or non-payments becoming endemic, consumer attitudes seem to be changing.

This data has caused great concern for companies because "consumers are reevaluating what they consider acceptable when it comes to ignoring invoices".

According to the data, the study also indicates that three out of ten respondents (29%) now feel less guilty than a few years ago for ignoring a bill payment.

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