Default charges by the society including interest upon interest

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    I want to know are the rate of interest ie 21% charged on default amount or the bill amount
    I means if my default is 5000
    The rate of interest is 5000×21%÷12 = 87.5 is the rate of interest charged on 5000
    But the society is charging me on 5000+87.5 ×21%÷12 = 89.0
    In the next month
    They are charging me interest upon interest and saying it’s your default amount
    Please guide

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    Generally, such interest is supposed to be on the default amount itself, and not on the interest component also, i.e., it is supposed to be simple interest and not compound interest. However, you may also have to check the relevant rules / byelaws of your society, as to what are its provisions. You can request the society to inform you under which byelaws it is charging interest on interest, or compound interest.


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