18. Can a bankrupt continue using his existing credit card?

A bankrupt can only use his existing credit card up to the amount of RM1000.00. If the bankrupt wishes to continue using his credit card for an amount of more than RM1000.00, he must notify the issuing bank or finance company as to the status of his bankruptcy so as to allow them to decide whether they are prepared to continue to extend the credit to the bankrupt. If the bankrupt fails to notify the issuing bank or finance company, he will be deemed to have committed an offence under the Insolvency Act 1967.