What is right of set off?

The contract between the banker and borrower is a contract between debtor and creditor. The contract implies that the borrower promised to repay the money borrowed by him. Right of set off is the right of the bank to combine the two accounts of the same person where one account which is in credit balance and the other account is in debit balance in order to cover a loan default. The banker can exercise the right of set-off only when the money owed to him is a sum certain, which is due and where there is no agreement, express or implied to the contrary.

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