Power or energy that we feel we owe to a force other than ourselves may be depicted as a debt in dreams. Being unable to pay a debt suggests that we have run out of emotional or mental resources. Paying off a debt suggests that we have fulfilled our obligations. As debt becomes more prevalent in everyday life, the anxieties associated with it will reflect in dreams as being chased or hounded. Figures of authority will also figure quite prominently. Dreaming of lost credit cards or cash can also symbolize debt. You might like to consult the entries for Credit and Money for further clarity.