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Credit Counselling

Credit counselling is a process where debt consultant/s help debtors with their debt settlement by providing financial education, budgeting, and guidance in order to reduce and eliminate their debt. Read More

When you decide to go for credit counselling, a debt consultant/s will go through your entire financial situation. They will figure out all your available options and help you determine the best route forward. They will put you on a debt management plan and give advice about planning, budgeting, and making payments that will help improve your financial situation to prevent it from happening again in the future. Read More

Getting a free consultation by simply talking to a debt consultant/s won’t affect your credit score. Once in the program, it may bring down your score, depending on what your credit score is currently. Taking control of your finances and paying off your debt will outweigh any temporary dings to your credit score. Read More

In a credit counselling program, you are paying back the full amount of debt owing. There are fees that vary depending on the agency, but there’s typically a set-up fee and a monthly fee based on a percentage of the debt owing, with the additional payments to your creditors. Read More

Credit counselling sessions may vary in length depending on each client’s particular circumstance and the process that needs to be taken. Generally, counselling sessions should last approximately 60 minutes plus. Read More

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Consumer Proposal

  • All unsecured credit cards,
  • CRA debt,
  • lines of credit,
  • student loans,
  • cash stores loans,
  • department store cards,
  • phone bills,
  • utility bills,
  • shortfall owing on assets that have been repossessed (example; vehicle, house)

If you miss a proposal payment you can always make it up within the term, but if 3 payments are missed within the term then you become annulled. If you’re annulled, you have a month from the first day of annulment to revive your proposal by making up the payments missed all at once.

3 years after the last day of payment on the fulfillment of the Consumer Proposal. As stated by Equifax, “A consumer proposal will be removed from your Equifax credit report 3 years after you’ve paid off all the debts according to the proposal, or 6 years from the date it was filed, whichever comes first.”

You won’t be able to apply for an unsecured credit card while you’re making payments in your proposal, but you will be able to apply for a secured credit card or a prepaid one.

A consumer proposal is a formal, legally binding process between you and your creditors to offer a payment percentage of what you owe based on income and assets.

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Debt Consolidation

While debt consolidation lowers or eliminates your debt, it has a positive impact on your credit score, too. Beyond helping you reduce your number of monthly payments into one payment that is more manageable to keep you on track by not missing any payments that helps to build your credit score.

Debt consolidation involves taking out one big loan to pay off many small loans while in a consumer proposal, it takes care of all unsecured debts, reduces the debt amount, and having to pay only one low monthly payment, stopping all interest.

Debt Consolidation is a personal loan you apply for in an amount that will pay off all or some of the existing debts that you wish to get paid. The lender will review your credit and verify your income to ensure your qualification. Once the lender approves your loan, the interest rate will be set based on your credit score. The money from the loan will be used to pay off all or some of your existing debts. It can make your life easier as you only have to repay the consolidation loan with a one monthly payment.

Debt consolidation is a form of debt refinancing, taking one loan out to pay off many others. It doesn’t erase the original debt amount, but transfers the amount to a different lender or type of loan. Multiple debts are combined into one, with one monthly payment that includes a lower interest rate, making this easier to pay off the debt consolidation sooner. Debt consolidation is used as a tool to deal with student loan debt, credit card debt, and other liabilities.

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