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Bad Debt

Overwhelming debt is often a curse that follows you around and it is one thing millions of people struggle with. There are many ways of handling overwhelming debt. Financial advisors at banks are trained to deal with severe debt as are loan companies, who may have the answer you need to rid yourself of severe debt. Loan companies can offer unmanageable debt loans. The way an unmanageable debt loan works is to consolidate your bad debts into one loan, so you have one amount to pay which makes things more manageable. By consolidating your unmanageable debt, you can also budget your loan payments and get on top of your unmanageable debt for the last time. To get a loan to settle these bad debts, you need to have a clear credit record. exceedingly difficult for some.


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Do away with debt and bad Debt with debt counselling

A debt-free life is a dream for many South African customers. There are several options offered today for you to do away with your debts. We will talk about one of the cheapest and simplest options called debt Counselling.

What is Debt Counselling?

Debt counselling is a regulated process to offer debt counselling solutions and aid consumers to repay debt. Our debt counselling firm will aid you to set up a repayment strategy that will assist you to get out of debts within a certain period.

How does debt counselling work?

Debt counselling assists you to enjoy reduced payments at reduced interest rates to eliminate debt. We will propose a suitable repayment plan after we have done an in-depth evaluation of your finances
We will propose this repayment plan to all your credit providers and consolidate all your debt obligations into a single low-interest instalment.

You will need debt counselling if:

  • You cannot pay the minimum instalments on your accounts.
  • You're paying late on several of your accounts
  • Creditors and debt collectors are harassing you.


Consider debt counselling to defeat debt: Article published - https://www.ncr.org.za/2014-04-24-13-56-22/255-consider-debt-counselling-to-defeat-debt

Loss of employment, salary cuts, medical bills, rising fuel prices, food, and cost of living in general and overspending are some of the reasons why consumers end up being over-indebted. A consumer is over-indebted if the available income is not enough to pay for basic living expenses and debts. The National Credit Act (NCA) introduced debt counselling as a debt relief measure aimed at assisting and rehabilitating consumers who are over-indebted. This assistance is provided by debt counsellors registered with the National Credit Regulator (NCR) through negotiation with credit providers and reduction of monthly contractual payments in line with the consumer’s disposable income, whereas rehabilitation is realised through regular reduced payments until the debt is paid up and a clearance certificate is issued, says Kedilatile Legodi, Manager for Debt Counselling at the NCR.

When consumers are under debt counselling, they get protection against legal action by credit providers and for as long as they maintain payments of their monthly reduced payments. Consumers who are married in a community of property must make a joint debt counselling application. There is no prescribed and fixed debt counselling repayment term and the period that a consumer remains under debt counselling depends on the consumer’s income, basic living expenses and the type of debt the consumer has, explains Legodi. Once all debts have been paid up under debt counselling, the consumer will be issued with a clearance certificate to show that they are debt free.

At times, debt counselling is offered / advertised as a payment holiday or a savings plan where consumers are promised to save up to a certain percentage of their monthly instalments. "This type of advertisement is misleading and prohibited," says Legodi. Consumers need to understand that debt counselling is a relief measure to cope with financial distress and that they remain responsible to continue paying their debts until they are paid up. Debt counselling does not in any way give consumers a break from paying their debts, stresses Legodi.

Consumers are encouraged to be proactive and seek help immediately when they notice signs of over-indebtedness and financial distress. In addition, before consumers sign the debt counselling application form, they must make sure that they understand what the debt counselling process is, what their rights and obligations are as well as the consequences of being under debt counselling. Debt counsellors have an obligation to explain the process in detail and to disclose applicable debt counselling fees in writing.

To get a list of registered debt counsellors within their areas, consumers are advised to visit the NCR website (www.ncr.org.za). Debt should not be a silent killer or the end of the road for consumers, there is relief in debt counselling that leads to rehabilitation, concludes Legodi.


If you've been trying to deal with your uncontrollable bad debts which are hanging over your head, it's time to talk with us. Our Easy process to Living Debt-Free is the most basic and the most effective way to assist you to repay all your bad debts. Credit Salvage, helpful and experienced staff will be there every step of the way to look after you.

Give us a call today on 0878980895

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