13 Benefits of Debt Counselling or Debt Review.
1. All of your debt repayments will be consolidated into one reduced monthly repayment plan.
The great thing about debt counselling is that instead of paying numerous accounts, which you can easily lose track of, The National Debt Review Center will work out an amount that covers all of your repayments.
This includes all your legal fees and debt review costs, with lower interest rates.
2. Your assets, including your home and car, will be protected from repossession.
If you’re fearing that your home and car will be repossessed because you’re in too deep, you’re not alone. Debt counselling will protect your assets from being repossessed as a result of defaulting on repayments.
3. You will no longer get calls from your creditors demanding payment.
Once placed under debt review, you will no longer be at risk of getting deeper into debt.
The National Credit Regulator will flag your credit profile, barring you from taking out more credit. This flag will be removed from your credit profile once you have settled all your debt.
4. You do not pay any money upfront.
Alarm bells should go off if the Debt Counsellor makes such a request. Asking for money upfront is not part of the Debt Review process and indicates that the Debt Review company is untrustworthy.
All Debt Review fees are strictly prescribed by the Nation Credit Regulator (NCR) and are pretty much the same for all South African Debt Counsellors.
There are no up-front fees because the fee structure is created in such a way that all the fees form part of your reduced monthly repayment plan. Each client’s fee will differ because it is worked out as a percentage of the monthly debt you owe.
5. There is no permanent record of having undergone debt counselling.
6. There is only one monthly repayment to be made.
7. Your budget will meet your basic needs first before provision is made for debts.
8. You will never pay more money than you can reasonably afford.
9. A debt counsellor will suggest ways of cutting costs and saving money.
10. Gives you Peace of Mind that your debt is being paid.
11. Help You Live Comfortably with all living expenses covered.
12. Help You Reach Your Goal of settling the debt.
13. Helps you Change your financial spending behaviour.
In light of this, always be sure to contact The National Debt Review Center here or at email@example.com as soon as you begin to struggle with your payments, so that all of your instalments can be reduced immediately.
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Farm Debt Mediation in NSW — A few problems
by ALEX ELLIOTT on 05/05/2012 · LEAVE A COMMENT · in MEDIATION
The object of the NSW Farm Debt Mediation Act 1994 is to provide for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes. Mediation is required before a bank or financial institution can take possession of the farm or other farm property.
Section 10 of the Act provides that once a farmer gives notification that mediation is required, the bank or financial institution cannot take any enforcement action unless a certificate is in force under section 11.
Section 11 of the Act stipulates that a certificate will be issued by the Authority (NSW Rural Assistance Authority), if the Authority is satisfied that a satisfactory mediation has taken place in respect of the farm debt involved.
Mediation is a structured process in which the mediator, who must be a neutral and independent person, assists the farmer and the bank or financial institution to reach an agreement. That agreement may mean the capitalisation of interest, the extension of repayments, additional advances or increasing an overdraft limit. It may also mean the sale of certain assets over time. There are many possible settlement outcomes available to the parties.
The High Court of Australia in its decision in Waller v Hargraves Secured Investments Limited  HCA 4 has added a substantial complication to the mediation process and any possible settlement.
In August 2003, Hargraves Secured Investment Limited advanced $450,000 to Ms Waller under a loan agreement. The advance was secured by a mortgage over Ms Waller’s farm. She defaulted on the loan.
Mediation was held under the provisions of the Farm Debt Mediation Act 1994. The parties entered into terms of settlement under which there was a second loan agreement for $640,000. This enabled the first loan to be paid out, along with past and future interest.
Ms Waller defaulted on the second loan.
Hargraves Secured Investment Limited commenced action in court for possession of the farm and judgment against Ms Waller.
Ms Waller appealed to the High Court from a decision of the NSW Court Appeal. The argument which was accepted by the High Court was that the enforcement proceedings were not in relation to the farm debt the subject of the mediation. There was now a new and different debt, which was distinct from the first loan. Hargraves Secured Investment Limited had not complied with the Act because the mediation only dealt with the first loan, not the new one.
So it seems that even if a section 11 certificate has been obtained in respect of a farm mortgage, a bank or financial institution must be careful that the farm debt it relates to is the same and has not been discharged in anyway prior to enforcement action. If in doubt it seems that a new notice to the farmer may have to be given.
The High Court’s decision may discourage future lending to farmers because of the uncertainty surrounding this decision. The bank or financial institution may play it safe and only offer in mediation the option of refinancing with another institution, selling the asset or agreeing to surrender the asset to the bank or financial institution. Anything else may complicate future enforcement proceedings.
This is clearly not in the interests of the rural community and the Act needs to be amended as a matter of urgency. A full range of options should be available to comply with the spirit of the legislation.
This is PART 1 of our informative video series on things you need to know about Debt Counselling or Debt Review as a relief measure to curb the scourge of over-indebtedness. In this video we define the terms “Over-indebted” and “Reckless credit or Reckless lending”.
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