There has been much debate and talk about the debt counselling industry over the past 4 years, but unless you have worked in the industry for at least a year, it is very difficult to explain the antics, disappointments and the success that surrounds this industry.
This is also the only industry I know of, that has so many facets that can determine a success or failure of a debt review application.
Unfortunately, these many facets have not always been truthfully represented within the press.
The poor debt counsellor is always the easiest person to blame, as they are on most occasions, nothing more than passionate people who do this stressful and tiresome job because they truly feel compelled to help people in need. It is certainly not for the money, as the hours and sacrifices the debt counsellors make to help consumers, is truly amazing. And let’s not even start discussing the debt counsellors day for it is a nonstop fight. They fight to help consumers see the light, then fight the creditors to send them the information, then they fight with credit providers proving that payments have been made while the credit providers continually harass, bully and try kick consumers off the very system that has been put into place by Government to help them...and this is just the beginning of a very normal day...
Yes there have been some bad apples in the basket, but show me one industry where there is none.
In saying this, this is also one of those industries that affect or infect consumers the most, but is also one of the most rewarding and successful industries in helping to save 1000's of South African's homes, cars and bringing peace of mind to consumers.
The debt counselling industry needs all consumers to help them in a fight not only for survival, but more importantly for the rights of all consumers.
Please help the debt counsellors put a stop to the banks not acting in good faith.
By signing the below petition you too can help to make the difference within this industry that will literally help to save someone’s life.