How Can I Get Advice on Debt?
- By Geoffrey Hibbert
- Published 07/30/2011
It has been said in recent reports that around 100,000 calls are being made each month to UK debt charities from people seeking advice on debt. These debt help lines can not cope with the traffic they are recieving at present, so service levels have fallen to an all time low.
The charities themselves are presently overwhemed by the number of people seeking advice on debt. The Citizens Advice Bureau and CCCS are simply snowed under. People are having to wait sometimes up to two weeks simply to speak to an advisor. The other major downside of using charitable or free debt management companies is that you are using a service which is funded by the very people you are having your problems with ie the banks and credit card companies and ofcourse because they are funded by donation they are usually understaffed, sometimes under trainded and when you need their attention most it is often difficult to get hold of them.
Debt is a serious and stressful matter and waiting times like this are simply not acceptable. So where else can one go for debt advice. An viable alternative to these well meaning but overworked charities are the paid for debt advice companies.
Whilst the charities are largely funded by the creditors the fee charging companies are free to give totally impartial advice. many of the fee charging companires iffer bot IVA and debt management solutions and can be very worthwhile speaking to. Most if not all of these companies offer free advice at consultation stage and only charge fees once you sign up to their service, so valuable advice is certainly availabkle free of charge.
Once onboard with these companies they will charge a modest monthly fee from your subscription and pay the balance to your creditors. The main advantage to you as a paying customer is that you never have to wait for an appointment to speak to somebody about your account. Because the companies charge fees they are properly funded and are therefore able to employ the correct number of staff to provide you with the service you require and deserve.
For free independant advice on debt contact the credit wizard. for advice on afull range of financial solutions such as debt management, IVA, trust deed, consolidation loans and bankruptcy.
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