South Africa is a country drowning in debt, and the levels of consumer debt is rising to an all-time high. According to the National Credit Regulator, there are 20 million credit users (individual consumers), in South Africa. At the end of September 2013, nearly 10 million credit users were either in arrears with at least 3 monthly payments on at least one credit agreement or more, or had at least one judgment, or a negative credit record reflecting on the credit bureaux. The household debt-to-disposable income reached an all-time high of 76% in 2013, and in 2014 we are seeing a resumed rise in this ratio.
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When the National Credit Act was promulgated in 2007, it gave birth to the profession of Debt Counselling. The purpose of INDC Debt counselling is to offer an alternative remedy to over indebtedness, compared to the traditional methods such as Administration and Sequestration could offer. The goal of Debt Counselling is to develop a repayment plan, which is affordable to you as well as acceptable to all your Credit Providers giving you peace of mind.
Although it is a relatively new profession in South Africa, the concept has been proven in countries such as the U.S.A and the United Kingdom.
Further indications of its success is the fact that since inception, in excess of R2 billion has been paid over to Credit Providers through the process of Debt Review.
Debt Counselling has the well being of the consumer at heart, providing a tool whereby a consumer s dignity remains in tact, and ultimately be rehabilitated into the credit market. The debt counselling process allows for the restructuring of credit payments over longer periods.
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