We do not list you at any credit bureau. Your creditors list you and such listing could possibly negatively influence your credit rating. When your debt is settled, either by having paid it off or by prescription or written off, your credit bureau profile could change for the better, in terms of legislation.
Yes. We correspond with your creditors, listed with us, and entertain telephonic queries with your creditors.
Our services are rendered to you on a month to month basis for as long as you require our services and/or until your total debt is settled either by restructured payments or written off in terms of the prescription act or by creditors. We continually administer restructured payments with the aim to have debt obligations settled in the shortest possible time with the consumer’s available funds. When you feel that you have rectified your financial position sufficiently you can withdraw and take over your own payments etc.
You may start when it suits you as long as you do not delay it too long resulting in your creditors obtaining judgment against you.
The Magistrates Court Act provides for undertakings to pay your debt in instalments or otherwise, in the form of offers, when you receive a letter of demand or were served with a summons demanding payment. We follow that procedure and initiate your offers to your creditors in terms of your affordability. We also manage your creditors payments with the intention to firstly bring judgment arrear instalments up to date and act in terms of our agreement to assist as per clause 2 and 3 above. Payments to your creditors are deferred to your creditors ex proceeds your available funds within five working days from date of receipt of such funds as per your instruction and agreement entered into.
We do not extend the period. The period is extended due to reduced payments. The period can be decreased where instalments are increased by you as and when your affordability allows for you to pay more. In other words, you pay less to give you breathing space until your finances improve.
That is for the creditor to decide, but often they do allow it as they know they will be paid even if a lesser amount, they will still be paid. I cannot talk for them though.
Yes, it is possible but not advised. If you are over-indebted, one should not make further debt unless such debt would settle existing debt at an interest rate less than the proposed settled debt. Financial institutions may not further over indebt consumers.
No restrictions – you can terminate it at any time as you are not contractually bound. But the sensible thing would be to stick it out for at least a year. Maybe shorter, maybe longer, but everyone’s situation is different. Remember the reason why you do it? When that is satisfied in your opinion you can move on.
No penalties, nor cancellation fees, but the amount paid by you is of course not refundable if we have already worked on your matter.
You would proceed with the offered instalments. They could however take advantage of the fact that you are not assisted by us and could consider Section 130 (3) (i) of the National Credit Act not being applicable and could lodge further legal proceedings.
Yes, your money will go to our attorney trust account and our attorney has legal insurance for this. Your money may not safely be paid to any account unless it is a secured account that is covered by insurance, such as an attorney trust account.