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Credit card managing debt and credit card debt guidance services widely-used interchangeably by debt
service corporations. Typically these types of services have given advice on ways to better handle
finances; advice which includes transferring high-interest balances to lessen interest cards, repaying
high interest balances initially, classifying financial obligations as guaranteed and unguaranteed, etc.

In additional to manageable expenses for debt assistance, these businesses are compensated by
assisting you negotiate your payments into one monthly payment to them, which they subsequently
break-up and invest to every single of your respective credit card accounts preferably at efficiently
negotiated interest levels and lowered regular monthly minimum payments. That's ordinarily called debt
settlement and is usually carried out by a debt guidance agency.

Historically the credit card companies have ensured that they withhold a percentage (10-15 percent) by
themselves as settlement for working with members to ensuring their payments are made on time.
Supposedly such things happen without harm to consumers’ credit ratings. And, it doesn't really offer
the consumer a chance to eliminate credit card debt.

The general opinion is most of these firms are, in a sense, earning a living for the credit card companies
helping to collect your payments. These services happen to be proliferating, and the credit card
companies have been reducing their “contribution” to these services. If credit card companies don’t
place a mark in a card holder’s credit report for engaging in a debt settlement and a debt counseling
program, the card holder still potential risks credit damage when late payments originate from confused
payment schedules, or simple administrative ineptitude by the debt management or debt counseling
service.

While using new bankruptcy laws of October 2005, people declaring bankruptcy must first receive a
“briefing” from an “approved” credit counseling agency before they can proceed with bankruptcy to get
rid of credit card debt and other debt.

Most of these debt settlement and debt counseling services are legitimate, others are not. Many, with
less than honest business practices, use their non-profit standing to make consumers feel comfortable
dealing with them. The best test of their reliability and trust-worthiness is not whether they are non-
profit, or Christian, etc., but whether they belong to their professional association, the Association of
Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies, and run their business in line with that association’s
standards. Normally which means they do whatever they state they are gonna do, and their fees are
reasonable.

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