FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Amida Mehta, ClearPoint Financial Solutions, Inc. | 804-222-4660 ext. 2780 | amida.mehta@ClearPointFS.org
Sheila Adkins, Council of Better Business Bureaus | 703-247-9312 | firstname.lastname@example.org
1-800-REPAYDEBT | www.ClearPointFinancialSolutions.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BBB System and ClearPoint Financial Solutions, Inc.
Launch New Credit Education Partnership
[Richmond, Va., September 7, 2005] – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system and ClearPoint Financial
Solutions, Inc. today announced the launch of a national partnership to boost consumers’ financial well-
being by providing education materials on credit issues.
ClearPoint Financial Solutions is sponsoring BBBTips™ on Credit, a series of articles and radio
public service announcements to assist consumers who want to improve their financial situation through
better credit management and responsible debt repayment. All of the information will be free and available
online at www.bbb.org/tips/clearpoint.
“In 2004, BBBs received more than a half-million inquiries on credit/debt services and agencies, and
processed close to 11,000 industry complaints. There is a definite need for trusted information that
consumers can refer to when determining how to select a reputable credit counseling agency, fix their credit
report, improve their credit score, and resolve their debt problems. Partnering with ClearPoint Financial
Solutions will expand our efforts to address those ongoing needs,” said Ken Hunter, president and CEO of
the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), the national organization for BBBs.
ClearPoint’s director of marketing, Amida Mehta, said, “We are proud to join with the BBB system
on education outreach to provide consumers with superior information tools that will help them to identify
the source of their credit and debt concerns and to choose reputable services and tools to achieve financial
ClearPoint Financial Solutions, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping
consumers achieve financial wellness through counseling and education, is a member of the CBBB and the
Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia. In addition, it is the first not-for-profit organization to qualify
for System-wide Membership in the BBB system.
Being a System-wide BBB Member signifies that ClearPoint supports the BBB’s services to the
public and is a member in good standing of every Bureau that serves areas in which ClearPoint has branch
locations across the nation. ClearPoint also participates in the BBB’s Membership Identification Program
and the BBBOnLine Reliability program. This means that the company has agreed to use special procedures
including mediation and arbitration, if necessary, to resolve consumer complaints.
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“Our status as a System-wide Member of the BBB helps reaffirm our company’s dedication to
providing the highest quality service for our current and prospective clients,” said Dan Oelrich, president and
CEO of ClearPoint.
The BBBTips™ program supplements other helpful information provided by
Better Business Bureaus to promote an ethical marketplace.
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About ClearPoint Financial Solutions, Inc.
ClearPoint Financial Solutions, Inc.™ (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Services of America, Inc.) is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers achieve financial wellness through
counseling and education. Established in 1980, ClearPoint has helped over one million individuals achieve
financial security. ClearPoint is the only non-profit System-wide member of the Better Business Bureau
(BBB), and one of the largest members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, ClearPoint manages branches across the country. Personalized and
confidential consultations are available in person, by phone or online. Visit ClearPoint Financial Solutions at
www.ClearPointFinancialSolutions.org or call 877-877-1995. Credit Counselors, CDC Consumer Debt
Counseling, and Solutions, Inc. are all trade names of ClearPoint.
BBBTips™ is a trademark of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. (CBBB) that is used to identify
consumer information articles and brochures that have been developed in partnership with the Better
Business Bureau Consumer Education Foundation, Inc. BBBTips™ are made possible, in part, through the
generous financial and technical support that is provided by corporate sponsors who are members of the
CBBB and of the local BBB where the corporate sponsor is headquartered. BBBTips™ are designed to
provide unbiased and factual information to assist consumers in making informed and intelligent purchase