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Married couple debt was piling up and they were paying thousands of dollars in avoidable interest

Dianne and Ricky, married couple, had a combined debt of $65,000 in credit cards. They struggled to keep up with a crippling cost of $1,950 in interest payments every month. Credit Counsellors Australia helped them minimise their debt and interest rate to zero percent. They made a combined weekly payment of $225 over the past 5 years and are now entirely debt free!

“We will be forever grateful for this service. We never thought in a million years we would become debt free! We made it thanks to CCA! Absolute best in the business and 5-star service.’’

Dianne and Ricky, 51, and 56 years old – NSW, Sydney.


Single mother of three was just keeping her head just above water

Financial Overview of Shannon in 2013:

• Shannon owed four different banks $59,501.
• Credit Counsellors Australia reduced her payable debt by $5950.1
• Shannon saved approximately $119,002 in interest alone.
• Shannon will pay off her debts 15 years sooner.

Shannon is a single mother of three who came to us for financial advice in 2013. Shannon got herself into debt with four different banks after her husband left her in 2011. The breakup took a strain on her and she never thought she’d be free again. But, Shannon was wrong.

Credit Counsellors Australia were able to assist her in ensuring she becomes debt free. How? Through a Debt Agreement. This agreement freezes her interest rate and condenses her payment into one fortnightly payment over the next 5 years. Shannon felt alive again, and could financially plan a good future for her three children.

“It was really great talking to someone who didn’t judge me based on my financial position. I didn’t want to let me kids down because I was just keeping my head water. I felt a lot better knowing there was a solution, and eventually everything would be ok. All I had to do is focus on one simple payment without having to worry about all 4 credit cards and different due dates. Credit Counsellors Australia are the best in the business, and I will always recommend them to anyone who needs financial assistance”.

Shannon, 38 years old – Cairns, QLD.


Trent was a tradesman who lost his job and thought he would have to cancel his wedding with the love of his life

Trent lost his job in 2010 due to the company closing down. At this time, he got engaged and thought he would have to cancel his wedding. He was unable to afford his payments on his new car and personal loan.

Credit Counsellors Australia provided Trent with a Debt Solution, and helped him with a free budget which enabled him keep the wedding date!

‘I stumbled across Credit Counsellors Australia online. I saw that they were the leading provider of debt solutions and advisory services in Australia. I picked up the phone and called them straight away. This was the best decision I’ve ever made. They were able to get my payments down to a manageable size and get my life back on the right track. I was able to marry the love of my life, and it was the best day of my life. Thank-you Credit Counsellors Australia.’

Trent, 25 years old – Launceston, TAS


Julie’s start up business failed and she was unemployed for several months

Julie started her own clothing line in 2010 but the business failed miserably. Julie was unemployed for several months, and struggled to keep up with her payments. Debt collectors started contacting her 24/7 and despite every effort to make a reasonable repayment plan – she couldn’t afford what they wanted.

Credit Counsellors Australia helped re-organise Julie’s debts and stopped the debt collectors from contacting her. We created an affordable repayment plan for Julie over 5 years. This eliminated a lot of stress she had on herself. She was then able to focus on the more important things in life!

‘I found this service to be very professional and worth every second of my time The wonderful staff at Credit Counsellors Australia have made things barely for me. If I didn’t contract you, I would be unnecessarily bankrupt now!’

Julie, 33 years old – Perth, WA.


When Anna left her ex-boyfriend, he left his debts behind

In 2013 Anna came to us very distressed. She caught her partner cheating on her, and her life appeared to be deteriorating. To make matters worse she discovered all the debts accrued during the relationship were under her name.

Creditor Counsellors Australia stepped in and stopped the debt collectors from harassing her. We created a Debt Agreement for Anna to settle all her debts. Anna can finally let go of everything that was holding her back.

“…leaving my boyfriend of 5 years was a very difficult time for me. What made it worse is I was responsible for all his debts he accrued throughout the relationship. I thought my life was going downhill, and I couldn’t get back up on my feet. Credit Counsellors Australia got me back on my feet again. I can finally say farewell to my past and start enjoying the future! You will never know what your help meant to me.”

Anna, 27 years old – Darwin, NT


Kerry was suicidal about her debts and thought nothing would get better

When Kerry contacted us back in 2012 she was suicidal about her debts. She didn’t know if there was a light at the end of the tunnel. She thought becoming debt free was impossible and there wasn’t a solution. Credit Counsellors Australia made the impossible, POSSIBLE! Kerry now even has money building in a savings account!

“‘Thank-you immensely CCA. You not only helped me, but ‘saved’ me. I owe my life and debt free living to you! I also have started building a savings account! Absolute miracle workers!”

Kerry, 42 years old – Mt Gravatt, QLD


James fell very ill and had to stop working full time

James fell very ill in 2014 and was forced to give up his full-time job. Consequently, bills piled up and he was struggling to keep up. James realised he could no longer do it on his own, and that’s when he called us for help.

Credit Counsellors Australia helped James develop a Debt Agreement that allowed him to pay back his debts at an amount he could afford.

“I am writing to express my appreciation for your assistance in finding a way to resolve my financial situation that was strangling me. My life is somewhat back to normality knowing my debts will be cleared in 2 years’ time. So once again, thank-you so much for helping”

James, 53 years old – Crowsnet, NSW

 

 


David’s life turned upside down when his wife became ill

‘About four years ago I was working full time, in a good position and earning good money. I was the bread winner for my wife and our three children. We lived in a beautiful house close to the Brisbane CBD. Our life seemed perfect, however, it wasn’t like that for long. My world took an unexpected turn in 2014.

Sadly, my wife became very ill and needed very expensive treatment in order to survive.

I thought to myself, ‘how on earth am I going to afford the treatment for my wife and support my family at the same time?’. Things seemed to go from bad to worse. We had a mortgage on our home, car payments, and a number of creditors we owed money to. We did try hardship with most of our creditors but couldn’t afford what they were demanding. This is when reality kicked in and I knew it was time to take action.

A few days later I was scrolling through Facebook, and stumbled across Credit Counsellors Australia ad. I was hesitant to give them a call because I didn’t want to face the reality I was in. I was fearful, but, I built up courage and called. It was the smartest decision I’ve ever made.

I was politely greeted by a lovely lady called Pauline. She was very understanding and helped me every step of the way. I agreed to submit into a Debt Agreement and get my finances under control. Credit Counsellors Australia not only changed my life – but my wife and three children as well. I honestly can’t thank them enough. CCA showed me the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank-you for all the work you’ve done. You don’t know what your help means to me and my family.’’

David, 43 years old – QLD, Brisbane.


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