Online Debt Counselling On The Rise
Published: 14 February 2011 By MoneyHighStreet Staff Leave a Comment
January online debt counselling was at a higher level than any month in 2010.
According to CCCS (Consumer Credit Counselling Service), over 8,500 people used its online debt counselling tool in January as people struggle with their debt problems.
Their concern though is that this number will continue to rise as people try to sort out their household budget and struggle to make ends meet due to such as inflation and tax changes.
CCCS aims to help its clients pay back what they owe, in a realistic timeframes and in a manner that is suited to each individual’s situation.
It is self-funding. Lenders share with the charity the benefit they receive from its operation, making a donation from the money repaid to them. This allows CCCS to retain its independence and ensure that its advice is always in the best interest of the client.
Delroy Corinaldi, CCCS External Affairs Director, says: “The next year will be very difficult for many people and I am concerned that those struggling with debt will end up being charged for debt advice because they are unaware that free advice and support is available.
I hope that the availability of this free service which can be used at any time online will help prevent people paying for debt advice unnecessarily.”
CCCS Debt Remedy is available anytime online at www.cccs.co.uk.