I was left with 2000 credit card bills, house damage worth 20000 and car repairs worth 5000. I am on a temp employment and took money from my rrsp to survive. I need my credit card bills to go away, I’m making min payment and I’m drowning Posted from: Manitoba
What is Credit Counselling?
Credit counselling is a free service in Canada to help individuals who are experiencing financial distress. It is also known as debt counselling and consumer credit counselling.
Credit counsellors provide help to people dealing with debt by explaining them personal budgeting principles and helping them understand and control their finances to avoid problems in the future.
Other services also include debt negotiation and settlement with your creditors.
To ask a question about credit counselling in Canada:
- Post an anonymous question about credit counselling to our blog.
The latest credit counselling questions, with our experts' responses:
I have been in a poor financial state for a couple of years, and fear that I am in over my head. I am scared to declare bankruptcy, however, am not sure that I have an option. I am not sure whether bankruptcy or perhaps a consumer proposal would be beneficial for me, as I […]
will getting an R7 prevent me from getting work? Posted from: Ontario
I am 45 000 in unsecured debt and i can’t pay my monthly interest. I was thinking about bankruptcy, but leaning toward credit counseling. What would you recommend I do? Posted from: Ontario
My mother in law is a senior and is in debt by $ 11,000 a month but just does not see the end of her debt! Under credit counselling would she have to give up her credit card if she goes through this! And if so would it not be as wise to go to […]
Is there a “time limit” or “time line” during the course of a Bankruptcy, in which the bankrupt must complete the two counselling sessions as required under the Act, or is it a matter of completing the two sessions at some point throughout the bankruptcy proceedings prior to bringing an application for a discharge. Posted […]
hello my question is this one. im from argentina but im living in canada as a citizen but i have problems with my credit card for about a year now a Collection Agency is taking me to court but i have no job in canada my only income is from my office in argentina but […]
I owe about 55,000$ on my line of credit and roughly 25,000$ in credit cards and loans- excluding student loans and mortgage. Just to be up to date with these payments I would need a lump sum of about 7,500$ which I do not have as I already went through all my savings to try […]
We have to give back the motorhome to the bank. We have paid over $80,000 to the bank and still ower $130,000. If they seize it and sell it for $75,000 do we still have to pay the remaining loan out and who dictates hiow high the payments are. Can they take our home and […]
Is credit counselling a last resport if your bank refuses to help consolidate debts? or can it be accessed at anytime? I have old debts that have gone to credit bureau. I have asked credit bureau if I pay off these old debts through my bank will it help or hinder my credit rating? her […]