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If you are facing insolvency issues, you may be considering the best way to fix your debts or get a new financial start. Many people find that better budgeting or debt consolidation can help, but if this is not the case in your situation, you’ll be researching consumer proposals and bankruptcy. Of the two, the […]

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A Licenced Insolvency Trustee can tell you whether this solution will work in your specific case. If you are a debtor and are insolvent, consumer proposal or bankruptcy can be used to pay off CRA tax debt as well as other unsecured debts. Or, if you are still keeping up with your bills in general […]

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What Is a Division I Proposal?

August 17th, 2022 by A Licensed Insolvency Trustee

As you explore the world of insolvency solutions, you may have encountered information about both bankruptcy and consumer proposal. But, did you know that there is another type of proposal available to Canadian debtors? The Division I Proposal can handle certain situations that the “regular” consumer proposal cannot address. Insolvency Solutions for Consumers: Bankruptcies and […]

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It’s a common enough situation – in the midst of financial upheaval, a couple decides to divorce. The money woes may have contributed to the marital break-up – or vice versa. Either way, it’s a double-whammy of heartache and uncertainty about the future. Like other aspects of divorce, the financial side requires close attention, as […]

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One of the reasons consumers find themselves in financial distress is high medical bills – especially when combined with loss of employment income due to illness. Eventually, this situation can lead to unpaid accounts, insolvency, and pressure from creditors. Can you file for bankruptcy in Canada due to high medical bills? The answer is a […]

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If I File Bankruptcy Can I Keep My Car? Bankruptcy is a solution to overwhelming debt and is intended to give the honest but unfortunate debtor a new financial start. However, many consumers are reluctant to explore the possibility of bankruptcy because they can’t imagine making a “new start” without their vehicle. This is perfectly […]

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what's the difference between bankruptcy vs insolvency
what's the difference between bankruptcy vs insolvency

The difference between insolvency and bankruptcy in Canada is insolvency is a financial state in which a person is unable to make timely debt payments as they come due. Bankruptcy is a legal process that occurs when an individual declares that he or she is unable to repay their creditors. In other words… The difference between bankruptcy vs insolvency is that bankruptcy is a possible solution for not having enough money to pay your debts, and insolvency is the condition of not having enough money to make your debt payments as […]

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If you are a Canadian under the age of 50, you were not yet an adult the last time mortgage lending rates in Canada sat at over 10%. In 1981, the Bank of Canada’s overnight interest rate spiked to an astonishing and alarming 19.64% – which meant that lending rates for mortgages and credit cards […]

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Yes, gambling debts can be discharged with bankruptcy. Overwhelming gambling debt is among the most common reasons for bankruptcy, job loss, unexpected expenses, and the demands of raising a family. Bankruptcy is an insolvency solution. Insolvency is the inability to meet your financial obligations (pay your bills) on time because you lack the funds. Gambling […]

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Although it’s not common, one of the things that can cause people to file bankruptcy or a consumer proposal is if they’ve been the victim of credit card fraud.  Here are some things you can do to protect yourself. One of the most common ways that people fall victim to credit card fraud is simply […]

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