Credit Canada to Provide ‘Free, Confidential, Non-Judgment’ Debt Help in Sault Area

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Sault Ste. Marie (CCSSSM) joins the National Agency Credit Canada, the oldest not-for-profit credit counseling agency in the country.

“We are thrilled to join the team,” CCSSSM executive director Greg Elsby said in a statement. “We have had a long and positive partnership with Credit Canada and have chosen to work with them in the future.”

Credit Canada is “committed to providing exceptional service” to those with “too much” debt, said Bruce Sellery, CEO of Credit Canada.

“We are honored that the CCSSSM has chosen us to continue the work they have been doing since 1969,” he said.

“As a larger agency, we will be able to bring more educational resources and creditor relations to serve clients in the region, while working to ensure that the care, compassion and confidentiality for which the CCSSSM was known are maintained. .”

Consumers who carry a balance on their credit cards from month to month face higher interest charges and ultimately more debt.

“If they start to miss bill payments, they may receive collection calls, which lowers their credit score and makes it harder to get low-interest credit,” a statement read. of Credit Canada. “Those with low credit scores can rely on payday loans and other high-interest products to make ends meet, which only makes things worse.”

Credit Canada offers free credit counseling services through one-on-one telephone consultations with certified non-profit credit counsellors. During an initial appointment, a credit counselor reviews a client’s debt situation in order to offer various relief options.

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This may include negotiating with creditors, using different payment methods, signing up for a debt consolidation program, or exploring alternative solutions, such as debt consolidation loans or insolvency.

“All credit counseling services are free, confidential and non-judgmental,” the statement said.

Tammy Drover leads Credit Canada’s client services staff in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area.

“She knows the people and the real issues people are facing in the community,” Credit Canada said. “With rising gas, food and housing prices, more and more Canadians are having difficulty paying their bills, forcing some to rely more on credit.”

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