Searching and zeroing down to the best debt consolidation company is a grueling task. We spend months to make up our mind in selecting the best one out of the whole bunch. Even after selecting one we land up with such a debt consolidation company that is far from being the best. I myself have faced this problem in the past. But with time I have learned a lot about debt consolidation companies. Here are some basic tips for finding the best debt consolidation company: -
Tips 1: Research a lot on different debt consolidation companies
Research on different debt consolidation companies can help you in finding the best one for you. While researching check two basic aspects of a company:
i. Accreditations of company
Best debt consolidation companies are usually accredited with either
a) Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA), or
b) National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
ii. Reputation of the company
Check out reputation of the debt consolidation company with BBB and your state’s Attorney General’s office. The best ones will have no complaints registered against them. Also search about their reputation in Ripoff Report and debt related forums.
Tips 2: Ask for information and free counseling from a debt consolidation company
Best debt consolidation companies are always ready to help you by giving free consultation. Talk to the counselors about your debt problem and inquire about their program/fee structure. Best companies are more than willing to give you printed information about their company, debt relief programs offered and fees structure so that you can have a look at them after going back home.
Tips 3: Do a background check of the debt consolidation company
Best debt consolidation company usually possess employees having educational degree of finance, management, economics or accounting. The best companies also give training to their employees on
a) federal and local laws
b) company policies and procedures
so that they can efficiently guide you out of your debt woes.
Tips 4: Best debt consolidation company will teach you to tactics for staying out of debt
The best companies in the debt consolidation industry generally help their customers to remain out of debt by educating them through seminars, classes and books. These helps are generally free of cost.
Tips 5: Best debt consolidation companies will help you with fees and payment schedules If you find any problem in paying fees or payments then the best debt consolidation company will try to get you out of the mess. It will be more than happy to work out a customized solution to your problem.
These tips will help you in finding the best debt consolidation company for you.