Tag Archives: nfcc
- NFCC Press Release Seems to Misrepresent Truth About Credit Counseling. But Why?
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling sent out a press release today claiming their survey uncovered public misconceptions about credit counseling agencies. The press release listed five areas the NFCC felt consumers struggled with in knowing the truth about credit counseling. But some of the points the NFCC felt they needed to clarify appear to [...]
- Consumer Credit Counseling Pros and Cons. My Ultimate Guide to Understanding How Credit Counseling Really Works.
Consumer credit counseling is one of the options people turn to when dealing with debt issues so let’s take an honest look at the pros and cons of the program and what it has to offer. Consumer credit counseling in one form or another has been around as debt proraters, debt lumpers, or debt consolidators [...]
- Consumer Credit Counseling Settles Debt on 50% of its Clients – 1968
As a student of debt history I’m probably one of those odd geeks that spends time reading outdated and arcane material about consumer debt and debt relief activities. Recently I sat down and read a 1968 document put out by the NFCC. Today they are called the National Foundation for Credit Counseling but back then [...]
- Did the NFCC Client of the Year Really Do the Ethical Thing?
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling Recently put out a press release celebrating their clients of the year who, in my opinion, should never have been put into a debt management plan to begin with. See NFCC Celebrates Utter Stupidity and Puts Older Dementia Patient in Debt Management Plan. My goodness, I hate to make [...]
- NFCC Celebrates Utter Stupidity and Puts Older Dementia Patient in Debt Management Plan
A press release out today by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is downright ignorant, stupid, harmful and cruel. It’s hard to believe they feel this is something to be proud of. For the record, I’m not calling the consumer stupid. In this release the NFCC brags about Francine and Jim Bostick who at ages [...]
- Consumer Survey by NFCC Shows People Are Wary About Real Help From Credit Counselors
On one hand you have to applaud the most recent release from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. One thumb up. On the other hand it comes across as simply just more denial about the disturbing lanscape that faces narrow niche nonprofit credit counselors. The NFCC survey was an online poll conducted on the NFCC [...]
- USA.gov Recommends Only NFCC for Credit Counseling in Email. Why?
Today I got an email from USA.gov that struck me. The email made it seem as if credit counseling could help rebuild credit. That a no-no for credit counseling to avoid or run afoul of the CRedit Repair Organizations Act. I’ve covered that here. The email USA.gov sent out linked only to National Foundation for [...]
- The Truth About The Success Rates, Failure Rates and Completion Rates of Credit Counseling, Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy, and Debt Consolidation Loans
This is a story that I’ve been working on for a few weeks. I’ve been asking people and groups for feedback and information to write this but what I’ve run into, is a wall. I have received some feedback from groups and people that don’t wish to be publicly identified to protect themselves but what [...]
- We Can’t Afford the NFCC Debt Consolidation Payment. – Tara
“Dear Steve, My husband and I would like to consolidate our debt into one payment, but do not want to be scammed. Collectively we have 41,000 in debt, including school debt and credit. We cannot file for bankruptsy because our parents co-signed on a loan for 20,000 of it. We own a house, a business [...]
- Credit Counseling Industry Accused in Potential Historic Turning Point Lawsuit
A lawsuit I’ve been following since it became publicly available back in the middle of October has become a major milestone in what could spell the death of credit counseling as we know it I first learned of this case about six months ago when it was developing but I’d not written anything about it [...]
- Why is Credit Counseling Stumped Demand is Down?
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed a wave of information appearing on the web about the decrease in demand for credit counseling services. The reason given seems to be “consumer fatigue.” The peak client numbers that nonprofit consumer credit counselors saw in 2009 appear to be slowly falling. NFCC member agencies in the [...]
- NFCC Challenges Debt Relief Industry to Think Bold. My Thoughts.
It appears Michael Bovee took the NFCC challenge to think bold about consumer services to heart and submitted this guest post. Steve published his reaction to the state of the industry speech made by Keating at the recent NFCC conference here. There is a great deal contained in the address by Keating to comment on. [...]
- NFCC and Nonprofit Credit Counseling Must Be Dreaming They Are Falling
Recently there was a meeting of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (“NFCC”) where the State of the Union was laid out for credit counseling groups attending. It was actually called the 2011 State of the Credit Counseling and Financial Education Sector Address The published remarks from that speech by Susan Keating, President and CEO [...]
- NFCC Appears to be Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouth
Recently the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (“NFCC”), the nonprofit franchise operation for credit counseling outfits, filed a public statement in which they were winging about the amount of funding they get from creditors. Historically, a significant amount of support for those activities came from creditors in the form of “fair share.” In recent times, [...]
- Credit Counseling Against Registration of Debt Relief Providers? Huh?
In what is another of the ultimate ironies of nonprofit charitable credit counseling, it appears that at least two trade associations feel nonprofit credit counselors should not have to participate in any national registration of debt relief companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I must admit, the position against CFPB registration stumps me and [...]