Debt Restructuring for blacklisted

debt restructuring

With South Africa’s economy in 2018 doing so badly there’s a lot of pressure on South African families to change their spending habits by reducing their spending, especially those who have a lot of debt. As most people know there’s good debt and bad debt. And like most families these debts will be in education and homes. And like most families as well there might be bad debts like massive clothing accounts credit and mounting credit card debt.

Debt restructuring, as it sounds, involves getting your creditors to reduce your monthly payments by getting into a new agreement as to your repayment period (how long you will be making payments), and most importantly how much you will be paying over this new repayment period. This is a good idea, but you must also know that you will be paying more in total amount of interest as you are now spreading your debt over a longer period. It is also a way to avoid taking out a debt consolidation loan because of legal reasons.

Can you do it on your own?

Sure, you can talk to them and see if you can get another payment plan. But it is advisable to get in touch with a debt specialist or financial adviser as they would know what to look for in the new payment plan and if it is beneficial for you.

What process can I look forward to in a debt restructuring?

There’s a typical debt repayment process that might take place:

  1. Debt Analysis. There will be an initial analysis of your credit scores, your creditors and other factors that determine what the next step for your repayments may be. This will be done by a professional who deals with debt.
  2. Reports and Recommendations. After your analysis, there needs to be a report or recommendations on how you may restructure.
  3. Negotiations. A negotiation by a debt professional with your creditors in order to reduce your monthly debt payments.
  4. Payments. You are now done with your negotiations and you have to be at a place where you stick to your new agreements with your creditors.



Consolidate your credit card debt

consolidate credit card debt

Getting a credit card with one of the big 5 banks in South Africa is both easy and seamless. Paying off that credit card debt can be a bit more of a hassle to than actually acquiring it! We all are feeling the pinch with our economy being so suppressed and out Rand weak, and we need a credit card to help out with those unexpected events where we need money.

Actually paying off all your credit card debt, keeping the credit in tact and maintaining the credit card is difficult as South Africans are both getting used to easy credit to begin with, credit card being a deb trap (revolving credit) and increasing their credit card limit when in a pinch. Free your life by consolidating your credit card debt!

With credit card limits able to go over R 100 000, at times being able to actually make the monthly payments on that can be overwhelming and you may need to consolidate your credit card debt on order to pay it off without dipping back into the card again and re-using the monthly revolving credit.

Debt consolidation is able to help with credit card debt, whereby your credit card debt is paid off completely and you only pay the debt consolidation loan that you take out. “But why would I get another loan when I’m already in debt with my overdrawn credit card?”, you may ask? Well, by taking out a debt consolidation loan, you will most likely get a repayment plan that will be lower than the more than 20% that credit cards often have. And, after paying the credit card debt and taking out a loan you will actually manage to close the credit card completely without losing the benefits of a clean credit record.

You’re also able to add your other debts, e.g., clothing accounts, into your debt consolidation loan and close that one, too!

Apply for a debt consolidation loan and clear that debt that holds you back from so much more in life!

consolidate credit card debt
consolidate credit card debt

debt-free with debt consolidation

Get debt-free with a debt consolidation loan. Are you disciplined enough to take on a debt consolidation loan? Debt consolidation can help people who are in debt to take back their financial lives!

Getting a debt consolidation loan is easier than it looks, with just a few things to consider first:

  • Are you a home owner?
  • Do you own any other assets?
  • Are you fully and permanently employed?
  • Do you receive your monthly salary in a bank account?

Then you stand a chance of securing a debt consolidation and start living a debt free life.

One of the first things you will need to do when you get yourself a debt consolidation loan is to change your spending habits by drawing up budgets and sticking to them. It sound easy but this is the first thing that can trip people who have just qualified for debt consolidation loans.

Debt Consolidation with Nedbank

Nedbank offers debt consolidation loans, debt management plans and other financial planning tools. But specifically to get yourself a debt consolidation loan with Nedbank, whether you’re a client of theirs or not.

First debt consolidation loan you can get is by applying for their credit card in order to do a balance transfer. You can apply for credit card such as a green back card and transfer balances from other banks into the Nedbank credit card. Or more like pay off everything else and pay off this card at the current advertised rate of 3 to 36 months at an interest of 13.4%, but of course do read your terms and conditions.

Secondly try this method of Nedbank debt management: If you have property that you can put up as collateral, why not apply to re-mortgage your home. This way the extra money that you get you can put into your home. Although this is a risky move, as you will essentially be pushing your debt into another debt vehicle, you can pay this off quicker and with lower interest rates. If you increase the amount you pay per year you can pay this debt off safely without having to get into trouble with the credit regulators.

Tip: apply for debt consolidation with as many companies as you can and match their interest rates and terms.

Apply here for your debt consolidation loan!

confidential debt counselling and debt review

The Confidential Debt Counselling and Debt Review can help you apply for protection of debt review, giving you legal protection from your creditors in terms of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005.

The Debt Counsellors at Confidential Debt Counselling are friendly and courteous with over 20 years of Debt Counselling experience. The Registered Debt Counsellor is a qualified Chartered Accountant is experienced within the financial sector.


Registered Physical Office: 2nd Floor • Block C • Bueno Vista Office Park
Corner of Kendal & Durban Road (Durbanville Avenue)
Durbanville • 7550

Get yourself in contact with Registered Debt Counsellors in Cape Town, Durbanville:
Mike Mustoe CA(SA) – NCRDC1870
Donna de Vries

confidential Debt Counselling counselors cape town
confidential Debt Counselling counselors cape town

Debt Counselling South Africa

Debt has become very much a problem for South Africans in the past couple of years, and getting out of debt has become a major priority for the government of South Africa as shown when the National Credit Act made provision for Debt Counselling in South Africa. It introduced the act after consultation with the Debt Counselors Association and began to institute the guidelines and rules that debt counselors should follow.
This has brought about many debt counselors, or companies that act as if they can get into the business of debt counselling. But, there are rules as to the fees that a debt counselor can charge, as naturally, a person who is in need does not need more debt piled on by people who claim they can help the.

Choosing between debt counsellors in South Africa

There is a maze of companies that help people with debt, and picking through the ones you think are best suited can be daunting because you realize that you actually will have to have a relationship with that company for a long period of time. But choosing who to go with a certain debt counsellor need not be daunting as South Africa has great legislation around debt through the NCR and its national credit, and it is through this legislation that you can be able to choose the correct debt counselling.
The first thing that will help you in choosing between debt counsellors is to see which debt counselling services comply with law. Do a check with the NCR as all debt counselling institutions have to be registered. This is to ensure they comply with the law and have safe practise. Read more on counselling.
There are guidelines as to what fees debt counsellors may charge. This is until the fees have been finalized by the department of trade and industry.
In terms of the guidelines, a Debt Counsellor may receive the following amounts in respect of consumers with an individual gross income of more than R2 500.00 per month
or household income of more than R3 500.00 per month:
An application fee, recoverable directly from the consumer upon receiving an application for debt review, limited to R50 as prescribed by the Act.

A rejection fee of R300.00 in respect of consumers whose applications have been
rejected in terms of section 86(7) (a);

A restructuring fee of the lesser of the first installment of the debt re-arrangement
plan which is capped at R3000.00 (excluding Vat), in respect of a consumer whose
applications have been accepted in terms of sections 86(7) (b) or 86(7) (c). (Should
a joint application be required the fee can be increased to R4000.00 (excluding

Should a Debt Counsellor fail to submit proposals to Credit Providers or refer the
matter to a Tribunal or a Magistrate Court within 60 business days from date of the
debt review application the Debt Counsellor has to refund 100% percent of the
fee paid by the consumer.

A monthly after-care fee of 5 percent (excluding Vat) of the monthly instalment of
the debt re-arrangement plan up to a maximum of R300 (excluding Vat), for a period of 24 months, thereafter reducing to 3 percent (excluding Vat) of the monthly
instalment, to a maximum of R300 (excluding Vat), for the remaining period of the
debt re-arrangement plan.

Should the consumer wish to withdraw from the process after the Debt Counselor
has completed the restructuring negotiations a fee equal to 75 percent of the
restructuring fee as per 1.3 above is payable by the consumer;

Legal fees, if and when they occur, may be recovered from the consumer provided
the amount of such fees are disclosed up-front to the consumer and agreed to in
writing by the consumer.

You have the right to negotiate this fee.

Second of all you should look for a debt counsellor that is genuinely interested in helping you. Staff that is reluctant to help and seem unfriendly will only make you feel uncomfortable to be in such a relationship with the company for long periods of time. They should be willing to help you in reducing your monthly expenditures, setting up your budgets, reducing bad debts and giving advice on how to live a much healthier and wealthier financial lifestyle.

Why you should try debt counselling

Debt Counselling

South Africa has recently had a lot of people fall into the debt trap by over-extending themselves and taking out a lot of credit which, despite the national credit’s act’s attempts, people can’t afford at all. You might have fallen into debt and now realize that it is time to change and clean up your credit history. There are a number of ways to clear your debt, and one of the most effective is to get yourself debt counselling.

Debt counselling is a way for you to manage the paying off of your debt, and what many do not realize is that it is actually a way for you to finish off paying your creditors, your debt does not get excused as this is not a bankruptcy plan. The process involves you working with a debt counselor so that they may help you set up your budgets, help reduce the monthly repayments amounts to your creditors, and in some cases to reduce your debt by negotiating lower interest rates.

Debt counselling also helps you to see how you can avoid bankruptcy, manage your debts better, see which debts are bad for your financial well being and help you figure out a budget for you.

It is legally required that you be fully employed and receiving a salary so as to show that you are able to service your current debts.You will have to be classified as over-indebted in order for you to be protected by debt counselors

If you would like to find out more about debt counselors, follow this link.