Financial Rights strongly recommends that you do not sign up for a debt agreement without first obtaining independent advice from a free accredited financial advisor. Our fact sheet on debt contracts provides more information. Before you consider bankruptcy or a debt agreement, be sure to explore your other options for managing insurmountable debts. Paragraph 4(2)(b) is in line with the objectives of the Guidelines for the Advertising and Marketing of Debt Contracts (IGPG1) provided by the Inspector General and published by AFSA as Directive 1 of the Inspector of General Practice. Those guidelines include that advertising is balanced by the fact that it constitutes both the positive and negative consequences of the conclusion of a debt contract and not: · Imply that the debt manager is able to facilitate a debt agreement that does not weigh too much on the debtor With a debt agreement, your creditors agree to accept a sum of money that you can afford. You pay that over a period of time to settle your debts. Paragraph 4(5) provides that the manager of a registered debt contract must ensure that the information provided orally or in writing to a debtor in accordance with paragraph 4(3) or 4(4) is objective and objective. This condition requires that an manager of a debt agreement provide clear, concise and impartial information to a debtor, so that a debtor can make an informed decision whether it wishes to enter into a debt agreement. The information must be presented correctly and must not be influenced by the personal feelings or opinions of the debt manager. The documents they send you contain a proposed debt agreement and a statement that will be submitted to the Australian Financial Safety Authority (AFSA).
Financial advisors can also help you understand the impact of insolvency and debt agreements. Subsection 4 (3) provides that the registration of the debt manager is subject to the provision to the debtor of information about the debtor at least 5 working days before the signing of a proposed debt contract. Creditors may take or continue to take steps to collect their claims. Complete the debt agreement proposal within 14 days of signing and submit it to AFSA. Many services offer free consultations over the phone. You can then propose that making a debt deal be your best option or the only option (whether it`s true or not). You will promote the debt agreement as very attractive, because it means that you only have a „simple payment“ and you will stop paying interest. AFSA updates the NPII to indicate that you have entered into a debt agreement. You need to follow the steps outlined below if you want to terminate your contract with the broker or debt administrator and create litigation: most people don`t know that you can prepare and submit your own debt contract proposal yourself, but most people choose to appoint a debt contract manager or registered agent to support them.
The reason for this is that preparing a proposed debt agreement is not easy. The process involves many steps and a high level of skill and experience is required to establish a successful debt contract.