OFT report on debt management companies – hear ClearDebt’s Andrew Smith on BBC Radio

Yesterday, the OFT announced a crackdown on the debt management industry, singling out 129 debt management companies who needed to make improvements or face being closed down. ClearDebt’s Andrew Smith spoke to BBC Radio to discuss the issues and you can hear sound-bites from his interviews on this blog

Another ClearDebt employee qualifies in the Cert.DR – The Certificate in Debt Resolution

The Certificate in Debt Resolution, or Cert.DR for short, is a professional qualification which was set up for people who work in the debt management industry and give advice, guidance or support to consumers who are in debt. ClearDebt talk to a recent qualifier and find out more about what was involved to gain this qualification and how it has helped in their role as a personal insolvency advisor.

It’s all about “trust”

We’re more aware than ever of companies out there who seem to be praying on the good nature of people in need for their own gain. Through my work as Chairman of the DRF (Debt Resolution Forum), as well as through my own company, ClearDebt, we’re doing our best to protect people in debt from situations where they may find it difficult to see the wood from the trees – and to do this, we’re keeping you as well informed as possible about any companies you might need to be weary of.