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Collection agency: your rights

Jul 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Affidavits & Oaths, Bankruptcy

Collection agency: your rights

In Ontario, collection agencies must be registered with the Government of Ontario and must follow the rules set out in the Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act. When a collection agency contacts you to collect money that you may owe or when you can’t pay a debt, they must follow those rules. If you’re contacted […]



Debt Settlement: Consumer Alert for Ontarians

Jul 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Affidavits & Oaths, Bankruptcy

Debt Settlement: Consumer Alert for Ontarians

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is warning consumers to exercise caution when considering a contract for debt settlement services. Complaints about companies offering debt settlement services are increasing. Most of the complaints are about unclear or misleading contracts, excessive fees, and failure to reduce debts as promised. Services may be marketed as “debt […]



Stronger Consumer Protection in Debt Settlement Services

Jul 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Affidavits & Oaths, Bankruptcy

Stronger Consumer Protection in Debt Settlement Services in Ontario

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Ontario is taking action to protect consumers against the practices of some companies offering debt settlement services. Effective July 1, 2015, new rules will provide additional protections that will help consumers safeguard their hard-earned money in a fair and informed marketplace. Key Facts about Debt Settlement Services Companies […]



Reforms in Debt Settlement and Real Estate Transactions

Jul 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Affidavits & Oaths, Bankruptcy

Reforms in Debt Settlement and Real Estate Transactions

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Ontario providing new rights and increased protections for consumers: Ontario is strengthening financial protections for consumers using debt settlement services and implementing new rules to protect consumers in real estate transactions, ending unfair business practices. As of July 1, 2015, debt settlement service providers will face limits to […]



Dealing with Debts

Jul 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Bankruptcy

Many Canadians face a financial crisis now and then. For example, in Ontario, the total insolvencies in the third quarter of 2011 were 12,246 including 6,347 bankruptcies and 5,899 proposals. Most debt problems are easy to solve. Others need professional assistance. The best way to deal with your financial problems is to admit to them […]