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Advantages of Filing a Consumer Proposal vs. a Bankruptcy
How Will A Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Rating?

The proposal stays on your credit file for 3 years from the date of completion. A first bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for a period of 6-7 years (depending on Province) from the date of discharge. A second bankruptcy will be reflected on the debtor’s credit report for a period of 14 years from the date of discharge.

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What Happens if I Default on My Consumer Proposal

Consumer proposals are administered by Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LIT) and typically allow the debtor to pay back all, or a portion of their unsecured debts, with one monthly payment, spread out over a reasonable period of time.  Proposals can also deal with debts by way of lump sum payments.

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October 2015 Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

New Brunswick - there were 2,884 personal bankruptcies and 1,488 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended October 31, 2015.  Personal Bankruptcies were down 2.4% and consumer proposal filings were up 18% as compared to the 12-months ended October 31, 2014.

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My Bank Account Is Always In Overdraft

The interest charged by banks to those carrying an overdraft can range as high as 20% so it can be a very expensive form of credit. If you find that you are carrying an overdraft balance and running out of money between pay periods this can be an early warning sign of future financial difficulties.

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Is Bankruptcy My Only Option?

Bankruptcy is not the only option available to resolve the overwhelming debt.  Your trustee can also put together a settlement proposal to your creditors whereby you pay a portion of what is owed and the creditors agree to write off the remaining balance.  This process is known as a consumer proposal and it provides you with the same legal protection as a bankruptcy.

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Can I Claim Bankruptcy a Second Time?

Yes, you can declare personal bankruptcy even if you have been bankrupt in the past as long as you have been discharged. A second time bankrupt you will be eligible for an automatic discharge after 24 months as long as you do not have surplus incomecomply with all of the terms and cooperate with your trustee in the administration of the estate.

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Does My Bankruptcy/Proposal Trustee Work For Me or My Creditors?

The Trustee’s job is to administer the BIA in relation to your bankruptcy or proposal filing.  In this role, the Trustee works for the Court, the creditors and for the bankrupt or proposal debtor and the Trustee is accountable to all parties for its administration.  The Trustee should administer your bankruptcy or proposal in a fair and even-handed manner so that your rights and those of the creditors are respected.

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Which Debt Solutions, is Right for Me?

With consumer debt at an all-time high, the number of companies offering credit counselling or debt settlement services, are multiplying at an alarming rate.   Many of these companies have large advertising budgets and slick websites designed to play on the fears of stressed out consumers who are in need of debt relief.

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