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January 2017 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were up 0.1% and consumer proposal filings were up 7.6% as compared to the 12-months ended January 31, 2016.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were up 1.4% and consumer proposal filings were up 4.1% as compared to the 12-months ended January 31, 2016.

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2017 Surplus Income Standards

The Government of Canada has set net monthly income thresholds for a person or family to maintain a minimal standard of living in Canada. Every dollar that a bankrupt family makes above this level is subject to a surplus income payment of 50% while a person remains bankrupt.

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December 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada – Personal bankruptcies were down 0.1% and proposal filings were up 7.4% as compared to the 12-months ended December 31, 2015.

New Brunswick – Personal bankruptcies were up 3.2% and proposal filings were up 1.4% as compared to the 12-months ended December 31, 2015.

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November 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were up 1% and consumer proposal filings were up 8.4% as compared to the 12-months ended November 30, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were up 0.7% and consumer proposal filings were up 1.8% as compared to the 12-months ended November 30, 2015.

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October 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were up 0.5% and consumer proposal filings were up 8.7% as compared to the 12-months ended October 31, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 1% and consumer proposal filings were up 1.3% as compared to the 12-months ended October 31, 2015.

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September 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were up 0.1% and consumer proposal filings were up 9.2% as compared to the 12-months ended September 30, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 3.5% and consumer proposal filings were up 0.4% as compared to the 12-months ended September 30, 2015.

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August 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - There was no increase in personal bankruptcies and consumer proposal filings were up 7.2% as compared to the 12-months ended August 31, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 2.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 1.7% as compared to the 12-months ended August 31, 2015.

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July 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were down 0.4% and consumer proposal filings were up 7.8% as compared to the 12-months ended July 31, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 4% and consumer proposal filings were up 1.2% as compared to the 12-months ended July 31, 2015.

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Your Credit Report After a Bankruptcy or Consumer Proposal

Debts included in a bankruptcy should be rated as R-9 or I-9, indicating written-off, and the outstanding balance should be reported as zero. There should also be a note indicating “included in bankruptcy” below the trade line for the corresponding creditor. Debts included in a consumer proposal should be rated as R-7 or I-7 and the outstanding balance should also be reported as zero.

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June 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were up 0.2% and consumer proposal filings were up 9.4% as compared to the 12-months ended June 30, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 2% and consumer proposal filings were up 5.9% as compared to the 12-months ended June 30, 2015.

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What Is The New Brunswick Personal Property Security Act (PPSA)?

PPSA legislation provides a central registry for filing notices of security interests in personal property, allows both individuals and institutions to record their financial interest in personal property (cars, boats, appliances, etc.). Bankruptcy eliminates all of your unsecured debt such as credit cards, bank loans, tax debts, unpaid bills and payday loans.  However, secured debts such as vehicle loans, mortgages and home equity lines of credit are typically not included in a bankruptcy.

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Advantages of Filing a Consumer Proposal vs. a Bankruptcy

A consumer proposal can be creative and involve the sale, over time, of assets and payment of all or a portion of the equity in those assets to your creditors. This would allow you to settle your debts through a lump-sum payment instead of having to make monthly payments.

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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 which Province you live in) 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

If a debtor is 3 months in arrears of monthly consumer proposal payments the consumer proposal is deemed annulled, which means that creditors can resume collection actions. There is no automatic bankruptcy if a debtor defaults on a consumer proposal.

that fails to make more than 2 payments cumulative during the Proposal will have their Proposal annulled and creditors can resume collecting their balances plus interest less any payments made. While a default on a Consumer Proposal will not automatically result in a Bankruptcy, however, the debtor cannot file another Proposal.

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April 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were down 0.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 8.2% as compared to the 12-months ended April 30, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 2.6% and consumer proposal filings were up 13.5% as compared to the 12-months ended April 30, 2015.

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Dealing With Debt - Understanding the Two Types of Proposals

Division 1 Proposal Is when a consumer debtor owes more than $250,000 in debts, excluding the mortgage on their principal residence. If creditors don’t accept this proposal there is a deemed personal bankruptcy.

A consumer proposal is when a consumer debtor owes less than $250,000 in debts, excluding the mortgage on their principal residence. There is no deemed personal bankruptcy if the creditors reject the consumer proposal.

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March 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were down 1.1% and consumer proposal filings were up 8.1% as compared to the 12-months ended March 31, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 5.6% and consumer proposal filings were up 16.3% as compared to the 12-months ended March 31, 2015.

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February 2016 - Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were down 1% and consumer proposal filings were up 9.5% as compared to the 12-months ended February 28, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 3.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 19.9% as compared to the 12-months ended February 28, 2015.

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The Real Cost of Vehicle Ownership

Think about the cost of ownership before you buy and then think about the cost of use and think ahead to consolidate trips, skip the trip, or car pool with friends and co-workers.  The cost of vehicle ownership also needs to be considered when you choose where you live.  While the cost of housing may be cheaper here in rural New Brunswick, the cost of the travel can offset the housing cost savings.

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January 2016 - Personal Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

Canada - Personal bankruptcies were down 1.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 9.1% as compared to the 12-months ended January 31, 2015.

New Brunswick - Personal bankruptcies were down 5% and consumer proposal filings were up 19% as compared to the 12-months ended January 31, 2015.

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