Posts Tagged ‘Credit report’

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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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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