About us

Debtfree Magazine

Debtfree is a FREE monthly online magazine about the South African Debt Counselling and Debt Review Industry.

 

With any niche industry, there is a need to keep the role players informed. However in the debt counselling industry not only do Creditors and Debt Counsellors need to be kept up to date but consumers too have a vitally important need to understand the process and changes in the industry.

‘consumers too have a vitally important need to understand the process and changes in the industry’

Being a newer industry (it has only been around since 2007) there are constant adjustments to procedures and processes. The requirements and industry norms are also in a state of flux. How could consumers know what was happening if their Debt Counsellor didn’t inform them? Sadly most Debt Counsellors find that they are too occupied trying to save consumers assets and making arrangements for them that to then explain recent industry changes and procedures is just too time consuming.

Seeing this need Debtfree Magazine stepped into the vacuum and began to inform consumers.

 

 

What started out as a single page emailer to a handful of people under debt review in 2008, on a haphazard basis, has grown into a fully fledged monthly online magazine.

From one page the emailer grew and grew until it became obvious that readers could not download such large files (PDF format). After all data costs money.

With the help of technology, the emailer became a page-turning sensation in 2010.

 

Here is the Cover of that historic issue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through the use of internet “magic,” our readers could now flip pages as if reading a printed version of the magazine. It felt more comfortable and familiar making it an instant hit with the readers who no longer had to wait for larger downloads.

 

 

 The Cover of the June 2010 issue celebrated 4 years of the debt review process.

The magazine looks at issues that are currently facing Debt Counsellors and consumers under debt review. Often featuring articles about different Courts throughout the country it helps prepare Debt Counsellors, Attorneys and consumers for what they will face in that particular Court. We also look at recent judgements and how that effects the way debt review is done.

 

 

Debtfree has been available to readers for most of a decade now. We are proud to say that recently our readership has grown to over 1 million reads of the magazine across the 12 issues of the magazine each year. This shows us that our readers love the content and are hungry to stay informed. We plan to continue to do so and at our favourite price “free”.

 

 

 

What we would like to do for you:

 

If you are a Consumer:

Please feel free to subscribe to the magazine by sending us an email to magazine@debtfreedigi.co.za

We will then send you a simple email when the next issue comes out. You can then read the magazine online for FREE.

 

If you are a Debt Counsellor:

Debtfree Magazine offers a FREE service to Debt Counsellors whereby consumers who use your service (who consent) can be notified of the new issue when it comes out.

What this involves is a short (small) email to the consumer telling them that they can either read the magazine at www.debtfreedigi.co.za or on the website of those Debt Counsellors who have embedded the magazine on their own websites.

The magazine can thus be part of your “After Care” service. Email us at: magazine@debtfreedigi.co.za and we will set it up for you.