Debt Review Awards Gala (Cont)
After a lighthearted first session and a number of informative speeches and consumer clearance certificates the evening had reach the exciting point where the first of the awards categories were about to be announced.
Taking the stage were an unusual looking “Brad and Angelina” (as they named themselves) namely Debt Counsellor and Attorney Mr.Roger Brown of Credit Matters and Mr.Terri Codd of DCM Group. Having a look at the photos here the resemblance is indeed uncanny.
The First Credit Provider Category under consideration was in regard to smaller or shorter term focused credit provision. The top rated Creditor from the industry wide peer review was Real People/Addcon.
Consumer Friend Scoop Two Awards
The next two awards went to Consumer Friend who represent clients in both the Large Non Bank Credit Provider and Retail Credit Provider space. Consumer Friend are an outsourced service provider who handle debt review matters for such firms as Woolies, RCS, Sanlam and TFG.
The final Award in this section is considered by some to be “the” Credit Provider Award namely Banks. Over the last few years this has also been a closely contested award with all the major banks in the running. This year Standard Bank managed to take the honours as they were the top rated bank across the peer review.
The last part of this section was dedicated to recognising the progress made by a credit provider in regard to the way their debt review or collections department deals with debt counsellors and consumers under debt review. A certificate of recognition was awarded to ABSA Bank and was well received by the entire audience.