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Debt Review Awards 2018 – Award Winners

2018 Debt Review Awards Winners

This year well over 50 companies and individuals were recognised in the Peer Review Process Awards. The increase in numbers is in part due to feedback we received from the industry. This year not only did the Debt Review Awards recognise a Top 5 in the Debt Counsellor categories but also a Top 10.

You may be wondering who won all the Awards well, here are the details broken up into the various categories and some photos of the winners from the Gala evening.

 

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There are thousands of credit providers in South Africa. Each of these firms needs to have the ability to facilitate debt review for their clients. The largest credit providers deal with debt review matters every day. This year debt counsellors took the time (30 min on average) to review and rate credit provider debt review departments. There was also a new distinction made within the banking category between dealing with secured credit and unsecured credit.

Short Term Credit Provider

Winner: Wonga Finance SA

Retail Credit Provider

Winner: Consumer Friend (on behalf of their clients in this category)

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Large Non-Bank Credit Provider

Winner: Old Mutual Finance

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Vehicle Finance Credit Provider

Winner: MFC (a division of Nedbank)

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Bank: Secured Credit

Winner: Investec Bank

Banks: Unsecured Credit

Winner: African Bank

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Most Improved Credit Provider Debt Review Department

The Most Improved Credit Provider Debt Review Department this year was identified by Debt Counsellors taking part in the peer review as:

Capitec Bank

Capitec Bank

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The Payment Distribution categories are split between Payment Distribution as reviewed by credit providers and by Debt Counsellors.

Payment Distribution As Reviewed By Credit Providers

Winner: Hyphen PDA

Payment Distribution As Reviewed By Debt Counsellors

Winner: Hyphen PDA

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This year, we were happy to consider Debt Counsellors in 5 different size Categories (2 more than in 2017) namely: BoutiqueSmallMediumLarge and National. In addition to the Winners, the Top 5 Debt Counsellors in each category were identified.

Top 5 Debt Counsellors

Boutique Debt Counsellors

Top 5 in alphabetical order:

  • Alan Manshon – THE MONEY CLINIC
  • Amanda Johnson – ALGOA DEBT CARE
  • Suzanne Pretorius – DEBT SOLUTIONS
  • Trevor Armfield – DIVERSE DEBT COUNSELLORS
  • Zelda Erasmus – CONTROL DEBT

 

Winner in this category:

Alan Manshon -THE MONEY CLINIC

Small Debt Counsellors

Top 5 in alphabetical order:

  • Andre Carelse – AC DEBT COUNSELLORS
  • Awie Coetzee – SA DEBT HELP
  • Drene Venter – DEBT AID
  • Karl Schweidler – WYNLAND DEBT COUNSELLOR
  • Shaun Zeelie – MASTER YOUR MONEY

Winner in this category:

Awie Coetzee – SA DEBT HELP

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Medium Debt Counsellors

Top 5 in alphabetical order:

  • Annemarie Marais – DRS QUEENSTOWN
  • Eugene Cilliers – PAYPLAN SOLUTIONS
  • Judy Knoetze – CREDIT MATTERS (KLERKSDORP)
  • Liana van Wyk – DEBT WISE GROUP
  • Morne Olivier – FREEDOM DEBT COUNSELLORS

Winner in this category:

Morne Olivier – FREEDOM DEBT COUNSELLORS

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Large Debt Counselling Practice

Top 5 in alphabetical order:

  • CONSUMER DEBT HELP
  • CONSUMER WISE
  • CREDIT MATTERS
  • DEBT THERAPY
  • ZERO DEBT

Winner in this category: Consumer Debt Help

 

National Debt Counselling Practice

Top 5 in alphabetical order:

  • DEBTBUSTERS
  • DEBT RESCUE
  • NATIONAL DEBT ADVISORS (NDA)
  • OCTOGEN
  • PIONEER DEBT SOLUTIONS

 

Winner in this category: Debtbusters

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Congratulations to all those who were so highly reviewed and rated by their peers. Your hard work has been recognised. Well done to all those who were identified in the Top 10 categories. Among over 1600 Debt Counsellors in the country, credit providers identified you as a pleasure to work with.