Gauteng’s Favourite Boutique Debt Counsellor
The highest concentration of Debt Counsellors in SA can be found in Gauteng (with the Western Cape following close behind). Thus it is no surprise that we received lots of votes for the companies in this area. For consumers who want a personal touch and want to meet with and engage with their Debt Counsellor face to face, choosing to make use of a local Boutique Debt Counsellor makes great sense. The challenge a smaller practice has is that workload and time constraints need to be well balanced. Good time management and systems really assist these Debt Counsellors to stay on top of things and offer good service. Smaller practices want to balance the need for taking on new clients (which increases workload a lot for the first few months of that consumer’s matter) with overcommitting to too many clients at the same time (since there is ongoing work for clients over time – particularly at the far end of the process). They also face the challenge of marketing to new clients on a smaller budget. All the while, the Debt Counsellor is also making sure that the consumer’s debt review proposals get to court in time and the credit providers are receiving funds on time.
‘For consumers who want a personal touch and want to meet with and engage with their Debt Counsellor face to face, choosing to make use of a local Boutique Debt Counsellor makes great sense’
We asked consumers and those in the industry to vote for who their favourite Boutique Debt Counsellors in the Gauteng area are. We are happy to announce the hotly contested winner result.
Your Favourite Didn’t Win? Don’t Worry
Congratulations to all our winners. We had a few votes in other areas for some firms but it was necessary for the companies to sign up to be eligible and thus we are unable to announce any further winners int he other provinces at this time. If you cast your vote for your favourite Debt Counsellor or PDA and they did not win, do not despair. It is great that you are getting good service from your service providers. After all debt review is a highly personal thing and the companies we work with have a large impact on our future. Feel free to send your service providers a nice email to express how much you enjoy working with them. They will soon be showing everyone in the office how much you appreciate their hard work. This will motivate them to continue to offer great service to others in the same situation you were in. Thank you to all those thousands of readers and consumers who voted.
Industry To Begin Peer Review Soon
It will now be very interesting to see how the industry itself reviews various role players over the next few months as the annual Debt Review Awards Peer Review process gets underway. With the Awards results gala being held in Gauteng in June this year, it will be interesting to see if any of the public’s opinion lines up in any way with that of the industry itself. The public voting does not affect the industry peer review in any way and the two are not related but..it will be interesting to see if there is any cross over.
For more info on the annual Debt Review Awards please head over to www.debtreviewawards.co.za