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Top 50 SA Debt Counsellors Names in Debt Review Awards

Each year the Debt Review Awards arrange an online industry Peer Review where Companies and Individuals registered with the National Credit Regulator (NCR) can help evaluate the performance of their counterparts in the industry.

Recently the results of the Peer Review in regard to Debt Counsellors have been published on the website. The site lists 50 Debt Counsellors who are grouped into 5 different size categories from Boutique to National. The results then run the full gambit from Debt Counsellors who operate alone to those who are part of massive national brands.

Familiar & New Names

The names are listed alphabetically in each of the 5 categories and there are a few names that have been seen in past years. Once again, several past top-rated individuals and firms are on the list such as Debt Counsellor Alan Manshon of the Money Clinic, who many will recognise from his past radio appearances, former Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa CEO Wikus Olivier and well known national firms like Octogen, NDA, Pioneer, Debt Busters and Debt Rescue.

There are also new names on the list of Top 10 DCs which will not surprise their clients or credit provider counterparts. These Debt Counsellors have been working hard for a long time and most on the list have been registered with the NCR for many years building up their operation and reputation.

Congratulations to all the Top 50 on being recognised by the industry for their hard work and efforts to improve debt review. Next week all these top rated firms will be receiving special digital media which they can use to let consumers know that they are part of the Top 10 practices in their size category.

Top 5

This weekend sees the names of the Top 5 and highest rated being revealed at the Annual Debt Review Awards Gala being held in Durban, KZN. People from across the province and the country will attend to hear the results. The event is sponsored by the industry with sponsors such as Hyphen PDA, DC Partner PDA, Intuitive (PDA) and Banks such as Nedbank, ABSA, African Bank, Capitec Bank. Several industry support services companies also sponsor the event such as One, Consumer Friend, Meliorleaf and Credit Guard (through FinSafe)

Top 10 Lists

Below you will find the list of Top 10 Debt Counsellors as revealed by the 2019 Peer Review. The lists are in alphabetical order.

Top 10 Boutique Debt Counsellors


Alan Manshon – The Money Clinic (NCRDC256)

Aletta Strydom – Debt Assist (NCRDC2240)

Arno Oscar Lubbe – Finance Debt Clear (NCRDC3034)

Evanthia  Liebenberg – Thusega Debt Counsellors (NCRDC381)

Heidi Knor – Consolidebt (NCRDC209)

Johan Wepener – Johan Wepener Debt Counsellors (NCRDC114)

Petra Swanepoel – Streamline Debt Counselling (NCRDC1963)

Romie Govender – Finesse Debt Counsellors (NCRDC1262)

Susan Pretorius – Debt Solutions (NCRDC102)

Tielman Flischman – Flischman Debt Counsellors (NCRDC633)


Top 10 Small Debt Counselling Practice


Andre Carelse – AC Debt Counsellors (NCRDC1461)

Annatjie Neethling Ulwembu Debt Counsellors (NCRDC149)

Ashley Carstens -Debt Eezy (NCRDC858)

Bruce Leslie Borez – Debt Budget (NCRDC1643)

Dawn Rees – Free Me Debt Counsellors (NCRDC758)

Lee-Ann Sansom – Sansom Debt Counselling (NCRDC732)

Lodewyk Hattingh – Key 2 Debt Freedom (NCRDC1978)

Su-Ria Grobler – Fidelity Debt Counselling (NCRDC2230)

Tanja Davel – Tanja Davel Attorney (NCRDC285)

Wikus Olivier – CreditSmart (NCRDC3143)


Top 10 Medium Debt Counselling Practices


Annerie  Marais – DRS Queenstown (NCRDC1347)

Bernidene Thieroff – CS Debt Counselling (NCRDC764)

Corrie Gouws – Mabcor Financial Services (NCRDC118)

Derryn Fish – Algoa Debt Care (NCRDC1353)

Eugene Cilliers – Pay Plan Solutions (NCRDC1636)

Judy Knoetze – Credit Matters Klerksdorp (NCRDC892)

Marius Coetzee – DRS West Coast (NCRDC1670)

Nicola van der Merwe – Administration Services (NCRDC197)

Russell Dickerson – RD Debt Counselling (NCRDC638)

Tania Dekker – Debt Free with Armani (NCRDC1015)


Top 10 Large Debt Counselling Firms


Consumer Debt Help (NCRDC1801) Gary Light

Consumer Wise (NCRDC553) Lorenco Lewis

Credit Matters (NCRDC19, NCRDC20, NCRDC533) Roger Brown

Cybermobile (NCRDC3022) Hans Overbeek

DCGSA (NCRDC1560) Casper Francois le Grange

Debt Fresh (NCRDC1641) Anton Meiring

Debt Guidance (NCRDC3152) Corolina Guevara Harris

Debt Therapy (NCRDC49) Reinhard Pettenburger

Doctor Debt (NCRDC2224) Corinne Bell-Lewis (Shelly Beach)

Help-U Debt Counsellors (NCRDC2076) Geraldine Parkin


Top 10 National Debt Counselling Firms


Debt Busters

Debt Care

Debt Rescue

National Debt Advisors

NDC – National Debt Counsellors


Pioneer Debt Solutions

Randwise DMG

The Debt Experts (DC Experts)

Zero Debt


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