You have decided to buy a house (mortgage), buy a car (car loan) or go into business (operating line of credit to finance inventory, accounts receivable, etc.). You go to your bank and they look at your credit score. The credit score is a number (from 300 to 850) that is based on a number of factors such as your payment history (35% of total), how much of your available credit have you already used (30% of the total), what type of credit you have and how long have you had the credit, as well as how many creditors that you have in total.
Before you start the loan application for that big purchase, consider ordering a copy of your credit report yourself. They are available free by regular mail from both Equifax Canada and Trans Union of Canada. Read the report carefully so that you know what the bank will be looking at. If you spot a mistake, notify the credit bureau immediately to correct their report. The notification is by filling out the Consumer Update Form that the credit bureau will send you with your credit report. It is always advisable to attach any proof or documents that you might have to prove what you are saying is correct. Unless the error is self-evident, please allow time for the credit bureau to investigate your report of the error and correct their records. Always ask the credit bureau to confirm to you that they have updated your credit report.
God put us on the earth for a limited amount of time. Why then does he make us sleep for about 8 hours each day? We could be producing something of value for 24 hours each day. The answer of the sages is profound. We have all heard the phrase “I am having a bad day” which really means “leave me alone.” God decided to give us a fresh start every 24 hours. A new day begins with a fresh attitude and renewed energy.
This same fresh start is a basic principle of The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. If you are an honest but unfortunate individual who is overwhelmed by your debts, the legislation is there to help you get rid of your debts, teach you how to budget properly and train you on moving forward without the mental stress and burden of debt. This applies whether you file an Assignment in Bankruptcy or a Consumer Proposal.
What went wrong yesterday is in the past, today we start anew.
Licensed Insolvency Trustees are licensed experts by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. They are licensed to know the law, (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act) advise clients and help individuals with debt relief, consumer proposals and filing of bankruptcy, applications and proposals.
If you are considering filing for a proposal or bankruptcy, by law, (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act), you must contact and work with a licensed insolvency trustee. A trustee ensures the rights of all parties involved are protected. A trustee will explain the rules and what you will be required to do in your bankruptcy.