Consumer Proposal Risks - Will I qualify? -What happens if I'm not accepted?

Risks, Eligibility, Credit Implications and Conflicts of Interest.

Return to Advantages of Consumer Proposals.

Consumer proposals are without doubt an extremely valuble option at the hands of the Canadian consumer. They do have some risks though, and certainly some limitations:

Among the many risks of filing a consumer proposal are that it could be declined by your creditors. In this event, an R7 orderly payment of debt program would be reflect on the credit bureau, even though it was not approved! Of course if the proposal is approved, the same rating would reflect. It will drop off the public records within 3 years of the last payment of the consumer proposal. Until this time, obtaining unsecured credit will be virtually impossible.

Consumer proposals are at their core, based on surplus income, as per federal standards. Although a client may feel that they have no surplus at all, by federal standards they may have a significant amount of surplus income, making the consumer proposal either impossibe, or not effective enough to be warranted. Further, if the client holds equity in a home or other assets, the consumer proposal may not be an option, depending on the value of the assets or investment, as well as the total amount of unsecured debt. The client must legally be insolvent - their debts must out-weigh their assets.

When considering a consumer proposal, it is imperative to consider any conflicts of interest that may arrise either from work-related policies, corporate or co-signed liabilities. Co-signed accounts are an especially key area of concern as the co-signer of that account may be affected in the same manner as the applicant, if no prior arrangments are made. Much in the same way as credit counseling, all unsecured credit must be included in a consumer proposal, no exceptions.

Other debt reduction options like Debt Settlement allow you to include only those accounts that you would like to reduce. Please visit our Debt Settlement page for more information on Debt Settlement, how to qualify and what is included in debt settlement and reduction services.

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