FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why should I choose Financial Rescue LLC?
A: Financial Rescue LLC (FRLLC) is a marketing service provider for debt consolidation, debt relief services, and law firms. We provide our clients the best options to their financial concerns. Our certified IAPDA debt consultants provide professional solutions nationwide. We work in professional alliance with many of the nation’s top reputable debt negotiation companies and law firms.
We strive for customer excellence. We are dedicated to helping consumers resolve their debt problems. We provide debt settlement services nationwide and work in professional alliance with many of the nation’s top reputable debt negotiation companies and law firms to assist clients as advocates for their rights.
Q: Will enrolling into a debt resolution program affect my credit?
A: By not making your minimum monthly payments to your creditors, you are breaking the terms of your agreement and most likely will be reported to consumer reporting agencies as a delinquent account. This is the case whether you are currently enrolled in a debt resolution program or not. Upon enrolling in a debt resolution program, your credit score will probably get worse before it gets better; however, this may be a better alternative and not having to file for bankruptcy!
Once we have settled your debts, you should receive a certificate from your creditors stating paid to the satisfaction with a zero balance owed. However, it is important to remember that if you want to maintain a “good credit rating”, you need to pay your bills on time; anything else will cause your credit score to suffer.
Q: How long does it take to complete the program?
A: Financial Rescue, LLC (FRLLC) affiliates have programs to fit your needs between 12-45 months. However, it could be sooner depending on your individual situation. With our programs, there are no pre-payment penalties so, the faster your save, the faster you'll become successful in the program.
Q: Will all of my creditors agree to debt negotiation?
A: Financial Rescue, LLC (FRLLC) evaluates each client’s situation on an individual basis. While the programs work aggressively to reduce your debt balances, creditors are under no contractual obligation to negotiate or accept settlement offers. Estimates are based on historical results and individual results may vary. FRLLC affiliates have been successful in negotiating for our clients unsecured debts with an average settlement of 40 to 60%.
Q: What is the difference between a Debt Management Program and a Debt Resolution Program?
A: A debt management program differs from a debt resolution program by a few ways. The debt amount owed is not reduced with the debt management program but with a simple interest rate reduction program. You will combine all your debts and make one payment each month. Average rate reduction can vary between from 6-10%. This type of program has a lessen effect on your credit score because monthly program payments will still be distributed among all of your enrolled accounts. However, your credit rating may have an adverse effect.
A debt resolution program has a similar approach where your debts will be combined with one monthly program payment but your debts are negotiated for less than what you owe. The average settlement ranges between 40-60% debt reduction. In debt resolution, your account will be handled by an attorney, paralegal and legal assistants. A creditor tends to treat an account differently when they know they must obey all of the laws governing them, and an attorney is going to be familiar with the laws of your state, which can definitely give you an advantage.
Q: What is the difference between unsecured and secured debt?
A: A secured debt is a debt in which the creditor maintains a security interest in an item or piece of personal property such as a house, automobile, boats, etc. With secured debts, if you fall behind on payments, the lender can repossess the property that originally secured the debt. An additional drawback to secured debt is the fact that you may remain liable for the deficiency balance owing on the debt after your property has been repossessed and sold. However, the laws vary from state to state.
Unsecured debt is debt in which you borrow from a creditor to obtain goods or services on credit in exchange for your promise to repay the debt. The primary difference between secured and unsecured debt is that unsecured debt is not collateralized by personal property. Unsecured debt is commonly given in the form of credit card debt, commercial debt, medical debt, automobile repossessions, utility collections, and some personal loans. In many cases, these accounts can be successfully resolved through a debt resolution program.
Q: What is a credit report?
A: A credit report is a record of your credit activities. It lists any credit card accounts or loans you may have, the balances, and how regularly you make your payments. It also shows if any action has been taken against you because of unpaid bills.
Q: How can I get a copy of my credit report?
A: You are entitled to receive one free credit report every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. This free credit file can be requested through Annual Credit Report or by contacting the companies directly by phone or by mail as listed below.
To process your request, you will need to provide specific information, such as your name, current and previous addresses, telephone number, social security number, and date of birth. Also, to verify your identity, other information such as a copy of your driver's license, utility bill(s), or bank statement may be required. Keep in mind that the three large bureaus do not necessarily share information with each other.
The content of your credit report can be different at each bureau, so it's a good idea to request copies from each one.
To contact the three major credit bureaus:
P.O. Box 105873
Atlanta, GA 30348
Consumer Disclosure Center
P.O. Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022
(800) 916-8800 or (800) 888-4213
Experian (formerly TRW)
P.O. Box 2104
Allen, TX 75013-2104
Q: What type of information is on my credit report?
A: There are usually four types of information:
- Identifying Information: Your full name, any known aliases, current and previous addresses, social security number, year of birth, current and past employers, and, if applicable, similar information about your spouse.
- Credit Information: The accounts you have with banks, retailers, credit-card issuers, utility companies, and other lenders (accounts are listed by type of loan, such as mortgage, student loan, revolving credit, or installment loan; the date you opened the account; your credit limit or the loan amount; any co-signers of the loan; and your payment pattern over the past two years).
- Public Record Information: State and county court records on bankruptcy, tax liens, or monetary judgments (some consumer reporting agencies list non-monetary judgments as well).
- Recent Inquiries: The names of those who have obtained copies of your credit report within the past year (two years for employment purposes).
Q: Where do consumer reporting agencies get their information?
A: Credit bureaus collect information from parties that have previously extended credit to you, such as a department store that issued you a credit card or a bank that granted you a personal loan.
Q: What if my credit is bad?
A: A Loan Modification is not based on credit. The banks are trying to make a good loan out of a troubled loan. The loan modification will not hurt your credit; generally only late payments or a foreclosure will negatively affect your credit score.
Q: What is a Loan Modification?
A: A Loan Modification is when the bank allows a change in the terms of your existing mortgage. The purpose of a modification is to significantly lower your monthly payments, for either a temporary or permanent period of time.
Q: Who qualifies for a loan modification?
A: Anyone that is having trouble paying his/her existing loan may qualify for a loan modification. In today’s housing market, banks are willing to work with mortgage holders who are having trouble paying their mortgage. However, homeowners with a high probability of getting a loan modification are those currently in an adjustable rate mortgage, who have a high interest rate, and/or are experiencing any kind of hardship.
Q: Why will a loan modification work for me?
A: The government has asked for ALL lending banks to help in the foreclosure epidemic and modify mortgages for all troubled homeowners. Going to your lender with the representation of an Attorney will make a scary process seem simple.
Q: Is it possible to negotiate my debts on my own?
A: While it’s difficult to negotiate your debt on your own, it is possible. Financial Rescue, LLC (FRLLC) and its affiliates have the expertise and the knowledge to handle such matters and can guide you in the right direction. FRLLC will review and discuss with you your debt solution options. Our debt resolution technique involves assessing your individual financial situations and determining what option is in your best interest. Many different options and payment structures allow you to customize your plan. Our Debt Arbitrators can help ensure that you get the best settlements possible.
Q: What is the difference between a Debt Resolution Program and Bankruptcy?
A: With a debt resolution program your debts will be combined with one monthly program payment but your debts are negotiated for less than what you owe. The average settlement ranges between 40-60% debt reduction on completed settlements. In most cases, you may complete the program within 12 to 48 months. Once a settlement has been completed on your behalf, you will no longer owe the debt and your credit report will reflect a zero balance.
Bankruptcy should be your last resort. Depending on which type of Bankruptcy is filed, you may still have to repay your debt and a monthly payment may be established. Bankruptcy is public record and will appear on your credit report for a number of years. In some cases, Debt Resolution may be a better alternative than Bankruptcy!
Q: Can I file bankruptcy and include my delinquent taxes?
A: In some cases, delinquent taxes can be filed with bankruptcy, however there are a few rules to determine if you qualify. Please consult one of our tax professionals to review your options.
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The International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA) is North America’s leading training and certification provider for debt negotiation and credit counseling. In business since 2000, IAPDA has become the training gold standard for consumer debt relief professionals. Members trained and certified by the IAPDA signify that you are working with someone who strives for excellence, has excellent product knowledge, and strives to protect you, the consumer.
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