Leading national consumer debt counseling non-profit will showcase bankruptcy counseling services at attorney conference
Boston, MA – January 10, 2012
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that the Newton-based non-profit will be attending the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Northeast Consumer Winter Forum, to be held at the Suffolk University Law School in Boston on Monday, January 16th.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to provide our consumer bankruptcy counseling expertise to this audience,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of ACCC. “Over the past 20 years we have built a reputation of providing attorneys and consumers with compassionate, confidential and experienced counseling services to help navigate what is often a complex and confusing process.”
At the forum, ACCC, the only approved bankruptcy counseling organization that has offices in Massachusetts, will showcase the non-profit’s pre-filing credit counseling and pre-discharge debtor education courses to attendees. According to ABI’s most recent report, in the last 5 years over 97% of all bankruptcy filing in the state of Massachusetts were non-business filings according to ABI’s report, with consumer bankruptcy filings increasing by over 40 percent from 13,705 in 2007 to a high of 23,618 in 2010.
“Bankruptcy affects thousands of consumers each year,” said Allen Amadin, Manager of the organization’s Bankruptcy Counseling Department. “As counselors, we work collaboratively to guide consumers through the process of bankruptcy filing and develop a realistic spending plan so that they can make this important decision with confidence.”
ACCC’s team of certified and experienced counselors are contacted by approximately 200 consumers each day who are in need of a trusted source for bankruptcy counseling and personal financial management education. In addition to bankruptcy counseling, ACCC offers a variety of financial education, counseling and debt management services to help consumers achieve long-term financial health and stability. The organization’s Bankruptcy Counseling Department offers counseling sessions both online and over the phone and provides consumers with comprehensive educational resources at ConsumerCredit.org.
About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial health through education, counseling, and debt management. ACCC provides individuals with practical solutions for solving financial problems and recognizes that consumers’ financial difficulties are often not the result of poor spending habits, but more frequently from extenuating circumstances beyond their control. As one of the nation’s leading providers of financial education and credit counseling services, ACCC works with consumers to help them with the best plan of action to reduce their debt and regain financial stability. ACCC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and holds an A+ rating. It is also a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. For more information or to access free financial education resources log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit TalkingCentsBlog.com