American Consumer Credit Counseling to Participate in 2012 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Conference

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Non-profit consumer debt counseling agency to showcase bankruptcy counseling and financial management services at national convention in San Antonio.

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Over the past 20 years we have built a reputation of providing consumers with compassionate, confidential and experienced counseling services that help them navigate what is often a complex and confusing process.

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that it will participate in the 20th Annual National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Convention in San Antonio, TX from April 27th through April 29th.

The non-profit consumer debt counseling agency – based in Newton, Mass. – will staff an exhibit booth with members of ACCC’s bankruptcy counseling team and provide discounted access to bankruptcy courses for the conference’s 700 registered bankruptcy attorney attendees and their clients.

The NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, the organization now has more than 4,000 members located in all 50 states.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our bankruptcy counseling expertise to an organization that is dedicated to protecting consumers across the nation,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of ACCC. “Over the past 20 years we have built a reputation of providing consumers with compassionate, confidential and experienced counseling services that help them navigate what is often a complex and confusing process.”

Fitch Ratings recently reported an 8- to 10-percent decrease in bankruptcy filings for the first quarter of 2012, as compared to the same period of 2011. Nonetheless, bankruptcy lawyers are seeing more activity from student loan debtors – with some reporting increases in such cases of 25 to 50 percent, according to NACBA.

Coupon codes for discounted bankruptcy courses will be available at the American Consumer Credit Counseling booth at the NACBA convention or by calling 1-866-826-6924.

“I am excited for this opportunity to represent ACCC at the NACBA Convention,” said Catarina Carreiro, a counselor within ACCC’s Bankruptcy Counseling Department. “As counselors we work collaboratively with attorneys to ensure that clients are aware of their options and 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 available at ConsumerCredit.com.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management.

For more information, contact ACCC:

         • For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
         • For bankruptcy counseling. call 866-826-6924
         • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
         • For more information on financial education workshops in New England, call 800-769-3571 x708
         • Or visit us online at ConsumerCredit.com

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.

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