Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 16, 2011
As part of its ongoing action to ensure that consumers who are drowning in debt can find strong, fair advocates against overwhelming credit card debt, The Association of Settlement Companies has dramatically revised its name, its vision and its mission with its launch as the American Fair Credit Council.
The American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) has adopted a strong vision and mission that focus on the struggling consumers served by its 43 charter member credit advocacy companies, according to Robby Birnbaum, president of the AFCC.
“The time is right to clarify how our new charter helps struggling consumers find relief from overwhelming credit card debt,” said Birnbaum. “We formed the AFCC to advocate for consumers in the fight for better treatment by the credit card companies. Anyone who does business with an AFCC member is protected by a very strict code of conduct that ensures consumers receive the fair and aggressive advocacy they need.”
Key characteristics and tenets of the new organization include:
AFCC member companies collectively have helped consumers resolve more than $2 billion in credit card debt, according to Bob Linderman, AFCC’s vice president. “Many of the people we serve through the AFCC’s 43 members have accumulated serious levels of debt due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as job loss, divorce or serious medical problems,” he explained, “For these people, credit advocacy is a viable, legitimate option, and the AFCC is a powerful advocate to educate consumers and others about credit options.”
Consumers seeking more information on The Association of Settlement Companies’ transition to AFCC can learn more at http://www.americanfaircreditcouncil.org.