Nationwide Support Services, Inc. Honored 'Company Of The Year' Award At 2009 Annual Tasc Conference In Las Vegas, April 6

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On April 6, 2009 Nationwide Support Services, Inc., an organization that focuses on superior client support and technological innovations, was recognized by The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC), as Company of the Year at the 2009 Annual TASC Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

We are very flattered to win this award and be named, 'The Company of the Year' by TASC. This is a great tribute to the work and dedication of the staff at Nationwide Support Services.

Nationwide Support Services, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, CA and was chosen as the winner by TASC, for its innovative fresh approach and unrelenting focus on customer satisfaction and retention. In particular, the President and CEO of Nationwide Support Services, Joanne Garneau, was recognized as a leading proponent of best practices, standards and their enforcement for the debt settlement industry and in particular TASC members.

Joanne Garneau stated, "We are very flattered to win this award and be named, 'The Company of the Year' by TASC. This is a great tribute to the work and dedication of the staff at Nationwide Support Services." She added, "Since we started, we have focused on delivering outstanding service to our clients through a concerted effort on educating consumers with our innovative e-learning education modules like 'Debt Talk.' We are committed to supporting our clients and ensuring we do whatever we can to enable them to complete their program towards financial strength."

Nationwide Support Services (NWSS) is one of the largest and oldest debt settlement processing companies. It provides debt negotiation and customer support to independent sales offices throughout the United States. The firm's goal is to assist their clients in achieving a lifestyle that is not burdened by unnecessary debt. They offer an online educational program called "DebtTalk"TM that teaches clients about the basics of budgeting, living within their means, spending plans, and setting financial goals to help them achieve financial strength. To further enhance understanding of personal finances, the company will be launching an exciting and interactive electronic game called The Frugality Game TM later this year. Played over a nine month period the game will offer tips and tools for "Frugal With Quality" living as well as prizes for the winners such as a Smart Car and paying off up to $50K of unsecured debt for those enrolled in an affiliated NWSS debt settlement program.

NWS is a charter member of The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC) and has met the "TASC Best Practice Standards," which are nationally recognized as standards of quality, service and integrity.

Special notes:
Nationwide Support Services commissioned a survey conducted by a third-party company that targeted clients who had completed debt settlement programs administered by Nationwide Support Services. The survey concluded that:

  •     91 percent would recommend debt settlement as a debt-relief solution
  •     80 percent described their overall experience in the program as "excellent" or "good"
  •     75 percent were not interested in purchasing a guaranteed credit card in the future
  •     56 percent saved between $10,000 - $60,000 on the original debt they owed.
  •     67 percent were able to complete the program and pay off their debts within 24 months.

Nationwide Support Services will continue to survey customers for the next two years, focusing on the effects on participants' credit scores, spending habits, and personal-finance behaviors after completion of a debt settlement program.

For more information visit or call (800) 499-0906.

About The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC):
The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC) promotes fair business practices, consumer protection and industry standards for the debt settlement industry. TASC, founded in 2005, serves to protect consumers through an organization seal that represents best practices and standards of reputable companies. The organization also protects its member companies through lobbying efforts at the state and national levels, as well as awareness initiatives to educate consumers on debt settlement as a financial solution. All TASC member companies pledge compliance to strict association bylaws governing business practices and ethics. For more information visit


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