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Sands & Associates Featured Office: Vancouver

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 by Blair Mantin

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Sands & Associates’ Vancouver office is conveniently located steps away from Burrard Skytrain Station in beautiful downtown Vancouver.  As Credit Counsellors, Proposal Administrators and licensed Bankruptcy Trustees, we are proud to offer debt...Read more

What Debts does a Bankruptcy or Consumer Proposal Cover?

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Blair Mantin

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When investigating the different types of debt solutions available in Canada, two that offer federally licensed and regulated protection are bankruptcy and consumer proposals.  While it’s generally understood that common debts such as credit cards, lines...Read more

Meet Sands & Associates at Vancouver’s Zoomer Show

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 by Blair Mantin

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Canadians aged 55 and older have become one of the most rapidly growing group of debtors in BC in recent years.  Between 2009 and 2011 alone, the number of people aged 50 and older whom Sands & Associates assisted with personal bankruptcy, consumer...Read more

Sands & Associates Releases Third Annual BC Consumer Debt Study

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 by Blair Mantin

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Sands & Associates, BC’s largest firm of licensed Credit Counsellors, Proposal Administrators and Trustees in Bankruptcy released results of their third annual BC Consumer Debt Study today, specifically focused on markets throughout Vancouver and the...Read more

Ask the Trustee – March Edition

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 by Blair Mantin

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Licensed trustee Blair Mantin answers your questions about how to manage debts, including options such as Credit Counselling, Consumer Proposals and Bankruptcy in BC!  Q: How does my credit report and credit score actually work? A:  A credit report...Read more

Legislative Changes Proposed for Debt Settlement Laws

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Blair Mantin

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Amendments aimed at restricting debt settlement agencies were brought to legislation yesterday by the BC government, hopefully to be effective in the fall of 2015.  Debt settlement companies currently typically offer to negotiate lump-sum settlements with a...Read more