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BC Licensed Insolvency Trustees Sands & Associates is proud to announce that we have been voted as the winners of the Consumer Choice Award for best Licensed Insolvency Trustee in the Vancouver and Abbotsford regions.

Sands & Associates has now won this distinguished award for nine consecutive years – ever since the category of Licensed Insolvency Trustee was added to Consumer Choice Awards in Vancouver and the lower mainland. In 2020 Consumer Choice Award added a separate category for Abbotsford and its greater region for the first time, which has also now been won by Sands & Associates.

“It’s been an honour to be awarded the Consumer Choice Award for our ninth consecutive year. We consider this a real testament to the caring and empathetic team we have at Sands & Associates as we try to approach helping each client as if they were a member of our own family. We’re also thrilled to be chosen as the first-ever recipients of the award in Abbotsford, this is very validating of our Abbotsford team’s connection within their community, and of course their commitment to great client service and support.” – Blair Mantin, Sands & Associates Vice-President and Licensed Insolvency Trustee

Consumer Choice Award is the only award organization in Canada that utilizes statistically supported independent research to determine its award recipients. The selection procedure involves gathering unbiased consumer opinions, following by detailed calculations and vetting by some of the leading market research firms in North America. Consumer Choice Award winners are chosen for their brand reputation, customer satisfaction and business excellence based on the recognition and opinions of consumers.

About Sands & Associates

Since founding in 1990 Sands & Associates has grown to a network of local offices throughout the province, offering debt help services from Sands & Associates’ Vancouver and lower mainland locations, as well as Sands & Associates’ Abbotsford and Fraser valley offices – we also have locations throughout the Thompson-Okanagan and Vancouver Island regions.

View a complete list of Sands & Associates locations.

We believe that money problems can happen to anyone and are proud to offer advice about virtually all components of debt management and solutions including debt consolidation, Consumer Proposals and bankruptcy. Our qualified and caring professional team of Licensed Insolvency Trustees, Estate Managers and Qualified Insolvency Counsellors share our firm’s long-standing belief that a supportive, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to debt help offers our clients the best results.

How to Get Out of Debt with Help from a Licensed Insolvency Trustee

In Canada only one type of debt help professional is endorsed and empowered by the federal government to assist consumers in accessing debt solutions – a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.

Licensed Insolvency Trustees can help you get out of debt using a number of different solutions, they can also help you assess your financial situation and provide advice about several areas of debt laws including, but not limited to:

  • Steps you can take to preventing ongoing creditor and collection agency phone calls;
  • Whether a debt is payable or statute-barred;
  • What to do if your wages are garnished;
  • Different types of debts and how each can be managed (i.e. credit card debt, joint debt, secured debt, government debts including tax debt and student loans, etc.);
  • Comparing the pros and cons of bank-funded debt consolidation and credit counselling programs;
  • Consolidating debt and cutting the amount that needs to be paid with an interest-free Consumer Proposal;
  • Forgiveness of debts by filing bankruptcy.

If you have questions about managing or consolidating debt, want to get a plan to pay down or write-off debt, or you’re just not sure where to start simply contact Sands & Associates to arrange a confidential in-person consultation. We’re happy to help you understand your rights and options – knowing is not owing!

A debt-free future is possible! Book your free confidential debt consultation with Sands & Associates now to learn about your debt options.