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I had worked so hard on my credit score that I was petrified of not paying my credit card. I called a company and they marketed and advertised heavily. I heard National Debt Relief's number on the radio and I called them. They were easy to get a hold of. I didn't feel like I was going to be out on a whim. Every time I called, I could get straight to a person. I didn't feel like when I dealt with them, I was just gonna get a machine and the runaround. They explained things to me over and over again. They empathized and said that they understood about the debt seasoning.
I refinanced my house and the enrollment process was pretty simple. Everything was done over the phone and with e-signatures. I was very adamant that I wanted to be able to see the document before I signed it. I was a little apprehensive about that because I had never done this before and I am not sure I know anybody that had done it. I really just had no idea what was going on. But National Debt Relief was more than happy to let me take my time and read the document. It was easy. All I had to do was respond to an email. There was a link in the email so it made it really simple.
But National Debt Relief was supposed to refinance my credit card debt into the amount. They weren’t gonna pay out cash but they were gonna pay the debt. At the end of the day, I signed the closing papers and it was not in the contract that they were paying my credit card debt. I could have taken it all back but I needed to get it done. National Debt Relief ended up comping me a $200 check for the inconvenience and they sort of admitted guilt there.
I had a surgery scheduled that was gonna cost me $8,500. I was gonna put that on my credit card. The credit card debt that I had was supposed to be gone because they were supposed to pay that into my house refi. But I ended up with $14,000 worth of credit card debt. When I looked at the numbers, my income and minimums, they really put me between a rock and a hard place when the plan for them to pay the credit card debt didn't go through because that was my entire plan. I was paying $551 funds from a credit card. It wasn’t the minimum but it wasn’t much over the minimum and it was gonna take 18 years to pay on $14,000.
Other than that, working with this company immediately reduced the money going out by $400 a month. It also helped my credit score go back up. When you do this and they educate you, you realize that your credit score’s gonna take a horrible hit. Mine dropped 150 points which was insane. But as they resolved the debt, it started reporting as paying again. Nobody wants their credit score to go down but it goes back up as they arrange payments for you and start making those scheduled payments.
Whenever I got something from a creditor, I can call National Debt Relief. I can scan the document, upload it, email it, and the people always responded. It doesn't seem like they have forgotten me. I like their people's attitude. They didn’t seem like they were in a hurry and they had other things to do. When I was being a little emotional as I was scared, they just answered each question that I had and they sounded like they knew what they were talking about. They also send me an email that says that I have a settlement offer and I can just accept it right there from the email or I can call. I have done both.
Also, being with National Debt Relief reduced the amount of time that I'm gonna be paying on my debt from 18 years at $500 a month to $200 a month for 36 months. That’s insane. I got into this situation myself but I really intended before I had my surgery already scheduled for that other credit card debt to be gone. $8000 is a little better than $14000. When I found out that our initial credit discussion that they'd pay my credit card wasn’t in my mortgage agreement, I cried.
At this point, National Debt Relief had settled 50% of my debt. I had five creditors and four have agreements made. The agreements took place pretty quickly. I believe the reason why the rest of my debt isn’t settled is because I have only paid $200 towards it and they only have so much money to work with. If I had put $13000 in that bank, I think that all of it would be settled right now. When I have enough money, like when one payment is probably paid up, I expect for another one to be made. I just don't think there is enough for them to work with to schedule six payments. Right now, they’re working with four. But they did tell me that my debt would need to season.
The process is very uncomfortable to not pay your bills and let things go in too deep. I was scared. I remember telling their guy that if they didn't follow through, I was screwed because if I took a hit on my credit score, I wouldn't have any negotiating power to come up with any other plan or any other alternative. But I was comfortable with my payment plan. I asked them if I could pay bi-weekly because it’s how I get paid. They said that I can pay however I want to the recommended amount that I needed to and their rep explained about it too. That’s really why I know that the debt settlement isn’t complete right now because of the amount of money. Their rep explained that if I could paid more, even if there were taxes, it would help the negotiation go faster.
National Debt Relief gave me the option to pay and told me what the minimum was. I was also told to pay in the amount of time that I wanted since I asked about the timeline. We kind of went back and forth until we found a number that worked for me and them. The company has greatly impacted my life because $500 a month going out to credit cards was really stressful. It was causing an impact on my mental health. My happiness and my finances are all sort of intertwined. Now, I don’t even think about it much.
A friend of mine recommended me to National Debt Relief because I had some debt that I was paying off. I was actually contacting individually and negotiating myself. Then my friend told me to try this program. I was investigating to see how it is and it took me a month. I saw that these companies tend to be money pits so I did my research. The reviews and the testimonies were the determining factors that made me go with National Debt Relief. Plus somebody I know and trust very well personally went through the process, and that gives me that comfort.
I thought the enrollment process would be more of a hassle. But as I was starting out the program, they gave me materials to read the disclosures, and they made it simple and fluid. Then the money I pay monthly was determined by the amount of debt that I have and that they're trying to pay off. It was 900 bucks a month and they said 48 months. They also have one that’s pretty high but I was in the process of buying a house so I was thinking whether I could afford it. But they were able to work with me. I had moving expenses and they postponed my payment for two months. They were able to do that with no problem and no pressure. I didn’t have to go through hoops and mazes to get that request. It was literally a quick phone call. That was cool.
The money goes into a savings account and once they see a certain amount, they try and negotiate with the creditors to pay off the debt at a good discount. The negotiators have also always called me when they've settled debts. Every time they came up with a deal, a payment schedule or anything to do with a specific creditor, they would contact me, inform me and ask for my permission to continue if I would choose to continue. I like the fact that they actually take the time and ask if they have permission to proceed. Sometimes, companies think they have a power of attorney and they're safe like that. But NDR actually contacts you to see where you're at. And if they require additional payments to close the account, they would reach out. “You have to pay extra 50 bucks a month for the next three months if that's okay with you. It's feasible to get this debt covered.” They're straightforward and on their ball.
This might be because of the legal measures but they have a limit on the amount of time you can settle the debt. I think 46 months is the most. Having extra cash, I can afford it. But for somebody who is of lower income, it will be a little bit more fees if they allowed more time to accumulate the funds in the savings account. NDR gets a little percentage as their cost but most of my money is being used to pay off the debt. And for anything left over in the savings account, they let me refund checks. It's great. You can't ask for more. I would definitely recommend somebody to the process.
I'm also pretty comfortable working with them. My customer service representatives call me once every two months just to see where I'm at. They give me updates and ask me about any questions on any of my accounts, any of my creditors being negotiated or the saving account that the money goes to. And I like that. It's so refreshing. Not even my car loan bank calls me. NDR is a big company but they try to make sure that they're squared away.
Plus anytime I call, have a question or want to deposit extra funds, they respond quickly. I'm not on hold for too long, no more than 10 minutes. If they don't know the answer, they would put me on hold and ask the supervisor or even the supervisor would get on the phone and talk with me. When I email them, I get a response within 24 hours. I'm about 60% of the way done and the program has paid off a few of my debts. I was able to close out at least four accounts and NDR is working on a few more. The program has also helped me save a few gray hairs with all these creditors because sometimes they can be a little feisty.
I had been trying to get out of debt for at least a year and had been paying more than the minimum balance required, but I was not seeing a dent in what I owed. I started looking at different places that could help. I looked at personal loans to see if that was a good option, but it seemed like that was just gonna make things worse for me and my wife. National Debt Relief laid everything out - how much I owe, what I was potentially gonna pay, and my monthly payment to them. They also told me how they were getting paid. Everything was right out in the open and it was clear that it was gonna be the fastest route to getting out of debt.
I had to agree to a couple of different credit cards and that they were gonna take care of. I had one at 0% that I wanted to do on my own, but they said it would be better to do it all at once. I had to agree to let them take on all of my debt to make sure that everything was taken care of. I had to then give them my personal information so that they could gather all the information on what I owed. Then, we set up an automatic payment that I send over each month. The monthly payment was a combination of what they thought they were gonna be able to negotiate my debt down to and what I would be paying them. It was $200 less than all my minimum payments added together. I was immediately gonna see savings, which was nice.
They've told me upfront what to expect so I knew the collection calls were gonna come and that they were doing their thing on the other side. I just had to let it go until they contacted me. NDR was able to negotiate a lot of my stuff down so that we can get the debt taken care of and move on with our lives. They would contact me when they have a settlement to talk about. They’ve all been really nice and accommodating. I had one that came in around the same time as another one was going on and the numbers weren’t gonna work out. They were able to go back, negotiate and figure it out. They changed the payment dates so that it would work out so we could have two credits being paid off all at once. I had a couple of questions on stuff and I called them. They’ve been very clear and recommended I pull it up in my page so I could look at the numbers with them. Everyone I talked to has been nice, friendly and understanding.
Four months in, I started to see some settlements come in. It has been seven months since I started and I have had half of my debt paid off. We have gotten two of my major ones paid off, which feels great. I just have a couple of small ones here to take care of and I’ll be done. You’re not in the greatest position of your life, but NDR works with you and try to figure out what’s the best solution to get you into a better position. Their service is great and what they charge is perfect and in line with what they provide. Everything has been spectacular with National Debt Relief.
I’ve recommended NDR to a few guys I work with who were the same boat. A couple of co-workers were talking about going filing for bankruptcy. One has taken out a debt consolidation loan and has seen how it's not beneficial to him. I told him before he took that big step of going to bankruptcy, he may wanna at least call and see what NDR can do for him.
I was overloaded with credit debt. My wife had become disabled and we lost her income. We had to rely on credit cards heavily to try to stave off things and that just compounded the problem. All of my available money was going out to debt and I wasn’t able to save any money. Both my wife and I were trapped. Eventually, I got to a point where my debts exceeded my income. For a couple of years that I was making full payments on everything, I was paying mostly the interest and the debts just kept growing. In the past, I went bankrupt and it absolutely ruined my credit and my name. When I had gotten into this situation, I didn’t want to go bankrupt again but thought it was my only real option.
I did some research online and National Debt Relief had a had a good name on the internet. They were one of the better-ranked companies for helping people in my situation. I decided to give them a try. I called them up and spoke to a guy that was very helpful, seemed very concerned about my situation, wanted to help me in any way he could and got me into the program that they had. They assured me that I didn't have to go bankrupt and I can enroll my debts into their program. Not knowing what to expect, I was concerned that I would get a fly-by-night deal where I pay them and things don't turn out to be what I want, but it's going well so far. NDR guaranteed that if I make my payments each month for four years, they will resolve all my stuff.
They told me they had a formula that looked at my total debt, looked at what they expected that debt to ultimately be resolved for and established a payment amount. In my case, it was a four-year plan and by the time four year passes, I would have paid them about 50% of what I otherwise would have owed. It was in April when we had officially gotten into the program and started making payments to them and quit making payments to the credit card companies. This is August and I’ve already settled three credit card debts out of the 18 I enrolled in their program. We settled them for about 35% of what I owed. If everything stays on track with that, then I should come out a bit ahead. I’m happy with NDR's cost. I’m paying them slightly less than half of what I was paying to my creditors, which is a huge help from a cost perspective because I was over-extended and that was how it got so bad.
I’ve talked to a couple of my creditors that initially were hesitant. I had a couple of them that threatened legal action and I said I didn't want them to do that, but they could do what they gotta do. NDR promised me legal services if it comes to that point. However, something must have gone right because neither of them has called me now for a couple of months. They must have had satisfaction from talking to somebody.
I should be able to go on and look at my account and see where I stand with each of my creditors and how much I still owe. I’ve called them twice and I tried to work through that problem. However, they don’t understand why I don’t see what they see. I have a modern computer and I’m not giving them something censored. Their resolution was for me to take a snapshot of my computer screen, send that to them and they'll look at it. I was on the phone with them for about 30 minutes and I was pressed for time. I said I didn't have time to continue on and that I’m not getting the answer that I want from them. They should be able to figure out why I can’t see. It can’t just be something on my end. It has to be the data that their system is presenting to me.
Overall, NDR has been very helpful. They have given my wife and I breathing room. There was a huge weight on our shoulders, primarily mine. Even though I make good money, we were just constantly under water. After we enrolled in the program and with assurances of National Debt Relief, it felt like we bobbed back up to the surface again. Moreover, every month, it feels like we’re closer to shore. I look forward to the day when all of those debts are closed and we can go back to living our lives. In the meantime, I’ve been able to get my wife on disability, which is opt-out. I couldn’t be happier with them working with my creditors, resolving things like they said they were going to. I’d tell others to strongly consider calling NDR to see if it was a good fit for them.
I was in a significant amount of debt and in maintaining my bills, I was not getting out of debt. I was struggling and did not have enough money to do other things so I needed some help. NDR had a significant number of positive reviews on google and on their own website. I read a number of them and compared them with a couple of other companies and their reviews, and NDR stood out.
To enroll I did a 20-minute phone call with them. I needed to give them information about basic demographics, what my income is, my employer, and how long I’ve worked. Then, they looked at my credit report and gave me the option to enroll any number of creditors for whom I owe money to. They then enabled a budget based on what my income is and what my current expenses are outside of the debt. Then they came up with a plan to follow and a breakdown of what my monthly costs would be to pay the debtors off through them over the next three years. I am one year in, out of the three years and have already begun to settle some of the five debts that I had. So far, I’ve been very satisfied.
Everyone is very direct and honest about what the impact of participating will be and I was very appreciative of that. Whenever I had challenges or questions, if I need to change a payment date or any time a creditor accepts a settlement from us, they are very prompt in responding and get back to me within 24 to 48 hours. Plus, they have multiple ways in which they can contact the customers. I’ve been contacted via email, text, cell phone, and home phone.
The cost is fair. This is technically something I could be doing totally independent and I could get more of the benefit out of the settlement with my creditors. NDR let me know up front that it would be cheaper if I did the settlement on my own and I acknowledged that they’re making money off of my debt. But for them to take care of it on my behalf and give me this budget and process the payments, I think it’s worth it. I certainly don’t have the time to babysit folks for a month at a time.
Also, they gave me the heads up that participating in a plan like this, where I have to almost ignore my creditors as my account builds up, would negatively impact my credit. In the beginning, it was a little stressful watching the creditors continue to contact me and threaten to ruin my credit, but because it was all information that NDR had already given me, it wasn’t a surprise. Also, they gave us materials to distribute to the creditors so that they knew not to continue to call and what was gonna happen in the future. After six months or so, everything started to happen exactly like it was explained and life has been less stressful.
A lot of times what you see on television is not revealing. They’re trying to sell you so they exaggerate or there’s super fine print that you can’t read. I’ve seen a thousand commercials for NDR on TV since participating and I can say that everything they’re saying in the ads is true. Although the information that they say don't go into excruciating detail, information that is being advertised isn’t misleading. I would tell friends that they really need to be clear on what they can handle in terms of pressure from creditors. The program will destroy their credit and that if they are willing to take that risk in the beginning, it’ll clean itself up as time goes on. If they can handle that, then this would be a route to get out of debt.
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Both of the representatives I spoke with were knowledgeable and friendly. I never at any time felt pressured to enroll. It has been a great experience so far and I expect that will continue. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
I had a lot of concerns and after getting more details I was satisfied with the results they had shown me for my current situation. I feel they had a lot of answers to help me reach my goal of being debt free.
All questions I had and didn’t have were answered kindly and professionally. I was treated with such respect. My stress level was helped soo much. Thank you Ben and Rose. I am so grateful. So grateful. I’m looking forward to improving my credit.
Everyone that I spoke to from the very beginning was informative and built confidence in me that NDR is my best choice to handle my situation. I felt relieved right away! There is no doubt that this is a good decision.
I have had a good experience. My agent was very nice and got back to me quickly. She answered any questions that I had. When she would review something with me, she would ensure that I understood what she was saying.
Kathy and Carlo were excellent! Both very thorough in explaining how the program works and what to expect. They reassure you that they are here to help not judge or persecute. If you should find yourself in this unfortunate situation National Debt Relief is the way to go.
I have spoken to two different people so far and I am more than pleased with the help and information I received. Ryan ** was very clear and helpful with all the input he gave me. He made a tedious task much more understandable and pleasant.
My experience with NDR has been really good. The representatives have been very helpful and easy to work with. Things have gone really smoothly and grateful I contracted NDR. I am looking forward to continue partnership with NDR and being debt free with their help.
Very professional and informative. Jay and Evelyn made me feel comfortable through the process and I am excited to have a plan in place to resolve the debt issues which have been looming over my head. Thank you Jay and Evelyn!
It was easy to discuss the NDR program with Viola. She was very pleasant and spent time answering questions that I had! She was patient with me, as I have never entered into any similar programs in the past! I know that if I have more questions in the future I may contact NDR either by phone or email!
The employees that helped me out, really made me feel like a human being and not a loser who fell behind on their payments. They were able to come up with a solution that will eventually get me out of debt and help me get on track again.
The associate was very clear and concise while going over everything. We revised everything for accuracy as well, as the Legal Enrollment forms. She also let me know as to what to expect including the three emails today as well as this survey.
Daniel ** was a big help in dealing with our debt. He gave us the confidence that we needed to move forward without making us feel bad about the debt we had acquired. The process was fast and easy. Daniel went over every inch of the contract to make sure we understood what we were getting into.
I received the best and most professional service! Thank you for your help! I am confident that my credit will have a positive effect and I will be on my way to financial freedom soon! This is a great company, everyone is courteous, professional and very understanding! You are quick to respond to any questions I have and it is greatly appreciated!
Individuals did a great job explaining a difficult and trying process. We were pleasantly surprised that they reviewed the risks involved with the process and how they could assist throughout the process. We would highly recommend the team at NDR.
Experience great, so far I have given my info, interviewed and started. I signed docs and got my legal help. I feel like this is a good start to getting back to financial health. Everyone has been great. If I get through this review I can gat started.
So far I am very happy with NDR. Everyone I have spoken to thus far has been so nice and polite. Everyone is patient and more than willing to answer questions to make sure that I understand fully what is going to happen. I feel all steps have been taken to make sure that myself as a customer is not left in the dark about anything.
All of the people who have been helping me through this process have been very professional and supportive. It is difficult to get out of debt, and the assistance of such a professional and personable staff greatly eases a lot of the tension their clients have. Thank you very much.
Excellent process and service, made it easy! Have a good plan now to get out of debt faster and for less. Also allowing biweekly payments so I don’t have to pay too much at once. Helping me back less than owed!
I am excited to save money from credit cards. It has been a wonderful experience talking to the expertise and friendly employees. I like that I can get online and view everything and make payments to get out of debt sooner. I personally feel I have worked too hard and was in a vicious cycle of paying way too much on interest rates. I’m excited to get out of debt and have available funds that I can actually enjoy. Everything was explained thoroughly and employees answered all questions.
The agent was speaking too fast, hard to follow. First agent, the lady that signed me up, she explained what paragraph she was explaining. The second one, he was not very prepared. I felt that he lost his train of thoughts, But all in all, thank you!
Signing up with National Debt Relief was easy and no one made me feel ashamed of having to make that initial call. Most creditors and lenders judge you but I felt none of that when dealing with your staff. Thank you!
I want to say that on all phases of the intake was very pleasant. I truly enjoyed talking to all of your representatives on getting me into the system and started with my credit rehab. I really enjoyed talking to Carlos **.
The folks there are knowledgeable and quite helpful. Every time I have called, they readily, and patiently explained all that I needed to know. They fully understood my dilemma, and did everything they could to tell me about their process and how they could be of service to me. I would certainly recommend NDR.
I love yall, you guys are the best. I didn't understand how it works but now I do and I really appreciate the help, thank you for helping me and giving me another change. I really don't know what I would do without this program but now I can keep fighting for a better future.
National Debt Relief expert review by Barbara Friedberg
National Debt Relief helps consumers find relief from burdensome debt with their debt settlement services. They offer alternatives to bankruptcy along with educational resources for people who are considering filing for bankruptcy.
No upfront cost: There are no upfront fees to use National Debt Relief’s services, and you pay only when they succeed in reducing your debt. Fees range from 20-25 percent of the total paid debt.
Free budget planner worksheets: Start managing your budget by downloading a free budget planner worksheet from National Debt Relief’s website. This tool will help you figure out if you will have a surplus or deficit at the end of the month based on your monthly income and expenses.
Location-specific resources: Find out about your state's debt laws on National Debt Relief’s website. If National Debt Relief does not operate in your state, you can still learn about ways to manage your debt.
Quick qualification: Fill out a short form on National Debt Relief’s website to see if you qualify for debt relief. A representative will contact you quickly to help you figure out your next move.
Customer success record: Over 99.9 percent of National Debt Relief's clients pay off their debts and do not need to return for future help.
Best for: overspenders and people dealing with consumer debt.
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- 180 Maiden Lane, 30th Floor
- New York
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- United States