28 January – 28 February 2019
Know your debt (and stand a chance to win R50 000!)

With more than 12 million consumers in arrears with one or more of their current credit agreements, the need to raise awareness about the current state of consumer debt in South Africa is now more important than ever.

In light of these concerning numbers, and adding to the grim economic state our country is currently in, SA’s largest debt counselling firm, DebtBusters will use National Debt Awareness Week
(28 January till 3 February) to educate consumers about debt management and highlight the solutions and professional assistance available to those who are struggling to keep up with their debt repayments. This will be done by utilising main stream, digital and social media to get consumers engaging and talking about their own debt challenges and how to find the best solutions.

During this week, clients that sign up for debt counselling will also stand a chance to win R50 000, allocated to their total outstanding debt.

To enter, please complete the Free Call Back Form, for a free debt assessment.

T’s & C’s apply.


26 June 2017
DebtBusters relaunches new ‘Numbers’ TV ad: ‘It is time to do something about your debt problems. Now.’

We are now officially in a recession, and are also the most indebted country in the world according to the World Bank Report (2015). As a nation we continue to drown in our debt and the number of consumers experiencing debt related stress continues to rise.

DebtBusters urges consumers to confront their debt and to seek help before they are out of their depth: “We urge consumers not to stick their heads in the sand, but to seek help before it is too late. It is very easy for consumers to get into debt on their own, but it is almost impossible for them to get out of debt on their own – this is where we can help” explains Ian Wason, CEO of DebtBusters.

“Once Credit Providers have started legal action on your accounts, it is much more difficult to negotiate with them” he continued.

We have relaunched our TV ad that first aired in February, and are reaching out to consumers before they make mistakes on their own and continue the debt spiral until it becomes crippling.

“We need to act now to get consumers back on a path towards debt freedom and rehabilitate them so they can become active members of the economy once again” urges Wason.

DebtBusters’ TV ad portrays the burden of debt and the anxiety it invokes in regular people. The ad follows a man living with the constant stress felt by the indebted, while maintaining the appearance of normality. It talks about the hidden debt that people have. Debt is a fact of life that many of us keep concealed and sometimes it gets out of control. It creeps up on you and before you know it you are in financial difficulty.

Face your debt problems now and restart your life debt free. It is time to do something.


14 June 2017

IDM has secured another round of victories at the annual Debt Review Awards gala event, held on Saturday evening in Johannesburg. Celebrating business excellence and recognising those who have made valuable contributions and improvements to the debt counselling industry, awards are given to debt counsellors, credit providers and payment distribution agencies from South Africa who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Echoing the success of last year’s Debt Review Awards, this year the best ‘Large Debt Counselling Company’ award went to Consumer Debt Help and the most prestigious award for the best ‘National Debt Counselling Company’ went to DebtBusters, South Africa’s largest and most trusted debt management company. Both are subsidiaries of the Intelligent Debt Management (IDM Group).

Ian Wason, CEO of IDM Group, acknowledges the important role our partners and clients play: “Consumer Debt Help has now won four years in a row, and DebtBusters has won three out of four. We are truly head and shoulders above our competitors, through the hard work of our team. This was possible due to our partners and, most importantly, due to our clients for placing their trust in us to get them on the road to debt freedom.

Thank you.

We promise we will continue to better ourselves every day and keep delivering the best client service in the industry.”

Congratulations to all category winners and we look forward to another year of working together to ensure South Africans are able to better manage their finances and be guided on the road to being debt free.



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