American Consumer Credit Counseling to Participate in American Bankruptcy Institute’s 20th Annual Northeast Conference and Forum

Joe Beston of Waltham, Counselor within ACCC's Bankruptcy Counseling Services Department
Joe Beston of Waltham, Counselor within ACCC's Bankruptcy Counseling Services Department

Leading national consumer credit counseling non-profit to showcase bankruptcy counseling services and consumer services at regional convention in Newport, Rhode Island

(Boston, MA) – July 11, 2013- American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that the non-profit will participate in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 20th Annual Bankruptcy Conference and 8th Annual Consumer Forum in Newport, Rhode Island from July 11th through July 14th.

At the convention, representatives from ACCC’s bankruptcy counseling services department will be on hand to discuss the industry’s most recent trends and best practices and to offer resources such as debt management and financial education. Across the country Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings have fallen drastically over the past year, down 13 percent. In Massachusetts, personal bankruptcy filings plummeted 18 percent in 2012, a good indicator of a recovering economy.

 “Though trends are showing declining filings nationwide, bankruptcy continues to plague hundreds of thousands of Americans each year,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of Newton, Massachusetts-based ACCC. “This conference represents a valuable opportunity for industry experts like ACCC to work collaboratively with distinguished attorneys, scholars, business leaders and government officials on the advancement of bankruptcy and consumer protection methods.”

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the nation’s leading provider of quality bankruptcy educational programs. Comprised of more than 13,000 members from various industries and professional disciplines, ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. The Institute, founded in 1982, aims to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues as well as to facilitate a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

“I am looking forward to representing ACCC at ABI’s regional conference,” said Joe Beston, a counselor within ACCC’s Bankruptcy Counseling services Department who resides in Waltham. “As the nation continues to recover from the recession, our role as counselors has become increasingly important in helping Americans regain their financial stability.”

David Iavarone, a Bankruptcy Counseling services counselor and resident of Chelmsford, will join Beston in hosting the ACCC exhibition at ABI’s regional conference. ACCC’s team of certified and experienced counselors are contacted by approximately 200 consumers each day who are in need of a trusted source for consumer bankruptcy counseling and personal financial management education. In addition to bankruptcy counseling, ACCC offers a variety of financial education, credit counseling and debt management services to help consumers achieve long-term financial health and stability. The organization’s Bankruptcy Counseling Department offers counseling sessions both online and over the phone and provides consumers with comprehensive educational resources available at ConsumerCredit.com.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

  • For bankruptcy counseling. call 866-826-6924
  • For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
  • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
  • For more information on financial education workshops in New England, call 800-769-3571 x1980
  • Or visit us online at ConsumerCredit.com

About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial health through education, counseling, and debt management. ACCC provides individuals with practical solutions for solving financial problems and recognizes that consumers’ financial difficulties are often not the result of poor spending habits, but more frequently from extenuating circumstances beyond their control. As one of the nation’s leading providers of financial education and credit counseling services, ACCC works with consumers to help them with the best plan of action to reduce their debt and regain financial stability. ACCC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and holds an A+ rating. It is also a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. For more information or to access free financial education resources log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit TalkingCentsBlog.com.


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