MONEY CLINIC | Can I get a loan while under debt review?

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By law you are prevented from accessing any further credit when under debt review.
By law you are prevented from accessing any further credit when under debt review.
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A Fin24 reader currently under debt review wants to know if it is possible to get a loan. She writes:

I'm under debt review; is it possible to get a loan?

Neil Roets, founder and CEO of Debt Rescue, responds:

Debt counselling is a process whereby an over-indebted person repays their debt in a manner that is more affordable, by reducing instalments and extending the repayment terms. Therefore, if a person were to incur further debt, they would not be able to become debt free. 

When you apply for debt review, a new budget is created to ensure you have sufficient living expenses - therefore not requiring credit. By law you are prevented from accessing any further credit when under debt review, to enable you to repay the debt you have. 

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