Clean my name

This year saw the Limpa Nome ‘Clean my name’ debt fairs organised by Serasa Experian in Brazil. These are public events, held in large exhibition venues, with the idea of letting consumers deal with all their debt problems at once. Many consumers allow debts to build up because they struggle to know who to talk to, or how to co-ordinate between multiple creditors or agencies. The ‘Clean my name’ events allow consumers to move from one stand to another, perhaps speaking first with their bank, then their credit card provider and so on until they have obtained a clear picture, corrected data and agreed to a repayment schedule that they can realistically meet. Our Sonhos Reais’ volunteer staff were on hand to run financial education sessions and help co-ordinate the day. Over 56,000 people have attended these one-day events this year.