Written on: 26/03/2013
Baines and Ernst instantly took the weight off my shoulders as soon as they said they could help. I was struggling after taking on all the household bills and they helped work out what i could afford. I have never had any problems even when having to change payment dates due to my wage payment dates being odd. I think the only thing that lets Baines and Ernst down is the admin fee on a monthly basis as I was told once I had paid the original fee I wouldn't pay anything else. Never the less... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2013
From start to finish, Baines and Ernst were continually helpful. At times when I thought someone was going to come knocking at my door for money, they were very reassuring, which in turn helped me relax and feel safe. I can't say that at any time did I have a problem with any of the customer service team, infact from the word go until the end, which has happened in the last month, I can't say anything bad. If there was an issue with an account they dealt with it to their best. One creditor... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2013
I approached Baines & Ernst when I realised that my credit card repayments were getting out of hand. They were extremely helpful and set up a Debt Management Plan immediately. It was made clear to me that there would be a monthly fee of £35 for the service, but for peace of mind I thought that this was worth it and it's good to see my debts reducing for a manageable monthly outlay. The DMP is reviewed annually, and once again the advisers are, once again, more than helpful. During the... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2013 by whatever.com
I've no idea where they got my number but had a phone call randomly. they seemed very nice polite genuine. talked me in to a plan agreement etc. when I've gone further in to it they are wanting to take more than half for them self they make you think their doing you a favor they only end up paying like a pound a month to each debt. don't be conned they are charities that do it for free!! I did try and back out but they was very persistent! actually a little bit rude at times. all they want... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2013
We used this company a few years ago now,we paid the best part of 500.00 up front as some sort of bond,this money would be returned when the plan ended,well we managed to repay our debts using my early retire- ment pension plus help from the Citizens advice,who on our behalf negotiated settlements,fine,but on contacting Baines and Ernst asking for our bond money back we were refused due to clearing these debts ourselves,so they effectively made money from us,not to our way a fair and just... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2012
Special thanks to special people that work for Baines & Ernst. They know what they are doing, they treat you with respect, they listen, they help. True professionals and it is obvious that their work ethic is on the highest level. I know that I am in good hands now and they have my complete trust. I have regained my perspective on my life and feel happy. Kane and Tony, you are more than welcome to pop in for a coffee if you happen to be in the area! Brilliant company. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2012
Hi i have benn with B&E on a DMP for four years now i have Debt of £30,000 all interest has now been frozen and im paying £140 a month which is alot less than i was paying and all i can afford at the moment,All letters from creditors have stopped,yes they charge a £35 fee but for the work they do on your behalf its well worth it. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2012 by wfazli10
please use another free company, four months into my plan and £404 pound the worst off these people have done nothing for me i have continued to be bombarded by calls and letters from my debitors have had to do everything for myself so again all I would say is DONT BE LIKE ME..... GO TO CCCS WHICH ARE FREE AND DO THE WORK BETTER.... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2012 by walshy61 (1 review written)
i had a call from this company on my mobile ,i was looking into trying to get a loan of some sort to get my debts out the way ,but no joy ,i then got the call from the company ,i thought well ill listen to what theyve got to say ,and i must say iam pleased i did ,i went for a debt relief order ,the lady i was dealing with was brilliant ,and i must say service is quick it didnt take long to sort everything out once the set up fee is paid ,everythig was explained very well ,and if i dint... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2011 by dlop (1 review written)
I have just finished my DMP with baines and ernst. Overall they have been great for me, my debt is paid off, well nearly but i am going to do this on my own as the fee makes my payments look a little pathetic It was set up very quickly and thankfully i was one of the people who's interest was frozen so again its been great for me. The only negative in the experience would be the £40 review fee, I am already paying a fee, why do i have to pay for a review. Anyway its done now and they... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2011 by TonyS78
I've been on a plan with Baines & Ernst for about a year now and, so far, it's saved me a fortune, they managed to get my combined monthly payments to the companies I owe money to down from around £720 to just £260 and whats better is that I don't have to pay extra interest on top of my debt anymore so should have everything cleared a lot sooner. Now this isn't a free service, they do charge a set up fee but within a month this has pretty much paid for itself with the savings I make. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2011
Yes baines and ernst take a management fee when going for a Debt management plan but what these people who are complaining about this below fail to realize is that the £35 per month is a lot less than the interest that the creditors are charging in interest each month. Going on to a debt management plan the interest will be frozen saving a fortune in payments to the creditors that does not go on the debt when you pay them direct. I have been with Baines & Ernst now for 3 years i pay £200... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2011
i have been with B&E for sometime now and have been dealing with a lady called lisa. the service is fantastic and as soon as i signed up a weight was lifted from my shoulders, what these people are talking lower down is rubbish, yes they take a fee and yes £150 per month is alot of money but would you work for free? no. nor do they, and £150 a month is a lot better than the £870 i was paying. This really is a brilliant service and i implore anyone struggling with debt to give them a call and... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011
I have been with B&E for five years now, and I have around 14 monthly payments to go (Not in IVA). B&E have taken all my problems away from me, and any problems I now get from Creditors is taken care of straight away. I have recently spoken to Mike in their settlements team, who if I pay up now is able to save me a nice amount of money.
I would highly recommend B&E to anyone suffering from severe debt, as they have helped me go from £24k down to £3 with very little stress involved.... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
Fantastic service baines and ernst have taken away all the stress i was under due to debt which consequently has saved my marriage. I can not recommend this company enough (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
Baines and Ernst have taken away all the stress i was under due to my debt. Yea they take the 1st 2 payments for there fees but if your used to struggling paying £550 per month and then reduce it to £265 then so be it, its money saved instantly. I am more than happy with the service i receive, they are always helpful and honest on the phone. 80% of my interest has been frozen and i have reduced the length of time i would of been paying my debts off from 5 years to 4.5 as well as saving £285... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2011
Many thanks for your assistance, support, and excellent service during this difficult time, (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010
I've been with baines and Ernst for a short time now, around 4months but I have to say they have provided me with a service that's been outstanding. Previously I was waith the cccs who provide a free service but I now understand why! Baines and and Ernst although they charge a fee have taken away all the pressure and strain I ever had and compared to other companies they DO pay the creditors and deal with them when I have problems. I feel now I can live my life as I should and thank baines... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
had one problem like the review alone but i then asked to talk to the manger and then everything went ok, probably had a kid with 1 weeks experience, i have read otherreviews where you can get great service or rubbishin the first instance, i talked to lawerence who was very good and like i said no problems (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2010
this might be a bit over the top but baines and ernst saved my marraige, i was in 21k of debt and didn't tell my husband, i called baines and ernst out of desperation to be honest and after i received the paper work i filled it out met with the creditors and sorted out my debts, it has been a very long 5 years, but now i am debt free and i am myself again.
I told my husband that i had the debt ( had most of them before we got married) he was obviously very angry but accepted that i had not... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2010
Baines and Ernst were a great help at a really dark time in my life. They gave me peace of mind in helping me through my financial problems. They've been brilliant. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010
i have been with Baines and Ernst for a few months now and some people may think that they rip people off but they have not done to me! when ever i have had a question I phoned them up, they seem to be honest and tell me what I need to know sometimes I don't like their answers but it at least I get the answer rather than going around the houses and it's what I need to hear not what I want to hear, they understand that I want my debts paid off as quickly as possible and I have thankfully been... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010 by paulmatthew (1 review written)
Thank you for what you are doing. We've been with you for quite a long time now and I don't know where we'd be without you. The service is fantastic, we're over the moon with it. Thank you for being so helpful (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2010 by lucluc (4 reviews written)
The service is brilliant, Baines & Ernst are factual and helpful. Everybody on the phone is nice to me and you're a friendly voice. i was told things factually and give me advice. B&E have helped me live a normal life. I've learnt so many things from B&E, like budgeting. i was spoken to in an articulate way and give me the facts. I always come off the phone feeling better. Thanks to their help, for the 1st time in years, I feel proud of myself because I am resolving my debt problems with... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2010
I was probably in the worst state of my life in terms of the hole i was in with my finances, Baines and Ernst should be Knighted, Made all my troubles go away, Fantastic Company!! (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010
Concidering the trouble i was in, i am definitly happy that Baines and Ernst was quick on the uptake. I was harrassed by all my credit card even on weekend for money i don't have. Now all that is sorted out, I have a debt management plan i can actually pay and i can pick up my phone without fear. I am so relieved. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010 by baz81 (1 review written)
Thank you Baines and Ernst!
My debts were beginning to get out of control so I decided to try and do something about it. I didn't know much about these types of companies until I did a bit of research and eventually found Baines and Ernst, I had to fill in my details and then I was called back almost straight away and the advisor who called discussed with me all the options available.
The plan I am on now is an IVA, I am on this plan because my debt were so high (around £22,000!) most of... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2010
was going to go with the cccs for obvious reasons but it was taking to long to get sorted contacted a few companies and baines and ernest seemed like the less pushy company.
still have a few years to go to clear my debt but apart from the problems at the beginning getting all the paper work sorted for them i feel i have made the right choice but i could always change if i feel the need to.
only had the need to contact them once when i needed a statement after rbs contacted me and i needed... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2010
I have found Baines and Ernst to be brilliant...!!
I have been in debt for some time now and ended up being ill over it. Since talking to Baines my monthly repayments have been lowerd by half and the agressive letters and calls I would get from my lenders have stopped.
Thank you Baines. I now have a life again.
I have reccomended to 2 of my friends and they also have had a similar experience. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2010 by KatieAlexaJohnson (1 review written)
Just wrote a thank you note to the rep who has been dealing with my case and thought I'd also write an online review to show my gratitude.
Initially, I have to admit I wasn't sure about going on debt management but after being unemployed for approx a year, by the time I found another (lower paid) job, I racked up huge debts (about £12k on credit cards, plus council tax arrears and various other bills). by the end of the month, I needed to use my cards again to cover essentials and basic... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2010
Baines and Ernst have completely turned my life around after debts were killing me. If you are struggling with debt, speak to them!! (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2010
My sister recomended B&E to me and Thank God she did. We started paying back debts (which were above £16,000) with their help. They were so helpful and said it would take about 10/12 years to pay back at the amount we could afford.....8 years later were almost all paid up. They have been there to answer all our questions and are always willing to help with the creditors when they get in touch. We dont mind paying a fee for them to do the work as they have really helped.
we will be debt free... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2010
Dont touch them with a barge pole. Great sales pitch initially. Once you set up your direct debit with them you only get to talk to inexperienced people who have no idea of the stress being in debt causes. As a result their laxidasical attitude will get you further into trouble. EG slow dealing with court papers and lying about when they recieve them even though you have recorded delivery proof????
Plus i have to constantly talk to creditors about what was happening because B&E take so long... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
They were very nice and helpful at the begining but once they took their payment they were not interested and because of their unprofessinal behaviour i am in more trouble than when i started. Thank god there was sound advice in recent months to direct me to the correct actions. BAINS and ERNST are in my eyes legal theives. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2010
The people at Baines and Ernst have helped me to stop feeling liek a criminal and actually start paying back what i owe. I am on an IVA with them and all the way along they have been helpful and knowledable. Dotn believe what others say try them yourself. I did and now i wont be worrying about the phone ringing or knocks at the door. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009 by melaniep (1 review written)
please take my advise and never go with them.............. they have taken my money and not paid the companies with it, they have taken my money and not sent me a breakdown of what it was being spent on and they have taken my money and when i question it, they cant answer me, i am now in the process of speaking to my local cab for advice on taking them to court for this, here are the excuses when i call: they say they havent got my documents to hand, they say the computers are down, they say... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2009 by davidbanner1974 (4 reviews written)
I found Baines and Ernst Debt Management Service help useful initially, but found the sales person very pushy and rude when I said I was shopping around and didnt want to give them anymore information or pay a 1st payment straight away. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2009 by l5m2s0
Very kind helpful people at Baines and Ernst Debt Management Service who do not make you feel inferior or that it is your fault you have got into debt. My Husband and myself and accumulated large debts over a number of years, we 'managed' by switching to 0% credit cards, just before Christmas 2008 one of the credit cards reverted to its normal interest rate and requested a minimum payment of £249, this along with other credit cards and catalogues as well as household bills and 3 children... (read more)
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