Credit card issuers in support of debt repayment program

The actions of credit card issuers have come under close scrutiny of late. In attempt to gain some positive press, 10 of the major credit card companies have announced changes in debt management plans allowing consumers the chance to lower payments and qualify for enhanced benefits in recognized credit counseling services programs.

This new tiered system qualifies consumers for special benefits they might not otherwise be able to tap into. Among the highlights: lower interest rates, waived late fees and minimum payments. The goal is to help consumers pay off their high-interest credit cards.