Debt counselling is a booming business, with many companies claiming to lend expert help to the consumer in need of financial assistance. Certain traits make some debt companies stand head and shoulders above the rest. For example, a legitimate debt review company in Cape Town will always be registered with the National Credit Regulator, so ask for proof. Find a company that adheres to the code of conduct as well as the fee structure of the Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa. Finally, shop around and take heed of what previous clients have to say about the company and its ability to assist them with clearing their debt.