Federated Financial Services incorporated in the state of Florida January of 1998. We’ve come a long way. The world has changed, and almost 23 years of life has gone by. We started small. We were a little debt consolidation agency employing seven people. I never planned for us to grow. Well, not grow that much. I always believed we needed to stay small and controllable. It didn’t work out that way. The problem was unfortunately this country was rife with debt. We had never thought about that. Initially when we started, we advertised in local papers all around the United States. The response was immense. We had no choice. We had to add staff. People we’re calling from all over the country. Then the licensing and bonding process immediately began. It almost put us out of business. These two things were very expensive but we made it through and continued to grow. Six months later we found the Internet. Or actually it found us. I had a website designer come in and tell me that we should be advertising our service because his mother used us and we were great. We bought our first domain. I wanted Federated Financial.com. It was taken. We ended up with ffs – inc.net. Short and sweet and right to the point. Little did I know that my web designer was studying SEO. When the point in time came that he felt his understanding of the process was deep and unique, we decided to create a site and make it SEO friendly. The response was crazy. Our SEO certainly did a good job. We had number one ratings in all the major categories on the one search engine that was relevant at the time. That was AOL which was powered by Excite. We needed more staff. By the year 2000 we employed over 50 people
We started to grow in and bounds and the industry followed. In 2002 all the creditors we dealt with required us to become certified as an ISO company. I always thought manufacturers were the only companies that had to do this but I realized it was a quality control system, and given that we dealt with large sums of information and money we jumped at the opportunity to become a member of such a prestigious club. And we grew again! In August of 2001 I finally got the domain I was looking for. We were now federatedfinancial.com. Given that people were flocking to us in droves we decided it was time to start from scratch and create a real comprehensive website which said it all. And we did. That site gave us the ability to reach more people and to tell people what we were all about. We were only two and a half years old and we had 30,000 clients. We were also A+ members of the BBB , receiving that distinction in 1999. In addition, we were well-established members of the community and of the industry. With an in-house IT staff of six, we felt we were technically the most innovative company of them all.
We needed to change with the times. Business was great and we were doing a hell of a job. We finally knew we had made it. My IT department re wrote our existing software and we prepared for the crunch. We had 50000 clients. As our site became more relevant our position improved on all of the search engines and we literally had hundreds of number 1 positioning online. Only one of the company was doing this at the time. They were good too. That was good for both companies because kept both it staffs on their feet thinking all day long. Everybody wants to be the best. We always considered our clients friends and family. We treated them as though they were our sisters and brothers. That showed in our results. Over 80% of our people completed our program and got out of debt. We still continued to grow and every year the criteria became more stringent for ISO certification. We always passed the inspection. Our quality control department made sure of that. We became very compartmentalized. It felt so corporate. We had 80 employees.
All of a sudden it was 2005 and we were one of the top three companies in the United States. We had over 60,000 clients and a staff of 105. We had an HR department, we had a review department. We had a customer service department. We had every single department you needed to run a big strong credit counseling company and we did. We did it well and we did a great job. We occupied 18000 square feet with a hundred plus employees and the clients just kept coming. We learned firsthand what really was going on here in America. Things weren’t “Rosie”. That’s an understatement. Then came 2008 and 2009. The world came to an end. Our country had a financial meltdown. I thought we’re going to have to throw in the towel. Who would think about paying bills when the markets crashed and the banks were really hurting. The federal government had to bailout General Motors and Chrysler. But, not only did we survive but we thrived. To this day I absolutely believe it was due to the unparalleled customer service that we provided our clients. We always bent over backwards to do the right thing, but in time, everything passes and the country was once again up and running. I liked our website a lot and it served the purpose. It became recognizable. It was almost a symbol of our company and people just knew it! There was no reason to change it cuz it worked. We were a successful company. Nobody complained because we did a great job. Our debt consolidation and payday loan consolidation programs were working and people were relaxed and happy knowing that their bills were getting paid and the creditors were not calling them anymore. We had succeeded in the mission that we started off to accomplish years before. 10 years old and doing our job. I was very proud.
We kept this website in different incarnations for a long time. Probably seven or eight years. Then we switched to the above. This website has been up since 2015 in various incarnations and you’re looking above at the iteration we use today. This website is a vast encyclopedia of knowledge plus information, and we provide that for everybody because there should be no reason people can’t have access to good strong information like this on the Internet.
We are still in business after all these years and we’ve scaled it down a bit. This industry isn’t what it used to be and we don’t have the same volume of clients that we used to, but we’re still quite large and we’re not going anywhere. We have a track record and we have the same ownership now that we had almost 23 years ago.There are more Americans to help and we plan on helping them. The name Federated Financial stands on its own. Everybody knows who we are and I’m proud of that. I created something from scratch and I’m still doing it today. If you need our help and are having payday loan consolidation or debt consolidation problems just please, give us a call. We can help. In most situations we can reduce your payday loan interest from up to 700% annually all the way down to zero. It’s easy if you know what you are doing. After all this time we definitely do. You’ve come to the right page and if you need our help you’ve chosen the right company. Payday loan debt consolidation is our specialty and we can save you lots of money getting you out of debt.
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