The consultant does not need to be an insolvency administrator, although this is often the case. The advisor must inform the debtor of all available solutions, including senior debt processing, real mortgage, debt consolidation into a loan, debt management, bankruptcy, a debt relief order and the IVA. The advisor should consider all the debtor`s circumstances, what they own, what they owe, and their household income and expenses to recommend the best solution. The advisor may charge a fee for debt counseling, but most IVA providers offer advice at no upfront cost. Nonprofit debt advisory agencies include Citizens Advice Bureau, StepChange Debt Charity, and Christians Against Poverty, which can offer debt management measures that do not include an IVA. Say why you`re not happy and what you want them to do about it. Add any evidence that you believe supports your complaint. If you are not satisfied with the IP`s response, you can usually send your complaint to the bankruptcy department. The insolvency office will then forward your complaint to the IP authorization office.
An IVA is a private agreement between a debtor and creditors. Since 6 April 2009, bankruptcy has not been announced in the local newspaper, but only in the London Gazette. IVA is not announced. Debtors of an IVA and bankruptcy are publicly listed in the personal insolvency register – anyone can consult the insolvency register, but it is usually mainly used by credit reference agencies that use it to update credit files (an IVA affects your creditworthiness, but this is the same as other debt solutions) and creditors who use the insolvency register, to help them make a decision about whether to lend money to potential customers. Neighbours are unlikely to check the registry, which can be a concern people assume when they discover they are on a public registry. Your insolvency administrator will determine what you can afford to repay and how long the IVA will last. You will need to provide details about your financial situation, such as your assets, debts, income and creditors. An IVA is a legally binding agreement between you and the people to whom you owe money. If you are not sure what debt you can take on in your IVA, contact us for advice. A bankrupt debtor is usually automatically dismissed after one year or less if the bankrupt debtor is entitled to early dismissal. An income payment agreement or bankruptcy order (if enforced, depending on the person`s disposable income) lasts no more than three years and payments are usually much lower than with an income-based IVA.
If you have an IVA and you comply with the agreement, you will receive protection from your creditors who will take further action against you, and some of your debt will be written off. . . .