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What Is An IVA?
An IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) is a formal agreement made between the person in debt and their creditors. Once you enter into an IVA your creditors can no longer take further action against you to recover any outstanding debts, All interest and charges associated with your debts are frozen.
All IVAs are set up and managed by an Insolvency Practitioner (IP), An IVA is a form of insolvency that can potentially right off up to 90% of your debts and is also an alternative to bankruptcy.
In an IVA a single payment is agreed with your financial situation taken into consideration, The payment is then divided between the unsecured creditors over a set period of time (usually five years), after which any remaining debts are written off.
Once you enter into an IVA (individual voluntary arrangement) your creditors are legally bound by the terms and conditions imposed by an IVA, These include stopping to take any further action or contacting you directly.
Whilst there are no legal maximum or minimum amounts you must owe to get an IVA, Usually, you must owe at least £5,000 to get your creditors to agree to the IVA. You can owe this amount across more than one debt, with more than one creditor.
At the end of your IVA, Any debt remaining will be written off and you will become debt-free.
An IVA is open to residents of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scottish residents can find support in the form of a (PTD) Trust Deed or also known as a Protected Trust Deed.
Example of How We Can Help
See how an IVA could help you with this simple example to consolidate all unsecured debts into one smaller monthly payment and write off unaffordable debt.
How to apply for an IVA
Advantages of An IVA
✔ No upfront fee’s
✔ It’s affordable, You only pay back what you can afford and normally only an agreed percentage of your debts
✔ You make only a single payment each month which is distributed to creditors on your behalf.
✔ You will be debt-free in a set period of time, normally 5 years
✔ Once your IVA is approved, All your creditors must agree to the IVA. Including the terms and conditions attached to an IVA
✔ By law, all interest and charges are frozen as long as you maintain your payments
✔ Your creditors will stop calling, Once enough of your creditors agree to an IVA at least 75% in value of the creditors will need to vote in favour
✔ Legally binding this means all creditor action, contact and demands will stop once the IVA has been approved
✔ You won’t be forced to sell your home, Your home is a protected asset in an IVA
Types of debts you can include in an IVA
Who Can Get An IVA?
An IVA (individual voluntary arrangement) is normally only suitable for people who are struggling to maintain payments to their current debts and have a regular income.
In order to get an IVA, you must have spare income after you have met your essential living costs each month.
Your creditors will be obliged to agree to an IVA if you meet the other criteria needed to get an IVA plan. Your insolvency practitioner will be able to offer you more specific advice once they know your circumstances.
In order to qualify for an IVA, you must reside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. You will also need the minimum requirements:
✔ Have £5,000 or More of unsecured debt
✔ Owe money to two or more creditors
✔ Live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
✔ Maintain a payment of a minimum of £70 per month
You can see if you qualify for an IVA and whether you can write off up to 90% of unsecured debt
Debts Cannot be Included In An IVA
Active Finance Agreements
Child Support Arrears
IVA – Frequently Asked Questions
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