Dealing with Personal Debt via Bankruptcy

In our first three articles in this series, we looked at Debt Consolidation, the Debt Management Plan and the Individual Voluntary Arrangement as three of the main approaches for dealing with personal debt problems. In this fourth and final article we will briefly look at the last of the main processes that are specifically targeted at debtors who are insolvent i.e. Bankruptcy. Continue reading

Dealing with Personal Debt via an Individual Voluntary Arrangement

In our first two articles in this series, we looked at Debt Consolidation and the Debt Management Plan as two of the main approaches for dealing with personal debt problems. In this article we will briefly look at the first of two formal processes that are specifically targeted at debts who are insolvent i.e. an Individual Voluntary Arrangement. Continue reading

Dealing with Personal Debt via Debt Consolidation

With so many people today having personal money worries it is remarkable how reluctant some people can be in seeking a solution to their financial problems. The important thing is to begin somewhere and getting professional advices ranks highly in the list of things to do. It is often helpful to rate our financial situation on a scale of one to ten with a rating of one being in a state of comfort and affluence and a rating of ten being in a state of hopeless personal insolvency. Continue reading

Coping with the Worry of Personal Debt

Serious personal debt is a huge worry for many people. When the level of debt becomes unsustainable, the worry can lead to stress and to the effects of more serious health and relationship problems. The journey from being debt free, having money in the bank, being in rewarding employment, earning a good income, enjoying a decent standard of living and living a happy life with spouse and children to being unable to pay bills or to service debts can be a cruel one. Continue reading

Teach yourself about IVAs

The purpose of these pages is to give basic and straightforward answers to queries that individuals want to pose on the subject of IVAs and insolvency in general but may avoid doing this for all sorts of reasons. Let’s begin with examining a scenario when somebody is preparing to get married but is concerned that their fiancé may perhaps be insolvent and that their insolvent fiancé’s creditors might seize their money after the wedding. Although love may be blind, it would be natural for partners to reveal to each other the state of their financial situation prior to getting hitched or even before beginning to co-habit. This is desirable simply because failing to reveal monetary troubles before starting to live together could lead to a failure of trust subsequently in the union in the event that one partner happens to be insolvent and their financial difficulties come to the attention of the other solvent party.
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Getting an IVA Accepted

If you’re planning on entering into an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) with your lenders you would naturally like to be in no doubt that they are going to accept and agree to your IVA proposal. The overriding concern is whether your offer will be sufficiently attractive to a minimum of 75% of those lenders who make a decision to exercise their power to vote to persuade them to approve your proposals. Exactly what do creditors need to see in your IVA proposal documents?
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Comparing an IVA with Bankruptcy

When you are unable to pay your debts, it is inevitable that you might consider doing one of the big Insolvency solutions that are available in the UK, such as an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) or Bankruptcy. Naturally there might also be other more favourable solutions available to you also, such as a DRO. When you get to a level of unaffordability where doing nothing is not an option, you will need to research your options. Ultimately, whatever the quality or amount of advice you seek, it will be up to you to make a decision of which option is best.

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Why Should Creditors Be Able to Claim My Property?

Once you owe money to loan providers or some other lenders they’ve got the legal right to seek the payment of such obligations in keeping with the conditions and terms under which the monies were borrowed or the liability was sustained at the outset. If in spite of this the customer simply cannot or will not follow the contracted repayment schedule in that case lenders are able to avail of an array of means to force the overdue consumer to repay the money they’re owed. Examples of these are getting a County Court Judgment (CCJ) against the borrower and following this up with measures by bailiffs which might include the seizure of goods or other assets. Continue reading