Get out of debt

Roy Keane’s supposed philosophy in relation to football at least was neatly summarised in the catchy phrase: ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. People talk these days about what they call ‘unsustainable debt’ usually referring to the national debt of countries such as Ireland or Greece but sometimes in the context of personal debt. Continue reading

Debt after Christmas

Even if we didn’t overspend at Christmas, it somehow feels as if we did. Spending just seems to expand so as to consume all available cash and then some. It doesn’t seem to matter if we are paid weekly or monthly, Christmas just seems to be like a good vacuum cleaner, sucking up every spare penny. Continue reading

Can I Do an IVA with no money?

If you are insolvent and have no assets and/or no disposable income can you still do an IVA or to put the question a little differently, is there any chance that creditors will accept your proposal for an IVA if you have no money? Incredible as it may seem, the answer is yes, provided you can ‘bring something to the table’. First, let us look at the ‘normal’ scenario in which an insolvent debtor goes forward with an IVA. Continue reading

Fair treatment for Mortgage Arrears

So you have fallen into arrears with your mortgage payments. Bear in mind that this is not a hanging offence. It is not even a criminal offence. In fact there are certain standards that you can expect your mortgage provider to adhere to as you try to cope with the inevitable stress of the situation. Continue reading

Different Types of Personal Debts

We quite possibly have difficulties in differentiating between distinct types of consumer debt and banks can be less than useful in explaining these distinctions. One difference which is crucial to be familiar with is whether a particular liability is secured or unsecured. For example take circumstances where you are contemplating buying a car or some other type of motor vehicle. There are a wide variety of ways that you might use to pay for your new or second hand vehicle. If you have the available funds, you may pay wholly in cash. Then again you might purchase your vehicle through trading in your old car and paying the rest in cash. Continue reading

Solving Personal Debt Problems with Support from Europe

Most citizens of member states of the European Union (EU) are unaware of certain unexpected benefits that EU membership conveys in relation to personal insolvency. These benefits are rooted in the principle of the free movement of labour which EU citizens enjoy within the EU and are particularly relevant for those who find themselves overburdened by debt and threatened with aggressive insolvency proceedings in certain member states of the EU. Continue reading

Relieving the Suffering of Personal Debt

When men or women start thinking about their own acute debt worries they occasionally contemplate how awful it would be if they had to go bankrupt. Whether or not they petition for their own bankruptcy or one of their creditors petitions for it, the stigma or imagined stigma of bankruptcy is the worst type of emotion a person may have some. However, there are several other great and pragmatic remedies other than personal bankruptcy. It might perhaps even be more desirable for both the consumer and his or her creditors to employ a different procedure to bankruptcy. Continue reading

Dealing with Personal Debt

Plenty of people have private day-to-day money worries. Many people wish to do something relating to them, essentially to get them to disappear. There are many approaches to situations of individual indebtedness to choose from. The thing is when and where to commence. We want to fully grasp how serious our problems are and score our predicament on a scale of one to ten. A score of one could be a status of being prosperous and comfortable with ten being in a condition of ‘hopeless’ individual indebtedness. However of course that there’s always hope! Especially in the UK where enlightened laws and the ‘fresh start’ strategy for personal debt is offering more than just hope. There are attractive alternative options that the fiscally burdened person can certainly carry out, no matter what the severity of personal insolvency. Continue reading