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IVA.CO.UK DEBT DEBATE: 4TH FEBRUARY 2008

Debt event organised by IVA.co.uk

DEBT DEBATE: 4TH FEBRUARY 2008

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IVA.co.uk’s latest Debt Debate was another great success, attended by an audience of about 100 Insolvency Practitioners, Creditors, Journalist, Industry Experts and Members of the General Public.

This debate began with an Introduction by Adam Davies, Spokesperson for IVA.co.uk, followed by James Bellini setting the tone for the evening’s debate and the topic at hand Miss Selling of Personal Debt Solutions within the Industry.

The debate focused on the following topics and issues:

  • Is the Miss-Selling of Personal Debt Solutions Rife in the UK?
  • Is the provision of Best Advise Realistic?
  • Are there Effective Remedies if the Miss Selling of Personal Debt Solutions Occurs?
  • How has the Media and Advertising influenced the choices of the consumer?
  • Recommendations moving forward (panel only)

The expert panel engaged in articulate debate on all topics and gave well rounded comments and opinion on all areas. Audience members responded in kind by giving their observations statements for further discussion and debate, while James Bellini are esteemed Chair ensured that all voices were heard and the debate flowed smoothly from the different areas of discussion.

Available at the event were IVA.co.uk new promotional leaflets. Our Sponsors Tuxedo Money, were also present and provided invaluable information about Tuxedo’s Pre Paid Card.

IVA.co.uk, were also supported by Clean Slate Magazine, Credit Today and Moneywise all of whom provided their magazines for the debate.

The IVA.co.uk Debt Debate was held on the 4th February 2008 in Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden. Please look out for details of the next debate; we are already starting to plan for the event in 3 months time which is promising to be as popular as ever.

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Event sponsored by:
The debate was chaired by:
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James Bellini is a broadcaster and futurist with a long television career including, presenting " The Money Programme" before moving to "Newsnight" and "Panorama".
The expert panel included:
  • Gill Hankey
    Gill Hankey is a Director of the Bankruptcy Advisory Service Limited and has just been recently awarded an M.B.E on the New Years Honours List 2008. Gill is also a member of R3 and the Insolvency Service National Consumer User Group and she speaks regularly to members of these groups on debt and bankruptcy issues and the type of work carried out by the Bankruptcy Advisory Service.
  • Kevin Still
    Kevin Still is a credit and debt industry veteran of 23 years who is currently a Director of leading debt management company EuroDebt Financial Services and Senior Vice President of Credit Professionals Limited
  • Rachel Lacey
    Rachel Lacey is the editor of Moneywise, Britain’s best-selling personal finance magazine, and has written numerous articles giving advice on debt management and money saving measures.
  • Stuart Hopewell
    Stuart Hopewell FICM is Chairman of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), Stuart has been involved in credit for over 30 years and has served on a wide range of committees and working parties.
Audience testimonials from past debt event:

" Our most recent IVA.co.uk debate on 24 October was most notable for its focus on the major debt issues facing young people and the clear need for personal finance education amongst that generation. A strong contingent of young voices brought many valuable insights to that debate. The crunch question that emerged: 'who should provide that education - our education sector, the banking industry, independent institutions?' This debate will run and run."

James Bellini

"I think it went very well. For me, it was incredibly informative, because you talk about these things in abstract but then, suddenly, you’re meeting the real people who are affected by getting into debt, and it does bring it home."

Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard

"I really enjoyed the Debt Evening; it was an incredibly interesting and topical debate in a relaxed environment. I would recommend it to anyone living in Britain as debt affects everyone now a days."

Courtney Smith, VISIT BRITAIN

"As a teacher I am hugely concerned about debt not only from my own perspective but from the perspective of students of the future who are increasingly struggling with funding their education. The debate was topical and covered all my concerns. It was also very interesting to meet other people who have experience debt first hand in Britain. An interesting, thought provoking and well catered for event."

Paula Sunderland, Teacher

About Tuxedo :
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Tuxedo is an approved MasterCard® Member Service Provider focused on delivering affordable Prepaid MasterCard® products. An industry leading payment solutions for consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom. With its unique eccount functionality, Tuxedo offers a range of great features and ways to help customers manage their money 24 hours a day by SMS, automated telephone service or online – safely and conveniently.

Tuxedo Cards are Prepaid, providing customers with a means to spend, share, receive and withdraw money without the worry of overspending. Customers simply top-up as they go.

About Cleanslate :
Cleanslate

"Clean Slate is the UK’s first dedicated magazine for financial intermediaries and practitioners dealing with the debt solutions market.

The print title is supported by Clean Slate Online – a web-based news service that covers all aspects of the debt rescue market including IVAs, debt management, bankruptcy and trust deeds.

As you would expect from the same editorial team as Niche Personal Loans, readers enjoy a controversial, topical and gritty read addressing the issues that really matter to those in the insolvency sector."

Organisations attending this Debate include :
  • Flash Finance Ltd
  • Accountancy Age
  • Adroft Hilton Ltd
  • Adfero Ltd
  • Tuxedo Money Solutions Ltd
  • Clean Slate
  • Allied International Credit(UK) Ltd
  • Archibalds Leeds
  • Ashley Commercial Finance Ltd
  • BDO Stoy Hayward LLP
  • Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons
  • Brachers Solicitors
  • Bright Oak
  • Brightside Group PLC
  • Capital One Bank (Europe) PLC
  • Clearwater investigations
  • Consumer Choices
  • Credit Control Consultancy
  • Credit Ressourcce Consultancy Ltd
  • Credit Today
  • Debt Distress Ltd
  • DebtDr
  • Ditch That Debt
  • DTI
  • E.on
  • Eaga
  • Egg
  • EuroDebt
  • Experian
  • Finance and Leasing Association
  • Frost Group Ltd
  • Gemstone Financial Management Limited & Debt
  • Glasshouse Partnership
  • Haines Watts
  • Haslers
  • Honda Finance Europe PLC
  • Housing Advice
  • Howells Conultancy
  • HV3 Ltd
  • ICICI Bank UK PLC
  • Invocas PLC
  • JD Edwards Business Services Ltd
  • LPL Commercial Services Ltd
  • Management Today
  • Marchwood Associates Limited
  • Martin Oddy & Co
  • Max Recovery
  • Mint Credit Management UK Ltd
  • MoneyPlus Group
  • Moreton Smith
  • Motley Fool
  • National Astralian Bank
  • New wine International
  • Niche Personal Loans / Clean Slate Magazine
  • PayPlan
  • People in Credit
  • Portland
  • Probitas Ltd
  • Prodant Ltd
  • R3
  • Reviva UK
  • SAV Credit Limited
  • Smoosmiths
  • Southwark Council
  • Sprecher Grier Halberstam LLP
  • Southwark Council
  • Sprecher Grier Halberstam LLP
  • Stevensdrake Solicitors
  • Sutton CABX
  • Tenon Group Plc
  • The Money Advice Trust
  • Wrightson Wood
Last Event :
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The last event was held on the 24th October, 3.30pm - 6pm at Browns Courtrooms in Covent Garden, London.