You do not have to wait to be in arrears before looking at an IVA. I suggest you visit www.iva.com for a list of companies and reviews. Give one or two a ring and you will receive free and impartial advice as to all the options open to you.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
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Yes you can.
I would say that 90% of people I talk to are up to date with all their payments but are using credit indirectly each month to make their minimum payments. They are just getting further into debt each month.
Speak with several experts/companies and discuss all your options
Hi J4, coming to terms with our situations and realising we arent in control anymore is the difficult part. So go ahead and make a few calls and don't worry about being them being judgemental and patronising. IPs are like doctors...they've seen it all before.
As an aside, I was in arrears for well over a year before I sought help and I wish I had started sooner. With the benefit of hindsight, I would say don't let it get any worse.
That is quite a lot of debt, and the interest payments alone must be crippling you. Once you have realised that your debts are not reducing, yet your repayments are absorbing all of your spare cash each month, it is time to take steps to see what other options are available to you.
An insolvency practitioner can discuss all options with you - including an IVA - and you will then be able to make an informed choice about the way forward in a positive manner.
The only regret I have is that I didn`t get advice and take action to combat my debts sooner than I did, and I bet most of us that are in IVA`s would say the same.
I was completely up to date with all my debt repayments when I started the IVA ball rolling...Get some advice NOW, you`ll feel much better for it.
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea".
we had a pretty similar amount of debt too and try to stuggle on thinking something would happen (lottery win I think!!). We called cleardebt who Size5 works for and I have to say, we've never looked back!! I think the sooner you act the better really as taking numerous phone calls from angry creditors is not ery pleasant!! Good Luck in finding the right solution for you.