IVA Approved!!! Mel Giles & Co

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Post by in-a-mess-indeed » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:31 pm
Well i would not have imagined the feeling we currently have today, IVA was approved this morning only 15 mins into the meeting before i had the call, we got into so much trouble paying cards off with yet more cards, and when we took the step to call someone we thought that was the end, what did we spend it on!!! anyway 26 Creditors (i know its alot, you just dont see past the bills each month) and all of them voted and agreed without any changes, yes all of them! (except fees) so our lives can become a little normal again. We know it will be tough but we are just so glad that we have our house and our family and a brighter future to look forward too. i want to thank all your guys on this site for which i have spent many a late hour reading posts and advice, and also a great thanks to Andy @ VB who was my first contact when we bit the bullet to make a call, his advice which was free and non judgmental gave us the courage to look at our problems and address them. Our thanks go out too the team at Mel Giles & co, Tina, thank you for staying on the phone while i could not speak due to the tears and helping us through the start of our journey, Thank you to Tamsyn, Gareth, Marc, Sue C, and Sue P, without their help and very experienced manor on how to make sure the proposal was the best we could offer, i feel we may have not felt so confident what we were doing was right without them all. We were always made aware it was not a full proof decision but were always left that we know we are doing the right thing and paying as much as we could back and that we had our case in the best hands for our future. Thanks again Team, here is the start of the next 5 years, and what a feeling it is. At the start of the process i put £5 a week away in my draw (driving a little better to save fuel) all for the result of our meeting so we would have enough for a nice family dinner at the all you can eat chinese or a bottle to drown our sorrows and face loosing our family home, well we are going to dinner tonight after 12 weeks of saving and walk home jolly and stuffed all hand on hand, on a school night too. i will post a blog of our journey so far for those that think like we did and are beyond help, there is a light and its now very bright. Great site guys and thanks again to all who post and the IP's that give up their time to post advise to us that need it but cant afford it...
Took The plunge and made the call, changed our family life and we have never been happier. Debt free and wont go back..... IVA was by far the best thing we ever did to teach us the real value of Family and money
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:51 pm
Fanastic news, congratulations.

Another great result for Mel and her team and so glad Andy was able to help you as well.

Keep posting so we know how you are getting on.
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Post by kallis3 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:52 pm
Fanastic news, congratulations.

Another great result for Mel and her team and so glad Andy was able to help you as well.

Keep posting so we know how you are getting on.
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Post by running_woodchucks » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:52 pm
Wow, what an amazing, honest & uplifting post, one of the best I have read on here.. I am so glad you have reached the start of the IVA road, hopefully I am just a few weeks behind and have chosen the same company as you, the non judgemental support they offer is the difference between coping and not on some days.
All the best again !
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Post by Michael Peoples » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:49 pm
Great work by all concerned and congratulations from me too.
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If you would like to talk to me about proposing an IVA or have any questions at all please visit www.mccambridgeduffy.com
 
 

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Post by Tina Shortland » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:07 pm
We are so pleased for you and it was a real pleasure speaking to you in that first chat - which doesn't seem that long ago!

Its easy to try and reassure people that one day the world will feel differently but you've got to get there to believe it I guess.

I wish you both the very best of luck on your new journey and keep us posted on the forum from time to time as to how you are getting on.

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If you’re ready to ask us for specific advice or help, then get in touch at www.call-me.debtadvicetv.com so you can start to free yourself from the stress and anxiety of overwhelming debt.
 
 

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Post by Julie » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:27 pm
A great post and a great result for all involved...well done!!

Enjoy your meal xx
 
 

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Post by MRBLUESKY » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:28 pm
congratulations from me, good luck to a debt free future.
 
 

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Post by MelanieGiles » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:40 pm
What a wonderful post to read after the long day I have had visitng one of the main banks. Great news about the IVA, and thank you so much for your kind comments about my team. They mean so much and I am glad that our work has made such a difference to your lives. Enjoy the Chinese tonight - - and make sure you bring home a doggie bag or two!!
Regards, Melanie Giles, Insolvency Practitioner
 
 

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Post by Shining » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:41 pm
That is good news, I hope your journey to debt freedom is a smooth one. Well done to Melanie's team too, you've chosen a good IP in Melanie x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

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Post by in-a-mess-indeed » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:31 pm
Thank you for the congrats people, still not set in yet and wishing you the best for your IVA plans Mike (running woodchucks), Tina and Melanie your very welcome for the comments, its us that are thanking you :-) Back from a nice family meal stuffed to embark on our new start, tonight i think we may have the best nights sleep we will have had for the past year if not longer (yep we should have taken our heads out of the sand sooner) i just hope others in the same sand dune as we were reading this will get comfort from our post that you can get your life back by taking control with the fantastic help from others and all those that take the time to help people like us with advise and comfort words from this site x
Took The plunge and made the call, changed our family life and we have never been happier. Debt free and wont go back..... IVA was by far the best thing we ever did to teach us the real value of Family and money
 
 

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Post by leaKybrain » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:31 pm
Thank you iami for that post, we too have chosen to go with Melanie and my first call too was to Tina, and we now have the lovely Tamsyn as our case admin, both have already been submitted to my obsessive nature of needing to ask the same question twice cos i have to make sure I understood it :)

I am so glad you were approved and I don't blame you for eating that chinese...yum, well done.
 
 

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Post by in-a-mess-indeed » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:44 pm
Hi Leakybrain, I must say your in good hands with Malanies team, i wish you good luck on the start of a debt free journey. dont worry about the same question twice, i think Tina and Tamsyn had the same questions 10 times from us :-)

Chinese was a treat well received ...thanks
Took The plunge and made the call, changed our family life and we have never been happier. Debt free and wont go back..... IVA was by far the best thing we ever did to teach us the real value of Family and money
 
 

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Post by Pandy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:30 pm
Congratulations in-a-mess-indeed, we have only been in ours for 6 months but it has gone so quickly,
We didn't do anything to celebrate when ours was confirmed looking back now I wish we would have, as all I can remember of the day is the phone call to tell me it had been approved.
If life is what you make it, I must have been in a strange mood when I made mine
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