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Post by kitty14 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:28 pm
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:25 pmFoggy wrote:
Using a debit card is perfectly OK and will not be examined closely --- at review they will not go into fine detail about what you are spending on from day to day.
So I am safe to buy online still? I just don’t want to be judged as my hair care and vitamins can be a bit pricey compared to own brand items... my choices in some things I buy aren’t always the best I know but I’m worried about it being seen.
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Post by kallis3 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:24 pm
You will be fine. I bought things online during my IVA.
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Post by luluj » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:51 pm
I relied on online shopping during our iva as it was often cheaper option
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Post by kitty14 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:14 pm
Thank you everyone, I finally spoke to HSBC about my still open Basic bank account and they are going to get written confirmation to me that they will not use the offset rule on that account during my IVA.
In this case I am happy to keep this as a secondary account for savings for emergency funds so putting £10 in it monthly, will this be okay? I read it should be fine.
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Post by kallis3 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:48 pm
It should be, but, personally speaking, I wouldn't use them. That's only from personal experience though.
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Post by kitty14 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:27 am
I’ve encountered a bit of a problem today and seeking advice...
I’m an idiot and forgot about a Universal Credit advance I took out last year April. I didn’t declare this on my IVA because it completely slipped my mind but today I received a letter from gov asking for the £644 back I can make a payment plan etc or direct debit or have it deducted from my wage. I plan to pay it back of course but I don’t want this to hinder my Iva and make it fail... I also am very scared of being taken to court because I forgot to declare it. What should I do? :cry:
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:43 pm
You won't be taken to court, you should speak to your IP though and see if you can either have it included or pay it outside of the IVA. Can anyone help you with this?
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Post by kitty14 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:41 pm
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:43 pmkallis3 wrote:
You won't be taken to court, you should speak to your IP though and see if you can either have it included or pay it outside of the IVA. Can anyone help you with this?
Thanks I will ring SC tomorrow. I’m happy to pay it if they let me
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Post by Foggy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 pm
They might allow you a payment break to help pay the advance back --- this would be added to the end of the IVA. I am not sure how this would be viewed in terms of undeclared credit.
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Post by kitty14 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Thank you everyone, I called Stepchange this morning etc and it’s being sorted thankfully. It’s going to be added to my IVA. Such a huge relief....
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Post by kallis3 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:51 pm
Great news. You can relax again.
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