Should I be doing an IVA with only £6000 debt?

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Post by kelbo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:06 am
Hello.

So I've read some info on here and it seems that IVAs are better for larger debts.

My debts total 6000 and I was advised by a company to go for an IVA which is in the application process now? Is this a mistake?? Should I be looking at other options.

I have a car on finance which has not been included in the IVA and rent my home.

If this is a bad idea what would you suggest I do before it is approved?

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 am
£6000 is a small amount for an IVA. I would speak to several companies before making a decision as there could be another solution for you. Unless your car finance is secured on the vehicle it should be included as all unsecured debt is taken into account.
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Post by kelbo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:50 am
I spoke to payplan and step change both said IVA or bankruptcy. I thought IVA would be the beat option as at least I am paying something back.

The HP with my vehicle is secured.

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Post by Lisa Thomas » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:18 am
It is a very small sum for an IVA or Bankruptcy.

A Debt Relief Order or Debt Management Plan should also be explored.
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:19 am
Would he be allowed to keep the car with a DRO?
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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:27 am
I agree that an IVA is a heavy duty solution for a modest debt. How much do they think you can pay each month ?
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Post by kelbo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:48 am
If I go through an IVA it will be £50 per month. Until my HP has cleared in 3 years then 200 per month for the remaining 2 years. I'm more than happy to do that...

Is there a way to organise it myself? Like how do I figure out what each creditor should get

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:55 am
You can't organise an IVA on your own but you can try to set up a payment plan on your own but there is no guarantee that interest will be frozen.
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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 am
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:48 amkelbo wrote:
If I go through an IVA it will be £50 per month. Until my HP has cleared in 3 years then 200 per month for the remaining 2 years. I'm more than happy to do that...

Is there a way to organise it myself? Like how do I figure out what each creditor should get
So -- over the 5 years (assuming it would be accepted at an initial £50 per month) you would be paying £6600 -- of which the creditors would get about half, after fees.

I would have a word with Stepchange or Payplan about a debt management plan -- you could do one yourself, but those two firms do them without charging fees, so the creditors would be getting more. They also have a good reputation with creditors and are funded in part by those creditors.
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Post by kelbo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:45 am
Both Payplan and Stepchange have said an IVA would be the best option 😳

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:46 am
Obviously the decision is yours - we can only advise.
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Post by kelbo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:51 am
So I could phone up and they request a dmp instead of iva?

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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:56 am
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:51 amkelbo wrote:
So I could phone up and they request a dmp instead of iva?
I would ask them why they think an IVA is the best option.
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