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Post by Skyeball1999 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:58 pm
Having been in a lot of debt myself and having a basic understanding of what an IP does. I was wondering if their as any specific criteria that may prevent me from studying to be an IP. Would a current credit check take place and thus prevent me from going ahead?
 
 

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Post by Adam Davies » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 pm
Hi
I do not think a credit check would stop you from studying to be an IP
Good luck
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Post by Skyeball1999 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:13 pm
Thanks Andy. What period of time would you say it would take and would I be able to study from home. I have a full time job.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:49 pm
I think it takes a lot of hard work and studying to become an IP, I'm sure Melanie will help you out with what you need to do.

There is a difference between being a debt advisor and an actual IP.
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Post by MelanieGiles » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:35 am
Blood, toil, tears and sweat!

Coupled with some foundation examinations in accountancy, at least five years practical experience and the need to work in an IP firm. Not the easiest route, and not exams that can be passed from reading a few books I am afraid, as you have to deal with both personal and corporate insolvency.
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Post by Shining » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:28 am
All the best if you choose the route. I'm not personally clever enough but I'd love to have a position whereby I could help people in similar/same situation to myself on day. In the meantime we're all helping each other on the forum with advice (albeit basic) and most importantly support.
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:00 am
Too right Lesley! Once I retire from the day job, I'd like to do some proper debt advising.
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Post by Skippy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:13 pm
You'd be great Jan.

I used to think that I'd like to be a debt advisor, but I don't think I do now as that's part of my life that I'd like to put behind me. I'll always enjoy posting (and hopefully helping people!) on the forum, but I don't think I could do it as a job now.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:41 pm
I'd only do part time and it would have to be from home. My retirement is for me and hubby.

I love spending time on the forum as well.
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Post by Skippy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:45 pm
That's not a bad idea Jan, although I would worry that it would start to take over and I wouldn't have any free time.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:49 pm
I would make sure I had free time. I wouldn't need to make a certain amount of money at that time.

Would just like to help people sort their finances out.
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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Post by Skyeball1999 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:40 pm
Thanks for the advice everyone. It does look like a Debt Avisor maybe a better route at this stage?
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:07 pm
I think that is probably the best way to go.
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