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Post by chompyswede » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:20 pm
Ok, so I have been hugely stupid and buried my head in the sand. Lost my house about 3 years ago and have ignored my debts ever since.
Time to wake up and get sorted.
Where do I start?


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Post by kallis3 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:31 pm
Hi, and welcome to the forum. Love the name!

You need to speak to an expert. 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.

You can also come on here at anytime and someone will be around to answer any questions.
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Post by Julie » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:00 pm
Fab name!![:D]

Have you worked out how much you owe? That can be scary, but you'll need your figures when you talk to someone. The more information you can have at hand, the easier it will be for you.

Have a look at the link Kallis has posted and read the reviews.The professionals who post on here have great feedback too. Whoever you contact, you'll still get free impartial advice on here.

Good luck and keep us updated xx


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Post by Jan01 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:25 pm
Well done for making the first move in acknowledging your debts, as others have said there are lots of inoformation and support on this forum and speak to some professionals re your situation and before you know it things will begin to look better.

Good luck, I agree a fab name.
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Post by Shining » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:26 pm
Hi welcome to the forum from myself too. Any questions ask away we're all here to help and once you've talked to 2 or 3 professionals you'll begin to feel better and realise there is a solution for you. A good IP will discuss all debt solutions with you x
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Post by MelanieGiles » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:15 am
A great place to start would be to contact an insolvency practitioner, who can appraise your situation and give you good advice about the options avaialable to you.

This won't cost a penny, and you are bound to feel better when you have some choices to consider for your future.
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Post by carole2662 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:16 am
Great advise to speak to 2 or 3 professionals. We went with the first company who rang us back and had to pay £300 upfront for advise and then started to pay £385 per month before anything had been set up.After creditors meeting our payments dropped to £317 per month. After reading this forum I wonder what happened to all the money we paid before IVA set up(around 4 months plus first £300)

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Post by Tina Shortland » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:23 am
Excellent - first step made! And its the biggest so now as the others have said speak to 2 or 3 companies to get free advice and find out what your options are. Whatever you do, you must feel comfortable with what you choose.

We will need to understand how big the problem is (and trust me we will have all seen much bigger!) and to work out with you how much you can realistically afford. We'll talk you through the options there are and then , all things considered, work with you on finding which option suits you best.

Don't worry, there is always a way forward.

Glad you found us as your first step!
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