I have at last completed my IVA. Just received the final letter from Johnson Geddes attaching what they say is the Certificate of Completion. I just wanted to check that ewhat i've got is what I should be expecting: 3 sheets of A4 paper: the 1st addressed to all known creditors summarising the arrangements and how much I've pad (£44k paid in total, wow!), the 2nd a short statement addressed to Brighton County Court giving notice of completion of the arrangement, and the 3rd a receipts and payments statement.
They have advised me to send this to Experian, Equifax and Callcredit. Is there anyone else I should be contacting? Also, is there anything I should be sending to any creditors - to be honest I've had very little contact from them during the course of the IVA. Are there any other steps I should be taking to repair my credit. And finally, is there anything I need to do to get my name taken off the Insolvency Register?
Many thanks for all your help.
In theory you should have to do nothing, but check that what should be happening is happening and step in if need be. Have a read here:
https://www.iva.co.uk/what-does-an-iva- ... dit-record
A few firms have started to advise clients to contact the CRA's , but it shouldn't be required but can do no harm. You will come off the Insolvency Register within 3 months ( most likely three months to the day) .
We have just received our completion certs from Payplan
We had to take a payment break of 6 months and were asked to pay a flat rate payment for a further final year to cover the equity in our property but now its done and we have our certs!!
I understand that we have to now rebuild our credit and to contact Experian, Equifax and Callcredit to inform them of the completion. Is it advisable to apply for a card now (oceon/Vanquis) or to wait the 3 months ? Is this 3 months from the date of completion or three months from the date of contacting Experian, Equifax and Callcredit ?
Ps to anyone just entering their IVA , there is light at the end of the tunnel ..some months will be tough but stay strong and talk about your issues as this forum and its members can give you the strength and advice to pull through the dark times..we have found the budgeting during our IVA to be an invaluable lesson in managing our finances better for the future..you will certainly find out who your real friends are
Foggy wrote:Hi, Onlyspinone, Have a look at the link in my post above and also my blog. That will give you some gen. I think it's best to wait at least until you are off the Insolvency Register (3 months). I applied for a Vanquis after I came off the Register, but while the IVA was still on my credit reports and was accepted. Some, however, have been refused -- I think they have some sort of quota system in operation, and luck comes into it as much as your credit ratings.
Thanks Foggy ...reading it now
onlyspinone wrote:Foggy wrote:Hi, Onlyspinone, Have a look at the link in my post above and also my blog. That will give you some gen. I think it's best to wait at least until you are off the Insolvency Register (3 months). I applied for a Vanquis after I came off the Register, but while the IVA was still on my credit reports and was accepted. Some, however, have been refused -- I think they have some sort of quota system in operation, and luck comes into it as much as your credit ratings.
Thanks Foggy ...reading it now
great blog post...do you think its worth registering with Noddle, Clearscore & Credit matcher before contacting Experian etc.?
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