Why is bank account change needed?

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tomas

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Post by tomas » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Hi there,
Just want to ask why i have to switch off my bank and open the new one if i want be in IVA?and how is the proces after this ,thanks for your time

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Post by Foggy » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:02 pm
A change of bank account is recommended if your current bank is a creditor ( or in the same group as a creditor). The reason for this is twofold: 1) They might grab funds from your account before the IVA is put in place to offset your debt to them. And 2) They might close the account anyway, without warning.

There are also a couple of banks that are IVA unfriendly and have a habit of closing accounts, without notice, whether you are in debt to them or not, namely HSBC and First Direct.

Finally, even with a friendly, non-creditor bank, any account will be reduced to a basic, no frills and no overdraft, account.
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