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Post by MelanieGiles » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:28 pm
There can be no excuse for that - what onearth are they doing with your money?
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Post by SometimesTina » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:32 pm
I too was shocked what little was going to the actual creditors.

One year I actually started to read my annual statement, but got bored after about 12 seconds, so went back on the xbox.
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Post by Skippy » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:36 pm
I agree with Michael, if you're not struggling to make your IVA payments I would stick with the IVA. Br isn't the easy way out that some people think.

As you are paying into an IVA there is a very good chance that you will have an IPA which will last for 36 months from the first payment. This could mean that you are paying past the time that your IVA would have finished.
 
 

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Post by carole2662 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:06 pm
My daughter went down the BR route 2 years ago. She did not have to pay any money but regrets every day that she didnt do an IVA. Her other half has not learned by BR and still spends money like it is water and is trying to get credit. My daughter is besides herself with worry as she can see it all happening again as he seems to think its an easy option. Daughter loves the way the IVA has made myself and hubby so careful with our money and how we are so overjoyed at the end of each week if we have any money left in the bank.
 
 

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Post by tobeornot » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:13 pm
i`m not struggling, just surprised off how much money my IVA company have made, it seems a very dark business, but I`m sure the ones who are making dont mind, thanks for all the advice.
 
 

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Post by Nicola.sa » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:27 pm
Just wondering why there would be no IPO in Northern Ireland for BR?
 
 

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Post by MelanieGiles » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:15 pm
They do have the same procedures in NI Nicola, but what Michael means is that the Official Reciever over there rarely insists on payments. The bankruptcy process in the High Court in Belfast, is rather more onerous than on the UK mainland - but the aftermath for the average consumer is perhaps less so.
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Post by Goosed » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:26 pm
£7000 fees over the five year period of an IVA works out at about £27 per week...I don`t know how much you would have paid in interest alone to your creditors in that time, but I know that on ONE of my debts I was paying £220 a month interest alone.
IP`s have a living to make just like the rest of us. Should my proposal be accepted, I`ll be more than happy to pay my IP fees given the job they will have done (and will continue to do for the duration of my IVA) in negotiating a planned, legally protected agreement for me to finally become debt free in five to six years with a sizeable portion of my debts written off.
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Post by carole2662 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:42 pm
I agree with you Goosed what price do you put on being debt free.
 
 

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Post by Skippy » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:43 pm
Well said Goosed.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:52 pm
Excellent post Goosed.
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Post by plasticdaft » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:27 pm
I have no idea why some people get so caught up over how much an IVA firm makes to propose and maintain your IVA. It really is of no concern to the debtor,its a matter for your creditors to worry about. As long as you read your proposals carfeully (which in this case does not appear to have happened),you shouldnt be surprised that if after a year or 2 very little has gone to your creditors. You creditors clearly arent worried as they agreed to the IVA in the 1st place.

Many people appear on the forums with an axe to grind regarding IVA's and to be honest I think that sometimes the fees do seem high and I believe that many firms try to up their fees during a proposal knowing that they will get knocked back down by modifications anyway,but the single biggest problem people have with IVA's is not reading their own proposals!! It is a 5 often 6 year agreement that you are undertaking and you should be happy with what you are signing before you put pen to paper.

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Post by clareyfarey » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:18 pm
I think we should all be appreciative of the work that goes into setting up and maintaining an IVA! 5 years is a long time, and there is so much work involved to set up and ensure an IVA is done properly.

I think personally you can't put a price on peace of mind! My minimum payments to my credit card and loan were nearly £800 a month pre IVA......now paying £355 a month (for 2 more months, yay!!) I am so much better off. I don't care how much of that goes to my creditors!
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Post by plasticdaft » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:29 pm
clareyfarey wrote:

I think we should all be appreciative of the work that goes into setting up and maintaining an IVA! 5 years is a long time, and there is so much work involved to set up and ensure an IVA is done properly.

I think personally you can't put a price on peace of mind! My minimum payments to my credit card and loan were nearly £800 a month pre IVA......now paying £355 a month (for 2 more months, yay!!) I am so much better off. I don't care how much of that goes to my creditors!
I think you have to remember that people will look at what work is required by an IP to run an IVA in relation to their own work. A nurse who spends all day running round a ward for 12 hours,or a builder who works outdoors in freezing cold and rain may think that being an IP is an easy life!!

I am however of the same opinion as you,I couldnt give a hoot how much money goes to my creditors,the amount shall be as much as I can afford to pay,no more,no less.

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:53 pm
Agree totally. I am happy to pay my fees knowing that at the end of the term my creditors have received their due dividend and my IP has done his work in getting me through the term of the IVA.
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