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What is an IVA and how does it work?

An IVA is an insolvency agreement which is set up between an individual and his or her creditors. It is a legally binding arrangement and you’ll need an insolvency practitioner to set one up. How do IVAs work?

What is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)?

Having debts can seem overwhelming, but an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) could offer one way to help you get back in control of your finances. An IVA usually lasts for five or six years, during which time you make monthly payments to your creditors from all your available income. You may also agree to pay a lump sum too.

Do I qualify for an IVA?

In most cases, if you can qualify for an IVA, it’s a preferable solution. In order to do this you must owe £15,000 or more to at least three different creditors, and at least 75% of your creditors (measured by what you owe, not by how many creditors) must agree to the IVA.

How long does an IVA last?

An IVA usually lasts for five or six years, during which time you make monthly payments to your creditors from all your available income. You may also agree to pay a lump sum too.

Who qualifies for an IVA?

IVA Criteria: Who Qualifies For An IVA? 1 insolvent. 2 a minimum debt level of £5000. 3 a minimum of 2 creditors. 4 a regular income. 5 the ability to pay a minimum of £80 per month into the IVA. 6 an IVA should offer a higher return for your creditors than bankruptcy. 7 you must reside in England, Wales or N. Ireland.

How much debt do I need to qualify for an IVA?

There is no minimum or maximum amount of debt required to qualify for an IVA. However generally speaking your unsecured debt should total at least £8,000 before it becomes a suitable solution.

Do you have to be working to get an IVA approved?

An IVA is a legally binding debt solution, so you must maintain regular monthly payments as part of the arrangement. An IVA is unlikely to be approved if you can’t show that you have a regular source of income to make these repayments. But this doesn’t mean that you have to be working.

Can I get an IVA in the UK?

You live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. IVA’s are not available in Scotland – although a similar solution for Scottish residents is a trust deed. You owe at least £7,000 in unsecured debts. If you owe less than that there might be other more appropriate debt solutions.

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