IVA – if an Attachment of Earnings order is in place

An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is normally a five year agreement with your unsecured creditors that helps you avoid bankruptcy. You get protection from those creditors and you only pay back a proportion of your unsecured debts and write the rest off.

If you’re worried about your debts, PayPlan can help you. You can call us now on 0800 280 2816 or, if you’d prefer, click the “Get advice now” button to request a call back.

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PayPlan help all kinds of people in debt

Over the last twenty years, PayPlan have helped millions of people who were having difficulty in paying their debts.

Everyone’s circumstances are unique, and our experienced advisers will be able to suggest next steps for you no matter what your financial situation.

This page outlines a very specific case study: where a client was able to enter into an IVA even though an Attachment of Earnings order had already been obtained. He was able to ultimately avoid bankruptcy and repay only a proportion of his unsecured debts after we set up an IVA for him.

IVA case study – outstanding Attachment of Earnings order

We helped a soldier who owed around £30,000 mainly on credit cards and unsecured loans. However, he also owed money on a Hire Purchase agreement for a car that had been repossessed. The Hire Purchase company had obtained an Attachment of Earnings Order against the client, and was receiving payments of £100 a month direct from the client’s wages.   This meant he could only afford £50 a month to his debts.

An IVA was set up, which stopped legal action continuing. The Attachment of Earnings was removed, which resulted in the client now affording £150 a month into the IVA for 5 years. He also avoided bankruptcy which may have affected his job.   The creditor with the Attachment of Earnings received a payment from the IVA in full and final settlement of their debt.

Creditors agreed to write off over £20,000 of his debt and reduced his monthly debt payments by more than £600.

An IVA may help you, even if you have an outstanding Attachment of Earnings order

Are you serious about getting out of debt?

Successfully completing an IVA means avoiding bankruptcy and not having to deal with any more unsecured creditor demands for payment. You’ll normally make just one affordable payment for a set period of time, and creditors included in the IVA must freeze interest and charges at the point your IVA is agreed.

Become a PayPlan IVA client and you get:

  • A personal debt adviser to handle your IVA case
  • Just one regular payment to make, based on what you can afford to pay
  • All the support of a company who have, over the last twenty years, helped tens of thousands of people achieve debt-free status through an IVA
  • After the agreed IVA period, whatever unsecured debt remains is written off

And remember, at PayPlan, we do not charge any upfront fees for setting up an IVA.

However you must bear in mind that if you were, for whatever reason, to stop making payments to your IVA then your plan may fail; in which case your creditors may re-apply interest and charges (which were frozen at the point your IVA was approved) or may even petition for your bankruptcy.

Want to avoid bankruptcy? Think an IVA could help you manage your debts more affordably? Many people choose to call us on 0800 280 2816 for free no-obligation debt advice, while others prefer to fill in our online Debt Help form so we can call them back.