IVA Advice Centre

Surviving Christmas on an IVA

We know it can be stressful wondering where you're going to find the money for all that eating, drinking and making merry. But living on an IVA doesn't have to mean Christmas is cancelled. Read article

Can a personal loan be part of an IVA?

A personal loan is an unsecured debt, so it can be included in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement). Read article

Can an IVA be used to pay off my overdraft?

An overdraft is an unsecured debt, so it can be included in an IVA. Read article

What rights do bailiffs and debt collectors have?

A debt collector does not have the same rights as a bailiff, and it is important to know your rights too. Read article

Can Hire Purchase debts be included in an IVA?

An IVA could help you repay unsecured debts that you cannot afford. It does not cover hire purchase debts, but it could make sure those debts are affordable. Read article

Who will know about my IVA?

Your IVA will be recorded on the Individual Insolvency Register - which is publicly available, but which most people don't ever look at. Read article

It's good to know:
  • We negotiate with the UK's major lenders and retailers
  • We pride ourselves on our approach to great customer service
  • Each month 1000s of people are benefiting from our help

To find other sources of free advice visit Money Helper. It's here to listen and give free, impartial, trusted guidance. Based around you and backed by government.

Subject to eligibility and acceptance. Fees Payable. Debt write off applies to unsecured debts only and on completion of an IVA, alternative solutions may be offered. If your IVA fails, it could lead to Bankruptcy. Your ability to obtain credit will be affected for at least 6 years. Homeowners may be required to release the equity in their property.