Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)
The term IVA refers to an Individual Voluntary Arrangement. Our IVA calculator helps you estimate your monthly repayments in an IVA. Move the red and green slider controls to get started.
Considering an IVA?
Before you apply for an IVA, consider both the advantages and disadvantages of this debt solution so you can make an informed decision about your financial future.
Speak to one of our friendly advisors today to see if an IVA is appropriate for you.
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Disadvantages of an IVA
Advantages of an IVA
Points to consider:
- Homeowners entering into an IVA should be aware that they will be expected to release any available equity for the benefit of their creditors. Due to credit scoring it may be that the terms of such an arrangement are less favourable. It could also mean that releasing equity is restricted completely and, in protocol compliant cases, the IVA can be extended by a further 12 months.
- At the start of an IVA an assessment of your income and expenditure items are taken and thereafter reviewed annually. Creditors will require evidence should certain items be considered excessive and if suitable proof cannot be supplied, you will need to reduce your spending in those areas.
- Acceptance of the IVA lies with the creditors. For an IVA to be accepted, 75% of the voting creditors by debt value must approve, therefore any single creditor with 25% or more of the overall debt level must not reject.
- There may be other suitable options for dealing with your debts and where this is the case we will make you aware of them. If an IVA is not an appropriate solution for you we will signpost you to the Money Advice Service for advice.
- An annual financial review of your income and expenditure will take place on each anniversary of the approval of your IVA until completion. This will determine whether you can afford to increase your monthly contributions for the benefit of your creditors. Increases in your living expenses and changes in circumstances are taken into account during this review. There are restrictions on the expenditure of a person who enters into an IVA.
- There will be no upfront fees charged. The Nominee’s fees and Supervisor’s fees are paid from your agreed monthly contribution. If you became able to repay your debts in full the amount you would pay would include these fees.
- Entering into an IVA will be entered on a public register.
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