If you have an IVA and you need to take out a loan that is greater than PS500, you should contact your IP as soon as possible. Explain your reasons for needing the loan, and discuss your options with them. Your IP will then have to approve your request. This restriction is necessary to protect your IVA and avoid further debt. Not following this restriction may cause the IVA to be terminated. However, if you follow the rules, you will still be able to get a loan that is higher than PS500.
The success of an ecured loan IVA depends on how the borrower reacts and the response of their creditors. Many IVAs fail because the borrower is unable to make payments or the creditor refuses to accept lower payments. If this happens, legal action may be needed against the creditor. In some cases, the debtor may be able to make payments after an IVA is approved, but this will depend on the amount of money they owe and how they react.
A secured loan is an additional debt that you have arranged against your home. These loans can be included in an IVA if the creditor agrees. In order to do this, you will need to ask your creditor for their permission. However, your creditor is unlikely to consent if you ask them to. Secured loans can be included in an IVA if you owe less than PS10,000. However, IVA fees are high, so they may not be the best option for a debt of this amount.
Although Steve’s IVA had exactly the same IVA as his, it had a clause that allowed him to take out a secured loan. Now, Sonia is in a similar situation, but her IP has pointed out that the IVA has a clause that forces her to take a secured loan. If Sonia does not agree to this, she will have to take out a loan in order to avoid an unnecessary default.
Another common debt type that can be included in an IVA is unsecured debt. This type of debt is associated with high interest rates. Examples include unpaid income tax, unpaid utility bills, and any outstanding council tax, including for the current year. Even a mobile phone contract that you no longer use can be included in an IVA. However, it is important to be aware that unsecured creditors can still take legal action against you if you fail to pay the money. In this case, your IVA Nominee can apply for an Interim Order, halting any legal action until the Creditors’ Meeting.
Besides avoiding foreclosure, ecured loan IVAs also allow you to free yourself from restrictions and pay off the debt. By paying off your IVA early, you can regain control of your finances and rebuild your credit history. This way, you can repay the loan early and keep your home. If you do not pay the money back, you may be forced to declare yourself bankrupt, which is not good for your credit rating.