A secured loan IVA can be cheaper than a remortgage, but it is not for everyone. In fact, only a small proportion of people in IVAs can benefit from a secured loan. As a result, the IVA was introduced to protect these people.
To qualify for an IVA, you must have at least 15% equity in your home and have secured a mortgage not exceeding 85% of the property’s market value. There are a limited number of lenders that offer these loans, and you will have to be able to repay the loan. Your IVA supervisor will help you determine how much a reputable lender is willing to lend you, and the maximum you can afford to pay.
Once you have a secured loan, it’s important to remember that you will have to pay a redemption penalty if you want to cancel it. This may equal as much as two months of installments. In addition, IVA secured loans often have a higher interest rate. To find a loan deal that is profitable, you should compare quotes from a variety of lenders online. These quotes are free and can be completed in five minutes.
An IVA must be approved by 75% of voting creditors, or those who hold at least 75% of the total amount owed. In some cases, the creditors can haggle to change the terms of the IVA. For example, they may ask you to borrow more money, include more assets, or extend the repayment period.
Another way to avoid a revolving debt is to settle your IVA early with a loan from a friend or family member. Your IP will accept the lump sum from the third party payer, but you will have to explain to them the purpose of the loan to the creditors. If you are able to prove that you have a disposable income and are willing to repay the debt, you are likely to be accepted. If you cannot afford to pay it all, you can ask your IP to set up a variation meeting with you and your creditors. This meeting is usually proposed when you want to make some changes to the original terms.
Once you’ve signed the IVA, you have to be aware that your creditors will have a right to take legal action against you if you fail to keep your IVA terms. Usually, if you don’t keep the terms of your IVA, you may lose your IVA fee.
When it comes to setting up an IVA, it’s better to use an experienced professional instead of trying to do it yourself. In fact, many IPs offer a free initial meeting, but they may charge you an up-front fee before putting forward your IVA proposal. Be aware that the fees may be deducted from your monthly payments to your creditors.