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Hi

 

I have masses of debt, which I am managing just now, but in a few months I'll be losing part of my income. I won't have enough income per month to keep up after that but realistically in a few years I'll have a fairly decent income and don't want to jeopardise my credit any more than I have to. I'm a homeowner and have a few assets but not enough to clear everything.

 

I've arranged to see a debt counsellor at CAB to discuss my options. What should I be looking out for?

 

My debts come to around £70k not including mortgages, and if I managed the payments it would all be paid off in 7-8 years from now. RBS group has the biggest chunk. If I had to with help and without selling my house I could probably get my hands on £20k or £25k.

 

The options I'm thinking of are:

 

- debt management plan - I understand it will decimate my credit file for 6 years, but maybe make the payments manageable.

- trying full and final settlement letters - do companies go for this and do I have enough to go for it?

 

Also I'm considering moving into a rental house but keeping my own house and renting it out - would this help things if I could declare I was in a rented property?

 

Formal routes are not an option.

 

Thanks for any advice!

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Welcome to the site.

Bit late today but someone will answer later.

I will flag it up for you.

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Hi there, I've written 9 parts to my blog now but based upon the basic info you've provided the Debt Arrangement Scheme is certainly the way to go. It's very similar to the DMP route but

 

a) Your interest & charges are frozen

b) the arrangement prevents the enforcement of court orders (this is called dilligence) and bankruptcy petitions being brought against you!

 

If you need a hand with anything drop me a line!

 

Best wishes,

 

Seq.

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