Below an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), you spend your debts based on what you can stand to pay, but there are other costs associated with setting up an IVA.

It doesn't value who plans your IVA for you, there are costs and fees involved. However, the Cost of an IVA vary between different IVA companies.

If an IVA is right for you, we can assist you to set up your arrangement through our own IVA company, DebtSolve.UK Voluntary Arrangements. We will not charge you for advice and support before we set up your IVA.

At DebtSolve, our fees follow the industry standard for IVAs and are agreed upon by your creditors. You must agree to the cost basis before your IVA is approved. DebtSolve deducts these costs from the amount you pay to the IVA, so you don't have to pay extra costs.

If you set up an IVA through another IVA company, their costs are likely to vary and when you have to pay, the costs can also vary. The fees you pay for your IVA should be part of your agreement, so it's important to check and understand them before continuing with an IVA.

There is no upfront cost with DebtSolve.UK IVAs, and if your IVA is not approved, you don't have to pay any fees.

One of the main benefits of starting an IVA is the reduction in what your creditors expect you to pay monthly. Instead of sticking to your contractual payments, your debt advisor calculates new payments based on what you can afford to pay every month.

The nominated fee is the cost of helping you submit the IVA proposal to your creditors. This is subject to approval by your creditors. Depending on who your creditors are and the amount of your monthly contribution, these can be the first five payments to the IVA.

The Supervisor will reimburse all further achievements to cover the ongoing costs of the IVA. So if you entered into an IVA, you pay monthly contributions or money from assets to initially pay the nominated fee. Then the remaining money you would pay for it would go to the regulator's fee.

There are also other costs known as payouts. These are costs paid to third parties during your IVA and include insurance to protect all money paid to your IVA, system maintenance fees and registration fees to register the IVA with the insolvency service.

The cost of any legal advice specific to your case may also be charged as a payout. If you own a property, there is a cost to cover the costs of any appraisals of your property and land registry fees.

Your specific benefits will be confirmed when your IVA proposal has been prepared. These are also ruled to endorsement by your creditors.

DebtSolve.UK Voluntary schemes offer our IVAs. They are a subsidiary of the Foundation for Credit Counseling (FCC), our registered charity.

The charity is a non-profit organization and is funded by contributions from financial services. DebtSolve Voluntary Arrangements gift helps all profits made from its IVA business to FCC to provide its debt counseling services for free.

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An IVA can be flexible to suit your needs but it can be expensive. This is because it has to be set up by a professional, known as an insolvency practitioner.