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|Review of: Debt Lifeboat|
|Review date: 19 June 2012|
|Insolvency Practitioner who handled case: Not Known|
|I proceeded as far along as: Accepted IVA|
|The solution I opted for in the end: IVA|
|Speed of response|
|No of days to make a decision after I spoke to IVA company: 1 days|
|Weeks to IVA proposal after decision made: 1 weeks|
|Weeks to IVA accepted/rejected after decision made: 2 weeks|
|IVA Company Ratings|
|Their debt solutions expertise:||9 out of 10|
|Their customer service:||9 out of 10|
|Their speed of response:||9 out of 10|
|Overall Company Rating:||9 out of 10|
|Insolvency Practitioner Ratings|
|The quality of IVA proposal:||10 out of 10|
|Overall Insolvency Practitioner Rating:||9 out of 10|
|I was a property developer and in the 2007 crash was left with Ã‚Â£840 000.00 of unsecured debts.|
|My interaction with the company:|
|I totally wasted two years with Churchward Financial organising a debt consolidation plan, not relising that this didnt freeze interest accruing which almost added 30% to my debts with no real ability to pay them off. I was then put in touch with DLB via an agent and an IVA was arranged fairly quickly.I continued with the IVA for about a year but then another unsecured debtor registered and the IVA had to be varied. There was a very low chance of avoiding bankruptcy with a possible divided of 2p in the pound but the proposal was accepted much to everyones surprise. The final divided paid was 2.55p in the pound and Ã‚Â£818 000.00 was written off, with payments made of Ã‚Â£21 400.00.|
|Why I gave the ratings I did:|
|Elenor Hunt was knowledgeable and empathetic from the start and it was down to her accurate, succinct summary of the variation and consequences that produced this exceptional result.|
|One thing they did - which really impressed me:|
|One thing they did - which I felt could be improved:|
|Not all colleagues were as empathetic or knowledgeable as Elenor and Im sure there would have been a different outcome if my case had been handled by another colleague<br> with less interest in understanding my case. More emphasis could have been placed on the results of an injection of capital from a third party.|
|Previously answered. I have now received my certificate of completion of my IVA after one years payments. Ã‚Â£818K WAS WRITTEN OFF. I have learnt not to debt consolidate, it makes things worse, not to trust Debt Help Direct as they took Ã‚Â£800 off me for no service whilst I was trying to help my ex-husband go bankrupt and not allow any charges to be put on my home. The IVA immediately stops legal action whilst all the banks are sending unprepared solicitors to solely put charges on your home and pretend its not serious and theyre on your side. They are vultures picking over your carcass when they are responsible for your death. There are still some arrogant judges around that expect deference rather than respect even in this day and age, maybe some members of the legal profession need to be brought into the real world. People need to realise that business id risky and often down to luck, just because you go bankrupt doest mean youre incompetent. Finally, you are in control of your destiny, no-one can do it for you, get as much info as possible and make the decision.|
Community Comments of this review
|3 out of 5||3 out of 5||03 March 2013|
|Comment: Splendid stuff. Some points there.|
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