Debt Management Plan pros and cons
Deciding if a Debt Management Plan is
right for you depends on careful consideration of the pros and cons
for your personal circumstances. Here's our guide to the debt
management plan advantages and disadvantages:
Debt management plan advantages
- Debt management is an informal arrangement that avoids the need
for formal insolvency procedures such as an IVA or bankruptcy.
- By reaching agreement with your creditors a DMP may suspend
actions against you such as CCJ's (County Court Judgments).
- Creditors will, in many cases, freeze interest payments.
- Your monthly debt repayments may be reduced.
Debt management plan disadvantages
- The arrangements are informal. Your creditors can change their
mind at any time.
- Your credit rating may still be harmed.
- While such arrangements reduce your monthly repayments to make
them affordable it usually means you will pay more in total over a
much longer period.
- Interest will usually continue to be charged on your debts
particularly on your arrears which may be charged at higher rates
than your original loan rate.
- Unless your debts are less serious you could end up in debt for
a very long time. In the worst case you may find you have no real
prospect of getting out of debt and becoming debt free.
If you've considered the debt management plan pros and cons why
not complete our online contact form and one of your advisors will
be in touch to see if your debts would be suitable for a DMP:
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