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Financial advice and bankruptcy is very crucial for borrowers who are struggling from severe debt problems. An IVA (Individual voluntary arrangement) is a very effective way to avoid a crucial condition like bankruptcy. With an IVA you can also prevent the sale of your house. You can lessen off your debt by paying it off easily in a period of five years at simple repayment terms. You can write off a considerable proportion of your debt with the help of an IVA. You can ensure that the best of credit conditions are given to you with an IVA by creditors and you are able to reduce the amount of your debt.
By declaring bankruptcy, borrowers are declaring that they are no longer fit to pay their debts and hence their assets can be sold to achieve the same. In certain professions, an employee who is declared a bankrupt can be removed from his position by the employer. As a businessman, if he is declared bankrupt, he cannot be involved in the economic management of any company and also cannot take any credit of more than £500 without telling the creditor about his bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is the last option that a borrower should resort to because it can damage the reputation of a borrower. Bankruptcy is the most crucial decision for any borrower and he should take such a significant decision only after taking substantial financial advice from any lending company which can tell him if any kind of loans are available to get him out of his predicament. A borrower only applies for bankruptcy when he has made recurring and significant arrears on his credit cards or loans and is prepared for the sale of his assets to get his debts repaid. As far as the procedure for bankruptcy is concerned, a trustee in bankruptcy will be ordained to see which assets of yours can be sold in the market.
These officers will segregate your assets into the different categories of household items, vehicles and equipments of trade. You will also lose the right to live in your house because the trustee will order that your house be sold. The sale of your house can only be postponed for a period of one year only if you have a family which is living in the house. After the end of that one year, your house will be sold but the trustee can still save your house if your spouse has the capability of purchasing your interest in the house. Usually, the period of bankruptcy lasts for a year, but it can also continue for a period of 2 to 15 years if the borrower has acted irresponsibly or negligently when acquiring credit.