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johndoe22
Old 21-04-2013, 4:18 PM
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Hi

Does anyone have any information on this company? I have googled and cannot find any information on the web apart from the usual co house details and that they are a firm of accountants? I have my suspicions as to the legitimacy of the company and would appreciate any feedback good or bad.

Many thanks.
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Old 21-04-2013, 4:47 PM
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I don't know of this company but if you are looking for debt help or debt management please use one of the free providers NOT one who take a cut of your payments. StepChange, Payplan and CAP tend to be advised around here.
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Old 21-04-2013, 5:24 PM
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Hi

Does anyone have any information on this company? I have googled and cannot find any information on the web apart from the usual co house details and that they are a firm of accountants? I have my suspicions as to the legitimacy of the company and would appreciate any feedback good or bad.

Many thanks.
Have you signed up with them or given them money?

Howdid you hear about them were you cold called?
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Old 21-04-2013, 7:16 PM
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Hi there,
Steer clear of them; they charge a monthly fee for their services! As a Angry Bear said, use stepchange or payplan.

From iDebtplans' FAQ:
Incredibly, we only charge a standard management fee of 35 or 17.625% of your monthly payment (whichever is higher). For this, we will set up your plan, contact all of your creditors to inform them that we are now acting on your behalf, deal with all correspondence and phone calls, but perhaps most importantly, give you total peace of mind that your debts are now being dealt with efficiently, effectively and all under one roof.



This 'incredible' fee of on 35 a month is 35 a month that could go towards your debt payments. Not a greedy firm.
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Old 21-04-2013, 7:58 PM
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...and if your monthly payment is over 200 then the fee is even higher! What a ripoff!!!
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I have just signed up to this company,I am 3 grand in debt,I told them I wish to pay 120 per month,I don't really mind them taking a fee out of this as it eases the pressure.
All I wanted to know is this company genuine
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Old 01-01-2014, 7:19 AM
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Yes but that 35 could go towards your debt! You are effectively "wasting" 25% of your payment.
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Use one of the companies in Martin's list

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/loa...help-plan#help
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:46 AM
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Doesnt ease the pressure. The fee just keeps you in debt longer and prolongs it. A lot of these companies seem to be going bust lately, leaving taking everything people have paid with them as they've not passed the money on. Go with stepchang, CAP or similar who you can guarantee wont screw you over.
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I have just signed up to this company,I am 3 grand in debt,I told them I wish to pay 120 per month,I don't really mind them taking a fee out of this as it eases the pressure.
All I wanted to know is this company genuine
Hi Biscuit, Fantastic, you are facing your problems and taking action

Please consider a fee-free service, you should get better advice and hopefully clear your debt faster. You can check the budget using the Stepchange free anonymous debt remedy. No point wasting money that could pay the debt.

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Thank you all for your replies,
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I have just lodged a complaint to Ofcom about this lot. Got a spam text on a sunday giving me a link to releasedebt.co.uk which then repoints to idebtplan.co.uk. When you call them it's actually a debt management agency called harrington brooks.
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Must admit just complained and left reviews as my company email account is getting spammed by this company.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:35 AM
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Default Sue them. I did. They paid out.

If you did not give clear and explicit consent to iDebtPlan to use or process your data:

iDebtPlan did so contrary to Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 section 22. Under section 30 of PECR you are entitled to bring proceedings for compensation.

iDebtPlan has ignored the principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 Schedule 1 and processed your data without satisfying the conditions for processing as set out in the Schedule 2. Under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 you are entitled to bring proceedings for compensation against the data controller.

Issue them with a notice. They may offer a gesture of goodwill. Don't take it. They sent me a cheque for 499 after I started proceedings via small claims.

There are also aggravating circumstances. Director of iDebtPlan, Matthew James Cheetham, is also a director of DEMSA and "committing a serious breach of the DEMSA code" according DEMSA’s Code of Conduct section 7 with regard to iDebtPlan using lead generators who are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and the existence of spamdexing websites that lead directly to idebtplan.co.uk.
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