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    • Heidi1%
    • By Heidi1% 12th Oct 16, 10:06 PM
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    IVA and overdrafts
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:06 PM
    IVA and overdrafts 12th Oct 16 at 10:06 PM
    Hi,


    I'm in the process of setting up an IVA but have a £500 overdraft on my bank account which can't be included. I was told I would need to pay this off first. Will it matter that my bank statement will show it was used in the last month?
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    • Lincsdebt
    • By Lincsdebt 13th Oct 16, 2:45 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:45 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 2:45 PM
    Have they said why the overdraft can't be included? My overdraft was included in the IVA I had, though I had to get a new account with a different bank.
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:17 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:17 PM
    Hi

    It would be interesting to know why your overdraft can’t be included.

    You would normally just bank with a different organisation and include the overdraft in your IVA as in Lincsdebt's case, rather than prioritising that one particular debt.

    James
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    • dizzyblonde82
    • By dizzyblonde82 13th Oct 16, 6:04 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:04 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:04 PM
    I had a bank account with small overdraft and wanted to keep the account but was told by Stepchange IVA that all overdrafts needed to be included in IVA application.
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
    I had a bank account with small overdraft and wanted to keep the account but was told by Stepchange IVA that all overdrafts needed to be included in IVA application.
    Originally posted by dizzyblonde82

    Hi dizzyblonde


    Your bank would in all likelihood have cancelled this overdraft facility once the IVA got underway in any case.


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