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I came across this recently and wondered if anyone has any experience of them? There's no info on the Web site  it's just a question and answer system to find out if someone qualifies.  
https://womendealingwithdebt.com

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  • Jude57Jude57 Forumite
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    It looks like some kind of IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) introducer. I had hoped this kind of company was a thing of the past with their 'ooh, look how easy it is to be debt free' nonsense.  Be aware that this type of company exists purely to sell IVA's to customers, whether that is the best debt solution for the customer or not, as they get a fee for each introduction they make. The best way to get free, impartial debt advice and support is from one of the expert charities, Stepchange, CAB, National Debtline. If an IVA is appropriate for you, they will talk you through the whole process and make sure you understand all the implications and costs. Stepchange have their own IVA provision in house but won't push you in that direction if it isn't right for you, nor will CAB or National Debtline.  If some other debt solution is best for you, they'll recommend it and make sure you know what's involved.  
    Please don't get involved with any fee charging company.
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    JCS1JCS1 Forumite
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    edited 13 July at 1:41PM
    Just spoken to them, avoid, they are an IVA introducing company.  They also thought I could do a IVA/DRO/BR whilst being a accountant and keep professional membership.
  • fatbellyfatbelly Forumite
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    womendealingwithdebt.com is a registered Trading Name of Catch Media Ltd

    Catch Media Ltd is registered in Scotland (company number SC551492), Registered Office; 9 Lorraine Gardens Lane, Glasgow, G12 9PA.

    Catch Media does not administer debt management or insolvency products. Catch Media are paid for providing marketing services to insolvency practitioners.

    It's in the small print.

    Legal, but shouldn't be.

  • sourcratessourcrates Forumite, Board Guide
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    Unfortunatly companies such as this pay big bucks to come tops in search results, hence most people`s first stop when they Google for help, they just make a bad situation worse in most cases.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File and Ratings, Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. "I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly".
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to:
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    Any views expressed are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, CitizensAdviceBureaux.
  • sammyjammysammyjammy Forumite
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    Awful name for the website, kind of implying they will help women in difficulty which makes them sound like some kind of charity
    "You've been reading SOS when it's just your clock reading 5:05 "
  • MamohauMamohau Forumite
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    Thank you so much everyone, I really appreciate your help and advice. 
    I certainly won't be dealing with them although it has kicked me into doing something.  I'll read through all the debt advice on this MSE site & forums instead.

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