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What happens when you enter a debt agreement?

What happens when you enter a debt agreement?

Under a Debt Agreement you agree to repay an amount to your creditors over a set period of time, up to 3 or 5 years. This repayment amount is based on what you can reasonable afford to pay and has to be agreed upon by your creditors.

How does a PIA work?

A PIA may involve you making regular payments of agreed amounts to your Personal Insolvency Practitioner, who then distributes them to your creditors according to the terms of the PIA. Your creditors may not take any action against you to enforce the debt during the lifetime of the PIA.

Can you get out of a debt agreement?

Cancelling a Debt Agreement If you are unable to make your payments, it is possible to cancel a Debt Agreement. This could be because your circumstances have changed, for example you may have lost your job, your household expenses have increased, or you have an additional dependent to support.

Does a debt agreement affect credit rating?

Debt Agreements have an adverse effect on your credit rating, but this is not as long lasting as you might think. Changes to the Privacy Act in 2014 mean that information can only be stored on your credit file for 5 years. Your Debt Agreement will be wiped from your history 5 years after the agreement begins.

Can you buy a house after debt agreement?

You can apply for a home loan and buy a house when you are under a debt agreement, but it may be difficult to get approval. Lenders consider a debt agreement as an ‘act of bankruptcy’ that shows you’ve had problems paying back loans previously, making you a higher risk applicant.

What is the difference between a debt agreement and a personal insolvency agreement?

A Personal Insolvency Agreement (PIA) is suitable if you have exhausted all other avenues of debt solutions, are not eligible for a Debt Agreement and don’t want to file for Bankruptcy. This means your debts, income or assets are above the threshold limits set for Debt Agreements.

How much does a PIA cost?

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How long does a debt agreement stay on your file?

5 years
Provided you meet your obligations, your Debt Agreement will be removed from your credit file after 5 years (unless your debt agreement is over a longer term).

How long does debt stay on your name?

Your credit report is a record of your payment behaviour. It tracks all your accounts and indicates where, over a period of two years, you have missed payments or gone into arrears on an account. Then after two years, this adverse information simply disappears.

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