INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENT (IVA)
An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is an agreement between you and your creditors where you repay affordable monthly payments towards your debt over a typical term of five years, with the remainder discharged (written off) at the end of the agreed term. An IVA is supervised by licenced Insolvency Practitioner (IP) and is a legally binding contract between you and your creditors. The IVA is an alternative to bankruptcy, preferable in circumstances where you can make payment towards your debt, just at reduced levels. An IVA is only available for UK residents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.