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What is a Debt Management Plan?

A Debt Management Plan also known as a DMP is a debt solution for people who cannot afford their debt repayments. It is an informal arrangement between you and your creditors that enables you to repay your debts at a rate which is affordable to you. We can manage your DMP on your behalf. We will contact all your creditors and speak to them on your behalf and work out the terms of the DMP agreement for you.
A debt management plan is a great debt solution for a temporary period if you are struggling financially. However keep in mind that because a DMP is only an informal arrangement with your creditors, you or your creditors can opt out of the agreement at any stage, so if your creditors feel that you aren’t sticking to the terms they can terminate it and go back to demanding the full payment amount. If you are planning on entering into a Debt Management Plan make sure that you are going to stick to the terms of the agreement.

What are the benefits of a Debt Management Plan?

If you have debts from around €2,000 + a Debt Management Plan could be a very good debt solution for you. Below we have outlined some advantages and disadvantages of being in a DMP.

Advantages of DMPs

  • A DMP is Informal so you have complete control over it
  • We negotiate and deal with your creditors on your behalf
  • Only pay what you can afford
  • You can pay of your debts with only one monthly repayment
  • Your interest and charges could be frozen
  • Demands and harassment from creditors will stop
  • You will regain control of your finances
 

Disadvantages of DMPs

  • A DMP is not legally binding so your creditors could pull out of the agreement at any time
  • As you are repaying your debts in full it can last for a very long time

How long does a Debt Management Plan last?

There is no set length of time for a Debt Management Plan to last. The period of time that a DMP will last depends on the following:

  • How much your debt is
  • What your monthly payments
  • How long your circumstances will remain the same.

You may want to remain in the plan until the debt is cleared, or you may see it as a temporary measure. You may want to clear your debts as soon possible, every situation is different. If you want to remain in the Debt Management Plan until the debt is paid in full, a rough guide of the duration of the plan can be obtained by dividing your total debt by your new monthly payment amount giving you an approximation of the total number of months it is expected to last.

Do you qualify for a Debt Management Plan?

The best way to see if you qualify for a Debt Management Plan is to speak to one of our friendly financial experts. All advice is free and we will help you achieve your best possible solution. We strive to help you no matter what your debt situation. To find out more and get debt help and advice contact us now or fill out the form at the top right of this page and we will get back to you asap.
All of our advice and help is totally free and confidential so no matter what your debt get in touch with us today and let us help you.

Need more information on Debt Management Plans?

To read more about Debt Management plans click here to read the Debt Management Frequently Asked Questions.

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All our advice is free. A fee is only payable where further services are requested. All fees will be explained in detail and discussed prior to commencement of any debt repayment plan. Repaying debt over a longer period may increase the total amount to be repaid. Acceptance of any proposal or plan is subject to creditor approval. Fees and Key Information