Review from Ann (4787 views)
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|Review of: Debt Lifeboat|
|Review date: 28 March 2007|
|Insolvency Practitioner who handled case: Phillip Allen|
|I proceeded as far along as: Accepted IVA|
|The solution I opted for in the end: IVA|
|Speed of response|
|No of days to make a decision after I spoke to IVA company: 6 days|
|Weeks to IVA proposal after decision made: 3 weeks|
|Weeks to IVA accepted/rejected after decision made: 2 weeks|
|IVA Company Ratings|
|Their debt solutions expertise:||9 out of 10|
|Their customer service:||10 out of 10|
|Their speed of response:||9 out of 10|
|Overall Company Rating:||9 out of 10|
|Insolvency Practitioner Ratings|
|The quality of IVA proposal:||9 out of 10|
|Overall Insolvency Practitioner Rating:||9 out of 10|
|I live in Wiltshire. I had £25k of debt, and bankruptcy would have meant I lost my job. I looked into debt management by myself beforehand.|
|My interaction with the company:|
|Myvesta assessed my situation and recommended an IVA, they passed my details on to Phillip Allen at Baker Tilly (now Debtlifeboat). As they are based in Birmingham I had to go to the closest Baker Tilly office to my home (Bristol) to show proof of identity etc. The IVA was rejected at the first creditors meeting, but after a few changes the IVA was accepted.|
|Why I gave the ratings I did:|
|They were very non-judgemental and understanding and I felt they were true professionals and werent just after the fees like some of the debt write-off companies you hear about.|
|One thing they did - which really impressed me:|
|Provided a clear explaination of the IVA process. They didnt make any unrealistic promises of writing off huge amounts, they provided a monthly plan I could afford.|
|One thing they did - which I felt could be improved:|
|Nothing, I really feel I have received an excellent service.|
|I have been in an IVA for 6 months paying £417 a month and will never go near another credit agreement with the exception of a mortgage for as long as I live! My debt was causing me severe stress and anxiety. Since my IVA started my health has improved, I can get on with my life and I have now learned to live within my means.|
Community Comments of this review
|5 out of 5||5 out of 5||03 April 2007|
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