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Debt management plan (DMP)
A DMP helps you repay your debt at an affordable rate by making reduced monthly payments. Available UK-wide.
Debt relief order (DRO)
A DRO is an option if you have few assets & a low income. Available in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Bankruptcy helps clear debt, but has serious implications. Also called sequestration in Scotland.
Free advice on equity release, and mortgage advice. Available UK-wide.
An IVA is a form of insolvency that writes off some of your debt. Available in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Minimal assets process (MAP)
MAP bankruptcy could be an option to write off debts if you have a low income and few assets. Scotland only.
Protected trust deed
With a trust deed, make lower payments for four years. The remaining debt can then be written off. Scotland only.
Debt arrangement scheme
A DAS debt payment programme helps you repay at an affordable rate. Scotland only.
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