IVA Calculator – How much debt can you write off?

An IVA involves your creditors writing off a portion of your unsecured debt. By using the calculator below, you can find out approximately how much debt you can expect to write off – we’ve estimated this amount by using average figures of Money Advice customers.

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This example is for guidance purposes only as IVA payments are based on affordability. 61% debt write-off is realistic based on Money Advice clients in 2022.

Why are IVA Calculators used?

We offer our online IVA calculator to give you a visual indication of what you can expect to happen with your debts. By using the calculator above, you can see average figures of:

  • A monthly repayment amount
  • The amount of debt that you will repay
  • The amount of debt that your creditors will write off

If you are looking into this as a possible debt solution, then there are other IVA qualifying criteria you may want to consider too.

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How are IVA payments calculated?

IVA payments will always be an amount you can realistically afford each month after you have made all your other priority payments – this is your ‘disposable income’.

The total is calculated by looking at:

  • Your income (how much money you have coming in before you have made any payments)
  • Your everyday living expenses (food, clothes and other essential items)
  • Priority bills (mortgage/rent and other debts that you must pay first)

Once the total has been worked out, we will create an IVA proposal together – this is what will be sent over to your creditors to approve.

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Is there an alternative to an IVA Calculator?

Many people use online IVA calculators to visualise how an IVA could transform their financial situation, but many companies across the internet will only offer this as a way to gain customers’ details before sharing any results. We offer ours as a free guide for you, but if you’re seriously considering this debt solution, then there are further steps you can take. This involves learning more about an IVA and calculating figures that are tailored to you.

If you’ve used an IVA Calculator and want to know more, then it may be an excellent time to reach out for support – that’s where Money Advice can come in. During a free consultation with us, we’ll be able to work together, find out what’s affordable for you and leave you with a clearer idea of how an IVA could help. Before applying, it’s also crucial to consider the pros and cons of an IVA as part of your decision-making process. By reaching out for debt help directly with us, we’ll ensure you’re fully informed about IVAs, along with any alternative debt solutions for you to consider.

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IVA Testimonials

Our IVA Calculator uses estimations, with figures based on past customers we have helped. Here’s a breakdown of some of those real-life scenarios and what those customers had to say about us…

How we helped Aaron

'Helpful and very courteous.'

Everyone I have spoken to so far has been really helpful and has made me feel at ease even during a difficult financial period for myself.

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How we helped Joanne

'Excellent company and team, was with me every step of the way'

I was really nervous at first but I was put at ease and we went through everything, any questions I had were answered, the advisors I spoke to were absolute stars, reassuring me along the way, making sure I understood everything, they could not have done enough for me, I would definitely recommend this company 100% thankyou so much.

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How we helped Julie

'Absolutely amazing.. should have done this years ago'

Thank you so much to the team at Money Advice…I can start to live again.

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Want help with debt write off?

Our online calculator may give you insight into how much money you could expect to write off with an IVA. Still, we would only know whether this is an appropriate solution after fully understanding your situation.

The best way to find out would be to get in touch with us and chat with one of our friendly advisors. Together, we can go through everything that matters to find the best debt solution for you.

Call us on 0333 678 5500 or request a callback, and one of our experts will be in touch for a free chat.

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IVA Calculator FAQs

It’s important to note that figures given from online calculators are likely to vary between different providers – this is because they are usually based on their own figures. They are reliable, but they are always provided as a guideline, not as a guaranteed IVA breakdown.

The minimum payment for an IVA is around £80, but this figure will be determined from your disposable income each month once all of your priority bills have been paid.

The monthly payment will always vary between individuals.

It’s possible to write off up to 85% of your debts, but this amount depends on how much you owe and how much your creditors agree to. You must include all of your unsecured debts, and your creditors will write off a portion of each of these. They will all be treated fairly.

IVA Calculators are intended to provide a rough estimate of the portions of debt you can both repay and write off during the solution. It is a visual tool that can help show that there is help available and that dealing with your debt can be manageable.

If you’ve used the online calculator, then you will now have an indication of the amount of debt you could possibly write off, as well as the amount you could pay back.
This figure is an indication only, so if you do want to look further into pursuing this type of debt solution, then now is the time to speak with us.

We will work with you to refine these figures and create a proposal tailored to you, and once you’re happy we can also put this forward to your creditors on your behalf.

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