Debt Management Plan

What is a Debt Management Plan?

A Debt Management Plan (DMP) allows you to pay off your debts at a rate you can afford. Your DMP provider will help you work out an affordable monthly payment and talk to your creditors. You make one monthly payment and this is divided amongst your creditors ensuring all your debts are being paid.

A DMP could be a good debt solution for you if you have some money left over each month after paying for food, accommodation and utility bills.

If you have a higher amount of debt, a DMP may not be the right solution for you as it could take you a lot longer to pay back your debts.

Which debts can I pay off with a Debt Management Plan?

You can only use a Debt Management Plan for non-priority debts.

These include:

  • Personal loans
  • Overdrafts
  • Bank or building society loans
  • Money borrowed from friends or family
  • Credit cards or store card debts
  • Payday loans
  • Catalogue, home credit or in-store credit debts

Benefits of a DMP – Debt Management Plan

A plan can be agreed for any level of debt.

The DMP does not include your assets.

One Monthly Payment
One affordable monthly payment to your creditors

Disadvantages of a DMP – Debt Management Plan

Not Legally Binding
The DMP agreement is not legally binding.

Interest & Charges
Creditors may continue to add interest and charges..

Legal Proceedings
Once the DMP has been assigned, creditors may continue with legal proceedings