Question: Can I Have 2 Debt Management Plans?

Holding 2 DMPs won’t benefit you.

You should speak with your current DMP provider to see if they can resort your DMP to include the new debts.

A full income and expenditure should be carried out whenever DMPs are opened.

Can I have more than one debt management plan?

Your plan is flexible and so adding these new debts is possible. However if you are unable to pay any more into the Plan each month the original creditors will then receive a slightly lower payment. You therefore need to understand the possible consequences of this.

Do I have to include all debts in a debt management plan?

A Debt Management Plan (DMP) is an informal agreement with your creditors. As such there is no legal reason why you have to include all of your debts. You can leave one or more out if you want and continue paying it as normal. Having said that if you do the ones which are are included might not then accept the Plan.

Do debt management plans hurt your credit?

Enrollment in a debt management plan doesn’t affect one’s credit score. However, certain facets of the program — timely payments, closing accounts, smaller amounts owed, and changes in utilization rate — may impact one’s score in both negative and positive ways.

Can I do my own debt management plan?

  • Prepare your Financial Statement.
  • Open a new bank account.
  • Negotiate reduced payments with your creditors.
  • Start making your Debt Management payments straight away.
  • Review your financial situation regularly.

What are the disadvantages of a debt management plan?

Disadvantages of a debt management plan include:

  1. your debts must be repaid in full – they will not be written off.
  2. creditors don’t have to enter into a debt management plan and may still contact you asking for immediate repayment.
  3. mortgages and other ‘secured’ debts are not covered by a debt management plan.

Can creditors refuse a debt management plan?

Yes. Creditors are not obliged to accept a debt solution but they could accept a Debt Management Plan if they feel this is the best way for them to recover the money owed to them. You will have to put forward a firm and fair offer of payment to your creditors and outline how much you can afford to pay back each month.

Can I get a credit card while on a debt management plan?

The goal of the program is simple: no more debt. Using a credit card while you’re on a DMP makes it harder to accomplish that goal. While you’re on a DMP, cash is king. That said, depending on the circumstances you may be allowed to keep an emergency credit card (not included on your DMP) open in case of emergencies.

Can I keep my bank account with a debt management plan?

You will be able to keep using your bank account as long as you do not owe them money. If you have a debt with them and you intend to include this your debt management plan (DMP), you will have to stop using the account. The reason for this is the banking set off rule.

How long does Debt Management stay on your credit?

six years