But they’re not legally obliged to stop interest, and a DMP can’t force creditors to do this, regardless of the organisation overseeing your plan.
However, in practice most creditors will agree to stop or reduce interest and charges.
Do creditors have to accept any payment?
Keep in mind that, just like collectors, creditors are not compelled to accept your payment offer. The idea that they have to accept your payment or discharge the debt is a myth (see first paragraph). When creditors refuse payments, it’s usually because company policy prohibits it.
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.
Can I get a credit card while on a debt management plan?
Any credit card that is included in your DMP is required to be closed. Keep in mind – the agency administering your debt management plan will not (and cannot) close your credit cards. If you don’t close the accounts on your own, your creditor will once the account has been accepted onto the DMP.
Are debt management companies a good idea?
If your score is already low because of missed payments, then a DMP may be a good option. The truth, however, is that any option (besides potentially debt settlement) can be a good way to help rebuild your credit, providing that you: Make payments consistently each month, as agreed upon, and. Pay off your debts in full