- In most cases, bankruptcy will last for 12 months, which is typically a shorter period than an IVA
- Large amounts of debt can be legally written off.
- After the debtor is discharged from bankruptcy, no more money is owed to creditors
- Bankruptcy does not have the same stigma attached to it as was the case historically
- If you own your home or assets, these will be sold to repay creditors
- The debtors’ financial affairs will be scrutinised and full disclosure is necessary
- A notice of the bankruptcy will be placed in the London Gazette and maybe a local paper, and the information will remain on your credit report for at least six years
- Restrictions will apply for the period of bankruptcy and you may have to declare your bankruptcy to your employer or professional body
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