Advantis Credit - Everything you need to know, today
Have you started receiving letters or phone calls from Advantis Credit Ltd?
Debt can be a daunting situation to find yourself in, and being contacted by a debt collection agency like Advantis Credit often only adds to the worry.
Luckily, though, help is at hand - at NDH Financial, we specialise in one particular debt solution known as an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement). We're a personal insolvency specialist, with our own in house Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, based in the UK, with over 15 years experience in helping people with consumer debt.
If you've been contacted by Advantis Credit and you'd like to find out more about becoming debt-free, you're in good hands! Apply now and receive a free 30-minute consultation call to get started.
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Who Are Advantis Credit Ltd?
Advantis Credit is one of the leading debt collection companies in the UK, specialising in debt collection and credit management. As such, there's a good chance you'll be contacted by them if you have unresolved debt.
Launched in 2004, Advantis is based in Stoke-on-Trent, with field agents operating across England and Wales. Their agents work on behalf of some of the largest household names, including utility companies like Npower and Severn Trent Water.
Important to note: Advantis is a debt collection agency NOT a bailiff. This means that their powers are much more limited than if your debt had been passed to an enforcement agent (bailiff).
What Debts Can Advantis Collect?
Advantis Credit Ltd collects debts on behalf of other companies. As well as private companies such as Thames Water and United Utilities, they also collect money for the HMRC and the DVLA.
Some of the main debts that Advantis Credit collect include:
Because their remit is so wide, it’s likely that your debt could be passed to Advantis Credit if it remains unpaid.
Who Are Advantis Credit Regulated By?
Advantis Credit is regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), and its agents are registered to work across both England and Wales. They're also members of the CSA (Credit Services Association), which is the main trade association for debt collection and the debt purchase industry within the UK.
If you feel that Advantis has treated you unfairly or they have not worked within the confines of the law, you can contact the FCA and the CSA to make a complaint.
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NDH Financial can help free you from the shackles of your debt.
Call us on 0800 002 9051 or apply below.
Can Advantis Credit Ltd Enter Your Home?
Debt collectors from Advantis might attend your property in order to take payment for your debt. Unlike bailiffs, debt collectors don't need to give you notice before a visit, but they'll usually contact you in advance - often by phone or post. If Advantis debt collectors do try to reach you at your property, you do not have to let them in.Debt collectors have no additional power over your creditors, so you don't have to deal with them if you don't want to. If you do decide to allow them inside and want to pay your debt off with them, it's important to always check their paperwork and get proof of identification. Debt collectors can't attend the property if people classed as being vulnerable currently reside there.
Debt collectors can't attend the property if people classed as being vulnerable currently reside there. Under the law, vulnerable people include:
- People with health conditions - either physical or mental
- Children under the age of 16
- Elderly people over the age of 65
- Pregnant women
- People who don't speak English as a first language
They're also not allowed to come to your workplace or chase anyone else (for example, family members) for your debt - if they do, you should report them for using unfair debt collection tactics. Legally, this is counted as harassment and the company can be reported for unacceptable behaviour under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations Act 2008.
Can Advantis Seize Your Goods?
Debt collectors are only allowed to take monetary payments - they'll usually offer you a payment plan or settle your debt via card payment.
If you do choose to pay debt collection agents, it's important to ensure you get a receipt. If they contact you via phone and you decide to pay that way, always ask the caller for valid proof that they are who they say they are first.
If a doorstep collector tries to take goods from you, this is illegal and must be reported.
Get in touch with NDH Financial today for a free consultation about your debts.
Call us on 0800 002 9051 or apply below.
Paying Your Debt Off with Advantis Credit
As previously stated, you don't have to deal with Advantis debt collectors if you don't want to. However, if you choose to, you can clear your debt with them - this can only be done through a monetary payment and they can't seize any goods as remuneration.
Another option you could take is to try and pay your debt off with the original creditors, as they may be able to offer a payment plan.
At NDH Financial, we specialise in IVAs (Individual Voluntary Arrangements). IVAs are formal agreements between you and your creditors, allowing you to consolidate multiple debts in one monthly payment plan. Our IVA Learning Hub will provide you with all the information needed to decide whether an IVA is right for you.
Once the IVA period has ended, the rest of your debt will be written off. As a personal insolvency specialist, with our own licensed insolvency practitioner, we're able to oversee the entire process, making your debt much more manageable. If you'd like to sign up for an IVA, you can contact us today for a no-obligation 30-minute consultation call.
Get in Touch with NDH Financial Today
If you're ready to start paying off your debt, we’re ready to help.
Over the years, we've worked with thousands of people to help them become debt-free. The NDH Promise shows that we are committed to active communication throughout the IVA process, giving you the expertise and resources to get you back on track.
Our IVAs are the perfect solution if you have more than one unsecured debt. However, if you don't match that criteria but are interested in an alternative debt solution, there are a number of other options available to you.
There's no need to wait - apply today to start your journey to becoming debt-free.
Do You Have Any More Questions?
Our IVA Learning Hub Can Help
We know you might have questions and that’s fine.
We can answer most of those on our call.
But we’ve also built our learning hub so that you can learn more about an IVA and see if one is right for you.
Click below to check it out.