Reviewed 13th February 2024
While you are probably feeling a sense of relief that the process is now behind you, and excitement for a debt-free future, you may also be asking yourself – what happens now?
Well the good news is that there is nothing more for you to do. When you signed up for your Trust Deed, you agreed to make monthly payments towards your debts for a set period of time, typically four years. Now these four years are up, any remaining unsecured debt will be automatically written off. Any creditors who were included in the Trust Deed cannot ask you for the balance of any amount they are still owed. Simply put, you will have no more to pay.
For the most part you can relax knowing that your debt problems are now behind you. However there are some steps you can take to put yourself on the best financial footing going forwards:
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1. Check your credit file has been updated
Undoubtedly your credit file will have taken a hit when you entered into the Trust Deed. However you should ensure that your file now reflects the fact that you are free from the debts associated with this.
2. Get into the savings habit - One of the benefits of a Trust Deed is that you will have proven to yourself that you can live within a budget. While it’s certainly exciting knowing that your next pay packet will be all yours without any creditors to pay, you should try to maintain the good money management skills you have learnt. Now could be the perfect opportunity to get into the savings habit and build up an emergency fund for a rainy day.
3. Rebuild your credit rating – While you may have no desire to take out credit for the time being, there may be a time in the future when this is needed such as when you want to take out a mobile phone contract or a mortgage to fund a house purchase. It is therefore important that you look to rebuild your credit worthiness as soon as possible. This can be done in a number of ways
Your Trust Deed will remain on your credit file for a total of six years. When the six years are up, any reference to it falls off your record, and by following the steps above, you will hopefully be left with a healthy credit rating.
If you are considering a trust deed, contact Scotland Debt Solutions today. We will talk you through the whole process and ensure you understand the pros and cons. Once you have entered into a trust deed with us, we will contact your creditors and let them know of this decision. We will ensure that all communication between yourself and those you owe money to goes through us rather than you. This will mean all threatening letters and phone calls chasing you for money will stop.
Our debt report is completely easy to use and is a great starting point for anyone with over £5000 of debts looking to take control of their debt issues. By providing us with details of your incomings and outgoings we can suggest the most appropriate way forward for you.
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