If you owe more than £5,000, a PTD can offer you a fresh start.
A protected trust deed (PTD) is a formal agreement between you and the people you owe money to. Also called your creditors.
In a PTD, you pay what you can afford towards your debts.
Once complete, the rest of the debt is written off. This means you do not pay it all back.
If you enter into a PTD, you will be insolvent.
Your PTD is handled by an insolvency practitioner (IP).
The IP decides what you can afford to pay and whether your assets (items of value) will be sold.
Your IP contacts your creditors.
Your trust deed becomes a protected trust deed (PTD) as long as your creditors do not object to it.
- Creditors cannot contact you once the PTD is accepted.
- Creditors cannot add interest once the PTD is accepted.
- You are legally protected from further action.
A PTD usually runs for four years.
When finished, any leftover money owed is written off.
StepChange Scotland is an organisation that’s trusted and authorised to help arrange trust deeds.