APIP Success Stories
APIP members (PIPs) are helping people all over Ireland to restructure and/or write-down their debt to help them to get back on track financially.
9 months from consultation to court approval of PIAsDate added: 31 Aug 2015
Time frame from initial consultation to court approval of PIAs - 9 months
- Waterford couple (aged 49 and 42) with two primary school aged children – middleclass self-employed
- Borrowed against family home to invest in two RIPs in 2006 before business collapsed – not just reduced income, no income for c2 years. Assisted by family members to purchase groceries and pay ESB bills
- Contacted PIP Christmas week 2014 with repossession proceedings before County Registrar in Jan 2015. Secured debt (including PPR mortgage) of €961K & unsecured debt of €162K
- New business getting off the ground but first year’s accounts not yet available
- PIP assesses case and identifies possible solution short of bankruptcy that could secure family home and protect RLEs. PIP proceeds to secure S.2(2) adjournment on behalf of debtors.
- Issues to be overcome:
a) Relationship with dominant secured creditor very damaged, with both receivers and legal repossession scenarios active (relationship so bad that secured creditor actively opposed further S.2(4) adjournment sought by debtor/PIP)
b) Proof of income from new business difficult to establish
- Solution agreed by creditors in approving PIAs for couple:
- Family keep home with mortgage payment restructured respecting household’s RLEs
- €346K of PPR mortgage warehoused at 0% APR to death of longest surviving spouse
- €252K of secured debt written-down
- €414K in total unsecured debt written-down
- Three-year PIA, funded with two €10K lump-sum contributions from family members
- Debtors returned to solvency short of bankruptcy, while retaining their family home and protecting their Reasonable Living Expenses; with only a sustainable family home mortgage to service each month
- Creditors close files on 12 non-performing loans, mitigating their exposure on what would have been an imminent bankruptcy. 100% of creditors vote to approve the PIAs [8 out of 8 creditors]
- In this case the family home would not have been retainable in bankruptcy, i.e. restructured mortgage payment exceeds 125% of current market rent for an appropriate property in the Waterford area.