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IMFS Debt Collection – Should You Pay? 

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· Feb 7th, 2024
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Are you feeling worried because you got a surprise letter from a debt collector called IMFS? You might be thinking, “Should I pay? Is this real? Can I afford it?”

You’re not alone in this, and we’re here to help. Every month, over 170,000 people come to our website for advice about debts.

In this guide, we’ll help you understand:

  •  Who IMFS Debt Collection are, and what they do
  •  The types of debts they collect
  •  How to check if this debt is really yours
  •  Steps you can take if you can’t afford to pay
  •  Ways you might be able to write off some of your debt

We know the worry that debt can cause. In fact, research shows that 64% of UK adults find interactions with current debt collectors stressful1.

Don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started and find the best way for you to deal with this.

Could you legally write off some debt?

There are several debt solutions in the UK, choosing the right one for you could write off some of your unaffordable debt, but the wrong one may be expensive and drawn out.

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IMFS Debt Collection – what to do next

Let’s take you through the steps of dealing with IMFS debt collection. First, don’t ignore IMFS correspondence when you get a letter, email or phone call.

I always recommend responding to debt collectors – even just to question the debt’s validity. Remember, you have the right to request proof of the debt. They have to prove it or they can’t charge you.

Follow my ‘prove it’ guide with letter templates and get them to prove that you owe the money.

Gather any previous correspondence

After carefully reading the letter IMFS debt collection, I suggest you go through your own records. Try and find as much information and correspondence from them as you can.

Cross-reference all the amounts on the letters. If there are any differences, you may not have to pay them.

Keep a diary

You should start keeping a diary from the moment you are first contacted by IMFS debt collection.

Note down the dates and times of every letter they send, and every call that they make.

If you can, it’s a good idea to get the names of all the people you speak to as well. This will help you later on, especially if IMFS debt collection starts legal action.

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Know your rights

You do have legal rights when dealing with a debt collection agency like IMFS debt collection.

IMFS debt collection and their parent company, Integrated Contact Solutions Ltd, are both regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Therefore, they must adhere to certain rules and regulations.

If they disobey any of these things, you should file a complaint with the debt collector.

Your Rights With Debt Collectors

It’s important to understand your rights when dealing with debt collectors to avoid unfair treatment and stressful situations.

I’ve put together this simple table that explains what debt collectors are allowed to do. If you’d like to learn more about your rights, make sure to check out our detailed guide.

Debt Collectors Can But They Can’t
Contact you by phone or mail. Call you after 9pm or before 8am.
Conduct home visits (on rare occasions) and knock on your door. Forbily enter your home, or stay if you ask them to leave.
Threaten to take you to court by suing you for payment on a debt. Harrass you, including threats of violence, repeated calls and visits, or abusive language.
Negotiate a debt settlement. Tip: make sure to get this new arrangement in writing. Visit your workplace.
Access your bank account, but only after a court judgment has been made. Take anything from your home or threaten to do so.
Sell your debt. Speak to other people about your debt without your permission.
Contact you frequently. Keep doing so if you request that they reduce communications.

How do I arrange a payment plan?

Setting up a Payment Plan with IMFS involves a bit of research.

First, you need to work out your budget based on your monthly income and outgoings.

You should share the money left to pay any unsecured debts. Once you have done this, I suggest you do the following:

  • Contact your creditors, whether by letter, email, or phone to explain your situation
  • Make them an offer to repay an amount you can afford
  • Make sure you get it in writing when a creditor agrees to a payment plan

You should provide creditors with a copy of an income and expenditure statement which proves your spending is only for essentials

It also shows creditors you are offering a fair IMFS debt Repayment plan you can afford.

I suggest you also explain how you got into the situation, whether because you lost your job or because of an unexpected event.

How a debt solution could help

Some debt solutions can:

  1. Stop nasty calls from creditors
  2. Freeze interest and charges
  3. Reduce your monthly payments

A few debt solutions can even result in writing off some of your debt.

Here’s an example:


Situation

Monthly income £2,504
Monthly expenses £2,345
Total debt £32,049

Monthly debt repayments

Before £587
After £158

£429 reduction in monthly payments

If you want to learn what debt solutions are available to you, click the button below to get started.

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Will They Give Up Chasing?

After all that you might be wondering whether you can just wait it out and hope they stop chasing you.

Sadly, that’s probably not going to happen. Most debt collectors are persistent.

debt collector chased debt

Source: Moneysavingexpert

As you can see Robinson Way starting to chase a debtor mere days after their mortgage application and a full 12 years after the debt was originally chased.

Other agencies like Lowell Group, Portfolio Recovery and Cabot Financial are constantly being accused of buying Statute Barred debts and then chasing people for payment.

IMFS Debt Collection Contact Information

Website: https://www.imfs.co.com/
Online Support: Customer Care Service Portal
Address: 4100 Park Approach, Thorpe Park, Leeds,
West Yorkshire, England, LS15 8GB
Phone: 01133508520

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FAQs

Here, I will answer some of the more frequently asked questions about IMFS debt collection and debt collectors in general.

What is imfs debt?
IMFS debt is a debt collection agency and a trading style of Contact Solutions Ltd.
How do I know if a debt collector is legitimate UK?
You know a debt collection agency is legitimate in the UK if firstly they are an established company on companies house. Secondly, most debt collections agency’s are FCA registered.
What is their Phone Number?
What is this number 01133508520
The number 01133508520 belongs to IMFS debt collection. They are a popular debt collection agency who will be calling to collect payment on a debt.
Should I pay them?
If you are certain that the debt is yours, and you have the funds available to pay in full, you should pay IMFS debt collection as soon as you can. This will immediately stop any further letters or phone calls from them.
Can they prove the debt?
Yes. If you don’t think that the debt is yours, use a template ‘Prove the Debt’ letter, and send this to IMFS debt collection. To legally enforce the debt, they will have to respond in writing with the full details of the debt that you owe.
Do they have any rights?
Just as you have rights against them, they also have rights against you. It’s worth noting that they don’t have any legal powers, or have the powers of a bailiff, so they can’t enter your property or take anything from it. They can take legal action against you if you avoid paying them, however.
What if I can’t pay them?
If you can’t pay IMFS debt collection, get in touch with them as soon as you can. They may agree to a debt repayment scheme, where you pay back the debt in instalments.
Can I complain about them?
Yes. You should first of all address the nature of your complaint to them directly. If they fail to respond to this, you should escalate your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Could you legally write off some debt?

Answer below to get started.

How much debt do you have?

This isn’t a full fact find, MoneyNerd doesn’t give advice. We work with The Debt Advice Service who provide information about your options.

References

  1. Indebted Debt Collection Survey
  2. FCA Handbook
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MoneyNerd’s founder, Scott Nelson, has a decade of financial industry experience, including 6 years in FCA regulated loan and credit card companies. Troubled by a lack of conscience in the industry, he founded MoneyNerd to give genuine advice to those in debt and struggling financially.
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Janine Marsh is an award-winning presenter and a valuable member of the MoneyNerd team. With a wealth of experience as a financial expert, she's been featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Local Radio, and BBC Five Live, and is a regular on Co-op Radio.
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