There are no setup fees to enter into the Debt Arrangement Scheme. But, there are also no ongoing monthly management fees payable by an individual entering into the DAS. This is the same for all individuals whether they use a private sector firm (e.g. Harper McDermott Ltd) or a public sector organisation (e.g. CAB or local authority Money Adviser).
The costs of administering a debt payment programme are borne by the creditors i.e. from every £ received into the scheme, 22p is used to pay for the costs; this 22p is paid to the DAS Administrator (2p) and the Money Adviser (20p).
The remaining amounts are distributed amongst all creditors on a pro rata basis and a successfully completed DPP deems all debts to be repaid in full.
For more information on DAS fees call 0141 278 3989.