The IMA is a DRO competent authority which means that if you are a member of the IMA you will be able to apply to us to be authorised as a DRO Approved Intermediary.
Background to Debt Relief Orders
DROs came into force in April 2009. In contrast to other forms of debt relief, they are not available through the court system. Instead the orders are made by an Official Receiver. An application for a DRO can be made online through an Approved Intermediary who is an authorised, skilled debt adviser.
Once an order is made, creditors who are included in the DRO will then be prevented from taking any action to recover or enforce their debts against the debtor. Generally, those debts will be discharged at the end of one year.
For eligibility criteria and more information on DROs, visit the gov.uk website:
For more information about the IMA’s role as a competent authority, please contact us on 0113 242 0048 or at firstname.lastname@example.org