What is a competent authority?
Competent authorities are bodies designated by the Secretary of State to approve intermediaries. Skilled debt advisers can apply to one of the competent authorities to become an approved intermediary. A competent authority has the power to approve or decline the applicant and to continue to assess their suitability as intermediaries. The IMA was designated as a competent authority in April 2009 and we currently have over 200 approved intermediaries.
For a list of all currently designated competent authorities and their contact details, see the Insolvency Service website.
If you wish to complain about an IMA approved DRO intermediary, please use this link DRO complaints procedure.
For more information about the IMA’s role as a competent authority, please contact us on 0113 242 0048 or at email@example.com