Bankruptcy

THE B WORD…BANKRUPTCY. Nobody ever wants to go bankrupt, but we need to understand the basic premise of Bankruptcy...

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Trustee Negotiations In Bankruptcy

Trustee Negotiations are tough. At Bell & Company, we specialize in this niche area of work assisting those people...

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Debt Chasers – Our Perspective

An opportunity you say? Up until Lockdown 1, creditors were if anything stepping up their action as the economy...

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NSPCC NI Fundraising Challenge – The Power of 4

The Power of 4 Belfast-based Debt Strategists, Bell & Company, are taking part in an intriguing Fundraising Challenge –...

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Property FRI Leases

The principal reason for securing a CVA allows these ‘mega-retailers’ to excuse themselves of onerous property FRI leases. Obviously,...

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V-Shaped Recovery?

After Rishi’s summer statement, the public borrowing has now reached £350bn. Everyone knows a recession is here and redundancies...

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Rising Risk | P2P Finance News Interview

Our Chairman, Terry Bell, talks to Marc Shoffman, a Journalist who writes for P2P Finance News https://www.p2pfinancenews.co.uk/2020/07/03/rising-risks/ about the...

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LIMITED COMPANY FAILING? – EXPOSURE?

Before we start this blog on ‘Limited Company Failing – What’s my personal Exposure?’, we are pleased to announce...

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Are Directors personally liable for company debts?

Directors Personal Guarantee Are Directors personally liable for company debts? To begin with, at the height of the business...

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PEER 2 PEER LENDING PRESSURE

HERE THEY COME – PEER 2 PEER LENDING PRESSURE. We are hearing from more and more businesses with Peer...

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ASSET FINANCE FOR GYMS – OVER BORROWED?

NOBODY BUT NOBODY SAW COVID-19 COMING. ASSET FINANCE FOR GYMS – OVER BORROWED? Its effect on all businesses, as...

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Business Planning During Coronavirus Pandemic

PART 1 OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC & PLANNING ABOVE…INCASE YOU MISSED IT. Further to my video this morning – knowingly...

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Peer to Peer Issues – Again? We Will Speak Out

We at Bell & Company are seeing more and more enquiries from SMEs struggling with the weight of various...

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Debt…The Opera Singer

The keys, as we always tell prospective clients approaching us embroiled in a debt spiral are: Know the Worst...

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Personal Guarantee Settlement £175,000 – £32,000

We recently had a Personal Guarantee Settlement £175,000 – £32,000 for our client. £175,000 Personal Guarantee called upon by...

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Deals with HMRC

The key is to understand deals with HMRC and speak to our friends at HMRC to see what they...

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Personal Guarantee Exposure – Savings of £300K

Building Industry Client with Personal Guarantee Exposure – Savings of £300K. Clients, operating within the Building Industry, instructed Bell...

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PARTNERSHIP BREAKDOWN

We see partnership breakdown a lot in our line of work. A pair of business partners parted ways and...

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Dispute Resolution – Farming Client, Local Creditors

Our latest settlements is a case concerning dispute resolution – farming client, local creditors. Dispute Resolution – Farming Client,...

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Vulture Fund Negotiations

Liability of £120,000 with secured assets worth £195,000 sold to ‘vulture fund’ settled for £38,000, vulture fund negotiations took...

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SME DEBT PRESSURE – HELP THE OWNER

  Being an entrepreneur or business owner can be very lonely, especially when the business comes under any form...

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Personal Liability and Busines Debts

A question that many will ask as their business begins to fail is… “Am I Personally Liable for my...

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Mental Health and Debt – The Worst

Mental Health & Debt – The Worst Not a great subject I know, Mental Health and Debt, but one...

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The misconceptions of Bankruptcy Exposed

Bankruptcy, the “B” word, is feared by many. This is often as a result of uninformed misconceptions. There is...

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Personal Guarantee – Now I’ve received a Statutory Demand!

Personal Guarantee A call on a personal guarantee can be very stressful but it may be managed with meaningful,...

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Will I Lose My Home in Bankruptcy?

Will I Lose My Home in Bankruptcy? The Fear What’s the biggest fear about bankruptcy or personal insolvency? Ask...

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The Benefits of Debt Strategists

WHAT ARE DEBT STRATEGISTS Debt strategist might sound like the job title of the bulge-bracket merchant banker in the...

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Don’t let your PRIDE get in the way of your FUTURE!

The word bankruptcy tends to fill most people with feelings of dread. It’s hard to deny the fact that...

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Are you sitting on a mortgage time bomb?

Are you sitting on a mortgage time bomb? Currently, owning your own property is a luxury that many people...

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Do you recognise the signs of Corporate Insolvency?

Do you recognise the signs of Corporate Insolvency? Running your own business is both stressful and time-consuming and as...

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Debt Strategy experts Bell & Company weigh in on the insolvency figures from 2017 and consider what 2018 may have in store.

With the New Year just starting, Bell & Company, are keen to decipher the insolvency figures from 2017, and consider...

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Implementing your New Year’s Resolutions

With 2018 in full swing, many of us are focussing on staying on track when it comes to achieving...

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Insolvency at a Corporate Level

Insolvency at a Corporate Level If you own your own company, the word insolvency is unlikely to be one...

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The Positives of Bankruptcy

The Positives of Bankruptcy The word bankruptcy tends to fill most people with feelings of dread. It’s hard to...

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What’s the best course of action when you are facing negative equity?

If you are dealing with negative equity, it’s likely that you are worried about what the future will hold...

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Mammoth overall savings of 92%!

Our client approached us with a crystalized debt of over £150,000, owed to a huge banking institution in the...

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Bell & Company prove benefits of great business relationships

Bell & Company were recently able to assist a young couple with 2 young children facing eviction from the...

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The professions most likely to fall into debt

Anyone, regardless of their job, years of experience, age or financial situation can fall into debt. This can be...

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How you can beat debt

How you can beat debt Debt is a problem that affects millions of people all over the world. In...

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Will property costs in the UK continue to rise?

Property costs in the UK For many of us, property prices are simply too high. A sizeable majority of...

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First-time investor left with large shortfall

Bell & Company were contacted by a first time investor who had been left in negative equity on his...

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‘Buy-to-Let’ property stress

Bell & Company finalise successful negotiations on a buy-to-let property. An older couple based in England approached our company regarding...

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The debt hotspots of the UK

Debt hotspots Debt is a problem that’s plaguing the whole of the UK. In fact, household debt across the...

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A couple helped out of huge shortfall after their separation

A former couple had been under the weight of a huge shortfall of over £105,000. They were both trying...

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Despite difficult lender, a 10% settlement can be achieved

A settlement of 10% can still be achieved, even when faced with a difficult lender A couple with a...

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English ‘buy to let’ case settled within 5 months

A young man based in England approached our company regarding an unsustainable ‘buy to let’ property he owned. After...

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Finance professional avoids Bankruptcy

Bell and Company recently assisted a professional to avoid Bankruptcy Our client, who happened to be a professional in...

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Why are people in the UK so in debt?

A recent report has revealed that the UK is one of the most indebted countries in the world, with...

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The Recession, ten years on: how are we affected?

The recession, ten years on: how are we affected? The recession began as just another financial crisis on Wall...

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Do I have to tell my employer that I’m in debt?

Do I have to tell my employer that I’m in debt? There is no hard and strict rule that...

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Insolvency – What to do when the worst happens

Insolvency – What to do when the worst happens: If your business is facing insolvency, it can seem like...

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Negative Equity – Mortgage Shortfall Success

Negative Equity Settlement. Our successful settlement this week comes from Northern Ireland where the property is based in an...

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Petitioning For Bankruptcy?

Petitioning for Bankruptcy? So, why would I petition for bankruptcy? We have had a number of people looking for...

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Can I be considered personally liable or be pursued for the Debts of my Business?

A primary question that many will ask as their Business beings to fail is, “Can I be considered personally...

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Negative Equity In Northern Ireland

Negative Equity In Northern Ireland We are still as busy as ever unfortunately, although it is really Rewarding helping...

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I am a company director of a limited company with personal Guarantee. How will this effect me?

I am a company director of a limited company with personal Guarantee. How will this effect me? More often than...

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My home has been sold and now I have received a letter chasing an outstanding balance. What are my options?

As the various lending institutions work through their ‘delinquent’ mortgage books, more and more people are approaching us at...

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Brexit to potentially delay Bank Loan Sales

In recent times, we have been approached by various individuals, businesses and professionals, all of whom have received letters...

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Bankruptcy- What can happen?

Bankruptcy, the “B” word, is feared by many and has negative connotations associated with it. Sadly, we see many...

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Will seeking to reach a settlement with my lender impact on my credit rating?

Far too many people underestimate the importance of their Credit Rating. It is a key tool in life and...

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Can I sell if I’m in Negative Equity?

Bell & Company regularly hear individuals in Negative Equity declare themselves as “Mortgage Prisoners”. This opinion is often developed...

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My Loan Has Been Sold to A Third Party – What does this mean for me?

At Bell & Company, we assist individuals whose original loans have been sold to a third party. Vulture Funds...

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Could I lose my home?

Could I lose my home? One thing we understand entirely is that home is sacrosanct to most people thus...

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BREXIT – IMPLICATIONS ON NORTHERN IRELAND PROPERTY MARKET

It is coming up to a couple of weeks since the EU Referendum was held and that Brexit was...

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Pressure from a pending loan sale?

Pressure from a pending loan sale? Are you under pressure from a pending loan sale? As will know, there...

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LONDON – IS THE BUBBLE BURSTING?

Bell & Company have previously written posts on the potential property bubble developing in London and the South East...

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NEGATIVE EQUITY STILL PREVALENT IN IRELAND

A recent Standard & Poors report cites that 4 out of 10 mortgage borrowers in Ireland are in Negative...

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Personal Guarantees

During the boom Personal Guarantees were given by numerous individuals to facilitate borrowing by corporate entities and dependent relatives....

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FIXED CHARGED RECEIVERS OVERVIEW

For Corporate clients or those suffering business debt issues you may have been advised by a Bank that if...

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INTEREST RATES STAYING THE SAME – WE ARE IN DANGER OF BECOMING ADDICTED

This month we just passed the seventh year anniversary of Interest Rates being set at a record low 0.5%....

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PLIGHT OF FARMING & ULSTERBANK LOAN SALES…THERE IS HOPE IF BORROWERS ARE PROACTIVE

Borrowers are now being put on notice of the imminent loan sale of their portfolios contained within their SME...

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TEAM BLOG – INTRODUCING ERIN WEATHERSTONE

Name: Erin Weatherstone Position: Personal Assistant Time with Bell & Company: 10 months What does your day to day...

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WHY APPOINT AN INTERMEDIARY TO ACT ON MY BEHALF?

WHY APPOINT AN INTERMEDIARY TO ACT ON MY BEHALF? A question we hear a lot from potential client’s in...

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BUSINESS CONSULTANCY – WE DO THAT TOO!

As Bell & Company has grown, we have continually looked to add different skills and services which can benefit...

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USA – NOT “A-OK”

Currently Bell & Company assist borrowers across Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland with Negative Equity issues. But we...

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REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BANKRUTCY CHANGES – ABOUT TIME!

Bell & Company have commented regularly on Personal Bankruptcy in Northern Ireland. It can prove to be a useful...

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IRISH PROPERTY MARKET OVERVIEW AND RECENT SETTLEMENT

We have all seen the headlines in the past summarising Ireland’s economic demise, headlines read “Fall of the Celtic...

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IS LONDON NEXT TO GO?

London is an incredibly diverse city and is proving a very desirable place for people to purchase a property....

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BELL & COMPANY

We are back at Bell & Company HQ on Rosemary Street and geared up for a fantastic 2016. From...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BELL & COMPANY

It’s the time of year when we over indulge and spend time with family and close friends and from...

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WE CLEARLY HAVEN’T LEARNT – UK CREDIT CARD DEBT

You’d have thought that UK consumers and lenders alike will have learnt from 2008 Global Financial Crisis. It seems...

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RENTAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT – IS IT REALLY WORTH IT?

At Bell & Company we are regularly contacted by borrowers who have property portfolios which regularly give them financial...

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TEAM BLOG – Introducing Claire McCarragher

Name:  Claire McCarragher Position: Corporate Accounts Manager Time with Bell & Company: 2 Years & 11 months (3 years in January)...

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TEAM BLOG – INTRODUCING JOHN NELSON

John first came to Bell & Company as a placement student.  He has come on leaps and bounds and...

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NORTHERN IRELAND HOUSE PRICES ON THE UP

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MY HOME IS BEING REPOSSESSED – WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Should you or anyone you know be under stress caused by property repossession or any debt scenario then please...

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Meetings and Discussions with Cerberus

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POST HOLIDAYS – BACK TO IT AND RECENT SETTLEMENTS

I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend over 12th July and managed to have some relaxation time. Typically...

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BELL & COMPANY IN THE PRESS!

Check out our ‘Real Issues in today’s Financial World Seminar’ review published in this months  Tatler July where Bell...

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Northern Ireland Repossession “Hotspots”

Following the setup of The Housing Repossession Taskforce they undertook a review of the market of property repossession in...

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DEBT MANAGEMENT – WE DO THAT

At Bell & Company we deal with all forms of debt. We assist clients with outstanding debt of millions...

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