Sample letter

Pro-rata offers (joint names)

​Use this letter to ask your creditors to accept pro-rata offers of payment on your debts. Contact us for advice before using this letter.

Letter in sole names

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.
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28 October 2020

Dear Sir/Madam

Account No:

We are writing to tell you that we are getting advice from Business Debtline on dealing with our financial situation and choosing the right debt solution for us.

Since making the above agreement with you, our circumstances have changed. Our small business is having trading difficulties and we cannot now afford to make the agreed payments towards this debt. With the cooperation of our creditors we may be able to continue trading.

We enclose a budget sheet which shows our total income and our outgoings. As you can see we have only £ per month left for our creditors.

We have worked out the offers we have made to our creditors on a pro-rata basis and we have written to all our creditors asking them to accept reduced offers.

Because of our circumstances please agree to accept a reduced offer of £ per month. If you are adding interest or other charges to the account, please freeze these so that our debt does not increase. If our circumstances improve we will contact you again.

Please send a to make it easier to pay you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

(Please note, all further correspondence should be addressed to us. Business Debtline are a self-help agency and are not acting as our representative).

Yours faithfully