Sample letter

Write off the debt (sole name)

Use this letter when asking your creditor if they would consider writing off your debt. You can find information about how to use this letter in our fact sheet Review your offers to creditors.

Letter in joint 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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25 November 2020

Dear Sir/Madam

Account No:

I am writing to tell you that I am getting advice from Business Debtline on dealing with my financial situation and choosing the right debt solution for me.

I enclose a copy of my budget which gives details of my present financial circumstances.

As you can see, my outgoings are more than my income and I am experiencing extreme financial hardship.

I would be very grateful if you would consider writing off the outstanding debt owing. I have always taken my financial responsibilities very seriously but unfortunately, my circumstances are so bad that I cannot realistically maintain payments of any kind. Please take the following special information into account when making your decision.

As you can see my situation is very unlikely to improve in the future and my continued high debt level may have a serious effect on my physical and mental wellbeing.

I would be grateful if you would seriously consider my request to write off the debt.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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

Yours faithfully