The DRF welcome new member applications, please complete the relevant form.
We have various levels of membership, depending on your Consumer Credit Licence status.
Once we have checked your application, we will raise an invoice for the fees, these are listed on the application form.
Company members will have an inspection from the IPA to ensure you meet DRF standards.
- Full Member: Debt Management
- Full Member: IVA Provider
- Full Member: Group (A1 and A2)
- Provisional Member
- Nursery Member
- Individual Member
- Training member
A. Full Member: Debt Management or IVA Provider
Debt Management and/or IVA Provider
B. Provisional Member
Applicants who have not yet successfully completed the IPA full inspection.
B2. Nursery Member
A ‘waiting list’ for companies/firms or organisations who do not have FCA interim
permission and do not have FCA authorisation. Staff may take the CertDR. An
administration fee only is payable for this category as companies/firms/organisations will not be considered a member until FCA full authorisation is granted, at which point they will become a Provisional Member. This must be done within two years.
Must have FCA interim permission or full authorisation, or be able to show that they do not give specific debt advice.
- C1 – must be existing suppliers to DRF Members or
- C2 – recommended by one or more DRF Members
- D1 – offer services other than lead introduction to DRF Members
- D2 – offer complementary financial services to DRF Members and agree to abide by the
Open to individuals currently working in the debt resolution industry who wish to take CertDR. They must be employed by a business entity that has FCA interim permission or full authorisation, or be a sole trader/partnership that has FCA interim permission or full authorisation.
Offers secured or unsecured credit and/or receives collections on behalf of creditors.
Deals with people in debt and registered with the Charities Commission; lists ‘helping people in debt’ amongst its registered purposes.
T. Training Member
Ex-DRF members whose staff wishes to continue with CertDR training.
S. Special Member
Honorary member chosen by the DRF Board for services to DRF.
For membership benefits and inspection requirements of each membership category please refer to the application forms for full details.
Updated on 2016-06-16T09:09:09+00:00, by .