Below is a link to an example Full and Final Settlement Letter Template you can use to make an offer of repayment to a creditor to settle the balance you owe.
You would normally make a full and final settlement offer if you have come into some money, and would like to get rid of some of your debts. You can read more about Full and Final Settlement on this blog.
Typically you would normally offer to pay back a percentage of the total amount outstanding and the rest of the balance is then written off saving you some money.
You save money because you didn’t have to pay back the debt in full and your creditor recoups most of what is owed in a shorter space of time. It can also give you a little boost if you have lots of debt knowing that at least one of your debts has been settled in full.
Simply change the parts in bold text and you should be set.
The Example Full and Final Settlement Letter Template
Mr A Debtor
123 Debt Avenue
8th March 2013
123 Debt Collector Road
Dear Sir or Madam,
I write with regards to the above account and the balance currently outstanding.
I am unable to pay off the debt in full. However I am in a position to make an ex-gratia payment in full and final settlement of the above account. I can offer £150 as a full and final settlement of this debt.
This offer is being made on the basis that, if accepted, neither you or any associate company will take any further action or enforce to pursue this debt in any way whatsoever and that I will be released from any liability.
I also request that you make an entry on my credit file to mark the debt as satisfied in full.
I can make payment within 1 week of receiving your written acceptance and agreement of this offer.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Mr Debt Man