I have an IVA, can I apply for a loan?

I have an IVA, can I apply for a loan?

Simple answer is 'no'. 
If you have entered into an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) then you are restricted to borrowing no more than £500 without obtaining permission from your insolvency practitioner. 
When we consider affordability, we will look at other debts, repayments. You are very welcome to join us and save regularly, just a small amount every week or month soon build up into a useful fund for when you need it. 

Citizens Advice has an article that explains the things to think about when considering an IVA
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