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Bankruptcy

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Introduction

This page lists resources that assist with the administration and supervision of the bankruptcy process in Scotland.

If you are looking for advice on how bankruptcy works, visit mygov.scot.

Guidance and forms

AiB is currently reviewing their documents for compliance against accessibility standards. 

Application process

All bankruptcy applications should be submitted through BASYS.

The following forms and guidance relating to the application process are available: 

Paper copies of other forms and guidance relating to the debtor application process are available on request. If you require these or further details on the application process, please contact the Insolvency Registrations team.

Recall 

Requests for recall of bankruptcy should be made using a Form 1 - Application to Accountant in Bankruptcy: General

Notes for Guidance

The Notes for Guidance for trustees details the general functions and responsibilities of AiB, trustees and commissioners in a bankruptcy.

Previous Notes for Guidance for cases awarded pre November 2016 are available on request from AiB Operational Policy and Compliance team.

Dear Trustee letters

Dear Trustee letters are used to keep agents and trustees updated on changes to policy and operational processes.  

The most recent Dear Trustee letters can be found in the publications section. 

If you would like to receive Dear Trustee letters, please sign up to our mailing list

Bankruptcy restrictions

Bankruptcy Restrictions were introduced for the purpose of deterring debtors from misbehaving or being dishonest before or during their bankruptcy. They also provide creditors with a level of protection from such debtors once their bankruptcy had ended. 

Further information as well as a list of current bankruptcy restrictions are available on request from the Bankruptcy Restrictions team.

Bankruptcy working groups

The Debtor Application working group discusses the debtor application process in detail. It is also used to receive feedback and share best practice between stakeholders.

Minutes from previous meetings are available on request from the Insolvency Registrations team.

BASYS

BASYS is the online case management system for bankruptcy cases in Scotland.

Further information on how this works and how to get access can be found in the BASYS section.

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