Secure your financial future

With a decade of experience in debt management, Pentagon offers a home or office based business that's both financially and personally rewarding

The continued upward rise of UK interest rates combined with a total UK personal debt mountain in excess of £1.2 trillion are contributing to ongoing growth in the levels of unmanageable debt in the UK. Debt management is a service which is offering a vital lifeline to those struggling with debt. 'Pentagon is the UK's only debt management company to focus on home visits as a core component of its client liaison,' says Graham Dennis, Pentagon National Sales Director.

'We have established in excess of 250,000 agreements with creditors and over 16,500 active Debt Management Plans with UK consumers and have a strong track record working with creditors to freeze interest and charges. There is a clear need for services like ours and this provides an important opportunity for individuals who can work to our exacting customer service standards.'

Pentagon franchisees are licensed debt advisors trained to assess and offer advice to consumers struggling to manage their finances. Franchisees make an initial visit to a potential client to assess their financial situation. They then compile a financial evidence report to support the case and pass it to the Pentagon head office team. 'Every case earns the franchisee an initial payment and a monthly residual income based on what the client can afford, calculated on their income and expenditure, and a percentage of the payment to each lender,' explains Graham.

'Franchisees can potentially turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum - some are achieving turnovers of £200,000 plus. The amount franchisees can earn depends on the individual and their commitment to the business, but compared with an initial investment of just £24,995 plus VAT, there is a considerable earning potential. We also provide franchisees with a retirement plan, so that when they retire they continue to receive an income.'

Pentagon provides a comprehensive training and support package, which includes an initial four-day residential training course, followed by one month of mentoring from an experienced franchisee. Franchisees are also supported by a call centre, which generates initial appointments, and a team of account managers and legal advisors. 'No experience is necessary,' says Graham. 'It is more important that franchisees possess good interpersonal skills, are empathic and comfortable meeting people face-to-face in their homes.'