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How a consolidation loan could help you

As most of us know the debt mountain in the UK is huge, so it is not surprising that many of us have a large number of debts that we have to deal with, and a range of creditors to whom we owe money.

Trying to handle a range of high interest debts such as store cards, credit cards, and expensive loans can affect you in many ways. You may suffer financial hardship because of the amount of money that you are having to pay out on your debts each month.

You may suffer stress because of the difficulties that you face in managing your finances and dealing with so many debts. You may end up with bad credit because your debts get on top of you and result in you making regular late payments or even missing payments altogether.

It is important that you deal with your debt problems as early on as possible in order to avoid getting yourself into a finance mess and ending up with bad credit.

There are a number of solutions available to those with a lot of debt, and one very effective solution that will not impact on your credit is a consolidation loan. You can get consolidation loans on either an unsecured basis or as a secured loan available to homeowners. When you use a consolidation loan to deal with your debts you can benefit in a number of ways, easing both financial management and reducing costs.

The idea behind a consolidation loan is that you take out one low rate consolidation loan and use it to pay off your existing high interest debts, such as credit cards, store cards, and other debts. By using a consolidation loan to pay off your debts you will effectively be rolling all of your debts into one, which will immediately deal with the problem of having to juggle a range of debts and deal with a number of creditors.

However, the benefits don’t end there. If you take the time to compare a range of consolidation loans in order to find a cheap one that offers a competitive rate of interest you can also enjoy saving money.

You will be able to save money on the amount of interest that you have to pay on your debts, as you will be paying one lower rate loan rather than a number of higher rate debts. You can also save money on a monthly basis, as often debt consolidation can significantly reduce the amount that you have to pay out each month.

It is important that you treat debt consolidation loans as a way to get rid of expensive debts, and not as a way to provide you with more finance. Some people make the mistake of paying off their credit and store cards with a consolidation loan, and then running up debts on their cards again, putting them in an even worse position than they were in before.

However, what you should do is pay off the cards using a consolidation loan and then close the accounts so that you cannot spend on them again, leaving you with just the low rate consolidation loan repayments to deal with.

Tom Smith
9th February 2008

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