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Category: Debt Consolidation
For some people, debt consolidation is a useful and easy solution to ease repayment issues.
It isn’t always the right thing to do, but sometimes can be very successful. Generally, how successful it is for an individual relates to how well they are able to manage their future spending patterns.
The main aim is to lower monthly repayments. By moving a loan being charged interest at a high (short term) rate to a lower rate (and possibly longer repayment term environment) it is possible to make amazing cuts in monthly repayments.
These cuts may alone be enough to ease household finances enough to ensure that the individual falls no further into debt.
For many people, debt consolidation usually involves repaying personal loans, car finance and credit / store cards with a top up on their existing mortgage. This has a double ‘whammy’ effect. Firstly, the mortgage is pretty much guaranteed to be charged interest at a lower rate than a credit or store card. Secondly, mortgage terms are very long. It may be that this new addition is calculated to be repaid in 20 or more years time. As you might imagine, total monthly repayments plummet!
Of course, this isn’t everything. How can it be? Alas, as with everything in finance, it isn’t so simple…
I have seen studies that suggest that people who benefit the most have on average a debt of $5,000 (it was obviously a study from the USA).
It is important to note however, that debt consolidation means different things to different people. If you are in the UK, it means to combine your loans into one new loan, usually at a lower interest rate. In the US though, it generally means to make arrangements with lenders for lower payments. In the UK, we’d call that going into default!
So, if you follow the coming links, you will be transported to other pages which will guide you and offer some suggestions and advice about more specific areas of debt consolidation. I hope that you find them to be a help.