Debt Consolidation Loan Scotland
Debt Consolidation Loan Scotland
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What Is Debt Consolidation?
A debt consolidation loan can be an effective way of paying off debt to multiple creditors and combining it into one affordable payment.
It is a new loan that you can take out, where the funds are solely used to pay off other debts. By putting all the debt together, it allows you to stretch the payment term of some or all the debt and possibly pay it at a lower interest rate. This usually results in a significant reduction of monthly outgoings.
Consolidation loans fall into two categories:
Secured: This loan is usually secured against your home or property. This means that if you don’t keep up with the repayments, your home could be at risk. This is often the most affordable option for a homeowner.
Unsecured: Depending on your credit history, this type of loan usually allows you to borrow up to £25,000. The interest rate will often be higher than a secured loan and will, again, depend on your credit rating.
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Do You Qualify to Consolidate Your Debt?
To be eligible for a consolidation loan you must meet the following criteria:
Have the financial stability to meet the repayments
Have a secure and steady job
Have a good credit rating
Haven’t consolidated debt before
Of course, lenders will decide whether to grant you a loan based on your individual circumstances.
What Are the Advantages of a Debt Consolidation Loan?
All of your debt is combined into one monthly payment
It is not placed on any Public Insolvency Register
It can often allow you to pay your debts over a longer period of time
I could reduce your monthly outgoings
If you meet your payments reliably, then it could have a positive impact on your credit rating
What Are the Disadvantages of a Debt Consolidation Loan?
- None of the debt is written off, so you must pay it in full
You may need a good credit rating to qualify
The loan could lead you to pay more in the long run.
If you choose a secured loan, your property could be at risk if you fall behind on your payments
It could take longer to repay your debt
Who Can Help Me If I'm Struggling with My Debt?
If you are struggling with your debt and have a steady income, then a consolidation loan may be a good option for you. Contact TrustDeed4Me for advice to find out what other options there may be.
If your circumstance mean you are not suitable for debt consolidation, then perhaps a Trust Deed or Debt Arrangement Scheme could be for you.
Trust Deeds are solely available to residents of Scotland. If you are a resident of England, Wales or Northern Ireland, then visit our sister site IVA4Me.co.uk to find out about Debt Consolidation Loan Help.
Debt Consolidation Loans FAQs
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It is important to remember that lenders base their entire business model on granting loans to people, so they can make money from the interest. So, if you have had a Debt Consolidation Loan application declined, there must be a reason. Read on to find out what the most common...Read More
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