What is Bill Consolidation

For those who need help paying bills, bill consolidation can help pay bills as it involves taking out one larger  loan, with a lower interest rate, to pay a number of smaller bills or loans. How can it help?

  • It allows a you to put all of your bills and debts into one loan, and since the interest rate is usually lower on this new loan product, you will have a smaller monthly payment than all of the separate bills and debts.
  • There is a peace of mind and convenience in knowing that you only need to make one payment every month to cover the multiple former debts. So you do not need to track all of the different companies that you owe money to, and do not need to write multiple checks to pay those bills.
  • You usually feel much less tension and stress than before as you no longer need to decide which bills and loans need to be paid during which pay period. You no longer need to juggle minimum payments to a variety of creditors. No longer receive numerous bills in the mail from multiple parties. Additional FAQ on debt consolidation. More.




There are different methods available to consolidate bills.

  • For those people with collateral , the most common being equity in a home, a home equity loan may be the best answer. This involve you taking out a loan your home to pay other bills. It has regular monthly payments until that home loan is paid off.
  • An unsecured loan to consolidate one's bills is probably the least used. For one thing, the borrower must have really good credit to qualify for this type of loans. Most people who have gotten themselves in too deep do not have the credit score to get an unsecured loan, and the interest rates are generally higher than a loan secured by collateral. However, if credit is excellent and the borrower is ready to "bite the bullet" of no additional debt acquisition, these can be an answer. Interest rates are usually higher than a home equity loan but lower than the credit card rates.
  • Credit cards that offer zero interest introductory rates are another great way to help pay bills. You can transfer high interest debt to these cards. Before anyone uses these type of credit cards, you must be careful about watching for the end of the introductory rate and take advantage of the window to pay down your bills.  More.
  • Probably the most common way in that those that need help proceed is they contact a bill consolidation professional. This person will take all of your information, info on the bills and details on your debt, and they will develop a plan to pay it off in a reasonable way. The consolidator may set up a new, lower interest loan, thereby reducing all the debt to one bill that reflects a more comfortable monthly payment. In addition, they will often negotiate with your current creditors to reduce the total bill and debt amount, thereby allowing you to get out of  debt sooner. However, there will be a fee for this service that will usually be factored in to your monthly payment for the new lower interest loan. Be sure to ask when your accounts will be paid off. Reputable companies will give you a definite, different date for each bill and debt since they know what the current rates are. All the companies need to know from you are your creditor’s names and account balances.

Find the six best ways how to consolidate debt and the best low interest rate credit cards. As some people will take advantage of the low interest rate on a credit card offer and use that new card to consolidate their other bills.

Always remember to be sure you shop and compare fees. Request quotes from several companies, and you will  find out what what the going rate is to consolidate bills.




By Jon McNamara

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