Debt consolidation ‘may alleviate the stress of multiple loans’

People who have anxieties about their dealings with numerous lenders and paying off multiple loans may be the ideal candidates for debt consolidation….

People who have anxieties about their dealings with numerous lenders and paying off multiple loans may be the ideal candidates for debt consolidation.

This is according to Think Money, which claimed those who feel stressed about the pressures of several arrangements may find this solution is the best.

However, consumers were advised that seeking professional advice before committing to such an undertaking was important.

Debt consolidation is a way of simplifying what a person owes – and the website noted that it is not the ideal solution for everybody.

Making one monthly repayable loan out of all a person's existing arrangements could take some of the confusion out of balancing arrears, but consumers were warned that it is unlikely this will improve a person's circumstances as they will still need to be able to afford to pay the loan back.

The website noted that those who do not think they can consolidate all of their unsecured debts, or workers who cannot rely on a consistent monthly income should look at other avenues before considering debt consolidation seriously.

In addition, those who opt for a debt consolidation loan will be aware that if they opt to make smaller, more manageable repayments each month, it will take them longer to be debt free – however most people are willing to accept this trade to get a hold of their financial matters.

Last month, a poll by MyVouchers.co.uk highlighted that tough times have been hard on consumers – and debt consolidation could be one way consumers help free themselves from the debts incurred to afford the cost of living.

By Joe White

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