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Is an Unsecured Consolidation Loan Right for You?

Apr 29, 2008
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that debt can add up. With everything from student loans, utility bills, food and clothing - not to mention the costs of raising a family - it's easy to get in over your head. Heck, it happens every day to thousands of people all over the world. When the bills pile up and you find yourself drowning, you might feel helpless or lost, certain that you'll never get a loan because you don't own your own home.

The unsecured loan consolidation may provide help in the battle against debt. Similar to a traditional collateral based loan, an unsecured consolidation loan helps you to get rid of your debt by consolidating and paying off your debt with a single monthly payment.

Although the application process can feel invasive, an unsecured loan is fairly easy to obtain. The consolidation company performs background and credit checks on the applicants. A good credit history improves the chances of qualifying for an unsecured loan with a low interest rate. Applicants with low credit scores may qualify through other respected lending resources, but the interest rate offered will be higher than applicants with a good credit score. The loan can still provide an opportunity to gain financial freedom.

Unsecured loans consistently have higher interest rates than their counterparts because without collateral and a solid credit rating the borrower is considered a high-risk applicant. Availability of collateral and good credit improves the chances of obtaining lower interest rates based on the decreased risk factor.

The loan will still provide the opportunity to eliminate debts. One monthly payment is paid to the debt consolidation company. The harassing phone calls and letters from creditors cease as the result of efforts made by the loan consolidation counselors. Credit is improved as subsequent payments are made to pay off the new loan.

Unsecured loans have higher risk factors and result in a lower total loan amounts than secured loans. In many cases, the loan amount may be limited to $20,000. The lower amount may force the borrower to determine which debts are more crucial versus ones that will continue to be paid by the borrower. A higher interest rate will result in more debt being owed over the term of the loan. Late fees can also be accrued with an unsecured loan.

Moving the bills with the highest interest rates and the highest balances to the top of your consolidation priority list will be, if you'll kindly pardon the pun, in your best interest. Even though it isn't going to solve all of your debt problems, if your situation has become unmanageable it might be time to look into unsecured debt consolidation loans as a possible tool to help you to regain your financial footing.

Remember: Admitting you need help is never a sign of weakness. Not admitting you need help is.
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