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Wipe Out Debt From Credit Cards

Jul 25, 2008
Credit cards are a facility which used to be used when people had little cash in their pocket usually to see them through to the end of the month in months where the pay ran out before the month did, or during specific times of emergency.

These days more and more credit cardholders are using their credit card to make payment for routine things like food, grocery, clothing, utility billing and automatic services. This, in the long run allows individual to rack up an enormous amount of credit card debt. In short then the credit card has become a wonderful vehicle for living beyond your means. That is of course until you run out of credit and things begin to crumble around you.

Credit card debt is one of the worst forms of credit to own as it usually after a low rate introductory period bears high interest rate and a comparatively low minimum repayment. This means you can rack up a lot of debt and then spend the rest of your life repaying it. If you maintain minimum payments on an 15k credit card you will take from 16 to 22 years to repay, depending on minimum allowed and the interest rate you are paying.

If you have decided to repay credit card debt more quickly, you are really making best financial decision of your life. You will find many debt consolidation and debt management companies who will help you to wipe out this debt easily.

When using credit card debt consolidation it is useful to let your advisor know that interested in a credit card full and settlement option to wipe out your credit card debt. This will involve your advisor negotiating with the credit card companies to get a lower settlement figure in return for a one of payment clearing the full balance. Your advisor will charge for this service but may well be able to secure savings of 20% - 40% on your true balances.

Here are some of the advantages to being able to wipe out credit card debt with a full and final debt settlement programme.

First of all you should be very cautious while choosing a debt counselling company. Check their reputation by looking at some of the internet forums dealing with debt. A bad debt management or debt counselling company cannot hide from the forums and you will see plenty of entries if they are not reputable Don't forget to ask as many questions of the advisor as you can bring to your mind before agreeing to anything Remember you are taking very serious decision in an attempt to wipe out all of your credit card debt.

Wipe out credit card debt with debt settlement and get following advantages:

1. You can save 1,000s in comparison to other credit card debt elimination methods.

2. Your credit card debt can be wiped out in under 2 months.

3. You have far more control over the process than with many other methods, where you are dependent on an advisor or insolvency practitioner for long periods.

4. You maintain your solvency and have no scars or black marks on your credit record.

5. Full and final debt settlement represents an honest and ethical alternative to an extreme solution.
6. You are left with one monthly repayment at a lower interest rate on a reduced balance.

If once you have decided to choose full and final debt settlement as a tool to wipe out your credit card debt, you can go alone or seek professional help. Both options are open for you, but despite the costs you will 99 times out of 100 be better off with professional help

Good luck on your road to debt freedom!
About the Author
Geoff Hibbert provides tailored debt management solutions and credit repair services through his websites http://www.thedebtmanagementcompany.co.uk
and http://www.creditrepairuk.co.uk
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