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Some Helpful Hints About Monthly Payments

Aug 17, 2007
If you have a loan for your car or auto you may consider refinancing. This is where you search for a lender who is offering a loan at a lower rate of interest. You then switch to the new lender so you can lower your monthly payments. The outstanding amount on your existing loan is paid off by the new lender. In this way refinancing your car or auto loan can reduce your payments.

You may have unmanageable monthly payments if you have large personal loans and outstanding balances on credit cards. If your credit rating is not very good then it may be difficult to get more credit or finance or to be able to refinance. Trying to pay minimum payments on credit cards and keeping up with the payments on loans can become ever more difficult until eventually you may not be able to meet your obligations. You will then start to receive charges, penalty fees on top of the accumulating interest. These increase the debt even further. Unless you can reduce your monthly payments by for example mortgage refinancing or obtaining a consolidation loan then eventually you may have to resort to bankruptcy.

If you have a very good credit rating then you will normally find it quite easy to obtain a loan. However, even those with a less than perfect credit score can obtain finance. If you can refinance by obtaining a further loan then you should use the money to pay off your existing loans and credit cards. In this way you will be able to reduce your monthly payments.

Refinancing either your auto loan or your mortgage is a great way to reduce your monthly payments and reduce financial pressure. Refinancing can let you consolidate loans and thus bring all your debts together in one loan letting you reduce your monthly payments. It may also give you the opportunity of getting a longer repayment period which will further reduce your payments. However, you may need to make sacrifices too to ensure you can keep up with your monthly payments.

Some loan companies will let you extend your loan period instead of refinancing. In this way you will reduce your monthly payments. It may make your monthly payments more affordable but it could mean you have to pay more money back overall. Loan companies do not normally renegotiate existing loan unless they are going to gain in some way. It may be that the reduced risk to the loan company by making your monthly payments more affordable is enough. But some lenders will seek to maximise their profit by increasing the interest rate when agreeing to extend the loan period.
About the Author
Shelley Green is the owner of http://www.mortgages-click.com, a site that specializes in Mortgages. Shelley Green is also the owner of Loans Click and Refinance Click.
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