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Need To Consolidate Your Debt? - Get A Personal Loan

[Apr 16, 2008.]

 

When you find that the monthly payments you make on your debts are getting to be more than you can handle - it is time to do something about it. Or, if you are having late charges being added because you simply are not getting paid enough - or at a time convenient to make the payments. A personal loan may be just the thing you need to get your finances back on track again. Here is what you need to know.

Personal loans are a convenient way to get the money you need - when you need it. You can even get them if you have bad credit, too.


Personal loans come in two kinds - secured and unsecured.

A secured loan means that you put up some kind of collateral against the loan - usually this will be either a house or a car. Because the collateral helps the lender fell more secure about lending you money, they will be glad to give you a lower interest rate. But that is not all, they also will let you borrow more money and take a little longer to pay them back, too.

An unsecured loan does not need any collateral. You will, however, pay a higher rate of interest and get less. When it comes to debt consolidation you will want to consider your existing debt carefully and think about what part of it to use the loan for. Since the interest rate is higher, you may find that it is even higher than the interest rate you already have on some of your debt. You should not put those debts with a lower interest rate onto the loan - unless you absolutely must have one single payment.

In order to qualify for a personal loan, there are a couple of requirements. You will need to have been employed at the same place for about six months. You may need to produce some pay stubs and show proof of your address as verification of your income. How much of a loan you get will also be partially based on your income, too.

Apart from these things, your loan will also be based largely on your credit report. For this reason you need to get a free copy (you are allowed one each year) from the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) and look it over. It is not unusual to find that a mistake may be on it. You should verify the correctness of the information on it, and seek to get any mistakes corrected before you apply for your loan. This could give you that better interest rate you want for your debt consolidation.

When you are ready to get your personal loan, be sure to get several quotes from lenders. This will enable you to see what is available and to get the best deal. All of this can be done easily online from the comfort of your home. Your debt consolidation loan may be just a few minutes away.

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