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Credit Card Debt Consolidation Gives Greater Peace Of Mind

[Apr 25, 2009.]

 

Obama Administration And The Credit Card Companies
Quite recently, the Obama administration began moving forward on their legislation known as the "Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights Act". Within this legislation, select credit card companies will be required to change several aspects of their current business model. Specifically, one major change will prohibit these companies from retroactively increasing interest rates on consumer credit card debt.

As companies have struggled during this toughening economy, many have chosen to pass the costs to consumers through the increase of credit card interest rates. Interestingly, as a result of this recent legislation expected to take effect as soon as next year, credit card companies have already begun increasing consumer interest rates in anticipation of tighter restrictions.  Some consumers have already reported having their credit card interest rates shoot up by as much double or triple despite having an exceptional record.

Credit Card Debt Interest Rates
Credit card debt is quite commonly included in debt consolidation loans for consumers seeking debt relief. As individuals look to get out of debt, many realize that credit card balances are just too volatile and expensive. With interest rates easily surpassing double digits already, the unstable volatility of recent rate increases make many credit cards less than ideal.

In a typical debt consolidation loan, individuals can secure a lower fixed interest by consolidating various debts into a single loan. Mortgages and home equity loans are typically quite common methods of such consolidation loans, as the property offered as collateral allows for lower rates of interest.

Credit Card Debt Consolidation Loans
In light of the recent events, securing a greater piece of mind is another added benefit of choosing a debt consolidation program. Although some consolidation loans may carry adjustable rates, the volatility of mortgages and typical consolidation loans pale in comparison to credit card debt.

For those interested in debt solutions, eliminating the costs and instability of credit card debt is certainly the right start. By consolidating multiple accounts, individuals can reduce their overall liability, save money on interest, and eventually move closer to becoming debt free. In addition to debt consolidation information and resources, you can visit this page to help find a debt specialist in your area today.

*For more information about the Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights Act, you can view a full article on the New York Times here.

 

About Author:

Renee Morgan has been a loan officer for over eighteen years. She is also a freelance writer and guest expert for radio and TV.

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