Debt Consolidation Loans bring relief

May 18, 2011

If you need to get urgent cash flow relief from the burden of high monthly debt repayments, then looking for reputable companies offering debt consolidation loans are the way to go.

The easiest and by far the least risky way to consolidate debt is through your home loan.  You’re probably wondering why I say it’s the least risky because you’re basically putting your house at stake?

I say it’s the least risk form of debt consolidation because often, opting for a debt consolidation loan by way of a personal loan can be a very expensive endeavor.

The idea is to reduce your interest and to reduce your monthly installments and most times a personal loan is much more expensive, not to mention the high interest.

Also, if you consolidate debt through your home loan you automatically have a much smaller repayment because the home loan is over 15 or 20 or 30 years and that will bring great relief monthly while you’re settling the debts.

Thereafter, you can use at least half of what you’re now saving on installments per month to make additional payments into your bond.  This way you reduce the term of your home loan and save on interest.

Debt consolidation is not ideal, but it does help you to manage your debt better and takes away the worry of high monthly debt payments.  Also, it gives you peace of mind knowing that you only have one debt to repay on a monthly basis.

If you are comparing debt consolidation loans and want more information or wish to apply, do not hesitate to contact us on www.globalproperty.co.za

* information correct as per time of posting

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Debt Consolidation Loans – Are They Really Obtainable?

February 11, 2010

Debt Consolidation Loans have been talked about for a while now.  Are they worth pursuing or not?

If you consider that debt consolidation loans are much cheaper than conventional debt, then I have to say yes, go for it.

Remember, debt consoldiation loans only work if they are taken on a home loan.  Why?  Well, because your home loan is the cheapest form of debt you will have available.  The interest rate (at worst) is 10.5%, whereas credit cards are close to 20% and personal loans and other accounts are in exess of 25%, so as you can see, doing debt consolidation can save you a ton of money in interest.

Another positive is that you’ll be able to plough the savings back into your bond, which means you’ll pay it off quicker.

If you don’t do that the consolidation is just a quick fix and you’ll be paying off the credit cards and loans over 20 years.

So, when considering debt consolidation loans be sure that you’ll be disciplined enough to take the amount that you’ll be saving each month and putting it back into the bond.

You’ll have less stress and only 1 debt to pay…….relax.

For more information on debt consolidation loans don’t hesitate to contact us.


Season for Debt Consolidation

December 31, 2009

Have you found that you have been over-spending this festive season?

If you’ve answered no, you’re one of the lucky few, but if you’ve answered yes there is a solution.

Let’s help you consolidate all those credit cards and personal loans into your home loan.

If you have equity in your property and you qualify on your income, we can help you to consolidate your debt and ease the financial burden experienced by many on a monthly basis.

Taking a debt consolidation loan on your bond of R100 000 could mean a saving of approximately R5000 pm on other debts.

Think about that and then contact us:  http://www.globalproperty.co.za/contactus.html


The Basics of Credit Scores and Credit Approval

August 19, 2008

Credit scores are one of the most important factors that lenders consider when someone applies for a loan. An individual’s score is considered to be an indicator of his or her creditworthiness.

The higher your score, the easier it is to get approved for a loan or credit card. It is possible for individuals who don’t have great scores to obtain financing and credit cards, but they are considered to represent greater risk. The terms under which their accounts are approved are not as favorable as those of individuals who have higher credit ratings.

Factors Impacting Credit Score

Many different issues impact your score. It is possible for individuals who have little or no debt to have lower credit scores than those who carry significant amounts of debt. Factors that are used in calculating an individual’s score include: the amount of revolving credit currently available to the individual, the person’s history of making payments on current debt, and how much debt he or she is currently carrying.

Verify Credit Report Data

If you’re planning to apply for a loan or charge card account in the near future, it’s a good idea to pull a copy of your credit report to make sure that it is completely accurate. If you find errors on your credit report, you should contact both the reporting agency and the company reporting the information.

It is not uncommon for errors to show up on credit reports. However, a lender isn’t just going to trust you about reporting errors. In order to improve your score, you will have to get the errors fixed. It takes time to get erroneous information removed from your credit history, so it’s a good idea to check your credit report at least once each year.

For more eye opening reports on Debt Consolidation, Credit Card Debt etc, please visit Zulika’s site on www.globalproperty.co.za


A debt consolidation loan is the most powerful means to regain control over your growing debt.

August 7, 2008

You see, debt levels are rising and consumer credit to households is estimated at R760bn with 14 million active credit consumers and 50 million open accounts. The average % of debt to income is 73%. At the same time there are 80,000 judgments for debt per month.

Credit card debt has seen a dramatic increase of 138 percent since 2004 while lease agreements rose by 123 percent in the same period. Is it any wonder that more and more people find themselves in a cash crunch at the end of the month?

With a debt consolidation loan you combine all your outstanding debt into one loan. Instead of having multiple creditors to pay you only have to deal with one. That alone can save you time and a lot of stress.

You arrange the repayment terms to fit your monthly budget. This means that you can now manage your debt and still have some money left over each month.

When you consolidate debt, you effectively roll all your outstanding debt and loans into one loan. You arrange repayment terms that fit your monthly budget – which means you can now manage your debt and still have some money left over each month for you and your family.

Have you ever sat down and figured out how much interest you are paying on your outstanding credit card debt??

That’s money that could have gone to paying down your debt, but instead it gets paid to the credit card companies month after month without making so much as a dent in your balances.

When you consolidate debt, you finally get rid of those credit card late fees and costly interest penalties. Starting fresh with your new loan, the money that would’ve gone to interest can now go towards reducing your debt!!

Zulika van Heerden provides more powerful articles and tips on her site:  www.globalproperty.co.za


Budgeting and Debt

July 22, 2008

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then preventing oneself from getting into debt should be on top of the list for any responsible consumer.

But it isn’t, and the statistics are shocking: in SA alone consumer credit to households is estimated at R760bn. There are a staggering 80,000 judgments for debt per month.

 Other countries experience the same problem and US households for example have around $50,000 average overall debt and UK households slightly less.  Everywhere, an increasing number of borrowers are growing increasingly concerned about their capability to manage their debts.

Getting On Better Terms with Debt

If you happen to be one of the people saddled with debt and are looking for a way to get out of it, you need not despair. You’re not alone and there have been people in situations similar to yours (or even worse) that have been able to reduce or eliminate their debt problems.

There are several ways of dealing with your debt: depending on your case, you can renegotiate your terms with your creditors. Or you could consolidate all your debts through a debt consolidation company and reducing your monthly debt payments.

All of these methods of dealing with your debt rely on one simple premise: the debtor must be generating some excess money with which to pay back the loans.

This is where many people get into trouble, because they either don’t know how to budget their money or refuse to confront their financial situation fully.

 Companies that are in the personal loan management trade usually have some sort of budgeting service for their customers. One can even find free budget planners and worksheets online. For people struggling to pay back what they owe (and even the lucky ones who don’t need to worry about such a thing), it’s fairly simple.

Budgeting

First you have to set aside time to formulate your budgeting plan. You can work with a budgeting application on your PC, or just use pen and paper—the main thing is that you get it done.

You need to add up your monthly expenses. Rent, food, fuel, subscriptions—itemize everything as accurately as you can. Afterwards, compare the resulting amount to your net income (after taxes and whatever other deductions you incur, such as maintenance, child support, etc.).

 If you have money left over after all the expenses have been deducted from it, then you have positive cash flow and can now start to plan about applying that towards your debt reduction. If you don’t have money left over, or worse, find that your expenses are greater than your income, then your only choice is to make some changes in your life so that your income is greater than what you spend.

 This means cutting on your spending whenever and wherever you can, getting a new job, etc. The reward after all this is getting back control of your finances and your life.

Zulika van Heerden provides valuable information on her site on how to live a debt free life. To read more tips and techniques like the ones in this article go to: http://www.globalproperty.co.za


Characteristics For Consolidators

July 17, 2008

Strictly speaking, you are taking out a form of a loan when you consolidate your debts. That means that when you look for a debt consolidation program, you still look for the characteristics that you would consider in a regular loan – terms, deadlines and interest rates, for example.

 

But given the sheer number of competing companies that offer different debt consolidation programs, you now have to consider characteristics that go way beyond the basics. Knowing and looking for these characteristics can make the difference between salvation from debt and sinking into even more debt.

 

Good Enough to Be False

 

Knowing about what to look for in a debt consolidation company isn’t just about comparing for the best rates anymore. It’s now a factor in protecting yourself from getting scammed of your hard-earned money.

 

Be wary when a company promises you free debt consolidation or a debt consolidation program without any fees. Those are either scam operations or quicksand loans; they suck you right up with all their preposterous hidden charges and fees. Don’t fall for a ‘free’ pitch because they’re rarely a real road to salvation from debt, if a road at all.

 

Other red flags are packages that have high rates, a short term, high upfront fees, high late fees and penalties when you pay too early. A combination of two or more of those characteristics (though one would suffice) is a clear signal that you probably shouldn’t get that package.

 

When an offer sounds too good to be true, an old saying says that it most probably is. This rings even more true in this case where you’re dealing with your own money and trying to solve a big problem. It’s pointless to try and get yourself out of a fix by getting yourself into another one because you took a risk with one such ‘free consolidation’ company.

 

Getting the Good

 

What would make a good debt consolidation company?

 

Credibility and a good history with customers should come as one of your top qualifiers. Try looking for a debt consolidation program from well-known banks and institutions. You can ask the institution itself for references or people from whom you could ask feedback. If the company is truly credible, it should be able to provide you the names of certain people you could ask about them. Of course, if location is a problem, internet searches and calls to consumer groups would also suffice.

 

Another thing that the company should be able to give is transparency and professionalism. That means they should give you all the costs and available options from the get-go. You can easily see this when you inquire and ask for a session with a professional. If they present you with a list of all mandatory and optional, that’s a good sign for the company. The professional or the staff should also be able to answer your questions regarding possible situations, such as if you are suddenly unable to pay regular fees.

 

The secret to getting a good debt consolidation program isn’t to just look for the program but to look for the right company as well. It’s them, after all, who will be handling all matters regarding your debt consolidation plan.

 

Zulika van Heerden provides valuable information on her site on how to live a debt free life. To read more tips and techniques like the ones in this article go to: http://www.globalproperty.co.za