Don’t Hide Your Debts under the Door Mat

Getting the right debt advice can sometimes be a struggle especially as there are a lot of companies out there who are more interested in getting money off you rather than actually helping your situation. Throughout the UK there are a lot of people who are in debt trouble but on the surface it can easily be covered up and they can manage their normal day-to-day lives. The problem is that they are paying too much interest on their loans that they have and there is a smarter way of dealing with this problem rather than ignoring it and simply paying what you can when you can.

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What most people do not understand is that by using an experienced debt management company you will be able to get the best advice and reduce your debts even before you have started paying them off.

The worst thing you can do is pay all of your debts individually as you will be charged extortionate amounts of interest especially if you have credit cards. Also the likelihood of you missing payments and being charged a late payment fee is very high therefore increasing your debt and your next payment. This then becomes a vicious circle if an individual does not act fast and use a debt management plan. This will help put all of your payments into one manageable monthly fee and you will not have to juggle a lot of paperwork and spend time making small payments to different companies.

A plan will help you start afresh and know that your debts are being paid off and are manageable. Also this may stop the frequent calling asking you to make more payments as a lot of credit card companies can be very aggressive in the way that they recover money.

What else is important is if you are making your monthly payments and paying off your debts then you will not risk any bailiffs coming round to recover the money through taking your possessions. This is what really puts a lot of people who are in debt in fear because the personal intrusion into their home and having their furniture and belongings put under scrutiny can be extremely stressful especially if you have a family.

For those who are seriously in debt and this means owing a sum of £10,000 or more then you may want to consider an IVA. This is not a consolidation loan but where government legislation comes into force and a percentage of up to 50% to 60% of your debt could be written off straightaway. Then monthly payments are put in place and the aim is to have you debt free within five years.

This scheme has allowed many people to keep their homes and also it has prevented them from bankruptcy. It is also important that you take up this arrangement with a reputable company that will help you throughout the process. There should be no upfront fees for the application process and only a management fee placed on your monthly payment.

These are just a few tips on how to manage your debt but most importantly you should not brush them under the doormat and forget about it as the problem will only get worse.

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