card debt – SERRA CB http://serracb.org/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 00:02:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://serracb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-120x120.png card debt – SERRA CB http://serracb.org/ 32 32 Bronco Partners Debt Consolidation Scam 2022 https://serracb.org/bronco-partners-debt-consolidation-scam-2022/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 00:02:07 +0000 https://serracb.org/bronco-partners-debt-consolidation-scam-2022/ Ad Disclosure: We earn referral fees from advertisers. Learn more Is BroncoPartners a scam? We will let you be the judge. Bronco Partners entices you by sending you a direct mail with a “personalized invite code” and a low interest rate of 3% to 4% to consolidate your high interest credit card debt. You will […]]]>

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Is BroncoPartners a scam? We will let you be the judge.

Bronco Partners entices you by sending you a direct mail with a “personalized invite code” and a low interest rate of 3% to 4% to consolidate your high interest credit card debt. You will be directed to BroncoFunding.com or myBroncoPartners.com. More than likely, you will not qualify for one of their debt relief loans and they will try to switch you to a more expensive debt settlement product.

  • have you been “pre-approved” for a $70,000 loan?
  • Have you been told that your interest rate will drop from 19.90% to 3.15%?
  • Were you promised that your monthly payment would go from $1,320 to $323.40?
  • Have you been sold a monthly savings of $996.60?
  • Did you receive a letter in your mailbox from the Loan Acceptance Department?
  • Did your letter look like this?
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It’s not new. Many unscrupulous debt marketing companies have used this as a business model for years. They lure you in with the low interest rate, shackle you for a week, then let you know you don’t qualify for a loan. They then offer you very expensive debt settlement options.

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Editorial credit: Kate Kultsevych

Is Broncos The partners Legit or a scam?

Crixeo.com rewarded Broncos The partners a 1-star rating (data collected and updated as of February 19, 2021). We hope the information below will help you make an informed decision on whether to do business with Knights Funding. We hope the information below will help you make an informed decision on whether to do business with Knights Funding.

  • Broncos The partners operates two websites, BroncosThe partners.com & myBroncos The partners.com.
  • Broncos The partners is part of a collection of almost 50 websites that we discovered. All are affiliated and listed below.
  • Our belief is that Broncos The partners operates so many different websites in order to escape the huge amount of complaints and negative articles on the internet.
  • We advise caution when working with Broncos The partners. Affiliate websites have several negative reviews and scam complaints.
  • Broncos The partners operates under the sovereign protection of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (a/k/ MHA Nation), a Native American tribe.

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Broncos The partners Reviews and ratings

Broncos The partners and its affiliate websites are not accredited by the BBB and have been the subject of numerous complaints and negative press under various names.

MEC Distribution LLC

At one point, Broncos The partners and its affiliate website operating as MEC Distribution, LLC. The Better Business Bureau issued its first alert on this company in February 2018:

In February 2018, BBB staff visited Fargo ND addresses provided by MEC Distribution and found that all locations were vacant and building management explained that although rent was paid by MEC Distribution, the spaces in office were not used. MEC Distribution LLC has provided BBB with a mailing address for complaint handling in Bloomfield Township Michigan. BBB’s mail to this address was returned as “undeliverable as addressed – undeliverable”. Currently, BBB does not have a physical location for this business.

BBB has confirmed with the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions that Lafayette Funding is not licensed in North Dakota as a debt settlement company. Additionally, BBB contacted building management at the Lafayette Funding Claims address in Bismarck, ND, and learned that Lafayette is not located at that address. BBB advises extreme caution when dealing with this entity.

In February 2018, BBB staff visited the Fargo ND addresses provided by MEC Distribution and found that all locations were vacant and building management explained that although rent was paid by MEC Distribution, the spaces of office were not used. MEC Distribution LLC has provided BBB with a mailing address for complaint handling in Bloomfield Township Michigan. BBB’s mail to this address was returned as “undeliverable as addressed – undeliverable”. Currently, BBB does not have a physical location for this business.

HaFinancing of the Knights BBB Reviews

You won’t find a BBB file on Financing of the Knights because the complaints haven’t started coming in yet. However, we have reviewed some complaints from its affiliate websites:

Cathy M. – 1 star review

They changed their name to Salvation Funding. After seeing this note, I understand why. I don’t know how they got my information, but they need to be stopped.

Terry W. – 1 star review

Beware of bait and switch shippers. The terms are “extremely different” from those advertised! It’s a waste of time.

My goal is to help others realize that it’s a waste of time! Pebblestone Financial’s advertisement is definitely misleading in my opinion. After my conversation with Fred, his response was, “we can definitely help you…I’ll call you tomorrow morning with the details…have a pen and paper ready to write down the numbers.” The sender includes in fine print… This review is not guaranteed if you do not meet the selected criteria.

It also further states: “This review is based on information in your credit file indicating that you meet certain criteria.” In my case, I’m not behind on payments, and neither will I be. I am current on all outstanding debts and my credit history demonstrates it. When Fred called the next morning… his terms were totally ridiculous and, in my opinion, “predatory loans”. When I asked Fred…are those the terms of Pebblestone’s offer, he said yes. I replied, I’m not interested in those terms and he hung up the phone immediately with no further conversation.

The reason I responded to Pebblestone Financial’s offer was to consolidate and simplify with one payment and take advantage of the low pre-approved average rate of 3.67%. While I currently pay between 10.9% and 12.9% to credit card companies…this offer was attractive. The sender stated in BIG BOLD PRINT: You have been pre-approved for a debt consolidation loan with a rate as low as 3.67%. The pre-approved loan amount was actually $11,500 more than my total debt consolidation.

In summary… it’s definitely a “Bait and Switch” scheme in my opinion. I checked BBB feedback before responding to this offer and have not seen any negative feedback. Now I see other very similar answers with the same “Bait and Switch” experience. Hope this helps others avoid wasting time finding out about these unethical practices of Pebblestone Financial.

The Rent-A-Tribe Program

In recent years, hiding behind the protection of a Native American tribe has been made popular by internet payday lenders. In July 2018 Charles Hallinan, “the payday loan godfather”, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for providing payday loans through the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation in British Columbia. In January 2018, Scott Tucker was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running an illegal $3.5 billion payday loan business while operating under “sovereign immunity” from the Modoc tribe of the United States. Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska.

Why do we focus on Broncos The partnersThe negative reviews?

We urge you to do your own research and due diligence on Broncos The partnersespecially when it comes to your Personal finance. We urge you to be careful what you find on the Internet. Compare the good and the bad and make an informed decision. In our experience, where there is smoke…there is fire. But you make the call.

Knights Funding Review

Bronco Partner Review – Caution Notice

Bronco Partners attracts you by sending you a direct mail with a “personalized reservation code” and a low interest rate of 3% to 4% to consolidate your high interest credit card debt. You will be directed to KnightsFunding.com or myKnightsFunding.com. More than likely, you will not qualify for one of their debt relief loans and they will try to switch you to a more expensive debt settlement product.

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Looking for credit card relief? Don’t Believe These Debt Consolidation Myths https://serracb.org/looking-for-credit-card-relief-dont-believe-these-debt-consolidation-myths/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 16:39:00 +0000 https://serracb.org/looking-for-credit-card-relief-dont-believe-these-debt-consolidation-myths/ PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Americans’ credit card debt levels rise, 29% of them are facing problems with their liabilities, according to New York Life. This means that millions of people may need solutions such as debt consolidation, but may find information about the process confusing or misleading. “Debt consolidation offers a way to combine multiple debts into […]]]>

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Americans’ credit card debt levels rise, 29% of them are facing problems with their liabilities, according to New York Life. This means that millions of people may need solutions such as debt consolidation, but may find information about the process confusing or misleading.

“Debt consolidation offers a way to combine multiple debts into one payment to provide a streamlined way to repay. It’s often a great solution for people overwhelmed by multiple bills looking to regain control of their money,” said Michael Sullivan, personal financial consultant at Take Charge America, a non-profit housing and credit counseling agency. “But like other forms of debt relief, it can be difficult to separate truth from fiction.”

Sullivan busts five common debt consolidation myths:

  • You cannot pursue the consolidation yourself. False. Despite what you may hear elsewhere, debt consolidation is a process that you can initiate yourself. Consolidation can take many forms, including a debt management plan, balance transfer credit cards, and personal loans. Research the different solutions to determine which works best for you. A non-profit credit counseling session can also offer an unbiased assessment of your unique situation.
  • Consolidation eliminates your debt. False. Although consolidation is a great way to control your debt by combining multiple debts into one payment, you still have to pay off the balance. Consolidation is not forgiveness.
  • You must have good credit to pursue debt consolidation. Mostly wrong. When applying for a consolidation loan, good credit can help you get better terms and a lower interest rate. If you explore a debt management planyour credit score is not a factor in qualifying for the plan or obtaining lower interest rates.
  • You always save on interest. False. You can save on interest, depending on the terms of your consolidation loan. But even with a lower interest rate, you might end up paying more interest over the life of the loan if you extend the repayment period.
  • Consolidation traps you in a cycle of debt. False. Like other debt relief options, consolidation is a tool to help you regain control of your financial situation. It doesn’t solve the underlying problem, which is often overspending and mismanagement of money. If you don’t solve these problems yourself, you can easily get into debt.

To learn more about debt consolidation or other debt relief options, visit take over america.

About Take Charge America, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Take Charge America, Inc. is a non-profit agency providing financial education and counseling services, including credit counseling, debt management, student loan counseling, housing advice and bankruptcy advice. He has helped over 2 million consumers nationwide manage their personal finances and debts. To learn more, visit takechargeamerica.org or call (888) 822-9193.

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Debt consolidation market by 2029 https://serracb.org/debt-consolidation-market-by-2029/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 09:16:18 +0000 https://serracb.org/debt-consolidation-market-by-2029/ Debt Consolidation market research report provides all the insights related to the industry. It provides market insights by giving its client the authentic data that helps them to make essential decisions. It provides an overview of the market which includes its definition, applications and developments, and manufacturing technology. This debt consolidation market research report tracks […]]]>

Debt Consolidation market research report provides all the insights related to the industry. It provides market insights by giving its client the authentic data that helps them to make essential decisions. It provides an overview of the market which includes its definition, applications and developments, and manufacturing technology. This debt consolidation market research report tracks all the recent developments and innovations in the market. It gives the data regarding the hurdles while establishing the business and guides to overcome the upcoming challenges and hurdles.

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Competitive Landscape:

This Debt Consolidation research report sheds light on the major market players thriving in the market; it tracks their business strategies, financial status, and upcoming products.

Some of the top companies influencing this market include: Mozo, Canstar, Credit Repair Australia, Australian Debt Agreements, Think Money, Debt Negotiators, The DCS Group has, Debt Cutter, Sort My Debt, Clear Credit Solutions, Australian Debt Solvers, Australian Lending Center.

Market scenario:

Firstly, this Debt Consolidation research report introduces the market by providing an overview which includes definition, applications, product launches, developments, challenges, and regions. The market is expected to show strong development thanks to stimulated consumption in various markets. An analysis of current market designs and other basic characteristics is provided in the Debt Consolidation report

Regional coverage:

The regional coverage of the market is mentioned in the report, mainly focusing on the regions:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia and Pacific Region
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Europe

Market segmentation analysis

The market is segmented on the basis of type, product, end users, raw materials, etc. segmentation helps provide an accurate explanation of the market

Market Segmentation: By Type

Credit card debt, overdrafts or loans, other

Market Segmentation: By Application

Company, Private

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Global Debt Consolidation Market Research Report 2022-2029

Chapter 1 Debt Consolidation Market Overview

Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Industry

Chapter 3 Global Market Competition by Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region

Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions

Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application

Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis

Chapter 12 Global Debt Consolidation Market Forecast

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Alternatives to Debt Consolidation Loans https://serracb.org/alternatives-to-debt-consolidation-loans/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://serracb.org/alternatives-to-debt-consolidation-loans/ Debt consolidation loans are personal loans used to merge high interest debts such as credit cards, payday loans or other bills into a brand new fixed rate loan. After you receive the funds from this loan, they are used to pay off your other debts. If you pay off the loan on time, get a […]]]>

Debt consolidation loans are personal loans used to merge high interest debts such as credit cards, payday loans or other bills into a brand new fixed rate loan. After you receive the funds from this loan, they are used to pay off your other debts. If you pay off the loan on time, get a lower interest rate, and don’t incur any additional debt that you can’t handle, you might be able to pay off your debt faster and save a ton of money on interest.

However, while using these loans is a good way to consolidate payments and hopefully lower the interest rate on your debt, there are several debt consolidation loan alternatives for people who don’t. may not qualify for a debt consolidation loan or those looking for lower interest rates. .

Debt Consolidation Loan Alternatives

A debt consolidation loan is not for everyone. Since debt consolidation loans are unsecured personal loans, lenders may have stricter eligibility criteria or the loans may not be large enough for the types of debts you are trying to consolidate. Here are some debt consolidation loan alternatives:

  1. Balance Transfer Credit Card: A balance transfer card allows you to transfer debt from other credit cards – usually credit cards from other companies only – or use a balance transfer check to combine other forms of debt into one 0% interest rate. This promotional low rate period typically lasts 12-21 months, and a good to excellent credit rating is required for approval. Once the introductory period is over, you will be responsible for paying the card’s standard interest rate on the remaining balance. Additionally, most cards will charge you a balance transfer fee on the total amount you transfer, usually 2-5%.
  2. Home equity loan or HELOC: Home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) allow you to borrow against the equity in your home. While a home equity loan has fixed monthly payments at a fixed interest rate, a HELOC works like a credit card and has a variable interest rate. Both can be used to consolidate high-interest debt, but you risk losing your home if you can’t pay them off. Also, both require you to have some equity in your home. In comparison to debt consolidation loans, home equity loans and HELOCs often have longer repayment periods, larger loan amounts and lower interest rates.
  3. Refinancing by collection: A cash-out refinance replaces your existing mortgage with a brand new mortgage for more than your current outstanding balance. You can withdraw the difference between the two balances and use it to improve your home or consolidate your debts. As with using a home equity loan or HELOC, you risk losing your home if you cannot repay your new loan.
  4. Debt settlement: Debt settlement takes place when you negotiate with your lender to pay less than what is owed to settle the debt. You can negotiate with the debtor yourself or pay a fee to a debt settlement company or lawyer to negotiate on your behalf. Even if you, a lawyer, or a business successfully negotiate a settlement, your credit score can take a hit.
  5. Bankruptcy: Filing for bankruptcy involves going to federal court to have your debts canceled or reorganized to give you time to pay them off. While you can pay off your medical debt, personal loans, and credit card debt in the event of bankruptcy, paying off your student loans and tax debt is incredibly difficult. Before choosing this alternative, keep in mind that your credit score will take a hit; it may take years for him to recover.

The bottom line

While using a debt consolidation loan to merge your high-interest debts might make financial sense if you can get a lower interest rate, it’s not your only option. In some cases, choosing an alternate route may be a better choice. For example, you might be able to get a lower rate by taking out a home equity loan, since it’s a secured loan backed against your home.

However, it is also important to know the risks involved in choosing such an alternative. Shop around the different options and compare interest rates, repayment terms, and the trade-offs you’ll make with each before continuing.

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Knights Funding Debt Consolidation Scam 2022 https://serracb.org/knights-funding-debt-consolidation-scam-2022/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 22:48:00 +0000 https://serracb.org/knights-funding-debt-consolidation-scam-2022/ Editorial credit: Cinemato Ad Disclosure: We earn referral fees from advertisers. Learn more Is Knights Funding a scam? We will let you be the judge. Knights Funding entices you by sending you a direct mail with a “personalized reservation code” and a low interest rate of 3% to 4% to consolidate your high interest credit […]]]>
Editorial credit: Cinemato

Ad Disclosure: We earn referral fees from advertisers. Learn more

Is Knights Funding a scam? We will let you be the judge.

Knights Funding entices you by sending you a direct mail with a “personalized reservation code” and a low interest rate of 3% to 4% to consolidate your high interest credit card debt. You will be directed to KnightsFunding.com or myKnightsFunding.com. More than likely, you will not qualify for one of their debt relief loans and they will try to switch you to a more expensive debt settlement product.

It’s not new. Many unscrupulous debt marketing companies have used this as a business model for years. They lure you in with the low interest rate, shackle you for a week, then let you know you don’t qualify for a loan. They then offer you very expensive debt settlement options.

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Is Knights Funding legit or a scam?

Crixeo.com rewarded Financing of the Knights a 1-star rating (data collected and updated as of February 19, 2021). We hope the information below will help you make an informed decision on whether to do business with Knights Funding. We hope the information below will help you make an informed decision on whether to do business with Knights Funding.

  • Financing of the Knights operates two websites, KnightsFunding.com & Funding myKnights.com.
  • Financing of the Knights is part of a collection of almost 50 websites that we discovered. All are affiliated and listed below.
  • Our belief is that Financing of the Knights operates so many different websites in order to escape the huge amount of complaints and negative articles on the internet.
  • We advise caution when working with Financing of the Knights. Affiliate websites have several negative reviews and scam complaints.
  • Financing of the Knights operates under the sovereign protection of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (a/k/ MHA Nation), a Native American tribe.

Financing of the Knights may be affiliated with the following websites:

Financing of the Knights Reviews and ratings

Financing of the Knights and its affiliate websites are not accredited by the BBB and have been the subject of numerous complaints and negative press under various names.

MEC Distribution LLC

At one point, Financing of the Knights and its affiliate website operating as MEC Distribution, LLC. The Better Business Bureau issued its first alert on this company in February 2018:

In February 2018, BBB staff visited Fargo ND addresses provided by MEC Distribution and found that all locations were vacant and building management explained that although rent was paid by MEC Distribution, the spaces in office were not used. MEC Distribution LLC has provided BBB with a mailing address for complaint handling in Bloomfield Township Michigan. BBB’s mail to this address was returned as “undeliverable as addressed – undeliverable”. Currently, BBB does not have a physical location for this business.

BBB has confirmed with the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions that Lafayette Funding is not licensed in North Dakota as a debt settlement company. Additionally, BBB contacted building management at the Lafayette Funding Claims address in Bismarck, ND, and learned that Lafayette is not located at that address. BBB advises extreme caution when dealing with this entity.

In February 2018, BBB staff visited the Fargo ND addresses provided by MEC Distribution and found that all locations were vacant and building management explained that although rent was paid by MEC Distribution, the spaces of office were not used. MEC Distribution LLC has provided BBB with a mailing address for complaint handling in Bloomfield Township Michigan. BBB’s mail to this address was returned as “undeliverable as addressed – undeliverable”. Currently, BBB does not have a physical location for this business.

HaFinancing of the Knights BBB Reviews

You won’t find a BBB file on Financing of the Knights because the complaints haven’t started coming in yet. However, we have reviewed some complaints from its affiliate websites:

Cathy M. – 1 star review

They changed their name to Salvation Funding. After seeing this note, I understand why. I don’t know how they got my information, but they have to stop.

Terry W. – 1 star review

Beware of bait and change sender. The terms are “extremely different” from those advertised! It’s a waste of time.

My goal is to help others realize that it’s a waste of time! Pebblestone Financial’s advertisement is definitely misleading in my opinion. After my conversation with Fred, his response was, “we can definitely help you…I’ll call you tomorrow morning with the details…have a pen and paper ready to write down the numbers.” The sender includes in fine print… This review is not guaranteed if you do not meet the selected criteria.

It also further states: “This review is based on information in your credit file indicating that you meet certain criteria.” In my case, I’m not behind on payments, and neither will I be. I am current on all outstanding debts and my credit history demonstrates it. When Fred called the next morning… his terms were totally ridiculous and, in my opinion, “predatory loans”. When I asked Fred…are those the terms of Pebblestone’s offer, he said yes. I replied, I’m not interested in those terms and he hung up the phone immediately with no further conversation.

The reason I responded to Pebblestone Financial’s offer was to consolidate and simplify with one payment and take advantage of the low pre-approved average rate of 3.67%. While I currently pay between 10.9% and 12.9% to credit card companies…this offer was attractive. The sender stated in BIG BOLD PRINT: You have been pre-approved for a debt consolidation loan with a rate as low as 3.67%. The pre-approved loan amount was actually $11,500 more than my total debt consolidation.

In summary… it’s definitely a “Bait and Switch” scheme in my opinion. I checked BBB feedback before responding to this offer and have not seen any negative feedback. Now I see other very similar answers with the same “Bait and Switch” experience. Hope this helps others avoid wasting time finding out about these unethical practices of Pebblestone Financial.

The Rent-A-Tribe Program

In recent years, hiding behind the protection of a Native American tribe has been made popular by internet payday lenders. In July 2018 Charles Hallinan, “the payday loan godfather”, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for providing payday loans through the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation in British Columbia. In January 2018, Scott Tucker was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running an illegal $3.5 billion payday loan business while operating under “sovereign immunity” from the Modoc tribe of the United States. Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska.

Why do we focus on Financing of the KnightsThe negative reviews?

We urge you to do your own research and due diligence on Financing of the Knightsespecially when it comes to your Personal finance. We urge you to be careful what you find on the Internet. Compare the good and the bad and make an informed decision. In our experience, where there is smoke…there is fire. But you make the call.

Knights Funding Review

Knights Funding Review – Cautionary Notice

Knights Funding entices you by sending you a direct mail with a “personalized reservation code” and a low interest rate of 3% to 4% to consolidate your high interest credit card debt. You will be directed to KnightsFunding.com or myKnightsFunding.com. More than likely, you will not qualify for one of their debt relief loans and they will try to switch you to a more expensive debt settlement product.

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Affordable debt consolidation https://serracb.org/affordable-debt-consolidation/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 23:09:09 +0000 https://serracb.org/affordable-debt-consolidation/ Credit card spending has increased in the United States due to financial constraints caused by COVID-19. Texas leads the pack behind California for states with the highest increase in credit card debt, according to a Sept. 21 study by WalletHub. And low mortgage interest rates haven’t translated into low credit card interest rates. Surprisingly, the […]]]>

Credit card spending has increased in the United States due to financial constraints caused by COVID-19. Texas leads the pack behind California for states with the highest increase in credit card debt, according to a Sept. 21 study by WalletHub. And low mortgage interest rates haven’t translated into low credit card interest rates. Surprisingly, the median interest rate on all credit cards in the Investopedia Card Database for October 2021 is 19.49%.

These high interest rates can create financial hardship for people who have significant credit card debt. High payments can make it impossible to cover rising living expenses. Debtors who have fallen behind face relentless collection calls and sometimes debt collection lawsuits. Fortunately, there are solutions to this crippling debt. Let’s look at the most common options.

Secured or unsecured debt consolidation loans:

Unsecured debt consolidation loans involve taking out a low interest loan to pay off higher interest credit card debt. Since these loans have no collateral that the lender can seize or repossess, they require high credit scores and excellent debt-to-income ratios to reduce their risk. Most secured debt consolidation loans use home equity as collateral. In Texas, your home must be maintained at less than 80% when using equity, so not all of the equity is available through a refinance or 2nd mortgage . However, if you have sufficient equity, the credit score requirements are lower than for an unsecured loan because your home is collateral.

Debt management plan with credit counseling:

A credit counseling program can offer some of the benefits of a debt consolidation loan, including the need to make one monthly payment and lower interest rates. There is no need to take out a new loan since the rates on your existing debts are reduced, so good credit scores are not required, but you must afford the monthly payments. However, this is considered a “hard” program, so if you want to take on more debt (and have the ability to pay for it), then this is not a program you should consider. Based on your current interest

rate, the monthly payment is likely to be lower than your combined minimum payments, and these programs are designed to pay off the debt in about five years or less.

Debt Negotiation for Debt Relief

Debt negotiation, also known as debt settlement, is another common way to resolve crippling credit card debt and personal loans. This is a hardship program, and similar to credit counseling, it is not an option if you plan to apply for more debt before completing the program. These programs are usually structured to last around 24-48 months, depending on your monthly budget and negotiated amounts. Monthly program payments can cost less than half of minimum payments. A reputable program will not charge trading fees until a debt is settled.

The savings are the result of not making monthly payments to your creditors. Instead, money is deposited in an FDIC-insured special purpose account while debts are negotiated and settled for less than the total balances, one at a time. The program is ideal for those who are about to fall behind or those who have already fallen behind, as failure to make minimum payments will negatively affect a credit score. However, it can be a great alternative to bankruptcy, and since the program can be completed much faster than most other options, you can also start rebuilding your credit score quickly. All debt negotiation programs are not created equal. Debt Redemption trading fees are often 20-40% lower than foreign firms. They also have special resources to help Texans who have been sued by a creditor or debt collector.

Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy:

Bankruptcy may be the shortest and cheapest way to settle a debt if you can qualify for Chapter 7. Many people with large incomes or non-exempt assets have issues that prevent Chapter 7 filing and chapter 13 might be the only form of bankruptcy available. In some cases Chapter 13 will be more expensive than a debt negotiation program, and in other cases it will be less expensive. If you are considering this option, consultation with a Texas bankruptcy attorney is necessary. Debt Buyback does not provide legal advice.

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Some of the major vendors in the market include

Marcus by Goldman Sachs (USA), OneMain Financial (USA), Discover Personal Loans (USA), Lending Club (USA), Payoff (USA).

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Credit card debt, Overdrafts or borrowings, Other

On the basis of application, the market is split into

Company, Private

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Chapter 2 Industry Cost Structure and Economic Impact

Chapter 3 Rising Trends and New Technologies with Major Key Players

Chapter 4 Global Debt Consolidation Market Analysis, Trends, Growth Factor

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Chapter 6 Global Debt Consolidation Market Segment, Type, Application

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6 reasons why a personal loan is ideal for debt consolidation https://serracb.org/6-reasons-why-a-personal-loan-is-ideal-for-debt-consolidation/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 11:32:42 +0000 https://serracb.org/6-reasons-why-a-personal-loan-is-ideal-for-debt-consolidation/ Image source: Getty Images The right personal loan could make your debt much cheaper and easier to pay off. Key points Personal loans allow you to borrow money for almost any reason. They often come with affordable interest rates. Personal loans can be used to consolidate debts. This means that you take out a new […]]]>

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The right personal loan could make your debt much cheaper and easier to pay off.


Key points

  • Personal loans allow you to borrow money for almost any reason.
  • They often come with affordable interest rates.

Personal loans can be used to consolidate debts. This means that you take out a new personal loan and use it to pay off several existing creditors. You can use a personal loan to pay off credit cards, medical debts, other personal loans, etc.

But why would you want to do that? Here are six main reasons why a personal loan can be the ideal tool to use to consolidate your debts.

1. You can use the loan proceeds for anything you want

Most personal loan providers offer great flexibility in how the borrowed money is used. They may not even ask you what you will do with the loan proceeds.

Therefore, after borrowing, you are free to pay off just about any debt you want, from credit cards to medical debt to other personal loans.

2. Personal loans often offer competitive interest rates

The interest rate on a personal loan is often much lower than the rates for other common types of debt, such as credit card debt.

If you can lower the interest rate on your borrowed funds, repayment should be less expensive over time because you won’t have to give the lender so much money to have the privilege of accessing credit.

3. Many personal loans allow you to borrow a large sum

It is often possible to borrow a large sum of money when taking out a personal loan – sometimes as much as $50,000 or $100,000, depending on your income and other financial qualifications.

Since you can borrow a lot, you should hopefully be able to use your personal loan proceeds to pay off most or all of your outstanding debt. This will simplify the debt consolidation process since you won’t have to choose which debts to pay off with your consolidation loan, and you won’t end up with multiple creditors when you’ve completed the process.

4. You can lock in your interest rate with a personal loan

Many lenders offer you the option of choosing a fixed rate personal loan. If you refinance variable rate debt into a fixed rate loan, you won’t have to worry about rising rates and your debt going up.

You’ll have complete certainty about what you’ll be paying each month because your monthly payments and borrowing costs will never change.

5. Personal loans come with fixed repayment schedules

When you apply for a personal loan, you decide on a fixed repayment schedule for your personal loan, such as three years or five years. This time frame will not change once you sign your loan agreement and commit to borrowing.

As a result, you’ll know exactly when you’ll complete your debt repayment plan and be free of any debts you’ve consolidated.

6. You don’t usually put your assets at risk when you take out a personal loan

Typically, you will use an unsecured personal loan when consolidating debt. This means you don’t need to use any assets as collateral, unlike a home equity loan, where your home secures the loan.

Each of these benefits distinguishes personal loans from other debt consolidation options, such as home equity loans or balance transfers. If you’re hoping to consolidate your debt this year, a personal loan should be considered when deciding what new credit to take out to pay off your existing lenders.

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What Is Debt Consolidation And Is It A Good Idea? https://serracb.org/what-is-debt-consolidation-and-is-it-a-good-idea/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:45:00 +0000 https://serracb.org/what-is-debt-consolidation-and-is-it-a-good-idea/ CNN Underscored examines financial products like credit cards and bank accounts based on their aggregate value. We may receive a commission from the LendingTree Affiliate Network if you apply for and are approved for a product, but our reporting is always independent and objective. According to Experian 2021 Credit Report, US consumers with credit card […]]]>

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According to Experian 2021 Credit Report, US consumers with credit card debt have an average balance of $ 5,525, while the average credit card interest rate is currently well above 16%.

For those in arrears, high debt and a high Annual Percentage Rate (APR) can combine in the worst possible way, often creating a cycle of high interest debt payments that consumers cannot escape. And, even for those who can Keeping up with monthly payments, too much credit card debt can prevent them from reaching other financial goals, like saving for the future.

Either way, debt consolidation offers a way out of credit card debt that is much less serious than bankruptcy. You just need to be prepared to create a plan and stick to it until you are debt free. If you want to get out of debt for good, read on to find out how debt consolidation can help.

If you’ve been trying to plan your way out of debt or make more money but nothing seems to be working, debt consolidation might be the answer you’re looking for. With debt consolidation, you will essentially be swapping out the loans and credit card balances you have for a new loan product with better rates and terms, thus reducing your monthly payments or making it easier to allocate more. from your money to reducing principal on debt, or both.

Essentially, with a debt consolidation, you take out a new loan and use the proceeds from that new loan to pay off all of your old debts, then make monthly payments only on the new loan. Broadly speaking, there are three financial products that consumers use for debt consolidation:

  • Debt Consolidation Loans, also called personal loans, allow you to refinance your debts into a new loan with a fixed interest rate and fixed repayment term.
  • Balance Transfer Credit Cards allows you to consolidate your debt on a new credit card that offers 0% APR for a limited time.
  • Home equity loans can help you consolidate your debt into a new loan product backed by the value of your home.

Whichever product you decide to use, remember that debt consolidation only really works if you stop taking on more debt. If you consolidate debt with a personal loan or credit card with balance transfer and keep charging more for purchases on other lines of credit, debt consolidation is probably a waste of time.

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Debt consolidation may or may not be a good idea. It all depends on how seriously you take the process and whether you have the discipline to carry it out.

As an example, let’s say you currently have $ 5,525 in credit card debt at an APR of 19%. In this scenario, you could pay $ 100 per month for this debt for 133 months – or more than 11 years – before it is paid off. During this period, you would have paid more than $ 7,701 in interest.

But what if you consolidate that $ 5,525 of debt into one personal loan? Although personal loans vary, most allow you to borrow money for two to seven years. Personal loans also come with fixed interest rates, fixed repayment terms, and fixed monthly payments.

In this example, you may qualify for a 60-month personal loan with an interest rate of 7%. In this case, you would pay off your balance with a monthly payment of $ 109 for five years (60 months). During that time, you would pay approximately $ 1,039 in interest payments. That’s a huge savings of over $ 6,000.

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You can also consolidate your debt with a credit card. However, it’s important to note that while balance transfer credit cards offer an introductory 0% APR on transferred balances, the longest possible term currently offered is 21 months. After that, your interest rate will revert to the normal APR, which will always be high.

For this reason, a credit card balance transfer is only a good idea when you have an amount of debt that you can pay off during the card introduction period. If you need more time to get your debt under control than a balance transfer allows, you should consider a personal loan instead.

Finally, you can also consolidate your debt with a home equity loan that uses your home as collateral. In many cases, this can be a good idea, as home equity loans can come with low fixed rates as well as a fixed monthly payment and a fixed repayment term. Remember, you need good credit to get a home equity loan, and you can lose your home if you default on your payment.

But, in either of these cases, if after consolidating your debt, you overspend and accumulate an additional $ 5,000 in debt on the same original credit card that you used before that you can’t afford to pay off. that $ 100 in monthly payments on that debt, you end up paying an additional $ 4,985 in interest. Add that interest to the extra $ 5,000 of debt and your situation will be worse than you started with. This is why it is so important to stay disciplined and not keep spending more than you have when pursuing debt consolidation.

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There are other debt consolidation options you can consider, some of which offer help from third party companies. For example, you might consider signing up for a Debt Management Plan (DMP), which takes place when a credit repair agency helps you negotiate interest rates and pay off your debts over a period of time. determined.

Just note that DMPs are not for everyone, and there is nothing credit repair agencies that offer DMPs can do that you cannot do on your own. Additionally, a number of credit repair agencies have gained a bad reputation, so be sure to do plenty of research before you embark on this route.

Another alternative is debt settlement, which is a process that helps you pay off your debts for less than you owe. However, it is essential to know that debt settlement companies ask you to stop paying your debts while they are working on your behalf. Not surprisingly, this can cause considerable damage to your credit score that can last for years.

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Debt management becomes considerably easier when you have a reasonable interest rate and a monthly payment that matches your income. A big part of what debt consolidation does – it helps you transfer high-interest debt to a new financial product on better terms.

Another benefit of debt consolidation is that you can reduce the monthly payments you make. If you’re currently trying to cope with five or six credit card bills, consolidating debt with a personal loan company or peer-to-peer lender can help you make the jump to just one payment per month. .

With that in mind, several factors can determine if debt consolidation is right for you. These include:

  • Your solvency: You will need good credit or better to qualify for a personal loan at the best rates and conditions. If your credit is poor, you may not be eligible for a new loan with better rates than you currently have.
  • Your desire to repay debt: Debt management takes time and effort, and full debt repayment can take years. If you are not serious about debt consolidation, a debt consolidation loan may not leave you in the best position.
  • Your ability to avoid new debt: For your debt consolidation to be successful, you must stop accumulating more debt. While you are paying off your debt consolidation loan, you should only use cash or debit. At the very least, you should use credit sparingly.

So, should you consolidate your debts? If you pay credit cards with high APRs, debt consolidation may be just what you need. Remember, you will only pay off your debt if you make a plan, and most importantly, if you stick to it. If you take out a personal loan and continue to take on credit card debt, you could end up worse off in the long run.

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Best Debt Consolidation Options of 2022 https://serracb.org/best-debt-consolidation-options-of-2022/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://serracb.org/best-debt-consolidation-options-of-2022/ Editorial independence We want to help you make more informed decisions. Certain links on this page – clearly marked – may direct you to a partner website and allow us to earn a referral commission. For more information, see How we make money. Juggling debt from multiple sources can make your finances feel like the […]]]>

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Juggling debt from multiple sources can make your finances feel like the biggest puzzle in the world.

Debt consolidation can help organize those debts and monthly payments into something much more manageable. By streamlining your debts from different credit cards or lenders into one consolidated payment — especially if you get a lower interest rate in the process — you can jump-start your debt repayment success.

However, you need to be strategic about how you implement consolidation into your repayment plan. Choose a consolidation option that works with your credit score, matches your timeline and goals, and will help you establish healthy, long-lasting financial habits.

Choosing the Right Time to Consolidate

Before choosing a consolidation method, make sure you are at the right stage of your debt repayment journey to reap the most benefits. If you’re just starting out, your options may be limited.

“Often, if someone has maxed out or their credit has been affected, it can be difficult to qualify for many options,” says Katie Bossler, financial expert and quality assurance specialist at Greenpath Financial Wellness, a national non-profit organization that provides financial counseling services. “Or the conditions may not be favorable.”

This is all the more common as lending standards change in response to the economic downturn. Lenders and creditors reduce their own risk by being more selective about who they offer these options to, let alone who qualifies for the most favorable terms.

If your credit isn’t great today, start paying off your balances using standard best practices: pay more than the minimum amount due and start making additional payments when possible.

“As you pay down debt, your credit will likely increase accordingly, so these options may become available or be more favorable,” Bossler says. Once you are further along in the payment process and have improved your score through factors such as your positive payment history and low credit usage, your consolidation options may improve.

You should also consider the types of debt you want to consolidate and how you might approach your options differently. For example, credit card balances and high-interest personal loans can be consolidated, but you should generally only consolidate student loans with other student loans.

When you’re ready to consolidate, here are some options to consider:

Credit cards with balance transfer

Balance transfer cards offer zero percent interest introductory periods, usually between 12 and 18 months. After opening the card, you can transfer other high-interest debt balances for a fee and pay them off throughout the introductory period. As you do not accrue interest, each payment will go directly to the principal.

Jordanne Wells WiseMoneyWomen spent much of 2019 paying off $30,000 in credit card debt. She started by changing behaviors like adopting a strict budget, making regular extra payments, and automating her payment schedule.

But Wells, 34, says consolidating the balances of his most valuable cards onto a single balance transfer card was a key part of eliminating his debt.

“Instead of having five or six different cards that I was calling, it was just one big card. I could just hit it and do it.

But like everything else in 2020, balance transfers are getting trickier. Issuers not only pulled many of their best balance transfer offers, but they also tightened lending standards, so available cards are harder to get without great credit.

Pro tip

Whichever consolidation method you choose, be sure to save money by transferring your high-interest debt to an option with a lower APR. Over the course of paying off your debt, even a few percentage points in interest could add up to huge savings.

If you can qualify, always make sure you have a repayment plan in place before transferring your balance to a new credit card. If you are unable to repay a significant portion of your balance during the introductory period, you will only prolong your debt and may even pay more in the long run. In fact, some issuers retroactively charge interest back to the day you transferred your balance if you don’t pay the balance in full by the end of your introductory period.

Personal loans

Like a balance transfer, consolidation through a personal loan can help simplify your debt repayment by combining your debts into one standard monthly payment.

The best part? You can significantly reduce your interest. While credit card interest rates average around 16%, average personal loan rates are below 10%, according to the Federal Reserve (although terms vary, with the best rates going to those with the best credit). And since personal loan rates are often fixed, you don’t have to worry about your rate fluctuating over time.

Prepare to be proactive with paying off your debt if you choose a personal loan. Depending on the length of your repayment period, the amount you owe each month could be more than the minimum payment you’re used to paying on your credit cards, even taking into account the lower interest rate.

Before taking out a new loan, always make sure the repayment schedule matches what you are able to pay. Also, do your research to find a lender willing to give an interest rate lower than your current APR; you can get an interest rate as low as 6% with some of today’s best personal loan deals.

home equity

If you’re a homeowner, you may be able to use the equity in your home – what the home is worth minus what you owe – as a consolidation tool, through a home equity loan or home equity line. home equity loan (HELOC).

With a home equity loan, you can take out a lump sum, use it to pay off your high-interest debt, and then pay off the loan in standard monthly installments. A home equity line of credit acts more like a credit card; you can borrow against the line of credit as needed to pay off your other debts and then pay off the HELOC over time.

Like other consolidation methods, the best reason to consolidate by home equity is to score a lower interest rate (loans can be fixed, while HELOCs are often variable). Secured loans like these may also be more viable options for homeowners without great credit, as other consolidation methods generally require a good credit history.

But a home equity loan or HELOC can be risky. Because these are secured loans, using your home as collateral could risk foreclosure if you don’t pay. And since home equity loans are based on the value of your home, you could also risk owing more if your home’s value drops.

Debt management plan

If other consolidation options don’t work or you’re really overwhelmed with your debt balance, consider working with a nonprofit credit counselor on a debt management plan. These plans are designed to consolidate and reduce your monthly payments, whether your debt is from credit cards, personal loans, or even collection debt.

Always look for credible, non-profit credit counseling agencies such as those approved by the National Credit Counseling Foundation.

Credit counselors can help you negotiate the terms of your debt, lowering your interest rate and reducing your minimum monthly payments, often based on your discretionary income and the payments you are able to make each month . This could be a particularly useful option if you want to start paying off your debts, but are facing a period of financial difficulty.

“When you’re on a debt management program, you have that monthly payment and you know the debt will be paid off within that time frame,” says Bossler. Removing the pressure of arranging payments to different lenders on different dates throughout the month allows you to focus on the other details that will help you pay off your debt, like streamlining your budget and cutting expenses.

Conclusion

Debt consolidation can be a great tool for paying off your debts, but you have to be smart about how you implement it. Take the time to work out the different types of debt you have and how different consolidation options can best align with what you can afford, your schedule, and your other financial goals.

“When you go through all of this, there’s not necessarily a right or wrong answer,” says Bossler. “It’s just a matter of evaluating the options available to you. Really understand the terms, the interest rates, what you’re getting into before you jump in.

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