First things first, what is a debt consolidation loan. Basically, this type of loan is secured via a property and creates a new kind of loan that usually pays almost all your debt, thereby saving you necessary money as well as credit.
The following are easy, effective and efficient ways to consolidate all your loans.
Add them all up
It is important that all loans, credit card charges are put together and added up. This makes computation of all debts easier as it brings together everything that needs to be paid. Eventually, this makes paying easier to manage and record.
Check the rates
Interest rates for each credit card varies. Usually, the range goes anywhere between twelve percent to twenty one percent. Not only do credit card interest rates need to be checked but also all other loans incurred.
Go to a lender
Ask for the services of a lender. Try to contact a lot of lenders so you have a range of options to choose from. A list of lenders could be found in your local yellow pages. Or, better yet, ask for the help of your local agent in real estate as he may give you a referral. You could also go online and check for any lenders near your area.
Choose the best for you
Lenders usually offer various rates of interest, loan length, loan amount, interest rate type, etc. It is up to your decision-making skills to determine the loan that will best serve your interests. Keep in mind though that the program you need for a loan will most likely depend on your income, credit as well as equity.
Fill the form, and read the fine print
After selecting the loan that is perfect for your needs, completely fill out the application form and provide all the necessary documents.
All copies of credit cards and credit card statements need to be given to the lender in order for them to pay off the necessary debt / charges. Be patient as the loan is being processed as the usual time it takes is about three to four weeks. Be warned though that any interests paid for loans and credit cards aren't deductible.
All in all, a debt consolidation loan will most likely reduce drastically the total amount you need to pay monthly as it also helps reduce the interest rates.