Consolidate your debts and get ahead.
What are personal loans used for? Typically they help to buy white goods and furniture or they’re used for travel. However, did you know that many people also use personal loans for debt consolidation? That is, combining many debts into a single loan making it easier for you to control your repayments and get on top of your debt.
Why consider debt consolidation?
Paying off multiple credit cards or personal loans can feel overwhelming and somewhat stressful. You’re likely paying these loans off at different (and sometimes quite high) interest rates with many repayments coming out at different times during the month. Different loans can also often come with varying setup and ongoing administration fees. All of these added costs make budgeting and saving difficult leaving you with an unclear outlook for your long-term financial goals.
How does debt consolidation work?
Instead of having a few loans or credit cards to pay off, you can combine what you owe into one personal loan with a single interest rate. Your debt is still there, but this will enable you to better manage your money and give you a better idea of when you will pay your debt off, as you’ll have just one loan term to think of rather than many. You’ll also save money because a personal loan generally has a lower interest rate than credit cards. You’ll then only have to make one repayment rather than several, and you can always choose a weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayment option. Tip* weekly repayments will save you money in the long run too. You can do a debt consolidation loan comparison by comparing our personal loans here.
Things to think about
Consider the size of your debt after combining your loans and be realistic about how much you can afford to repay and how often. Talk to us about your options, to ensure one single larger loan won’t become a burden. Keep in mind that setting up your repayment frequency to match your pay schedule, is a great way to make sure paying off your debt is a priority before spending elsewhere. If you don’t think you’re disciplined enough, we can organise automatic payments for you which takes the hassle out of your hands.
Ready to consolidate your debts? Get in touch about a Horizon personal loan today.
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