Debt Consolidation in Alabama

Debt Consolidation offers a one stop solution to Alabama consumers burdened with unmanageable debts, poor credit scores, and repeated creditor harassment. With consolidation, you can replace all your existing debts with a single payment and simplify your obligations.

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How does Alabama debt consolidation work?

Debt consolidation works the same way in Alabama as in any other state. It allows you to combine your multiple debts into a single payment, which you pay off at a lower interest rate and over a longer period of time.

You can consolidate your debts either with a consolidation loan or you can enroll with an Alabama debt consolidation company, accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

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Hire the services of a debt consolidation company in Alabama

When you enroll with a debt consolidation company, the company will work on your debt issues in the following order:

  • First, the company will review your debt issues, your financial situation, and suggest the consolidation program best suited to you.
  • Once you enroll in the debt consolidation program, the company's debt consolidation attorney will notify your creditors to stop communicating with you and that your debt issues are being handled by the company.
  • Then the company's debt arbitrator will negotiate with your creditors to eliminate penalties and reduce interest on your debts. With negotiation, new low interest rates will be determined with each of your creditors.
  • The company will use the new interest rates and terms from the negotiation to devise a payment plan within your monthly budget. You will need to make a single monthly payment to the company as under this payment plan.
  • The company will use your monthly payments to disburse the installments to your creditors and this process will continue until all your creditors are paid off. Normally, the plan is designed so that most of your money goes into paying the principal and not the interest.

Consolidating debts with a Consolidation loan in Alabama

If you want to consolidate your debts with a consolidation loan, then you will have to take out a low interest loan and use the funds to pay off your current debts.

Once you pay off your existing obligations, you will be left with only one debt towards the consolidation loan that you have borrowed. Low interest on the loan will lower your monthly payment towards the loan and also help you save money every month.

Types of Consolidation Loans

Consolidation loans can be secured or unsecured. Secured loans are borrowed against some collateral, while unsecured loans do not require any collateral.

If you have some asset such as house, car, landed property, or even jewelry, then you can use them as collateral for your secured loan. Normally, the use of collateral lowers the interest on the loan and increases the loan amount that you can borrow. So, secured loans are preferable as consolidation loans.

If you have considerable equity on your house, then you can consider a Home Equity Line of Credit. The more equity you have on your house, the lower the interest on the loan. Mortgage refinance is another good option that you can consider for consolidating your debts.

If do not have any assets, you can look for a low interest unsecured loan and get your existing debts consolidated.

Debts which are ideal for Alabama debt consolidation

If you are struggling hard to pay off the following obligations, then debt consolidation will be useful for you:

  • Credit Cards Debts
  • Private Student Loans
  • Personal Loans
  • Medical bills
  • Payday Loans

When you set out to consolidate your credit card debts, do not forget to check out the credit card debt laws prevailing in Alabama. It will prevent from you falling prey to credit card debt consolidation scams and will also help you enjoy the benefits of debt consolidation.

Alabama Debt Consolidation & your Credit Score

Debt consolidation causes minimal damage to your credit score because it helps you pay off your entire borrowed amount.

When you take out a consolidation loan to consolidate your debts, your score initially drops. But as you start paying off your existing debts, your score automatically rises. Later, when you pay off the consolidation loan, your credit score increases more.

What you must avoid while you are in a debt consolidation program?

While you are in a debt consolidation program, it is very important for you to keep the following in mind, in order to prevent your credit score from getting damaged:

  • Do not close your credit card accounts soon after you have paid them off, as it affects your credit score negatively.
  • Do not take out any new loans, while you are in a consolidation program. It might harm your credit score.
  • Make timely payments, in order to boost your credit score.
  • Avoid balance-transfer. If you take out a new credit card in order to use the low introductory interest rate, you should make sure that you will be able to pay off the balance within the trial period. Otherwise, your interest rates will increase and hurt your credit score.
  • Avoid frequent applications for credit, while you are in a consolidation program. New credit will open up possibilities for new defaults and lower your credit score

Thus, debt consolidation program can be a great way to fix your bad credit score, if it is handled carefully.

Benefits of Alabama Debt Consolidation

  • You pay lower interest rates.
  • You make a single monthly payment.
  • You get rid of creditor harassment.
  • Your credit ratings improve.
  • Related information

    State Attorney General Phone Number: (334) 242-7300
    Public Service Commission Phone Number: 334-242-5218, (334) 242-5207

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    Southeast Region Federal Trade Commission Suite 1500 225 Peachtree Street., NE Atlanta, GA 30303.
    FTC Toll Free:
    877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)
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