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Debt Settlement

Oct 11

Settling The Debt

by Mary Teresa Fowler
Debt Settlement

Often consumers feel overloaded with debt. In reality, many people try to handle too much debt for their available resources. Credit repair is possible but borrowers must be willing to admit that they are in trouble.

Addressing Debt

When it comes to debt, burying your head in the sand will just add to your burden. It does no good to avoid bankers' phone calls. Definitely, it does no good to buy 'more' to try to make yourself feel better about everything. As odd a solution as that may sound, more than one person chooses that route. When you find yourself overloaded with debt, you have to address the situation in a realistic manner.

No Instant Cure

Firstly, do not look for an instant cure. Debt settlement takes time. It makes perfect sense that settlement involves a step-by-step process. Bad credit did not happen overnight but many borrowers expect to escape from its wrath overnight –and with little pain. Credit repair does not work in that way. It takes time and effort.

Not only does bad credit build up over time but the credit can also arise from various sources. When you have major credit cards, department store cards, and maybe a loan agreement or two in your pocket, you have a disorganized mess. That tangle does not just refer to an untidy wallet. A ton of credit can add up to a ton of problems.

Debt Settlement

Yet borrowers can settle their debt. They need not expect it to be an easy process but negotiation is possible with lenders. Debt settlement is an agreement between a borrower and lender that settles the borrower’s debt. The arrangement involves a one-time payment and a lender accepts less than the original loan. The payment can be just 40%-60% of the loan.

Debt settlement can be used to settle varied types of debts - unsecured loans, personal loans, credit card debt, merchant loans, and medical bills. The earlier you request debt settlement, the best chance of the most favourable solution. The process can work better if you employ the services of a credit specialist.

They know how to negotiate with lenders. Credit experts understand the process. It is wise to have a knowledgeable professional in your corner.

Credit Specialists

Don't expect to phone your bank, request settlement, and get immediate agreement. Settling a debt is a complicated business. In fact, most banks refuse the first request.

Keep in mind that you are not the only one looking for debt settlement. A credit expert will be prepared for that initial rejection. They are familiar with the lender's approach and they know how to work within the system.

Lenders are willing to work with buyers – especially with buyers' representatives. As well, the consumer has to be prepared to work with lenders and their credit specialist. All parties must act in good faith. Lenders will put forth certain conditions. In addition, they want borrowers to bring something to the table.

Your credit specialists will work for you. Using a credit expert, you will probably settle for far less than the original debt. Credit experts can help you get maximum savings.

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