If you are looking for a debt consolidation loan you have to remember that it is a loan. You have to qualify for the loan just like you were qualifying for a loan to buy a car or house. If you have a home you probably can get a loan off the equity of your house, but this is not a good idea if you are planning to use that equity later on for a positive financial decision. The equity will only cover the appraised value of your home and it might not be enough to pull you out of the jaws of the bill collectors your are trying to appease.
If you are lucky, you can qualify for an unsecured loan that will not hold your assets for collateral. If you have a large credit card debt with bad credit, this may not be an option for you. Think about what the bank thinks when they go over your application. If you can’t pay off your debt now, how secure are you at paying off a bigger loan even if it means just one payment a month. The bank loan advisors will look at you pretty closely and who really needs that kind of investigation when you are trying to do the right thing and pay your debtors off.
There are credit debt management companies and services out there who will help you to pay off your debts without taking out a loan. These services will negotiate with your credit card loan holders and bring down your interest rates and consolidate all your credit card debt whether you have bad credit or not. You will be able to pay your entire credit card debt with one easy payment and you will not have to worry about late frees or over the limit charges. You will not be able to use the credit cards again, but you probably do not want to because of the circumstances they put you in anyway.
No matter what venue you take to relieve your credit card debt or to undertake a debt consolidation loan even though you have credit, the loan needs to fit your individual situation or circumstance. Do not be buffaloed by fast talking loan officers. There is a credit card or debt management service out there that will fit your needs and give you the financial security that will let you sleep at night.