Credit Card Debt
Today in the UK credit cards are a quick and easy way of buying something that actually you cannot afford. Lots of people have had a credit card debt at some point but it is how you deal with it that counts.
The interest rates on a credit card debt can carry a fee of anything up to 30% extra on the price tag of what you are buying. These high interest rates make it difficult for people to pay their credit card debt off and with a minimum payment option many people don’t realise but they are paying full interest rates It’s no wonder getting out of debt seems so hard.
With some simple steps and a plan in place you can get out of credit card debt.These steps will help you pay off your debt sooner, with less interest, and eventually aid you in improving your overall credit score.
First off you will need a list that gives you the complete picture. Sit down and write out how many credit cards you have and the balance outstanding with the highest interest rates listed in order.
Now you will need to look at what the total amount for a minimum monthly payment is for all of them.
The total monthly minimum amount is your lowest monthly payment but what we want to help you do is clear them a lot quicker. So this is where you need to look at how you can pay more even if it is just an extra £5-00 per month it will all help.
Now as your payments become due you need to pay the minimum on each card but pay the extra to the card that has the highest interest rate. This is the one that is costing you the most which will result in you paying off more than you had been on a monthly affordable basis meaning that you will clear your debt quicker.
Once the first card is paid off you need to move on to the next but now you need to pay the amount that you were paying to the first card debt and the normal minimum payment to the 2nd card debtor.
Now if you repeat this process until all of your credit card debt is paid off you will be in a much better position.
Some other small tips - destroy your credit cards at the beginning of this process. Try to steer clear of any other HP purchases or catalogue, store or other cards that will result in the same issues.
Also to make it even easier you can ring the banks and ask them to suspend the credit cards so that you cannot use them anyway.
Chances are you have tried everything to get out of credit card debt and possibly others but we can offer you professional help with our Debt Test, it will only take you 30 seconds of your time.
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