If you're stuck in debt then as I'm sure you know it's possible to become used to the situation and end up not doing anything at all about it. The spiral of debt can get worse when people do this – as their bank may add charges and interest to their debt, making their overall situation much worse.
Putting your head in the sand about your debt situation is unlikely to help - it's important to remain in control of your debts.
What Are The Benefits of Debt Management Plans?
Here are just a few of the benefits of getting a debt management plan
- In some cases it's possible to freeze interest and charges
- Simplify your financial situation by making a single monthly payment
- Become debt free without needing another loan
- Have letters/calls dealt with for you by the debt management company
How Does a Debt Management Plan Work?
The first step is to apply for a debt management plan. You will then be contacted by a debt advisor who will get the ball rolling. The debt management company will then get to work in asking your lenders to accept lower monthly payments and also to freeze interest so you can pay just the debt itself rather than the additional charges which have been applied.
In the mean time, you will make a single monthly payment to your
debt management company who will deal with your debts for you as well as communication from creditors.
Many people use a debt management plan as a short term solution to tide them over until their financial situation improves, while others will use them until they are totally debt free. The flexibility of them is why many people choose them over more rigid financial solutions.