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Do you feel like your life is on hold because you’re trapped by all your debt payments? Consolidating your debt could be the answer you’re looking for.
You can check two of your credit scores for free using the Loan officers will look at your credit score, plus your income for the past couple of years as well as your debt-to-income ratio.
You’ll need a good to excellent credit score — above 690 — to qualify for most cards.
Make a budget to pay off your debt by the end of the introductory period, because any remaining balance after that time will be subject to a regular credit card interest rate.
Consolidating multiple credit accounts into one new loan with a single payment may help you lower your overall monthly expenses, increase your cash flow, and eliminate the stress of multiple monthly payments.
When you're choosing the term of a loan, consider the total amount of interest and fees you’ll pay.
A loan with a longer term may have a lower monthly payment, but it can also significantly increase how much you pay over the life of the loan.
View the Total Cost of Borrowing Before you apply, we encourage you to carefully consider whether consolidating your existing debt is the right choice for you.
You use the loan to pay off multiple balances and then pay the personal loan back in one set monthly payment for a certain period of time at a certain interest rate.
That precludes you from having to keep track of multiple payments (and balances) each month. That’s because the rates on personal loans are determined largely by your credit score.
Most issuers charge a balance transfer fee of around 3%, and some also charge an annual fee.
Before you choose a card, calculate whether the interest you save over time will wipe out the cost of the fee.
Debt consolidation is a strategy to roll multiple old debts into a single new one.