People all over Britain are seeking help in order to deal with the effects of mounting debt. A Debt Management Plan can help by both stemming the increase in unsecured debt and also gradually removing it all together. This article will shed some light on the professional Debt Management Plan process, in order to help you decide whether a Debt Management Plan is right for your circumstances.
A Debt Management Plan begins with a calculation of the maximum amount that you can afford to pay toward your unsecured debts each month, after you’ve allowed for essential expenses. This calculation is made in cooperation with your professional Debt Management Plan agency and this agency will then propose an amended payment plan to each of your creditors. This new plan will ensure that you pay no more than the amount agreed in the original calculation.
Once all of your lenders have agreed to a new payment structure, you will make one single monthly payment to the professional Debt Management Plan agent. This agent will then distribute the sum accordingly between your lenders.
There is also a chance (though no guarantee) that your creditors may agree to freeze or reduce interest generating on your account. This means that more of the lower payment contributes to actually paying off the debt.
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Once your new Debt Management Plan has begun, and taken effect, your professional Debt Management Plan agent will continue to work closely with the account and handle any correspondence with your creditors, deal with all appropriate paperwork and ensure that your Debt Management Plan is optimized to help you break free of your debt.
The amount of time that it can take to pay off debt can vary from one debtor to the next, and customers entering into Debt Management Plans should be aware that reducing the regular payment amount or spreading payments out over a longer period can, in fact, increase the amount paid overall.
The purpose of a Debt Management Plan is to make your debt payments manageable and in the majority of cases, much more useful, but there are no guarantees that a Debt Management Plan is right for your circumstances. The best way to find out if a Debt Management Plan can work for you is to contact a professional and discuss your situation and whether or not you will benefit.
One thing is for sure, if you’re struggling to pay off your growing unsecured debts, and feel like you don’t have any options, a Debt Management Plan represents far more attractive proposition than simply ignoring your debts and letting them grow and grow.