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Month: April 2019

About 0% Credit Cards

A balance transfer credit card is basically an offer of either a zero interest rate or very low interest rate for a set period. The typical period is 6 months although there are variations on this and there have even been some low rates set for the lifetime of the balance. However, these are becoming rare. Once, the offer period expires then the outstanding balance reverts to the standard rate on purchases. This is very important, as at this point the credit card company will hope the consumer will not take any action and so the company can begin to earn money on the balance.

A 0% purchase offer credit card has many similarities to the balance transfer offers. The introductory rate and period are usually 0% and 6 months in the same way as the balance transfer. Also, once the period expires the outstanding balance is subject to the standard rate on purchases. It is an important point to note that the introductory rate does not apply indefinitely on purchases made in the period, but only applies for the duration of the introductory period.

It is often the case that credit card companies will offer both the balance transfer …

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Credit Counseling

In addition to getting harassing collectors off your back, credit counseling can be an educational experience that you can carry with you throughout life. Whatever the reason for your financial problems, credit counseling can teach you how to avoid those problems in the future should you be faced with the same circumstances.

Credit counseling is confidential and rightly so as money is quite a private issue for most people. Some even find it difficult to have such intimacies exposed in credit counseling. Hopefully you will be met with a caring and professional credit counselor who can ease your worries and make you feel at home discussing your current financial situation.

One of the things that you should learn through credit counseling is how to make the most out of the money you have. How to stretch your dollar, so to speak. Of course this will help your current situation but it will also help you hold on to more of your money in the future and keep you out of situations similar to the one that brought you to credit counseling in the first place.

Credit counseling is not for everyone by any means. Some people simply don’t respond to …

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Shoppers Beware

  1. Protect your account numbers – Most stores only print the last four or five digits of the charge account on your receipt. However, some stores haven’t caught up with technology. If the merchant makes an impression of your charge card, be sure to ask for any carbons that are part of the receipt. “Dumpster divers” can lift account numbers from discarded carbons to steal your identity and your account information.
  2. Protect Your Social Security Number – If you are asked to provide a SSN when making a purchase, challenge the cashier as to why they need this information. Request that some other form of ID be used instead of your SSN. There is no valid reason for them to request this information. You provided it when you applied for your account so they should already have this on file.
    However, if you’ve opened a new account, don’t be surprised if the cashier asks to see some form of picture ID, such as a driver’s license. Don’t view this as an imposition, remember that the store is actually taking steps to protect you – making sure that you are the account holder.
  3. Keep an eye on your charge cards and receipts
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Online Loan

An online loan came to benefit both the borrower as well as the loan provider. The ease with which online loans resulted into will be best illustrated when compared with the scenario that prevailed before its inception. A borrower was required to be present at the loan provider’s office for all the documentation. The situation became more troublesome when the period of operation of the loan provider matched the office timings of the individual. This excludes the plight of common borrowers who had to visit several lenders to check their loan offering. There was no other manner in which the borrower would have conducted the search in those days. Most borrowers who could not have borne the inconveniences of the process unwillingly accepted the offers that came to them, with full knowledge that they could have received better deals.

The benefit to the loan provider accrues in terms of the decrease that online loans have brought about in the paperwork. Details of each borrower needed to be documented. This would often be too time-consuming. Besides, there was unnecessary wastage of stationery and required the employment of personnel to undertake the job. An online loan saves for the borrowers on all …

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Strategy To Erase Credit Card Debt

  • In an Excel spreadsheet list all your credit cards, balance, credit card interest rate and minimum payment from your most recent credit card statement. If you are not computer savvy, you can list them on paper.
  • Sort the list in ascending order of interest rate so that the credit card with highest interest rate is at the top and the credit card with lowest interest rate is at the bottom.
  • Make a count of minimum payment of all the credit cards in the list you just created.
  • Now calculate how much money you can save to pay off your credit card debt and become debt free. If you cannot pay off more than the minimum payment, it is time to do some budgeting to save more and pay towards your credit cards.
  • Each month pay off the minimum on all your credit cards. However, on the credit card with the highest interest rate, pay the minimum plus the additional amount you have saved to pay off your credit card debt.
  • Continue to follow this strategy until the credit card with highest interest rate is completely paid off. In a similar manner, work on paying off your second credit card but

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Secured Loans

available in your property, which means the amount of the market value minus any loans or mortgage outstanding on it. There are many benefits available with secured loans, and you will find that this type of finance is one of the most cost effective options available. With secured loans you can look forward to far lower interest rates than most standard, unsecured loans, and this is because there is less of a risk to the lender since the loan is secured against an asset.

Secured loans also offer far high borrowing levels than unsecured loans, although the amount available to borrow will depend in your equity. However, you could find yourself eligible to borrow tens of thousands of pounds with secured loans, which could prove invaluable if you are looking to raise a large amount of finance for just about any purpose. The repayment period with secured loans is also far longer than with unsecured loans, which means that your monthly repayments will be far lower.

The other great thing about secured loans is that they are far more easily accessible to those with poor credit than a standard, unsecured loan. This is because the lender has to take less …

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Credit Card Fees

Annual fee:

An annual fee is charged for the privilege of having the card, whether you ever use it or not. Many credit cards offer no annual fee and a low interest rate to their best customers, or to those with excellent credit. If you’re trying to recover from a bout with bad credit, your only choice may be a card with a relatively high annual fee. In that case, look for one with the lowest APR you can get, and be careful to avoid triggering other fees.

Cash advance fee:

When you use your credit card to get a cash advance, there is often a cash advance fee. It may be a flat fee per cash advance (say $5, no matter how much cash you borrow), or a percentage of the amount advanced – 5%. This fee is in addition to interest that you will pay on the amount.

Balance-transfer fee

Usually, when you transfer the balance of one card to another, the credit card company will charge you a balance transfer fee. Like the cash advance fee, it may be a flat rate, or a percentage of the amount of the transfer.

Late-payment fee

If your payment is …

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Halifax Loans

The Halifax personal loans can provide for loan amount up to £25,000. Halifax loans which take amounts above £7000 are given at a special interest rate applicable only to Halifax customer. The repayment term ranges anywhere between 1-7 years with a fixed interest rate throughout the term. Halifax personal loans are applicable for any purpose – debt consolidation, home improvement, new car, vacation. Personal Halifax loans are offered as both secured and unsecured loans. Halifax loans are one easy, convenient way to take care of the finances. With online option, the decision is made instantly and check is delivered within 24 hrs.

With Halifax homeowner loans, you enjoy exclusive rates. If you know that there is latent equity in your property which can be used to solve money problems then Halifax homeowner loans are ideal for you. Halifax homeowner loan has a borrowing range of £3000-£25,000 and you can spread the repayment over 1-25 years. There are no hidden fees for homeowners looking for Halifax loans except upfront fees for those who either have a mortgage with a different lender or Halifax itself. There is always a scope of remortgage with Halifax. This will provide you with better rates and …

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Lawsuit Loans

First of all lawsuit loans are not really loans – they are non-recourse investments and are not subject to usury laws. To avoid the usury limits, which would render the product economically infeasible, the typical lawsuit loan or lawsuit funding transaction is done in the form of an investment rather than a loan. This means that the funding company only gets paid if the lawsuit or claim is successfully resolved. If you lose your case you own them nothing! Generally speaking, this non-recourse element renders the transaction an investment (not a loan) under the law.

In the past, there were no sources of help available to personal injury victims due to a strange confluence of circumstances.

  1. 1Bar Association rules of ethics prohibit your attorney from lending you money for anything but case expenses, experts, tests, travel to the doctor etc. This rule exists for your benefit. The Bar is rightly concerned that if your lawyer lent you money against your future settlement, a conflict of interest might arise, and you could be pressed into accepting a settlement that was less than you otherwise would accept. Also, attorneys are not banks and they simply can’t afford to operate their law practice
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Prepaid Credit Card

It is very easy to obtain a prepaid credit card because there is no credit check or employment verification since the funds you will be using are yours and not that of the prepaid credit card issuer. Prepaid credit card spending limit or credit line is the amount of money you loaded to your prepaid credit card account. Prepaid credit card carries the Visa or MasterCard logo. It can be used anywhere MasterCard and visa is accepted except renting a car at certain car rental companies and setting up automatic recurring payments.

The difference between a prepaid credit card and a debit card is that the spending transactions are deducted from the amount of money you loaded to your account unlike a debit card where the money spent is subtracted from your checking account and could cause Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) charges. The NSF charges are due to a customer drawing funds from an ATM or making purchases that exceeds the balance in their checking account. With a prepaid card this will never happen since the prepaid card holder is not borrowing any money and can only spend the amount of money loaded to their prepaid account.

With prepaid credit card …

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