What is the best consolidation loan program for students?

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There are a variety of choices, and you should shop around to find one that fits your needs. If you need some ideas on where to start, try this plan:

1. Local credit unions or banks that you already have a relationship with. These are reliable sources that are likely to give you a fair deal.
2. Banks that you don’t already have a relationship with. They might offer you a good deal in order to win your business.
3. Mailers offering debt consolidation programs. These lenders already want your business – they’ve mailed you an offer because something about you fits into their desired profile. Only work with a reputable institution that you know you can trust -- some junk mail can get you into a bad deal.
4. An internet search for “debt consolidation”. Just be careful and be sure you don’t get scammed.

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There are so many uses for old secured personal loans, and the chances are you will be able to get one quickly and easily. It's a common idea that only homeowners can get loans from finance companies. That just isn't true, most people can apply for, and receive an unsecured personal all kinds of uses. You can get loans from a few hundred pounds, up to £25,000, unsecured. These loans can be used to buy a new car, a holiday abroad, a new kitchen, the latest cell phone available, or just about anything else. It is a true that you will probably pay more interest than a homeowner who takes out a secured loan. But on the other hand, they have to take out a second mortgage to get their hands on the money.


With an unsecured loan, you don't need anything, apart from the application form and a good broker. All kinds of people can apply for unsecured loans, tenants, young people, retired people, people with good and bad credit, you can even get a same day loan, and some companies let you apply online. The interest rate you pay will be made very clear to by the broker before you sign anything. As will the amount of the monthly payment, and how long you have to make those payments for. Any quality broker will go out of his way to make sure you understand these rules.

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