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What you need to know about debt negotiation on credit cards

by Jeff Lakie



Debt negotiation on credit cards is often referred to as credit card debt settlement. Whenever you make a credit card payment- or even pay your utility bills- it usually gets reported to one- or all- of the three main credit agencies. This activity will influence your credit score, which will determine your future credit status. But what do you do, if you find that you can no longer make the minimum payments on your credit cards? If your accounts are behind, or about to fall behind, you can turn to a credit management company, that will help you with your debt negotiation.

When you enrol in a debt negotiation programme for your credit cards, you can stop making payments directly to the credit card companies and begin to pay the debt settlement company directly, which can be a relief in itself and perhaps even help you to save money. The way it works is simple. The debt management company works with your creditors to come up with a lower payoff for your accounts. You, in turn, make one monthly payment to the management company, which holds the money in a trust, making a one time payment on your credit accounts, at the pre-arranged time.

Debt negotiation on credit cards have helped many individuals to find peace of mind and relief from mounting credit card debt. However, it is important to realise that being enrolled in debt management will lower your credit score, whilst you pay back the debt management company.

So, how do you find a reputable firm to negotiate your debts for you? There are many sources to help you get started, such as the Federal Trade Commission. It is very important to remember that you can rebuild your credit in the future, so you should think very carefully about how you proceed with debt negotiation. There are many companies out there that will promise you a clean credit report for a few hundred dollars. Many of these offers are either completely illegal, scams- or both. So, make sure that the company that you will be dealing with has your interests in mind, when dealing with debt negotiation on credit cards.

About the Author

Jeff Lakie is the founder of Credit Card Resources a website providing information on credit cards
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