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Best Debt Consolidation Companies July 2024

Debt consolidation is a solution that aims to simplify the debt repayment process and can decrease the overall amount owed. It involves accredited professionals who review the situation, and results in a single monthly installment to pay off existing debts. Your total interest rate can often be lower, and you will only have to make one payment each month.

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Key Facts

  • Recommended for more than $25,000 of unsecured debt
  • Fees between 18-25% of enrolled debt
  • Cannot be used for collateral-based debts
  • Only available in 32 states

Pros

pros iconCould help reduce the total debt owed

pros iconWilling to work with people who have been turned away or rejected by most other lenders or debt consolidation companies

pros iconOffers consumers more control over their current debt than making recurring minimum payments and increasing overall debt

Cons

cons iconThough debt can be lowered, the service itself does have a fee associated

cons iconEnrolling on to this program will lower your credit score

Our estimates are based on prior results, which will vary depending on your specific enrolled creditors and your individual program terms. Not all clients are able to complete their program for various reasons, including their ability to save sufficient funds. We do not guarantee that your debts will be resolved for a specific amount or percentage or within a specific period of time. We do not assume your debts, make monthly payments to creditors or provide tax, bankruptcy, accounting or legal advice or credit repair services. Our service is not available in all states, including New Jersey, and our fees may vary from state to state. Please contact a tax professional to discuss potential tax consequences of less than full balance debt resolution. Read and understand all program materials prior to enrollment. The use of debt settlement services will likely adversely affect your creditworthiness, may result in you being subject to collections or being sued by creditors or collectors and may increase the outstanding balances of your enrolled accounts due to the accrual of fees and interest. However, negotiated settlements we obtain on your behalf resolve the entire account, including all accrued fees and interest. C.P.D. Reg. No. T.S.12-03825.

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Key Facts

  • Qualifying depends on your financial profile
  • A minimum debt load of $20,000 required

Pros

pros iconHelps consumers realize approximate savings of 45% before fees.

pros iconNo upfront fees.

pros icon21,000 Five-Star reviews on Trustpilot.

pros iconA+ Rating with the BBB.

pros iconLargest footprint in the industry

pros iconOn average, become debt-free in 24-48 months.

Cons

cons iconDR program can cause a temporary drop in your credit score.

cons iconThe debt settlement process can take up to 48 months.

cons iconUnlike a cash-out refinance, you will not be able to get cash from a debt settlement program.

Please note that all calls with the company may be recorded or monitored for quality assurance and training purposes. *Clients who are able to stay with the program and get all their debt settled realize approximate savings of 46% before fees, or 25% including our fees, over 24 to 48 months. All claims are based on enrolled debts. Not all debts are eligible for enrollment. Not all clients complete our program for various reasons, including their ability to save sufficient funds. Estimates based on prior results, which will vary based on specific circumstances. We do not guarantee that your debts will be lowered by a specific amount or percentage or that you will be debt-free within a specific period of time. We do not assume consumer debt, make monthly payments to creditors or provide tax, bankruptcy, accounting or legal advice or credit repair services. Not available in all states. Please contact a tax professional to discuss tax consequences of settlement. Please consult with a bankruptcy attorney for more information on bankruptcy. Depending on your state, we may be available to recommend a local tax professional and/or bankruptcy attorney. Read and understand all program materials prior to enrollment, including potential adverse impact on credit rating.

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Key Facts

  • Recommend for people who owe more than $20,000 in credit card debt
  • Have consistent, provable income to make monthly payments
  • Must live in an approved state

Pros

pros iconFree debt consultation

pros iconConsolidation Specialists assigned to your program

pros iconEstablished debt consolidation experts

pros iconNo credit score minimum

pros iconNo upfront fees; fees are success based

Cons

cons iconBest for people with $20,000+ in unsecured debt

cons iconUsing debt consolidation services can negatively affect your credit score

Accredited Debt Relief is a DBA of Beyond Finance, LLC.. There are success-based fees collected during this program that will be reviewed upon enrollment. Programs range from 12-48 months.

Not all Clients complete the program. The program is not available in all states; fees may vary by state. The use of debt consolidation services will likely adversely affect your credit. Certain creditors and types of debts are not eligible for enrollment. C.P.D. Reg. No. – 21-04861.

Consolidation loan options offered by our affiliates range from $1,000 to $100,000, have Annual Percentage Rates that range from 4.9% to 35.99%, origination fees ranging from 1% to 6% of the amount financed, and loan terms from 4 to 84 months. A typical personal loan example has a loan amount of $23,760, a 4.95% origination fee, a 48-month repayment term, and an interest rate of 18.00%. You would receive $22,584 ($23,760 less the $1,176 origination fee – a prepaid finance charge), and the monthly payment would be $697.95, equating to an APR of 20.89%. The total interest would be $9,741.60, and the total cost of the loan (interest plus origination fee of $1,176) would be $10,917.72. In this example, the total payments made would equal $33,501.60. Only the most creditworthy borrowers receive the highest loan amounts at the lowest rates.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, or ancestry.

Testimonials reflect the individuals’ opinions and may not be illustrative of all individual experiences.

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Key Facts

  • Borrowers must be a US citizen
  • Minimum debt load of $600 required
  • To qualify depends on your entire financial profile

Pros

pros iconGreat for Comparing Lenders

pros iconFast and Easy

pros iconSecure 256-bit encryption

Cons

cons iconFees Vary

cons iconOther Variable Info

cons iconTerms are Limited

Personal Loans Rate and Terms Disclosure: Rates for personal loans provided by lenders on the Credible platform range between 6.99% – 35.99% APR with terms from 12 to 84 months. Rates presented include lender discounts for enrolling in autopay and loyalty programs, where applicable. Actual rates may be different from the rates advertised and/or shown and will be based on the lender’s eligibility criteria, which include factors such as credit score, loan amount, loan term, credit usage and history, and vary based on loan purpose. The lowest rates available typically require excellent credit, and for some lenders, may be reserved for specific loan purposes and/or shorter loan terms. The origination fee charged by the lenders on our platform ranges from 0% to 12%. Each lender has their own qualification criteria with respect to their autopay and loyalty discounts (e.g., some lenders require the borrower to elect autopay prior to loan funding in order to qualify for the autopay discount). All rates are determined by the lender and must be agreed upon between the borrower and the borrower’s chosen lender. For a loan of $10,000 with a three year repayment period, an interest rate of 7.99%, a $350 origination fee and an APR of 11.51%, the borrower will receive $9,650 at the time of loan funding and will make 36 monthly payments of $313.32. Assuming all on-time payments, and full performance of all terms and conditions of the loan contract and any discount programs enrolled in included in the APR/interest rate throughout the life of the loan, the borrower will pay a total of $11,279.43. As of March 3, 2022, none of the lenders on our platform require a down payment nor do they charge any prepayment penalties.

Prequalified rates are based on the information you provide and a soft credit inquiry. Receiving prequalified rates does not guarantee that the Lender will extend you an offer of credit. You are not yet approved for a loan or a specific rate. All credit decisions, including loan approval, if any, are determined by Lenders, in their sole discretion. Lowest rate advertised is not available for all loan sizes, types, or purposes, and assumes a very well qualified borrower with an excellent credit profile.

To check the rates and terms you may prequalify for, Credible conducts a soft credit pull that will not affect your credit score. If you choose a lender and continue with your application, the lender will usually conduct a hard credit pull that may impact your credit score.

Debt consolidation and credit card refinancing involve using a new loan to pay off your existing balance. This does not eliminate debt, but replaces one debt with another. While personal loan rates generally are lower than credit card interest rates, you may pay more in origination fees and interest over the life of the loan depending on other loan terms. Please consult a financial advisor to determine if refinancing or consolidating is right for you.

Student Loan Rate and Terms Disclosure:  Rates displayed include Automatic Payment and Loyalty Discounts, where applicable. Note that such discounts do not apply while loans are in deferment. The lenders on the Credible.com platform offer fixed rates ranging from 3.79% – 17.99% APR and Variable interest rates from 5.37% – 17.99% APR. Variable rates will fluctuate over the term of the borrower’s loan with changes in the Index rate. The Index will be either LIBOR or SOFR. Rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Your actual rate may be different from the rates advertised and/or shown above and will be based on factors such as the term of your loan, your financial history (including your cosigner’s (if any) financial history) and the degree you are in the process of achieving or have achieved. While not always the case, lower rates typically require creditworthy applicants with creditworthy co-signers, graduate degrees, and shorter repayment terms (terms vary by lender and can range from 5-20 years) and include Automatic Payment and Loyalty discounts, where applicable. Loyalty and Automatic Payment discount requirements as well as Lender terms and conditions will vary by lender and therefore, reading each lender’s disclosures is important. Additionally, lenders may have loan minimum and maximum requirements, degree requirements, educational institution requirements, citizenship and residency requirements as well as other lender-specific requirements. Lenders will conduct a hard credit pull when you submit your application. Hard credit pulls will have an impact on your credit score.

Student Loan Refinancing Rate and Terms Disclosure: The lenders on the Credible.com platform offer fixed rates ranging from 5.24% – 10.99% (5.24% – 10.99% APR). Variable interest rates offered by the lenders on Credible.com range from 5.28% – 12.43% (5.28% – 12.43% APR). Variable rates will fluctuate over the term of the borrower’s loan with changes in the Index rate. The Index will be either LIBOR, SOFR, or the Prime Rate of interest as published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The maximum variable rate on the Education Refinance Loan is the greater of 21.00% or Prime Rate plus 9.00%. Rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Your actual rate may be different from the rates advertised and/or shown above and will be based on factors such as the term of your loan, your financial history (including your cosigner’s (if any) financial history) and the degree you are in the process of achieving or have achieved. While not always the case, lower rates typically require creditworthy applicants with creditworthy cosigners, graduate degrees, and shorter repayment terms (terms vary by lender and can range from 5-20 years) and include loyalty and Automatic Payment discounts, where applicable. Loyalty and Automatic Payment discount requirements as well as Lender terms and conditions will vary by lender and therefore, reading each lender’s disclosures is important. Additionally, lenders may have loan minimum and maximum requirements, degree requirements, educational institution requirements, citizenship and residency requirements as well as other lender-specific requirements.

*Not all available financial products and offers from all financial institutions have been reviewed by this website

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Key Facts

  • Minimum of $15,000 in debt
  • Fees are calculated based on amout of debt in the program
  • No hidden fees

Pros

pros icon30-day satisfaction guarantee

pros iconA+ with BBB

pros iconFree consultation with a debt specialist

pros iconNo hidden or upfront fees

pros iconPersonalized plan that allows you to see what you’ll save before you commit

Cons

cons iconNo prices or fees listed online

cons iconMixed online reviews

This website is an informative comparison site that aims to offer its users find helpful information regarding the products and offers that will be suitable for their needs. We are able to maintain a free, high-quality service by receiving advertising fees from the brands and service providers we review on this website (though we may also review brands we are not engaged with). These advertising fees, combined with our criteria and methodology, such as the conversion rates, our team of reviewer’s finding and subjective experience and product popularity, impact the placement and position of the brands within the comparison table. In the event rating or scoring are assigned by us, they are based on the position in the comparison table, or according to other formula in the event specifically detailed by us. See our How we Rate page and Terms of Use for information. The reviews, rating and scoring are provided “as-is” without guarantees or warranties regarding the information contained in our website, which shall not be considered as endorsement. We make the best efforts to keep the information up-to-date, however, an offer’s terms might change at any time. We do not compare or include all service providers, brands and offers available in the market.

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  • Minimum of $20,000 in debt
  • Must live in an eligible state
  • Fees based on the total amount of enrolled debt

Pros

pros iconPersonalized debt relief plans

pros iconFree consultation & no risk

pros iconMakes one affordable monthly payment

pros iconOnly pay a fee once your debt is resolved

Cons

cons iconMainly deals with unsecured debt

cons iconNot available in every state

Debt relief program results will vary by individual situation. As such, it may not be suitable for all persons. JG Wentworth does not offer debt relief services in all states and fees may vary from state to state. Not all debts are eligible for enrollment. Not all individuals who enroll complete our program for various reasons, including their ability to save sufficient funds.

Savings resulting from successful negotiations may result in tax consequences, please consult with a tax professional regarding these consequences. The use of debt relief services can potentially have an adverse impact on your credit rating, may result in you being subject to collections, and may result in other adverse action by creditors or collection agencies. Read and understand the program contract prior to enrollment.

JG Wentworth does not pay or assume any debts or provide legal, financial or tax advice or credit repair services. You should consult with independent professionals for such advice or services. Please consult with a bankruptcy attorney for more information on bankruptcy.

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Pros

pros iconHas successfully helped thousands of people with debt relief

pros iconNo credit check or minimum credit score required

pros iconExcellent customer service by well-trained representatives

Cons

cons iconCreditors may still report negatively to credit bureaus

cons iconNo guarantee of success

Please note that all calls with the company may be recorded or monitored for quality assurance and training purposes. *Clients who are able to stay with the program and get all their debt settled realize approximate savings of 46% before fees, or 25% including our fees, over 24 to 48 months. All claims are based on enrolled debts. Not all debts are eligible for enrollment. Not all clients complete our program for various reasons, including their ability to save sufficient funds. Estimates based on prior results, which will vary based on specific circumstances. We do not guarantee that your debts will be lowered by a specific amount or percentage or that you will be debt-free within a specific period of time. We do not assume consumer debt, make monthly payments to creditors or provide tax, bankruptcy, accounting or legal advice or credit repair services. Not available in all states. Please contact a tax professional to discuss tax consequences of settlement. Please consult with a bankruptcy attorney for more information on bankruptcy. Depending on your state, we may be available to recommend a local tax professional and/or bankruptcy attorney. Read and understand all program materials prior to enrollment, including potential adverse impact on credit rating. The company and its affiliates are not lenders, creditors, or debt collectors. This is not a loan. Our representatives have helped thousands of consumers throughout their careers. Testimonials are actual customer experiences and individual opinions, and may not be illustrative of all experiences with the company or its affiliates. Loan Example: A $10,000 loan with a 5-year term at 13% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) would be repayable in 60 monthly installments of $228 each. The actual payment amount and year-end balance will vary based on the APR, loan amount, and term selected. In this case the total amount expected to pay by the borrower will be $13,680

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Key Facts

  • Minimum of $5,000 in debt
  • Fees are calculated based on about of debt in the program

Pros

pros iconOffers a variety of services

pros iconFree debt consultation

pros iconWell-established company

pros iconPositive online reviews

Cons

cons iconNot much information about debt consolidation loan on the website

cons iconMust go through a consultation to learn more about debt consolidation options and fees

cons iconServices not available in all 50 states

cons iconStrict requirements on debt consolidation loan

cons iconNo cosigners for debt consolidation

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Key Facts

  • Minimum loan amount $500
  • No minimum credit score
  • Must have personal information including bank account details, employer information, and SSN

Pros

pros iconQuick way to compare debt consolidation loans across up to 100 loan providers

pros iconWide range of repayment terms and APRs available

pros iconDebt consolidation loans provided are unsecured

Cons

cons iconApplication has a hard credit pull which may harm your credit score

cons iconNo visibility of specific lenders until after application process

cons iconLarge level of personal information required at the initial application

5K Funds.com (the “website”) is not an offer or solicitation to lend. The website only provides a service. It is not an agent, representative, or broker of any lender and does not endorse or charge you for any loan or product. The website operators are not lenders, do not make loans of any type, and do not make credit decisions.
The website collects personal information provided by you and forwards it to partners in our lender network. You are not obligated to use this website or service to initiate, contact, or apply for credit or any loan product with any service provider or lender.
Loan amounts vary from $500 and $35,000, but not all lenders can provide up to $35,000. Providing your information on the website does not guarantee you will be approved for a loan or credit product. Cash transfer times may vary between lenders and may depend on your individual financial institution.
In some circumstances faxing may be required. If you have questions, contact your lender directly for details, questions, or concerns regarding your loan or credit product. Short-term cash loans provide short-term financing to solve immediate cash needs and should not be considered a long-term solution.
This service and lenders are not available in all states. Lenders may perform credit checks with the three credit reporting bureaus: Experian, Equifax, or Trans Union or may perform alternative credit checks or consumer reports through alternative providers.
By submitting your request, you acknowledge, agree, and authorize that your information may be sent to lenders or third-party partners on your behalf. Also, such lenders may obtain consumer reports and related information about you from one or more consumer reporting agencies, such as TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, to evaluate your creditworthiness.

Loan Example: If you borrowed $2,000 over a 12 month period and the loan had a 3% origination fee ($60), your monthly repayments would be $189.12, with a total payback amount of $2269.44 which including the 3% fee paid from the loan amount, would have a total cost of $329.44. Representative 29.82% APR. If you borrowed $5,000 over a 48 month period and the loan had an 8% origination fee ($400), your monthly repayments would be $131.67, with a total payback amount of $6320.12 which including the 8% fee paid from the loan amount, would have a total cost of $1720.12.

 

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Key Facts

  • Minimum loan amount: $1,000
  • Terms vary by lender
  • Must be U.S. citizen and have existing, verified bank account

Pros

pros iconComparing loan offers

pros iconQuick and easy application

pros iconFree and secure

Cons

cons iconAPRs can vary from lender to lender

cons icon7-year repayment terms

Even Financial, Inc./ Fiona (“Fiona”, “Even”, “Even Financial”, “we”, “us”, “our”) provides our Services (described below) to you through our website located at www.hifiona.com (the “Site”) and through our online content, tools and services related to the marketplace, whether accessed on the Site or through third-party websites, mobile sites and/or applications (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the “Services”), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, these “Terms of Service”). We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time without further notice. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Service so you are aware of any revisions to which you are bound. If we make any revisions, we will post them on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms of Service were last revised. We will also notify you of any material changes through a pop-up notice, email or other reasonable means. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Services. In addition, when using certain services, you will be subject to any additional terms applicable to such services that may be posted on or in connection with the Services from time to time, including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy located at https://hifiona.com/privacy. All such terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service. If there is any conflict between such additional terms and these Terms of Service, the additional terms will supplement or amend these Terms of Service, but only with respect to the matters governed by the additional terms. Loan Example: A $10,000 loan with a 5-year term at 13% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) would be repayable in 60 monthly installments of $228 each. The actual payment amount and year-end balance will vary based on the APR, loan amount, and term selected. In this case the total amount expected to pay by the borrower will be $13,680

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  • Minimum $1,000 loan
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Terms vary by lender

APR’s on loan offers from the panel of lending partners on Monevo originated through Google or Bing advertisement range from 1.99% to 35.99%, with loan durations between 6 months and 144 months. Repayment examples (for illustrative purposes only): a $10,000. Loan at 4.89% APR with a term of 3 years would result in 36 monthly payments of $299 (Total repayable: $10,772) and a $10,000 loan at 9.99% APR with a term of 5 years would result in 60 monthly payments of $201.81 (Total repayable: $12,108.60). Each state has specific rules and regulations that govern lending partners. The amount you can borrow, the APR, and repayment term are based on your state’s laws, the lending partner, and your creditworthiness.

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  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a bank account and income
  • Loan requirements, like credit score range, will vary depending on the lender

Pros

pros iconLots of info on lenders

pros iconEasy-to-use lender comparison tools

pros iconGreat customer service

pros iconOffers personalized rates

pros iconPersonal loans available in all 50 states

Cons

cons iconSuperMoney does not issue loans themselves

cons iconCurrently no phone support

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† To check the rates and terms you qualify for, one or more soft credit pulls may be done by SuperMoney, and/or SuperMoney’s lending partners, that will not affect your credit score. However, if you choose to continue your application at a lending partners’ website or by phone, they will request your full credit report from one or more consumer reporting agencies, which is considered a hard credit pull and may affect your credit. Loan Example: A $10,000 loan with a 5-year term at 13% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) would be repayable in 60 monthly installments of $228 each. The actual payment amount and year-end balance will vary based on the APR, loan amount, and term selected. In this case the total amount expected to pay by the borrower will be $13,680

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  • Must be a US citizen, permanent resident or living in the U.S. on a valid visa.
  • Must be at least 18 or 19 years old (depending on the state)
  • Must have a bank account and income

Pros

pros iconNo application or prepayment fees

pros iconEasy loan application process

pros iconCheck rates without a hard credit check

Cons

cons iconAll loans come with a 1.85% to 9.99% origination fee

cons iconInterest rates are higher than some competitors

cons iconLimited repayment period of 24-84 months

Personal loans made through Upgrade feature Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) of 8.49%-35.99%. All personal loans have a 1.85% to 9.99% origination fee, which is deducted from the loan proceeds. Lowest rates require Autopay and paying off a portion of existing debt directly. Loans feature repayment terms of 24 to 84 months. For example, if you receive a $10,000 loan with a 36-month term and a 17.59% APR (which includes a 13.94% yearly interest rate and a 1.85% to 9.99% origination fee), you would receive $9,500 in your account and would have a required monthly payment of $341.48. Over the life of the loan, your payments would total $12,293.46. The APR on your loan may be higher or lower and your loan offers may not have multiple term lengths available. Actual rate depends on credit score, credit usage history, loan term, and other factors. Late payments or subsequent charges and fees may increase the cost of your fixed rate loan. There is no fee or penalty for repaying a loan early. Personal loans issued by Upgrade’s bank partners. Information on Upgrade’s lending partners can be found at https://www.upgrade.com/lending-partners/.

Fast Funding Disclosure: *Accept your loan offer and your funds will be sent to your bank or designated account within one (1) business day of clearing necessary verifications. Availability of the funds is dependent on how quickly your bank processes the transaction. From the time of approval, funds sent directly to you should be available within one (1) business day. Funds sent directly to pay off your creditors may take up to 2 weeks to clear, depending on the creditor.

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Key Facts

  • Minimum of $10,000 in debt
  • Fees are calculated based on the amount of debt enrolled in the program

Pros

pros iconFree assessment with a certified specialist

pros iconPersonalizing a plan for each consumer to fit a manageable plan

pros iconExperienced and strategic debt solutions expertise that produces results for clients

pros iconGood customer service

Cons

cons iconFew services offered

cons iconNot available in all 50 states

This website is an informative comparison site that aims to offer its users find helpful information regarding the products and offers that will be suitable for their needs. We are able to maintain a free, high-quality service by receiving advertising fees from the brands and service providers we review on this website (though we may also review brands we are not engaged with). These advertising fees, combined with our criteria and methodology, such as the conversion rates, our team of reviewer’s finding and subjective experience and product popularity, impact the placement and position of the brands within the comparison table. In the event rating or scoring are assigned by us, they are based on the position in the comparison table, or according to other formulas in the event specifically detailed by us. See our How we Rate page and Terms of Use for information. The reviews, rating and scoring are provided “as-is” without guaranties or warranties regarding the information contained in our website, which shall not be considered as endorsement. We make the best efforts to keep the information up-to-date, however, an offer’s terms might change at any time. We do not compare or include all service providers, brands and offers available in the market.

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Key Facts

  • No minimum requirement needed to apply.
  • Holding a checking account is highly recommended.
  • Consistent income via direct deposit is strongly recommended

Pros

pros iconFree consultation with experts

pros iconThe ability to seek options from dozens of lenders through one simple application process

pros iconNo minimum amount required to obtain a quote

pros iconNo upfront fees

pros iconNo obligation to proceed with a lender

Cons

cons iconThe number of lenders varies by region and type of debt

cons iconCredit score could be impacted through multiple pulls

cons iconSome services are not available in all states

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  • Must live in an approved state.

Pros

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pros iconFees are performance-driven so if you don’t save money you don’t pay a service fee.

pros iconExpertise in working with individuals that have small or variable income.

Cons

cons iconApproval guarantee comes with conditions, including a minimum of $10,000 total debt and the ability to pay 1.5% of total debt a month or $250 whichever is greater.

cons iconCredit score will temporarily be negatively impacted.

cons iconThe maximum APR of 35.89% is very high.

Debt Consolidation Program (“Program”), also known as Debt Relief or Debt Settlement serviced thru CountryWide Debt Relief (“CWDR”), refers to clients who have enrolled in a Program with CWDR. Whereas CWDR shall work aggressively to negotiate the Program Debt, not all debts can be negotiated, and not all creditors negotiate.

Individual Program results may vary and are based on but not limited to the ability of clients to save funds and successfully complete their Program terms and conditions, the amount and type of debts and creditors, the history of accounts, and clients’ financial standing.

Any specific or general reference to “debt free”, “savings”, “eliminate”, or “reduce” debts only refers to clients that have successfully enrolled and completed their Program resulting in all Program Debt being settled for less than the original balance enrolled.

Any figures given or statements made are examples of past performances and are not intended to guarantee future results. CWDR does not guarantee that debts successfully enrolled in the Program will be settled, lowered by a specific amount or percentage, determined within a particular period, or that clients will be “debt free” in a specific period.

All Program terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, and not all applicants are approved.  The Program is not available in all states, and other restrictions apply. Read and understand all Program materials prior to enrollment, including potential adverse impact on credit rating.

CWDR is not a law firm and does not provide any legal, bankruptcy, tax, or accounting advice or credit repair services, and anyone considering bankruptcy should consult a bankruptcy attorney. Please get in touch with a tax professional to discuss the potential tax consequences of the Program. Depending on your state, we may be able to recommend a Bankruptcy attorney. Depending on your state, we may be able to refer you to our lending partners for a Debt Consolidation Loan.

Annual Percentage Rates provided by our lending partners range from 5.99% to 35.89%. Please note that calls with the company may be recorded for quality assurance. Approval Guarantee requires a minimum of $10,000 total Credit Card Debt, the ability to afford a minimum monthly payment of 1.5% of the Total Credit Card Debt owed or $250, whichever is greater, and the creditors status of payment not to be more than 60 days delinquent

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  • Borrowers must be a US citizen

Pros

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  • Minimum debt load of $10,000 required
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pros iconNo upfront fees

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*Fees are based on the amount of enrolled debt and may vary from state to state. Individual results may vary based on your ability to save sufficient funds to complete a debt settlement program, the creditors in your individual portfolio, and amount of debt enrolled. Monthly payments under the program may be less than your monthly minimums before enrollment. Estimates and statements made regarding program performance are based on historical results and the testimonials provided were dependent on the facts of the specific client’s situation. We cannot guarantee settlement results or that your debt balances will be lowered by a specific amount or percentage or that your debts will be resolved within a specific period of time. Any use of the term “debt-free” only applies to accounts that have successfully enrolled and completed a debt settlement program. Debtmerica, LLC is an enrollment agent for debt settlement programs and back-end services are provided by third-party companies. Debtmerica, LLC and/or the back-end service provider will not receive any fees until the terms of your debt have been altered with one or more of your creditors. While programs are designed to reduce your debt balances, creditors are under no contractual obligation to negotiate or accept settlement offers from our service providers. We do not assume consumer debts, make monthly payments to creditors, or provide tax, bankruptcy, accounting or legal advice or credit repair services. Please contact a tax professional to discuss potential tax consequences of settled debts. The use of debt settlement services will likely adversely affect your creditworthiness, may result in you being subject to collections or being sued by creditors or collectors and may increase the outstanding balances of your enrolled accounts due to the accrual of fees and interest. However, negotiated settlements obtained on your behalf resolve the entire account, including all accrued fees and interest. Photographs of persons used in this website are not actual clients. Debtmerica, LLC is not affiliated with CNN, MSNBC, Fox, CBS, or any other entity displayed on this website and all logos used are the trademarks and/or copyrights of their respective owners. Programs are not available in all states. Read and understand all program materials prior to your enrollment.

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Pros

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pros iconConnect borrowers with various financial solutions, including debt settlement, debt consolidation, personal loans, and bankruptcy consultation

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pros iconHelps with different types of debts (ex. tax debt, medical debt, credit card debt)

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THE OPERATOR OF THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A DEBT RELIEF PROVIDER, LENDER, OR FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER. The operator of this Website is not an agent, representative or broker of any debt relief provider, lender, or financial service provider and does not endorse or charge you for any service or product, but may receive compensation from the debt relief provider, lender, or financial service provider for forwarding your information to them. This Website does not constitute an offer or solicitation to lend. If you submit a request through this Website, we will share your information as may be required in order to connect you with selected providers of the services you request. By submitting your contact information to us, you are expressly consenting to be contacted by us or by one or more providers of products and services by telephone, email or postal mail. Your information may be going to an aggregator or marketer and not a debt relief provider, lender, or financial service provider. Your information can be sold multiple times leading to multiple offers from debt relief providers, lenders, financial service providers, aggregators, and other marketers. Providers who buy your information may supplement it with additional information about you that they obtain from other sources.

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In a world where financial obligations can sometimes become overwhelming, seeking relief through debt consolidation is a prudent choice. As we venture into September 2023, the need for effective debt management has never been more crucial. Debt consolidation serves as a beacon of hope for individuals striving to streamline their financial responsibilities.

This process, led by accredited professionals, simplifies repayment, potentially reduces total owed amounts, and offers the comfort of a single monthly installment. Beyond mere convenience, it often leads to lower interest rates, providing a promising path toward financial stability. Join us as we delve into the best debt consolidation companies of September 2023, each committed to lightening the burden of debt and guiding individuals toward a brighter financial future.

Top Debt Consolidation Providers 

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$25K

Minimum Debt Amount

Yes

Soft Credit Pull

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Other Fees

None

Origination Fee

None

Prepayment Fee

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  • con-icon Offers consumers more control over their current debt than making recurring minimum payments and increasing overall debt
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$10K

Minimum Debt Amount

24 - 48 months

Repayment terms

No

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15-25%

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  • con-icon On average, become debt-free in 24-48 months.
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$20K

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24-48 months

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What Is Debt Consolidation?

Debt consolidation refers to a financial service aimed at streamlining debt payments into something that is more manageable. That may mean taking existing loans and consolidating them into a single payment.

People who have several debts may find that combining them into a single debt achieves several favorable outcomes, including:

  • Simpler management of the debt repayment process
  • Favorable payoff terms
  • Lower monthly payments
  • A better interest rate
  • A possible path to saving their credit score

Debt consolidation is a process that typically begins with a free consultation. One typically discusses their financial challenges with a financial professional, who will guide the inquirer through various options. While the consultation may involve a loan, in many cases they will also try to negotiate more favorable terms with creditors.

Creditors are normally happy to work with debt consolidation companies because it gives them an opportunity to maximize their return of money owed to them.

Upon qualifying for a debt consolidation loan, interest rates and terms will depend on your credit history and other factors. Upon completing the loan application process, you’ll consolidate your debts and begin paying back the new single loan.

The Benefits of Debt Consolidation

  • Fast Repayment - A debt consolidation loan enables one to resolve their debts with the original collectors quickly and move the debt to a different collector with better terms. This is especially important when struggling with serious credit card debt. 
  • Simplify Finances - Debt consolidation loans combine multiple pesky little debts into a single more easily managed debt. There is one loan, one interest rate, and one repayment schedule.
  • Lower Interest Rate - While the debt consolidation loan interest rate will vary, typically, it costs less than credit card payments.
  • Repair Damage to Credit Score - Debt consolidation services often hurt credit scores at the onset. However, in the long run, they could have a net positive effect when utilized properly with appropriate financial planning. Successfully paying loans back on time will likely be rewarded with a positive credit score.

What to Consider When Choosing a Debt Consolidation Service

Factors to consider when comparing different debt consolidation companies include:

  • Free Consultations - An initial free consultation is standard practice in the industry, make sure to get one.
  • Upfront costs - Most debt consolidation companies will ask for a partial upfront payment, which varies widely between companies while others do not have any upfront charges at all. Be aware of upfront payment requirements while comparing services and avoid companies that seek total upfront payment.
  • Certified Debt Specialists - The best debt consolidation companies will offer a free consultation with certified debt specialists to find the right solution for a given situation.
    <li - Online reviews include professional reviews similar to those available on Lendstart. Additional business reviews are available on platforms like the Better Business Bureau. Both resources will provide insight into customer satisfaction following an interaction with the company, as well as the potential pros and cons of each company.
  • Interest Rates - Like all loans, debt consolidation loans come with interest charges. These rates are usually based on your personal information and vary between providers.
  • Loan Term - Although longer loan terms often result in smaller individual payments, one will likely end up paying more due to the accumulating cost of interest. Choose the company with the best manageable loan terms for each individual situation.
  • Fees and Penalties - Lending and debt consolidation products may carry different fees and penalties. Consider the fees that each company charges for loan applications, handling, and more.
  • Requirements - Service providers will clearly state the minimum debt amount one must owe in order to apply for their services. Additionally, they will require a credit score within a given range and a source of income.
  • Expect a Decrease in Credit Score - Credit scores will likely take a small hit during the debt consolidation process.

Beware of Debt Consolidation Scams

Unfortunately, debt consolidation attracts a lot of scammers. Make sure to be thorough while researching and comparing debt consolidation companies. Only work with companies with a proven history of helping customers shake off their debt.

Watch out for debt consolidation companies that make huge promises. Some red flags may include:

  • Total upfront fees
  • High-pressure and aggressive sales tactics
  • A lack of transparency regarding fees
  • No presence online and no real contact information

The Bottom Line

The advantages of debt consolidation are undeniable, from faster repayment to simplified financial management and the potential for a repaired credit score. However, in the pursuit of financial freedom, it is imperative to tread cautiously. The world of debt consolidation is not without its pitfalls, and potential scams loom on the horizon. By arming oneself with knowledge and carefully considering the factors outlined here, individuals can confidently navigate the path to financial recovery, entrusting their journey to reputable and proven debt consolidation companies. Remember, a brighter financial future is not just a possibility, but an achievable reality with the right guidance and determination.