Why Scotland Is Far Ahead in Debt Consolidations

by Guest Contributor

Debt consolidationThere comes a time when money troubles affect all of us, but unfortunately it can all too quickly spiral out of control if you’re not careful. If you have more than one credit card or several different loan agreements in place then keeping track of everything can fast become a nightmare, leaving people wondering how exactly they should be handling their finances in the correct way.

Debt consolidation is one solution that can often help those who have their borrowing all over the place, and when it comes to this method you’ll find that Scotland is a country that takes a lot of stress out of money matters.

That’s because Scotland allows its citizens to take out something called a Scottish Trust Deed when they’re struggling with multiple repayment arrangements. This is a legally binding arrangement between an individual and their creditors, where unaffordable payments are transferred into a single affordable monthly payment. This legal agreement can only be carried out through a licensed Insolvency Practitioner, who then acts as the trustee for your arrangement.

The big advantage to using a Scottish Trust Deed is that you’ll be protected from your creditors. They won’t be able to take legal action against you for not making repayments, and you can also enjoy peace of mind that your home and car are protected against being repossessed.

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The repayments are also based on your circumstances, so you will only have to pay what you can reasonably afford. The pressure of unwanted phone calls with creditors is also removed as a trustee will take care of everything for you.

A Scottish Trust Deed usually lasts for a period of four years, after which the balance of the debts will be written off. This method of debt consolidation can provide a real lifeline to those who are growing anxious about everything they have to pay for at the start of the month. Keeping track of everything suddenly turns from being impossible to being simple, and knowing you just need to make one big payment instead of several small ones can free your mind again.

Of course, there are always going to be some downsides to debt consolidation solutions like this, and one of the big ones is that you may find it difficult to obtain credit in the future. However if your debts are spiraling out of control then your financial history will be littered with complaints from creditors anyway, and if this goes on for years then it would be much more damaging than taking the steps to sort everything out with a Scottish Trust Deed. Scotland leads the way when it comes to debt consolidation and they provide answers that could be incorporated all over the world.

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