Debt consolidation involves rolling credit card, store card and other personal loan debts into one personal loan. The bank pays off your other approved debts, so you’re left with just one to manage and pay off.
For every loan, credit card or store credit you have, you’re probably paying different interest rates and fees. And if you’re only making the minimum repayments, the interest you pay could end up being much more than the original purchase or loan amount. Keeping track of multiple payments with different due dates can also be challenging.
Consolidating your debts into one personal loan means you only have one loan, one interest rate and one regular repayment. Personal loans often have lower interest rates than many other credit options, so you could pay less interest over the life of the loan.
You can also choose the term of your loan so that you have an end date in sight and set up an automatic transfer from your bank account so that you don't have to think about it.