Today I want to discuss two of the common questions I have found people often worry or ask about before arranging the best debt relief plan to suit their circumstances.
The first concern that is frequently asked is:
If I Use A Best Debt Relief Plan Will My Employer Know?
Most debt relief companies are often asked “Will my employer find out that I am taking part in a debt negotiation plan?”.
My short answer to that question is no. As long as you don’t tell them they likely will never find out.
The reason is any company offering a debt relief plan has no need to contact your employer, and neither should they. However I do recommend you ask this question of any company you are considering employing to get you the best debt relief possible as it is important.
Once you have started your best debt relief plan the company you have chosen must then become the sole point of contact for your creditors. This greatly reduces the chances of your employer finding out that you are struggling with debt at all.
One of the main ways that an employer finds out about an employee’s debt problem is when creditors call your workplace. If you have a debt problem then my advice is get help quickly and minimize the chances of creditors or debt collectors visiting you at work.
Since one of first steps the best debt relief company will do is to contact your creditors with instructions they are now handling your debts, these creditors now need to work directly with the debt relief company.
This eliminates the need for creditors to contact you, or your employer, right away this is a big relief for you.
Another regular concern my research noted is:
Will Arranging For The Best Debt Relief Program Affect My Credit Rating?
Advice I got on this concern is this would depend on the status of the debt.
Regardless if your accounts are slightly or significantly delinquent at this point then making debt settlements is going to make a direct improvement on your credit rating because it will then show that these accounts are resolved.
However if your accounts are current at this point, then your credit rating will decline during the debt settlement program as the accounts go delinquent and then as each one is settled, your credit rating should improve again.
The positive effects on your credit report is that your future ability to pay goes up as debt settlements are made.
The late payment marks will generally be removed from your credit report with credit restoration, because a debt settlement means that you have paid back an agreed amount to your creditors.
When Arranging Best Debt Relief It Is Important You Realize:
From a creditor’s perspective, your ability to pay back your debt is a big factor. This means reducing the current debt load by arranging a debt relief settlement plan you effectively increase your ability to pay back debt.
As an example if your current debt payments are $2800 a month, then you apply for a large loan like say a house mortgage the creditor won’t just look at your credit rating.
They will consider your ability to make the new loan payments, as even if your credit rating is perfect without the ability to pay back the loan you can expect to be declined.
If your situation is similar to this then it makes sense to immediately arrange for the best debt relief you can and start a debt reduction plan.
Arranging a debt settlement can significantly reduce your monthly payments while maintaining good progress in settling unsecured debts.
This increases your ability to pay back say the future house mortgage loan you intend to apply for, and your application will be considered much more favourably.
When considering arranging a debt settlement plan do choose a company who has proven they will get you the best debt relief results, and will work to ensure you have the least adverse affect on your credit rating.
My next article will explain more commonly asked questions.
Bruce Rayner has a wealth of experience in successful business management, development and marketing, including credit and debt administration and control. He has been self employed for around 40 years and has always made his own way in the world.