Unsecured Loans: Penny Wise, Pound Wiser

By: Eric

If you are a student with a loan against your name, the recent government announcement is definitely not going to make you any happier. If the recent buzz in the official circle is to be believed, the Government will double the interest rates on student loans. The present interest rte on such loans is 2.4%. But, it will be raised to 4.8% in September.

One of the reasons for this hike in interest rate is the retail prices index (RPI) for the year 2007. Come March, every year, the RPI index changes. In March 2007, the RPI is levelled at 4.8%. In comparison to a couple of years back, students are borrowing much more. Their total debt is somewhere around 18 billion. Student debt is a big problem for the UK Government.

To overcome the troubles associated with this hike in interest rates, students will have to be more circumspect in their spending. A strict discipline has to be maintained in their budget to ensure that they are financially sound. A credit file will be maintained on them to check how they use and repay their unsecured loans, store cards and any other form of financial assistance.

Missed payments might make it difficult for you to get good unsecured loans in the future. One of the ways in which you can beat the debt trap is by making full and final repayments on time. Secondly, take care not to take on more loans than you can afford to pay back. Compare loans before taking on any financial assistance. Before signing up any credit card deal, always read the fine print carefully. See the total costs that the card entails. If you are in any doubt, consult any comparison sites for guidance.

A comparison site will not only give you the best rates of some of the financial providers in the market, they also provide you with a platform on which you can compare loans before deciding on unsecured loans of your choice.

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