Momo89 wrote: »
I currently have £12.5k in debts with consist of 3 credits cards all at 0% and a Zopa loan.
Tesco card- £3200 credit limit and I owe £2974- 0% for 28 months
Virgin Credit card £2200 credit limit and I owe £1855-0% for 20 months
Halifax credit £1800 credit limit and I owe £1600- 0% for 18 months
Zopa loan £5500 currently paying £140 per month for 5 years. I have been using quite a lot of my credit for personal circumstances such as repairing my car, shopping, travel and gambling sometimes online casino- such as money transfers. I have never miss one single payment, no defaults ever recorded and CCJs. I currently owned a 2 bed flat with HTB with my partner and we are looking to sell it by next year or so to move into a 3 bed house. During December, I have made few credit applications for debt consolation loans but were all rejected due I been doing quite few applications. I have checked my credit report and it is now quite poor due the fact of my credit utilisation and credit applications. At the moment, I am currently paying minimum repayments on all credit cards. I know after 3-4months, my credit score might be a bit fair where I see what options might be available to me.
Because I have the intention to move into a new property by next year or so, a new mortgage application will need to be made which might be hard for me. I want to know if a debt consolidation loan might be useful for me or a secured loan on my property, but I am sure if secured loan works with help to buy.
I have no idea about secured loan and want to ask, what if I opt for a secured loan for 12.5K for 7-8years, interest might be lower and my repayment will be less I will use it as debt consolidation loan to pay all those credit cards and Zopa loan. My question is that, if ever I need to sell my currently property, do I need to pay the rest of the secured loan or the full amount I have borrowed before or after making the sell. Secondly, if I go for a new mortgage application, would I be able to add this secured loan onto the new mortgage. Please I would really be grateful if someone could be able to give me the correct advice, I really want to be debt free. Thank you.
How're you doing Zippy? How's your Dad? Are you still in Spain? I hope you're ok. Vx
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