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How To Get Rid Of Debt Problems Step 4 -- How To Get Interest On Your Debts Frozen

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The first thing to understand is that there is categorically no guaranteed way to get interest frozen.

Each of your creditors has the right to refuse any change in the details you initially agreed.

Therefore, all you can do is ask. Given that this is the case, it follows that your success depends entirely on what and how you ask. It will also be considerably influenced by how you have presented your case generally in the other steps in this series, and by the relationship you have with each creditor.

In the first in this series, on how to deal with your creditors, you will remember that we pointed out that you are not actually dealing directly with ABC Finance, or XZY Credit Card, you are dealing directly with another human being who is representing the entity which is your creditor.

Any request to freeze interest should logically accompany your proposal to reduce payments.

You will need to compose your own request, in order to fit in with your other material, but here are some pointers.

Remember that your letter with its request to freeze interest will be dealt with by a human being. Make sure that your letter "talks" to that person nicely.

Present a good reason why that person should consider your request.

It might help to point out that, bearing in mind these reduced payments are all you can afford, it would be helpful if all of each payment could be applied to the capital outstanding.

If interest continues to be added, with reduced payments, your debt will take a long time to clear. Point out that you are keen to clear the debt as soon as possible.

Rob Hawkins is the owner of Debt Consolidation UK. His company Chiltern Debt Management UK has helped more than 50,000 people to get rid of debt problems, and won the coveted 'Debt Counsellor of the Year 2004' award.

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