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Enjoy no monthly or early repayment fees on your loan. It’s just one of the ways we help you save more and pay off your debt faster.
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Over 2262 borrowers have rated us 4.7/5 on ProductReview. Here’s what our customers have to say about consolidating debt with us.
Vince , VIC
Extremely satisfied with the service, no surprises or hidden costs, of course, you always want a better interest rate but they listen when others don’t so well done. I’m impressed by the service.
Aville , AU
I was stressing over my debt on my credit cards. I am so happy I found your website. Within hours, I am not kidding, within 3 hours, I was approved of my Personal Loan. Will highly recommend RateSetter.
Fin , QLD
I truly found this to be one of the easiest sites to navigate. It was so easy to apply and the response times were unreal. The rate was significantly better than minimum rates advertised by other lenders.
Cliff , AU
The process of applying was very easy having to only fill out a couple of questions. The application fee was less than advertised so happy days and the interest rate is cheaper than the big 4 banks.
Burton , NSW
The staff I dealt with were very helpful and professional. The administration costs were lower than other peer to peer lenders in the market. The interest rate was competitive and lower than I expected.
Tracey , QLD
I am very satisfied with my experience. I found all persons I spoke with to be very professional and knowledgeable. The whole application process is efficient to a level that far surpasses any bank.
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What is a debt consolidation loan?
If you have multiple debts—such as a credit card debt, car loan, medical bills, bank overdraft charges, and so on— managing all your monthly repayments can feel overwhelming. A debt consolidation loan could allow you to roll all of your debts together and pay them off simultaneously at a more competitive interest rate.
A debt consolidation loan works just like a personal loan. That is, you borrow a specific amount of money and then pay it back with interest over an agreed term. To qualify you’ll need to submit an application and provide us with information to verify your identity and financial circumstances (such as a bank statement). As part of this process the lender will take into account your borrowing history, employment status, credit score, and other factors. If you’re successful, the lender will pay down your existing debts and create a new loan (equal to the value of your previous debts) that you can pay off over time.
Debt consolidation loans generally allow you to enjoy a lower interest rate than you would receive with a credit card. They also offer a consistent repayment schedule while allowing you to make early repayments. This may let you pay down your debt faster, helping you save in interest and getting you out of debt sooner.
What can I use a debt consolidation loan for?
You could use a debt consolidation loan to repay a number of debt types, including:
- Credit card debt
- Store cards
- Hire purchase debt
- Car loans
- Medical bills
- Rent owing
- Utility bills (mobile, internet, electric, gas, cable, etc)
- Personal lines of credit
- Income taxes
- Bank overdrafts
How much does a debt consolidation loan cost?
There are three key features that make up the cost of a debt consolidation loan. They are the:
- Interest rate (e.g. fixed or variable rate)
- Upfront fees (e.g. establishment fee)
- Ongoing fees (e.g. monthly fees, late payment fees, and other charges)
These costs can be combined to create a measure called a comparison rate. This blended rate represents the total cost of the loan over a standard term (e.g. $10,000 over 3 years). This makes it a useful tool for comparing debt consolidation loans on a like-for-like basis.
For an accurate estimate of the costs of your debt consolidation loan, we recommend completing a RateEstimate. We’ll provide you with a summary of your repayment amount and options across different loan terms. This makes it easy for you to compare personal loans and choose the right option for you.
At RateSetter, we use risk-based pricing to set the overall cost of your loan. This means we look at a range of factors, including your credit history, to provide you with a personalised interest rate. The better your credit history, the better the rate we are able to offer. We also don’t charge any fees for early repayments. As a result, if you are able to pay back your loan early through additional repayments, you’ll benefit from lower interest repayments.
Can I get a debt consolidation loan?
To be eligible for a RateSetter debt consolidation loan you must be:
- Aged 21 or over
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Be earning over $25,000 p.a. from a regular source of income
- Have a good credit history
RateSetter will consider a debt consolidation loan application if you are self-employed. Additional credit assessment criteria and requirements may apply.
How do I apply for a debt consolidation loan?
Applying for a debt consolidation loan with RateSetter is easy. You will first need to complete a RateEstimate which will provide you with a summary of your loan options and borrowing power. This will include your personalised interest rate and fees for different loan terms. From there you will be able to select your preferred loan option and start your online application.
As part of your online application, we will need you to verify your identity. To complete this step you will need to make sure you have your Australian driver’s license handy. If you do not have a driver’s license you will need to provide us with a copy of your passport and documents verifying your current address.
During your online application, we will need to verify your income, expenses and liabilities (e.g. credit cards, loans etc). We will ask you to login to a portal which will allow you to connect to your bank account and share your data with us. You will need your bank login details on hand to complete this step. For debt consolidation loans we also require you share further information and documents regarding the loans or credit cards you are looking to consolidate (e.g. latest statement) and whether you intend to close these accounts. A member of our customer service team will let you know if we require anything further from you at this stage.
Finally, we will need you to provide us with your bank account details for your loan funds to be deposited. This account will be the same account we use to set up your direct debit payment schedule. You will also have the flexibility to make extra repayments at any time.
In completing our assessment of your application, we will look for evidence of how suitable a debt consolidation loan is to your situation. This includes reviewing:
- Your employment stability
- Your income (e.g. salary, rent, interest etc)
- Your expenses (e.g. mortgage, groceries etc)
- Your repayment history
- Credit bureau information
- Other details you communicate to us
*Comparison rates for variable rate loans over 1 and 2 years are based on an unsecured personal loan of $10,000 over 36 months. Comparison rates for fixed rate loans over 3, 4 and 5 years are based on an unsecured personal loan of $30,000 over 60 months. Rates shown assume a customer with an excellent credit history and are current as at 4pm, 7 July 2020. RateSetter credit criteria and terms and conditions apply. Warning: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
Representative Example: Based on a loan of $30,000 over 60 months a borrower with an excellent credit history can expect to pay a total of $36,780. This represents a comparison rate of 8.33% p.a. and includes all interest and fees included in your loan repayments over the life of the loan. RateSetter personal loans are available for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 5 years. Interest rates range from 7.49% p.a. (comparison rate 8.33% p.a.) to 13.89% p.a. (comparison rate 24.41% p.a.). Rates are subject to change depending on the rates offered in our Lending Markets.