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Dealing with Payday Loan Collection Agencies [Legal Issues]
November 4, 2008, 11:35:52
Dealing with payday loan companies in general is not something that is extremely thrilling. Taking the time to learn what options are really presented to you are quite important in order to effectively handle the sharks that operate payday loans. While the payday loan industry itself has a terrible reputation amongst many consumers, the debt collectors are by far the most hated industry due to their tactics that are used quite frequently.
Learning the precise options that are available to you is important so that you can be positive you are being treated fairly. After all, many debt collection agencies utilize horrible collection tactics and you should never allow yourself to become the victim to this perspective. A small amount of time dedicated to homework can fully prepare you for any outcome that you experience, even if you do fully intend to repay the money.
The harsh realization that most payday loan collection agencies do not want you to know is that you cannot be arrested for defaulting. You can however have a collection agency making your life miserable. The best option that will end the problems soonest is to of course pay the loan back. However, there are times when problems occur and you simply do not have the money to pay back. This is a frequent problem, especially amongst consumers who are continuously renewing their payday loans.
Once you have determined the fact that you cannot be arrested it is time to start looking at the actual options that are available to you. Your first choice is to of course start talking to the collection agency, however many consumers opt to ignore the collection agency and instead work directly with the payday loan company themselves. This is an option that is available to you, however in order to use this option you will need to mail a written notification to the collection agency telling them to halt their collection attempts including all telephone calls. This will free up your time to work with the lender themselves.
You should also consider talking to the lender about a payment plan. Many do offer this option, and many others do allow you the option also of simply paying back a smaller final amount. Choosing a settlement though will typically result in a listing on your credit history notating that the account was settled, rather than paid back in full. This can create huge problems depending on the actual shape of your credit report, however it can also allow you to save a substantial amount of money if you are careful which settlements you opt to accept.
Knowing that there are several effective ways to work with the collection agencies will allow you to focus on repaying the payday loan, rather than worrying about the continuous phone calls that tend to occur if you default. Avoiding a default is of course the best option, but for those times when it is impossible to avoid a plan of action is extremely helpful to allow you to carefully handle all of your financial needs.
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