Rebuild Your Life After Bankruptcy

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So you have made it through your bankruptcy and now you face life after bankruptcy. This can seem as daunting as the bankruptcy itself to begin with.

There are things you can do to help rebuild your life again. You can still borrow money after bankruptcy although you may discover that it is more difficult as an ex-bankrupt is viewed as a much higher risk. For many people that find themselves in the position of having to file for bankruptcy the whole situation can have a life changing affect on them.

They become more aware of the value of money and are much more careful with how they spend their money.

Many people do not realize that they can borrow again after they have been through a bankruptcy. It is important to begin rebuilding your credit history again as soon as possible.

Always check your credit report after bankruptcy to ensure that you have been discharged completely. You might also wish to add a note on your credit file outlining and explaining your reasons for having to declare bankruptcy.

You can consider the following types of borrowing after bankruptcy:

• A bank overdraft
• Personal loans
• Credit cards
• Mortgages
• Store-cards and also in-store finance

A person that has declared bankruptcy will probably be charged a higher interest rate on borrowing than other people. The interest rate will vary depending on the type of loan.

All lenders have to inform you of the APR . Make sure that you are aware of the cost as borrowing after bankruptcy can be excessively expensive.

As soon as a bankruptcy order has been completed you might be able to obtain a mortgage. Although at present it is much more difficult to obtain mortgages and loans due to the current economic situation. Banks are very reluctant to lend out big sums of money.

It is still achievable to obtain a secured loan, mortgage or credit but you always have to remember that the interest rate will be high for those people borrowing money after bankruptcy.

Car loans are always fairly easy to obtain for people that have been bankrupt as the motor industry are always very keen on selling as many vehicles as they possibly can. You need to hunt around for the best deal.

Sub-prime lenders are lenders who are licensed and who are more than willing to make loans to those people who are not able to obtain credit from the normal mainstream lenders. This could be due to them possessing a poor credit record or they could be wishing to borrow money after bankruptcy. The big disadvantage with borrowing money from sub-prime lenders is that they will charge a much higher interest rate than the normal banks and building societies.

A word of advice please be careful of the loan sharks out there, they prey on desperate people who are trying to borrow money and have being refused everywhere else. They are not licensed and some operate illegally

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