Debt is a stressful thing for many people – some can get things under control themselves while others need assistance. For many people, one of the most effective ways of getting their debt under control is to use a low interest debt consolidation loan.

Fortunately, over the last several years, finding one of these loans has become much easier thanks to the internet.

All the tools you need to find a loan are available to you on the internet. There are lots of websites where you can research loans, and even more general information about getting debt under control. You can compare loans from various sources to find the best interest rate and most effective terms.

Once you find the best deal, you can usually apply for a loan directly on their website. You’ll need to have all the necessary personal information handy – basically the same as you would need if applying at your bank or somewhere else in person.

You’ll need all your debt accounts – credit cards, department store accounts, etc. – and the current balance on each. You’ll also need your employment details and possibly information about the security you can use for the loan, such as your home or vehicles. In most cases, you will have a response very quickly.

Once you’ve been approved for a debt consolidation loan, the load provider will pay off each of your debt on your behalf. This leaves you with a single payment and a single loan to deal with, instead of many different ones.

This single loan normally has a much lower interest rate than all the other ones (especially credit cards) and it is easier to manage a single payment every month.

Before you make your decision on which loan company you want to use, call their customer service department and ask a few questions. Make sure their customer service is easy to reach and knowledgeable about their services. You don’t want to find out they aren’t very helpful after you’ve already signed up with them.