Take the stress
out of loan repayments
With a debt consolidation loan
from Old Mutual

Consolidate your debt and get ahead without the stress. One loan, easy repayment, less hassle.

With a debt consolidation loan, you can combine all your loans and credit accounts into one. With a single monthly repayment, you pay fewer admin fees and can see how much you have left to budget with once your monthly instalment has gone off. There are no more surprises halfway through the month and no more guessing how much is yet to be debited from your account.
  • Simplify repayments from multiple to one
  • Pay fewer admin fees
  • Restructure your debt to lower your monthly instalments*

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Debt consolidation involves taking out a loan to pay off several smaller loans. At Old Mutual, we offer to make those payments to your different credit accounts for you. Bundling your debt into a single loan reduces the admin of multiple repayments, and gives you more time to pay off your loan at lower instalments.

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Combining your debt in a single loan can help you in three ways.

  • It simplifies repayments, and it makes it easier to budget, since you know exactly how much will be debited from your account every month.
  • It can be used to lower the monthly instalments of your debt by spreading your repayments over a longer term. While this would reduce your monthly instalments, it may mean that you would take longer to pay off the loan.
  • Consolidating your debt allows you to get rid of revolving credit (like credit cards or store accounts) that just keep accumulating over time.
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    A debt consolidation loan makes sense when you have several credit accounts that you want to close. Maybe you want the ease and simplicity of a single monthly payment, or maybe you want to consolidate your debt to lower your monthly instalments. If you want to consolidate your debt to give yourself a little more breathing room, know that lengthening your loan term to lower your monthly instalments will also result in more accrued interest over the life of your loan.

    Regardless of your reasons, a full credit assessment will still be required for a consolidation loan, and remember that it’s important to close credit accounts that have been repaid with credit from a debt consolidation loan. A failure to close revolving credit accounts, like credit cards, could result in you taking on more debt and cause you more financial distress or over-indebtedness.

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    How to apply for a debt consolidation loanApplying for a debt consolidation loan is much like applying for a regular personal loan. The process starts with an online application, a visit to a branch, or a phone call. Then, when you find yourself on the phone or in an Old Mutual branch with a consultant, you can request that your Old Mutual Personal Loan be used to pay off existing credit accounts.
    What you need
    • A valid ID
    • 3 months' bank statements
    • Your most recent payslip, as proof of employment
    • Be 18 years or older
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      The use of the online calculator is discretionary and calculations are estimates. Old Mutual Finance gives no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of such estimates and does not accept any liability for loss or damage of any nature whatsoever, which may result from the use and/or reliance of estimates provided by the calculator. All loans are subject to a full credit assessment.

      Old Mutual loan offerings are made available through Old Mutual Finance (RF) (Pty) Ltd, a Licensed Financial Services and Registered Credit Provider (NCRCP35)

      Payment options range from 3 to 72 months. Interest calculated monthly. A once-off initiation and admin fees apply. The maximum interest rate is 24.5% annually. Representative Example: Credit of R5,000 borrowed for 3 months. Total interest payable over loan period: R291.09. Once off initiation fee: R649.75. Monthly admin fee R69. Total Amount Payable: R6,147.84.

      Old Mutual loan offerings are made available through Old Mutual Finance (RF) (Pty) Ltd, a Licensed Financial Services and Registered Credit Provider (NCRCP35)

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    *Extending your loan term lowers your monthly instalments while increasingly the overall cost of your loan term. It is always recommended that you pay off a loan faster to limit the overall cost to you.