Credit score and credit report that is a written proof of your financial standing and creditworthiness can be improved by yet another way. If you find yourself in a credit card debt trap that you are unable to service not even the minimum monthly payments towards it. You could consider switching the debt to a lower debt category that could be easy to pay off such as a personal loan.
With this not only you end your liability for the funds that you owe to that credit card company at a higher rate but also can consolidate all the pending dues on the card at lower rate of interest available with credit card.
The longer tenure shall also come in handy for easy and sound repayment of the credit card debt. But discipline has to be enforced as otherwise it can turn to be a bad decision in the long run.So the credit card balance transfer to a personal loan account can be initiated that provides for huge savings in respect of interest payment. The process can render you debt free in a couple of months with dedicated EMI payout for the personal loan.
At the same time, your credit report and credit score will improve on transferring from an expensive debt category to a cheaper one. The interest rate on credit card is anyway in the range of 24%, 36% or 48%.
There are other options to consolidate your credit card debt such as the balance transfer cards with leading banks, converting the dues into EMI payments, negotiating with the credit card institution for better and lower rates. You have to choose what best suits you in your current situation but the chosen step to service such an outstanding liability should not hurt your credit report negatively.