Many financial experts predict that the easing of lockdown will see a spending boom among consumers looking to spend money they have saved over the last 12 months. While ideally, consumers will be using their savings to enjoy the new freedoms, others may be considering borrowing money instead.
When considering borrowing money, it is not advisable to borrow unnecessarily and borrowers must have the ability to keep up with repayments. But, while it should often be a last resort for consumers, if done sensibly, borrowing can be a useful tool for personal financial management.
For those who have to borrow, the best way to do so is to borrow without paying interest. The best way to borrow using interest-free credit is to have a repayment plan in mind before borrowing the money to ensure that it can be fully repaid before the interest-free period ends so that interest is never added to the money borrowed.