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Personal Loan FAQs

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Do I have to be a credit union member to take out a loan?

The Credit Union is a mutual financial services organisation and as such is owned by its members, each one of whom is a shareholder. Therefore you must be a member of the Credit Union to have a loan. Learn more about becoming a member. ^

How much can I borrow?

The minimum amount you can borrow is $1,000 for a Personal Loan (secured or unsecured). You may wish to consider a credit card for smaller amounts. The maximum amount you can borrow will depend upon your circumstances. Secured loans are dependent upon the security offered. In all circumstances our personal loans are limited by your ability to meet your repayments. Wish to calculate how much you could borrow? Use our Loan Calculator. ^

How do I make repayments on the loan?

Our preferred method is via automatic payroll deduction. However, you can arrange to make your loan repayments either by payroll deduction, direct debit from your savings or transaction account with FCCS or financial institution. Learn more about these repayment methods. ^

How often will I receive information on my account?

Statements are produced monthly. Duplicate statements can be requested at anytime from our office.
Account information is also available through our Internet and Phone banking services. ^

What security is required to take out a Personal Loan?

The security required will depend upon your individual circumstances. Examples of the type of security we may require are a mortgage over property and a Bill of Sale over an asset such as a motor vehicle. A fee is payable where this is required. ^

What happens if I get sick, have an accident or lose my job?

The best way to obtain peace of mind that your repayment obligations will be met in the case of accident, illness or involuntary unemployment is to take out insurance. Learn more about our Loan Protection Insurance. ^

Do I need to take out insurance?

It is recommended that you take out insurance on your loan, although it is not compulsory it is designed to cover your lending obligations in the case of sickness, accident or involuntary unemployment. Although you do not have to purchase your insurance through us, we do offer a range of insurance policies. Learn more about our Loan Protection Insurance. ^

Is a redraw facility available?

The Credit Union gives you the option of making extra repayments on your loan and then having the flexibility of being able to redraw on these extra repayments. Terms and conditions are available on application. The redraw facility is offered as a free service. ^

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