There are Two Great Reasons to get those Home Improvements underway this year!
Firstly, you’ll get all the benefits of taking a Home Improvement Loan with Credit Union Plus including:
- Highly favourable interest rate – you only pay interest on the reducing balance and we have one of the best interest rates around.
- No extra charges – no processing charges or documentation fees.
- No penalties for early settlement – pay off your loan early without being penalised.
- Quick decisions – on almost all applications. (90% of our loans are approved and drawn down in just 2 days).
- Free loan protection insurance i.e. in the event of your death your loan will be cleared in full*.
- Personalised application process – every loan application is considered on a case by case basis. We take your individual circumstances into account and assess your overall situation.
*Terms and Conditions apply
Second you can avail of the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI) that gives tax relief on renovations and improvement works ends this year. Another great reason to get your house in order before 31/12/2016. Full details on this scheme on www.revenue.ie
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Terms & Conditions apply. E&OE. All loans are subject to application and approval, creditworthiness and repayment ability will be assessed. Lending Terms & Conditions apply. Variable Interest Rate is 7.5%, Typical APR is 7.78%. Minimum borrowings €100 – maximum is dependent on repayment capacity. Minimum duration is 1 month – maximum is dependent on the purpose of the loan. Loans require a minimum share balance to be retained until the loan is cleared in full. Warning: if you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit in the future.
Tailor your payments to suit your needs
Here at Credit Union Plus, we tailor your repayments to meet your own personal circumstances, and we advise you of the best method of repayment.
You’ll also enjoy the added peace of mind of automatic Loan Protection Insurance at no extra cost, which means that in the event of death, your loan dies with you. (Terms & Conditions Apply)
You can also repay your loan at any time – without any penalties – and there are no fees, no charges and no costs for processing your loan.
Member Benefits When You Take Out A loan
- Speedy decisions – usually within just two days.
- Low Interest rate of 7.5% (variable 7.78% APR) charged on a reducing loan balance, which means that the quicker you pay off your loan, the less interest you pay.
- No processing charges or documentation fees, so there are no hidden surprises.
- No penalties for paying off your loan early, so you’re completely in control as to when you choose to clear your loan.
- Free loan protection insurance i.e. your loan would be cleared in the event of your death*
* Terms & conditions apply
How Do I Apply?
Call the office to get a Loan Application Checklist, a member of our team will talk you through the required documentation based on your own circumstances, and email / post you the list.
Once you have everything you need. Simply call in to the office at Kennedy Road, Navan where the staff at our loans desk will be happy to assist you with completing your application. It can speed matters up if you call ahead to arrange an appointment.
Loan Application Process
Credit Union Plus will consider loan applications from members for any worthwhile purpose. Each application is treated in the utmost confidence and will be considered on its own merits. It is our policy to meet the borrowing requirements of as many members as possible.
Please note that a loan application cannot be considered without ICB consent and a Loan Application Checklist. There will be various conditions that must be complied with depending on your previous loan history.
* Terms & Conditions apply
Loan applications are considered by Loans Officers or our Credit Committee, and decisions are made as quickly as possible in all cases – typically within just two days.
In deciding whether or not to grant the loan, we take into account the member’s record of saving and repayments, their ICB report, as well as their ability to repay. Once the loan is granted, the member can call in to the office and a staff member will discuss the credit agreement with them.
If the member decides to avail of the loan, they will sign a credit agreement which is a legally binding document, and commit to regular repayments. The member is then issued with a copy of the credit agreement outlining their repayment schedule, terms and conditions of borrowing etc.
Credit Union Plus is flexible with regard to repayment plans, though there are some legal limitations to the term and amount of loans. Our members will be advised on the best repayment plan to meet their own circumstances.
Should you experience difficulties in meeting repayment commitments, you should immediately explain the situation to us and we will treat the matter sympathetically and in total confidence.
Checking Your History With The Irish Credit Bureau
Credit Union Plus joined the Irish Credit Bureau in August 2009. The Board of Directors has a responsibility under Credit Union and Consumer Credit Legislation to safeguard the assets of the Credit Union and to ensure that members do not become over-indebted.
This means minimising bad debts and other costs of credit and ensuring that as much information as possible is obtained to assess a member’s ability to repay a loan. When applying for a loan, members will be asked to sign an ICB consent form in order for us to seek a credit report from ICB detailing their credit history in other financial institutions.
A loan application cannot be considered without ICB consent. Full details of consent forms are discussed with members when applying for a loan.
Loan Protection Insurance
Loan Protection Insurance is the insurance cover Credit Union Plus provides on the lives of its borrowing members. This means that if an insured member dies, the loan is paid in full, subject to the conditions of the insurance contract.
To ensure members have insurance on their loan, they will be asked to sign a declaration on their loan application that they are/are not in good health. For full details of pre-condition loan insurance, please refer to the insurance section on our website or speak to any staff member.
We’re also highly sympathetic when the unexpected happens. Should you lose your job, for example, we’ll happily sit down and talk with you in a constructive and supportive manner, with a view to working out a repayment schedule that’s realistic and sustainable. If you are having problems in that regard you can talk with us in confidence. We’re here to help.
Phone us at 046 90 21395 and discuss your situation with our experienced credit control team, or better still, call in to the office for a face to face discussion.
Don’t delay contacting us with arrears building up, this will only make the problem worse. We’re here to discuss your situation in confidence and will work with you to agree a plan for making repayments. It will help greatly if you can bring all your documentation with you, such as payslips (including social welfare payments) and details of any other commitments you may have. Click here to download Budgeting Sheet.
We will also continue to work closely with consumer bodies and voluntary organisations such as MABS (Money Advice & Budgeting Service). Visit www.mabs.ie for more info on their service.