Education loans must be used to help fund further education or training, and the funds are paid directly to the education provider.
While repaying such a loan you are required to maintain a sum at least equivalent to two months’ loan repayments PLUS £5 in your Regular Savings Account – AND continue saving a minimum of £10 per month. Applicants must be a UK resident and at least 18 years old.
Our handy online loan calculator tool gives lets you check rates out for yourself. Simply slide to the amount you intend to borrow, and how long you want the loan to run, and you can easily try out various repayment scenarios. This facility can also be used to check out credit union rates against other lenders.
We do not charge any administration fees for accessing our loans.
Interest is fixed throughout the duration of your loan agreement. Interest is calculated daily and in arrears, then charged to your loan account monthly. Interest is calculated on a decreasing balance.
Our current education loan rates are: 7.8%APR.
Loan Repayments are taken from your savings account on the 1st of each calendar month. Your first loan repayment will be deducted on the 1st of the month following the loan completion date. Loan repayments can’t be deferred, and repayment holidays are not permitted.
Loan Protection is a free safeguard offered by the NHS Credit Union. Your loved ones can be secure in the knowledge that your NHS Credit Union debt (up to a maximum of £15,000) can be paid off, giving them peace of mind at a difficult and uncertain time.
Loan Protection is provided as a member benefit by the NHS Credit Union. It is free to every member, subject to the terms and conditions. However, it should be remembered that the terms of this free member benefit may change from time to time. The applicable rates / amounts covered are those prevalent at the date of death.
NB: Individual members do NOT have an insurance policy – they share in a free benefit offered by the credit union.