A Secured Loan is the alternative to taking your savings out of the credit union.
A Secured Loan allows members to borrow up to £25,000 – at our lowest rate of interest – 5.1% APR.
To qualify for a Secured Loan from the NHS Credit Union, the balance in your Regular Savings Account must be equal to or greater than the amount of the loan you will be applying for. Applicants must be a UK resident and at least 18 years old.
You can’t apply if you have an outstanding unsecured loan with us, and you must secure the loan against your Regular Savings Account savings.
You will only be able to withdraw sums in excess of your loan balance during the term of the loan.
We do not charge any administration fees for accessing our loans. We do not charge for re-paying your loan early.
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. The current rate for a Secured Loan is 5.1% 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.
With effect from 1st June, 2015, the relevant details are:
Age when loan taken out – 18-79
Loan Term Limit – 7 Years
Limit – £15,000
NB: Individual members do NOT have an insurance policy – they share in a free benefit offered by the credit union.