Borrow between £500 and £5,000 to help fund your further education


With our Education Loan you are able to borrow up to £5,000 over a maximum term of three years, with an interest rate of 7.8% APR. Our Education Loans also come with all the benefits of unsecured lending with the credit union; interest calculated on the reducing balance and free loan protection scheme in the event of bereavement. If this sounds like the loan for you, contact the office on 0141 445 0022 to find out more.

  • Low interest rate
  • Funds paid directly to education provider
  • Free bereavement protection policy
  • Payment by payroll deduction

Product Features


  • Borrow up to £5,000 and spread payments up to three years
  • Apply after one monthly or four weekly payments to your savings account
  • Funds paid directly to education provider
  • Continue to save while repaying the loan
  • Pay off your loan early without any penalty fees




  • To be eligible to apply for an Education Loan, you must have savings in your Regular Savings Account equal to at least the cost of two monthly loan repayments PLUS £5 (which is the minimum shareholding).
  • New members can apply for an Education Loan after just one monthly or four weekly payments to their savings account.
  • As long as you have enough savings and can afford the repayments, you can apply for an Education Loan if you already have an outstanding unsecured loan with us.
  • Members must not be Bankrupt, entered into a Trust Deed, DAS, IVA or DRO, and must meet the eligibility criteria to repay the loan.

General Information


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.


Repayment Information


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


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.

Our loan products at a glance

Unsecured Loan

Unsecured Loan

The loan you want – when you need it



Budget Loan

Budget Loan

Our revolving credit facility for members



Secured Loan

Secured Loan

A loan secured against your savings



Get to grips with multiple debtors

Get to grips with multiple debtors

The loan that could save you hundreds of pounds in interest charges


Member of ABCUL

Authorised and Regulated by

Founder member of CFCFE

Your money is protected up to £85,000

Member of GCofC

Member of SBRC