Notts and Lincs Credit Union

Affordable Loans

Many high street banks have a minimum loan of £2000 – and do not cater for people with a less than perfect credit history.

There are many lenders who spend a fortune on advertising but this is reflected in the interest rates and fees that they charge.  A Credit Union loan may save you money and give you more cash to spend on the things that matter.  You can grow your savings as you reduce your loan balance

Key features:

  • Easy to apply
  • No hidden costs
  • No application or early repayment charges
  • Affordable, flexible repayments
  • Competitive interest rates
  • Poor credit considered
  • You can grow your savings as you reduce your loan balance
  • The interest you pay stays in our local economy
  • You are borrowing from a not-for-profit organisation

Who can join our credit union?

  • Anyone who lives or works in Nottinghamshire or Lincolnshire
  • Anyone working for one of our Payroll Partners
  • Anyone living in Nottingham Community Housing Association Accommodation
  • Any new applicant must be able to provide valid ID in accordance with banking law
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Can I Apply?

  • We do not lend for business purposes or mortgages and we do not lend to individuals to allow them to lend on to a third party, but apart from that we will consider loans for almost any purpose.
  • When assessing a loan application, our main concern is understanding if the loan repayments are affordable.
  • We do review your credit file and will usually ask to see recent bank statements and wage slips.
  • Very recent credit file issues and/or unpaid items on your bank account may be a sign that you are struggling to afford existing commitments.
  • If you are currently subject to an Individual Voluntary Arrangement, Debt Relief Order, Bankruptcy Order, Debt Management Plan or similar, we will not be able to lend.
  • In some cases we will consider lending even where there is a very poor credit history.
  • Generally, we will not consider a new loan application if you have applied within the last 3 months.
  • If we approve a Credit Union Loan, a Personal Loan or a Family Loan we will ask you to save alongside your loan repayments.
  • Before you borrow you may want to review this guidance from the Money Advice Service.

 

**Please note that loans are all subject to status and meeting these criteria does not guarantee acceptance.

Our lending products

£100 to £3000 @ 42.6% APR
Repayment terms up to 4 years

For people with poor credit history who are looking to build their credit rating.  New and existing members can apply.

Ideal for help with buying electrical goods, furniture, holidays, decorating etc.

Poor credit history considered

£100 to £600 @ 42.6% APR
Repayment terms up to 1 year

For young families in receipt of Child Benefit, who agree to ask that their Child Benefits to be paid direct to the Credit Union.  New and existing members can apply.

Ideal for help with buying appliances, furniture, family holidays, school uniforms etc.

Poor credit history considered

£2000 to £4999 @ 26.8% APR
£5000 to £8000 @ 19.9% APR
Repayment terms up to 4 years

Loans to help with your higher value needs.  New and existing members can apply.

Ideal for larger purchases e.g. car purchase, home improvements, weddings etc.

Moderate credit history considered

£1000 to £1999 @ 26.8% APR
£2000 to £4999 @ 19.9% APR
£5000 to £10000 @ 14.9% APR
Repayment terms up to 4 years

These loans are only available for members who are homeowners or members who work for one of our Payroll Partners and agree to make loan repayments direct from their pay.  New and existing members can apply.

Ideal for any purpose.

Good credit history required

 


Price Match: if you have been offered a cheaper like for like loan from another lender, we will beat the interest rate you have been offered. Only available at the time the loan application is considered.  Only available for Homeowner and Payroll Loans.

£1000 to £3000 @ 42.6% APR
£3001 to £4999 @ 26.8% APR
£5000 to £8000 @ 19.9% APR
Repayment terms up to 3 years

For those looking to combine their debts into one regular payment or reduce the overall interest from their existing debts.  New and existing members can apply.

Before applying for a debt consolidation loan, we recommend you review this guidance from the Money Advice Service.