Hi I'm sorry if there's already been discussion on CU mortgages.
What are the pros and cons of a credit union mortgage.
Seeing as banks are highly competitive this weather, will each credit union always have a higher rate realistically?
Have you had or heard of good /bad experiences of someone getting mortgage through their CU?
Never heard of them giving mortgages!
They do give them, they are called housing loans, my credit union gives them up to 300k over 25 years. No experience of using it though
I have received the following info.
I have been advised the Interest Rate would be 4.99% APR.
Interest is worked out on the remaining loan amount not the total loan amount.
You will need to take out life insurance.
I'm considering a c/u mortgage over the government loan myself.
I hope to buy next year.
That is the same with every loan.
4.99% is quite high for a mortgage on your PPR
Only credit cards charge on full amount despite partial payment basically. Every mortgage recalculates interest as repayments occur
They compete with each other, but their margins are actually pretty high.
Surely, also for credit cards, the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance, or am I misunderstanding you here?
Generally with credit cards you are charged interest on the full balance at the time of statement even if you've paid off all but a cent of it. It is only interest free if paid absolutely in full.
Its calculated on the balance at a certain date each month, not the balance on the billing date. But I would agree with you that its essentially the same with a delay is all.
You pay interest on the full balance at the time of the statement until anyting is paid off it. Then it is on the declining balance. Interest is charged on the balance at all times since the last payment unless it is cleared time an i full.
Interest is never charged on money that is not outstanding.
Pro of a CU loan is you can pay more than you like to an unlimited amount. For example, i am lead to believe that with traditional banks, you only can pay back an agreed set amount over the actual repayments.
With the CU I can wander down tomorrow and pay 10k off the loan and they won't bat an eyelid. So if you're in a position to that early on, then going with the CU is a good idea. You can always look at switching it over to a 'normal' bank once you think you're gonna start repaying normally. but if you can get ahead on the loan from the word 'go', then you can knock years off the term with a bit of effort.
There are rules, the gist of it in Drogheda is that you can only borrow up to 100k. You have to have a minimum of 5% of the value of the loan in your savings, the loan is secured against the house with the CU getting a first legal charge on the property, etc.
It's called a Home Improvement Loan, as, as has been said, the CU aren't really allowed to do actual mortgages (unless that's changed in the mean time).