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Credit Union SA is a South Australian Credit Union that was formed in October 2009 from merging former credit unions ‘Satisfac’ and ‘Powerstate’. Both credit unions can trace their origins to the 1950s. The lender’s headquarters are based in Adelaide, with branches in metropolitan and regional South Australia. It boasts over 50,000 members and is South Australia’s third largest credit union.
Apart from home loans, Credit Union SA also provides customers with transaction and savings accounts, fixed term investments, personal loans, credit cards and insurance. They also make efforts to support local South Australians through their School Community Rewards program, which provides regular financial benefits to nominated schools. They also have a partnership with St John’s Youth Services, which provide support to at-risk young people.
Credit Union SA home loan calculator
Interested in a Credit Union SA home loan? RateCity has a suite of calculators that can show you what your repayments would be and how Credit Union SA compares to its competitors. Simply plug in your borrowing amount below.
A fixed rate home loan is a loan where the interest rate is set for a certain amount of time, usually between one and 15 years. The advantage of a fixed rate is that you know exactly how much your repayments will be for the duration of the fixed term. There are some disadvantages to fixing that you need to be aware of. Some products won’t let you make extra repayments, or offer tools such as an offset account to help you reduce your interest, while others will charge a significant break fee if you decide to terminate the loan before the fixed period finishes.
A variable rate home loan is one where the interest rate can and will change over the course of your loan. The rate is determined by your lender, not the Reserve Bank of Australia, so while the cash rate might go down, your bank may decide not to follow suit, although they do broadly follow market conditions. One of the upsides of variable rates is that they are typically more flexible than their fixed rate counterparts which means that a lot of these products will let you make extra repayments and offer features such as offset accounts.
Split rates home loans
A split loan lets you fix a portion of your loan, and leave the remainder on a variable rate so you get a bet each way on fixed and variable rates. A split loan is a good option for someone who wants the peace of mind that regular repayments can provide but still wants to retain some of the additional features variable loans typically provide such as an offset account. Of course, with most things in life, split loans are still a trade-off. If the variable rate goes down, for example, the lower interest rates will only apply to the section that you didn’t fix.