Summerland Credit Union is based in NSW and offers a wide range of financial products and services, including home loans, saving and investment accounts and insurance products. You need to be a member to bank with this credit union, but anyone can join using Summerland’s online membership application. Summerland’s profits are reinvested into the business and members, who also get a say in how the credit union is run. Summerland meets the same regulatory standards as banks, so your money is as safe.
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Summerland Credit Union home loans rates
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- Competitive interest rates.
- Opportunity to bundle other financial products.
- Online loan application process.
- Fast loan approval.
- Eco-friendly loans.
- Must be a member.
- Limited branch access.
- Limited features on fixed loans.
Summerland Credit Union’s branches are located throughout the NSW north coast and regional areas, with one branch in Coolangatta, Queensland. Members can access their money with Summerland ATMs as well as all ATMs in the national Westpac network, including St George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA ATMs. As a Summerland cardholder, you pay no direct charge fees at any of these ATMs.
- Customer service centre (phone)
- Mobile app
- Online banking
- Email inquiries
- NSW branches
How to Apply
To become a member of Summerland, you need to complete a membership application, which you can do online. All Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, provided you are over 18 years old. Documents you need include:
- Personal ID.
- Proof of income – whether you are self-employed or work for an employer.
- Proof of other income, including rental income.
- Information regarding existing debts, liabilities and assets.
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Most comparison sites give you information about rates, fees and features, but expect you’ll pay more with a low advertised rate and $400 ongoing fee or a slightly higher rate and no ongoing fee. The answer is different for each borrower and depends on a number of variables, in particular how big your loan is. Comparisons are either done based on just today or projected over a full 25 or 30 year loan. That’s not how people borrow these days. While you may take a 30 year loan, most borrowers will either upgrade their house or switch their home loan within the first five years.
You’re also expected to know exactly which features you want. This is fine for the experienced borrower, but most people know some flexibility is a good thing, but don’t know exactly which features offer more flexibility than others.
What is the flexibility score?
Today’s home loans often try to lure borrowers with a range of flexible features, including offset accounts, redraw facilities, repayment frequency options, repayment holidays, split loan options and portability. Real Time Ratings™ weights each of these features based on popularity and gives loans a ‘flexibility score’ based on how much they cater to borrowers’ needs over time. The aim is to give a higher score to loans which give borrowers more features and options.
They’re not always timely
In today’s competitive home loan market, lenders are releasing new offers almost daily. These offers are often some of the most attractive deals in the market, but won’t get rated by traditional ratings systems for up to a year.
The assumptions are out of date
The comparison rate is based on a loan size of $150,000 and a loan term of 25 years. However, the typical loan size is much higher than that. Million dollar loans are becoming increasingly common, especially if you live in metropolitan parts of Australia, like Sydney and Melbourne. It’s also uncommon for borrowers to hold a loan for 25 years. The typical shelf life for a home loan is a few years.
The other problem is because it’s a percentage, the difference between 3.9 or 3.7 per cent on a $500,000 doesn’t sound like much, but equals around $683 a year. Real Time Ratings™ not only looks at the difference in the monthly repayments, but it will work out the actual cost difference once fees are taken into consideration.