Education Community Car Loan
Enjoy our exclusive car loan for educators!
At Credit Union SA we love to reward educators, which is why we’re offering a Special Car Loan for employees of the South Australian Education Community and students carrying out studies in education.
Mozo Experts Choice Awards
Credit Union SA’s Education Community Car Loan ranks among Australia’s best value personal loans!
Credit Union SA’s Education Community Car Loan has been named one of the country’s best value personal loans in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards. The awards have been running since 2014 and are judged from a selection of 239 different personal loans.
Education Community Special Fixed Rate Personal Loan
(Vehicles up to 2 years old)
Stuck looking for the right car loan? Get moving with our 5.59% pa comparison rate car loan exclusively for the SA education community. What’s stopping you?
On top of a great rate, you’ll also enjoy:
- No application fees – exclusively for the SA education community.
- No monthly or early repayment fees.
- The ability to lock in your rate for up to 7 years.
- The flexibility to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.
- No fees if you want to redraw any of your extra repayments.
Our award-winning car loan is available on loans from $5,000 and applies to new and used cars under two years old. Plus, as a local South Australian company you’ll be able to talk to our Adelaide based team. And our extended opening hours mean we’ll be able to help when it’s convenient for you - no need to rush or stress.
8 ways to make it easier to get behind the wheel
1. Drive your dollar further
If you've found the car of your dreams in a car yard, dealer finance may seem like the most convenient option but it may come at a price. Dealer finance can be restrictive, as it can be limited to new cars, or certain makes and models. With a pre-approved Credit Union SA car loan you'll have full control over what you can buy and when.
2. Early exit
Watch out for any hefty fees that might apply for extra repayments or an early payout with dealer finance. Dealer finance tends to run for a shorter term, sometimes for only three years. Some people at the end of this term face an unexpected balloon payment, which is then usually financed at market rates too.
3. Spark your interest
Interest is normally calculated daily and charged on a monthly basis, so opting for the lowest interest rate is sound, but make sure that a low 6-month honeymoon rate doesn't suddenly revert to a much higher interest rate down the track.
4. Devil in the detail
Ask about additional fees, which can include monthly or annual fees, as well as having to pay for any late or extra repayments. A $10 monthly loan fee adds up to a huge $600 in fees paid over the term of a 5 year loan. Some low rate loans have high fees which can actually end up costing you more in the long run.
5. Terms of endearment
While a shorter loan term may result in a higher repayment and lower interest costs, a longer term means repayments are lower, but you may pay more interest.
6. Safe and secure
Financial institutions may offer a lower interest rate if they hold the car as security. While comprehensive insurance is required if a car is held as security, if you were going to do that anyway this could be an easy way to save money on your loan.
7. Pay attention
Ask if you can make weekly or fortnightly repayments, because more regular repayments will save on interest and shorten the term of a loan.
8. The green light
Money talks - so consider getting a pre-approved car loan to increase your bargaining power in the showroom. It lets you understand what you can afford so you can shop with confidence.
How we can help
Lending criteria, fees and conditions apply and are available upon request. Available to members of the South Australian education community and students carrying out studies in education. This offer is limited and is subject to change at any time. *Comparison rate is based on a secured loan of $30,000 fixed over 5 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.