Canstar 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value
Stuck looking for the right car loan? Get moving and apply online for our award-winning special low rate car loan. What’s stopping you?
On top of a great rate, you’ll also enjoy:
- 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.
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Along with a low rate, you'll also enjoy a huge range of benefits, including:
- No monthly loan fees
- Flexible repayment options
- Fast approvals
- No fees for extra repayments
- No fees for early repayment of loan in full
- Free redraw facility (min. $500)
- Up to 7 year fixed rate term.
Our award winning car loan
Our Special Fixed Rate Car Loan has been awarded a 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value by Canstar, and has also won Mozo Experts Choice Award for the fourth year in a row.
- 2019 Canstar – a 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value
- 2019 Mozo Experts Choice
- 2018 Canstar – a 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value
- 2018 Mozo Experts Choice
- 2017 Mozo Experts Choice
- 2016 Mozo Experts Choice
How we can help
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.
Lending criteria, fees and conditions apply and are available upon request. *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.