Community First Credit Union car loans

Community First Credit Union

Community First Credit Union is the largest member owned financial provider operating in Sydney and the Central Coast region, with around 15 branches dotted around NSW. Are you ready to finance a new or preloved car using funds borrowed from Community First? This page will answer the big questions, so you can make an informed decision.

Community First Credit Union offers the following car loans

Product Interest rate from Comparison rate from* Upfront fee
Car Loan (Up to 3 years old, Fixed)
Community First Credit Union

7.99% p.a.

8.76% p.a.based on $30,000
over 5 years

$295

New Car Loan - Variable
Community First Credit Union

5.34% p.a.

6.11% p.a.based on $30,000
over 5 years

$295

Personal Loan (Variable, Unsecured)
Community First Credit Union

13.49% p.a.to 17.49% p.a.

13.78% p.a.to 17.79% p.a.based on $30,000
over 5 years

$195

Personal Loan (Fixed, Unsecured)
Community First Credit Union

13.49% p.a.to 17.49% p.a.

13.78% p.a.to 17.79% p.a.based on $30,000
over 5 years

$195

* The Comparison Rate combines the lender's interest rate, fees and charges into a single rate to show the true cost of a personal loan. The comparison rates displayed are for the amounts and terms quoted, based on monthly principal and interest repayments, on a secured basis for secured loans and an unsecured basis for unsecured loans, and apply only to these examples. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Full comparison rate schedules are available from lenders. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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Should I opt for a fixed or variable rate?

When it comes to choosing between the two, if a potential interest rate change could impact on your finances, go for a fixed rate car loan. On the downside, you’ll need to pay an early loan repayment penalty fee if you decide to clear your debt before required.

Another option is to choose a Community First loan with a variable rate, where what you are charged in interest could increase or decrease. You can also repay your loan whenever you like, before the contract winds up.

Should I secure my car to the loan?

It’s up to you, but if you want to pay the least amount in interest, consider securing your vehicle. It may involve signing a few more papers, but for the effort, Community First will charge you one of its lowest rates.

Don’t like the sound of your car being repossessed if you default on your loan? Pick an unsecured personal loan to access all the same features, but with a higher rate instead.

How much can I borrow?

It depends on which loan you choose to fund your car with. If you’re buying a new car with a secured loan, the price tag can range from $10k to $60k. On the other hand, unsecured loans begin $5k, and have a $35k maximum. But before you settle on the right model and make of your vehicle, make sure the dollar figure you have in mind reflects what you can afford to pay back.

Can I buy a second-hand car?

Yes, but you cannot tie it to your loan as security in return for a lower rate.

How frequently will I need to make repayments?

Like plenty of car loans in the market, you can take your pick between a weekly, fortnightly or monthly billing cycle.

How long can I take to pay off my loan?

If your secured loan has a fixed rate, 1 - 5 years, and as for secured loans with a variable rate, 1 - 7 years. All unsecured loan contracts range from 1 to 5 years.

What if I want to dip into extra loan repayments?

You can do that easily with any one of the Community First Credit Union car loans detailed on this page via its redraw facility.

What’s the application process like?

Simple really. Start by visiting Community First’s official site and completing a form, call its hotline or walk into a branch with the following things ready to go…

Keep in mind, loan eligibility may include you needing to be an Australian resident over 18 years old, and not having a history of bankruptcy.

Once the application is in, you’ll only need to wait a couple of business days for Community First to touch base with you on the outcome. Best of luck and safe driving! While you’re here, why not pay a visit to our car insurance hub and compare policies?

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