There are times in life when you need to borrow. When something unexpected happens and you need a loan in a hurry. If you are in receipt of social welfare, you may think that you have no other option than to turn to a moneylender. But there is another option. Your local credit union.
A new loan scheme, aimed specifically at those in receipt of social welfare, is being introduced. The loan is called The “It Makes Sense” Loan and it is available in participating credit unions across the country.
Say goodbye to expensive loans from moneylenders and say hello to a lower cost loan at a maximum of 12% (12.68% APR).
So how does this compare to the interest rate which may be charged by a moneylender? Using an example of a loan for €600 repayable over 12 months (see below) a moneylender might charge almost 10 times as much as a credit union. In this example, A €600 loan over one year can be up
to €300 cheaper with a credit union.
|For a €600|
|12 months||52||€18.00||€336||€936.00 /|
The "It Makes Sense" Loan
Information correct as at 18th October 2018* Source – * Source: providentpersonalcredit.ie website, 18th Oct 2018