Building the future!
The cost of sending a child to primary or secondary school and the expenses associated with third level education can be a big financial burden for many. However, with a low-rate and flexible repayments, a Student Loan from Affinity Credit Union can help ease that financial burden.Apply now
What Is A Student Loan?
Whether it’s textbooks, laptops, or school fees for primary, secondary school or college, we can help parents spread these costs with our Student Loan.
If you’re interested in funding your own third level or further education journey our Student Loan is available to help you cover all the expenses that could pop up.
Interest rate 6.3% (6.5% APR*).
Minimum Value €500. Maximum value €75,000.
Repayments to suit you - Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly.
Loan Application Process
We're here to help with your application from start to finish.
We offer low cost loans tailored to suit you.
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*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Whilst every care has been made in the production of this web page, Affinity Credit Union, or any of its staff, cannot be held responsible for any omissions, errors or other mistakes made. This web page is for illustrative purposes only, so as to give you, the borrower, an overview of the potential cost of borrowing. Loans are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. WARNING: If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating which may limit your ability to access credit in the future.
The Supporting Documentation Required
To apply for a student loan we will ask for proof of your income and a copy of your bank statements.
Submit your bank statements simply and securely by selecting 'Connect Accounts' and upload proof of your income using the Document Upload facility in Online Banking or on our Mobile App. Alternatively, you can e-mail supporting documentation to email@example.com
to apply this preferential student rate, we may request proof of fees, proof of course offered or proof of college or school attendance.Apply Now
Proof of Income
- 3 most recent payslips
In receipt of social welfare
- 3 most recent receipt slips from the post office or bank statement if your payment is lodged directly to your bank account
- 3 most recent years sets of accounts
- A form 11 for each of those years
- Confirmation of tax position
- 6 months up-to-date bank statements from business a/c(s)
Bank Statements (must be up-to-date)
For loan applications that result in an exposure of more than €2,000, a 3 month personal bank statement for each current account operated in your name is required.
NEW: When applying online or on the mobile app, simply select 'Connect Accounts' to submit your bank statements. This enables the loans officer to view your bank statements instantly, thus reducing the wait time for your loan application to be assessed
NOTE: Additional information may also be requiredApply Now
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The Benefits Of Borrowing From Us
Take advantage of the low interest rates we offer to our members.
Avail of our free Life Savings and Loan Protections Insurance.
Be part of a member-owned financial services co-operative.
Manage your finances on-the-go with our online services and Mobile App.
Build your credit history as you make loan repayments.
Borrow from your trusted credit union who are here to help.
Have a question? Check below to see if it is answered in our Frequently Answered Questions.
You can apply to borrow as much or as little as you need. The maximum unsecured loan Affinity Credit Union will lend to a single borrower is €75,000 and the minimum amount is €100. All loan decisions are based upon affordability, taking into account your income and expenditure, and your credit history.
Once you have the minimum €10 balance in your shares, you can apply for a loan. When the loan is being assessed, the loans officer may ask you to lodge additional funds into your shares account to be held as collateral against the loan. As a guideline, this may be between 2-5% of the loan amount requested.
Yes, there is no need to wait until your existing loan is completed. Our top-up facility allows members to apply for a new loan while having an existing loan balance.
This varies depending on the loan amount requested and the purpose of the loan. With all loan applications, we will ask for proof of your income. This would usually be in the form of payslips, proof of social welfare income (copy of post office receipt or bank statements showing lodgements) or proof of self-employed income. Bank statements and other supporting documentation may also be requested. Details can be found on the individual loan pages.
Our centralised lending department is optimised for quick loan decisions. Loans are approved daily. Once we have received all required supporting documentation, we will process your application as quick as possible. The sooner we receive your documentation, the quicker we can approve your loan application!