Switch & Save

Feeling the financial pressure?

Are you finding it difficult to manage multiple loans with multiple repayments? Consolidate your personal debts into one manageable payment with a Switch & Save Loan from Affinity Credit Union.

Take back control of your finances.

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What Is A Switch & Save Loan?

Switch & Save Loan

Affinity Credit Union's Switch & Save loan can help you pay off existing credit cards, loans and other outstanding debts by consolidating them into one easy to manage loan.

This enables you to have one loan and one repayment with Affinity Credit Union.

Interest rate 6.39% (6.6% APR*).

Minimum Value €1,000.

Repayments to suit you - Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly.

Loan Application Process

We're here to help with your application from start to finish.

Become a Member

If you’re not already a member, join today. New members can apply for a loan straight away.

Calculate Your Loan

Use our handy online loan calculator to see the repayment amount and total cost for the loan you require.

Apply For A Loan Online

It’s easy. Complete your application anywhere, anytime and upload your supporting documentation through the app or online.

Sit Back And Relax

That’s it, you’re done. As simple as that! Our lending team will review and will be in touch shortly. Keep an eye out on your phone over the next couple of days, our calls will come from an 062 number.

Loan Calculator

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 Switch & Save 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 loans@affinitycu.ie

With a Switch & Save loan, we will request full and final settlement figures (with IBANs) for existing debt to be transferred to Affinity Credit Union.

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Proof of Income

Emloyed (PAYE)

- 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

Self Employed

- 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 required
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Member Testimonials

“I was trilled with the process! Amazed at how quickly the loan was approved and funds were in my bank account. Fully satisfied with the process from start to finish.”

“The online application with e-signature was ideal, I didn't even leave the house! It was so easy and straightforward and the loans officer was so helpful, keeping me updated as to the docume...”

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“I thought it was very very quick and very very straighforward. It was exactly what you would want. Nothing seemed too awkward and anytime I had a question, I had an answer straight away. The...”

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“We were delighted to be able to avail of a covered loan and keep our savings intact. The whole process was efficient and everything was explained thoroughly in detail.”

The Benefits Of Borrowing From Us

Reduce your debt to one loan and one repayment.

You could lower your regular repayments and save with a lower interest rate.

No fees or charges for early repayment.

We operate a free-to-member Loan Protection Benefit scheme covering our member’s loan balances.

Stress free and simple process.

Manage your finances on-the-go with our online services and mobile app.

Free Loan Protection Benefit

Affinity Credit Union Limited offers access to Life Savings and Loan Protection Benefits on a free-to-member basis. Terms and Conditions apply. Affinity Credit Union Limited also offers a number of optional, member-pay insurance services.

Loans FAQs

Have a question? Check below to see if it is answered in our Frequently Answered Questions.

How much can I borrow?

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 (dependent on loan purpose). All loan decisions are based on affordability, taking into account your income and expenditure, and your credit history.

How much savings do I need to have in my account before I can apply for a loan?

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.

I have an existing loan; can I apply for another loan?

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.

What supporting documentation will I need when applying?

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 - Explore all Loans.

How long will my application process take?

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!