Secured Loan

Secured Loan

Borrow while your savings grow

A Hoot Secured Loan is available to members who want to borrow a lump sum and keep their savings intact

When you take out a Secured Loan of up to £15,000 your savings are used as security meaning you must keep your savings balance above the balance of your loan. The reward for locking in your savings is our lowest interest rate of just 12.7% APR on the reducing balance of the loan. Apply today and once your application is received we aim to get a decision to you within 2 working days.

  • No set up fees, late payment penalties or early repayment charges
  • Payment terms between 1 and 5 years
  • Weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments
  • Free loan protection insurance (terms and conditions apply)

Free Loan Protection Insurance

We have a group life insurance policy that may cover your loan in case of death. You don't have to pay any premiums for the cover, it's covered by us on our group insurance. Claims are subject to terms and conditions, restrictions apply based on age and cover limits. Click here for more details

Credit reference and fraud protection agencies

We may use credit reference and fraud prevention agencies to help us make decisions. What we do and how both we and credit reference and fraud prevention agencies will use your information is detailed in the leaflet: A condensed guide to the use of your personal information by ourselves and at Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies. If you would like to read the full details of how your data may be used please click here, phone 01204 365024, or ask one of our staff. By confirming your agreement to proceed you are accepting that we may use your information in this way.

  1. You agree to repay the loan to Hoot Credit Union and pay interest on the unpaid balance at the agreed rate. Interest will be charged on outstanding balances on a daily basis.
  2. You agree to make payments at the agreed frequency and will continue to do so until the loan and interest have been repaid in full. If you miss a repayment, you will incur additional interest on the loan. The first payment will be due on the date agreed in the loan agreement.
  3. If you don’t make your payments on time we will contact you to find out why. The interest on your agreement is based on you paying on time. If you miss payments you may end up paying more interest than on the agreement. If you stop paying your loan we can ask you to repay the whole loan at once. If you stop repaying your loan and we have to take steps to contact you for repayments, we may add the cost of chasing you to the amount owed to us
  4. If your loan is in arrears we have the right to take any savings you have towards the repayment.
  5. You have the right to settle the Agreement early at any time by paying in full the balance of the Loan and any unpaid interest outstanding. Hoot Credit Union will, on request, provide you with a written statement of the sums which have been paid and which remain outstanding under the agreement.
  6. You agree to keep at least the equivalent of your outstanding loan balance in your savings at any time. Anything over the outstanding loan balance can be withdrawn.
  7. You agree that you will inform us immediately if you give or receive notice of termination of employment, change of address or any other circumstance which will affect my ability to make the agreed loan repayments, so that alternative methods of payment may be arranged.
  8. You must be a member of Hoot to be eligible for a loan. If your loan application is successful, and you are not already a member, you agree to become a member of Hoot Credit Union.

Credit reference and fraud protection agencies

We may use credit reference and fraud prevention agencies to help us make decisions. What we do and how both we and credit reference and fraud prevention agencies will use your information is detailed in the leaflet: A condensed guide to the use of your personal information by ourselves and at Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies. If you would like to read the full details of how your data may be used please click here, phone 01204 365 024, or ask one of our staff. By confirming your agreement to proceed you are accepting that we may use your information in this way.

Further Information

  • All loans are subject to approval and availability of funds.
  • Your personal details will only be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Your personal details will only be shared with licensed credit reference agencies and for debt recovery or fraud prevention purposes, should this be necessary.