Low rates. No hidden fees.
We love not being a bank, it means we can offer you low interest, personal loans with no application fees!
Get on top of debt, purchase a new car, or make your dream holiday a reality - we can tailor our personal loans to suit your budget.
Apply online with our simple personal loan application that takes about 15 minutes to complete.
You are protected by responsible lending laws. Because of these protections, the recommendations given to you about our personal loans are not regulated financial advice.
This means that duties and requirements imposed on people who give financial advice do not apply to these recommendations. This includes a duty to comply with a code of conduct and a requirement to be licensed.
Personal Loan Calculator
Find out how much your loan repayments may be with our online personal loan calculator. Get started now!
What you'll need
Find out what you need to apply! Our online personal loan application is easy and will only take around 15 minutes to complete.
FAQ Loan Questions
Am I eligible for a First Credit Union Personal Loan?
If you are a New Zealand citizen and over 18 years old, you can apply to borrow any amount over $500.
First Credit union's lending criteria, terms and conditions apply.
How much can I borrow? What will the repayments be?
You can apply to borrow any amount over $500. The amount we approve will be subject to your financial circumstances meeting our lending criteria. Use our loan calculator to get an indication of what repayments for the amount you are wanting to borrow look like.
- Can I get a personal loan if I’m not a First Credit Union member?
Can I extend my Personal Loan?
Yes you can, subject to your financial circumstances meeting our normal lending criteria.
The application process for extending your personal loan is the same as a new loan and you will need to fill out the loan application form again. You can apply online or by visiting one of our branches.
First Credit Unions lending criteria, terms and conditions apply.
Will I be penalised for early repayment?
No. We don’t charge any early repayments fees.
You can also make extra payments to your loan and you won’t be penalised.
What can I use my First Credit Union personal loan for?
It’s up to you! We lend for a number of purposes. We can structure a loan to meet your needs. Get the new car, take that trip, consolidate your debts or simply get some extra cash, we’re here to help.
What fees will I pay?
First Credit Union doesn’t charge any loan application fees, however, third-party fees such as credit check, vehicle check and registering security over a vehicle of $9.95 to a maximum of $30.75 will apply. View our rates and fees here.
What happens if I miss a repayment?
The team at First Credit Union are here to help. We understand that sometimes things go wrong and not to plan.
Our team will work with you to get everything back on track, so the sooner you contact us the better.
What form of ID do I need to apply for a First Credit Union Personal Loan?
If your personal loan is approved we will need to see some photo ID, such as a passport. If you are not a member we will also need proof of your current physical address such as a bank statement or utility bill addressed to you. Please check out our full list of ID requirements.
When getting a loan it is important to consider the costs involved.
Here is an example of the total cost of a secured car loan:**
+ $0 application fee (we don’t charge one)
+ $30.75 Third party fees^
Total Interest =$2,137.25
Total amount payable =$12,168
Over a 4 year term at 9.95% p.a variable rate, weekly repayments would be $58.50.
**Figures are an indication only and does not include loan protection insurance.
*Normal lending criteria apply and T&Cs apply.
Normal floating rates range from 9.95% p.a. variable to a maximum of 18.00% p.a. variable
No minimum loan term. Maximum loan term 7 years.
No application fees and no early repayment penalties.
^Third-party fees such as cloud check, credit check, vehicle check and registering security over a vehicle may apply. View our rates and fees here.