Should I Refinance my Motorcycle Loan through my Credit Union?
Q: My motorcycle loan is killing my budget, and I’d love to refinance to ensure I can keep my ride. What are the benefits of refinancing my loan through my credit union?
A: Refinancing a large loan, such as a motorcycle loan, into one that offers more affordable payback terms can make a huge difference in a monthly budget. Here are six reasons you may want to refinance your motorcycle loan through your credit union.
1. Lower interest rates
Credit unions consistently offer interest rates that are lower than those offered by banks. In fact, the most recent data(link is external) shows the interest rate on an average 60-month new car loan through a bank is nearly two points higher than a similar loan taken out through a credit union. Refinancing your motorcycle loan through your credit union can help you save a significant amount over the life of your loan.
2. Favorable terms
When you refinance a loan through Diamond Valley, you can count on favorable payback terms to help ensure your payments are affordable. Our member service representatives will work with you to come up with a repayment plan that works best for your budget.
3. Easy eligibility options
As a member of Diamond Valley, we always have your back. Our primary goal is to provide you with services and products that enable you to manage and save your money in the most optimal ways possible. To that end, our loans are always accessible and open to our members. Eligibility requirements are reasonable, and as long as you manage your money responsibly by meeting the payback terms, you’ll likely be approved for a refinance on your motorcycle loan.
On the flip side, when you apply for a loan through a big bank, you may be met with tight restrictions and strict requirements. But why jump through so many hoops to get the loan you need when your credit union is looking out for you?
4. Quick approval process
No one likes filling out paperwork, and at Diamond Valley, we get that. That’s why our loan approval process involves minimal paperwork and as little wait time as possible. When you decide to apply for a refinance loan, we’ll get you started on the application process and you can have the funds you need in as little as  hours.
In contrast, when you apply for a refinance loan through a big bank, you’ll likely waste valuable time filling out an application and waiting for the loan to be approved. Why waste all that time if you can do it in a quicker and easier way through Diamond Valley?
5. Superior service
When you apply to refinance your loan at Diamond Valley, you’ll enjoy the personalized service and attention you’ve come to expect. As a member-owned and member-operated institution, we put your needs on the front burner and we’re always happy to explain a process, assist with an application, and answer any other questions you may have. Every member is part of the Diamond Valley family, and is treated as such.
Alternatively, when you apply for a loan at a big bank, the representatives are unlikely to know your name. You may have a limited amount of time for questions and assistance, and the entire process is likely to be cold and professional instead of warm and personalized.
6. The interest comes back to you
As a member-owned cooperative, your credit union passes the “profits” right back to its members. This means that every time you pay interest on a loan that’s funded through Diamond Valley, the money comes back to you in the form of dividends on savings accounts and share certificates, investment in technology, classes on financial education and lower interest rates on large loans, like mortgages and auto loans.
However, when you pay interest on a loan taken out through a big bank, your money is used to line the pockets of its CEOs and investors.
Are you looking to refinance a motorcycle loan? Right now, Diamond Valley will give you 1% CASH BACK* if you bring your motorsport loan to us, from another financial institution! Call, click or stop by Diamond Valley today to get started.
* Motorsport 1% Cash Back: New loan must be $3,000 or over and have a term of 24 months or longer. Cash back will be paid to your Diamond Valley FCU checking account at loan closing. The maximum payment per loan is $500. Cashback offer can be cancelled at any time.