Personal Loan vs HELOC at Fox Communities Credit Union

Is an unsecured It’s About Time Homeowners’ personal loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit right for you?

Most people would agree that the more options you have, the better your chance of finding exactly what you’re looking for – and that’s especially true about the loan options here at Fox Communities Credit Union (Fox). But how do you decide which Fox loan is right for you? Well, the easiest way is to come on over to a Fox location near you (and there are plenty of them) or reach out to our friendly Fox team, and we’ll help you figure out the Fox loan that best fits your needs. But if you like to research things on your own while making your decision, then you’re going to want to read on to learn about the differences between our It’s About Time Homeowners’ personal loan and our home equity lines of credit (HELOC) to figure out which is the right way forward for your financial future.



If you’re a homeowner in need of quick cash but don’t want to touch your home’s equity – or don’t have much equity to begin with – then an unsecured It’s About Time Homeowners’ personal loan from Fox is right for you. Not only can you get approved the same day you apply, but you’ll also enjoy rates as low as a 9.49% APR*, terms up to 10 years with low fixed monthly payments, no fees or closing costs, and instant money up to $40,000.


If you’ve got adequate equity in your home, and you want it to start working for you, it’s time to consider a HELOC from Fox. With a HELOC from Fox, you’ll establish a credit line up to 90% of the equity of your home**, which you can then use for whatever you’ve got in mind. And once you pay back the amount you used, it’s available to use again and again and again.

And like we said up top – if you’ve got any questions at all, please reach out to our friendly Fox team.

*APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Valid on minimum $5,000 new money, with a max loan amount of $40,000. Estimated monthly payment at 8.99% APR for 60 months is $20.75 per $1,000 borrowed. Loan is subject to credit approval, income verification and proof of primary owner-occupied home ownership. Rates, terms, and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice and may vary based on creditworthiness and loan term.  Applicants typically receive approved funds within the same day or next business day. Membership required. Rate valid as of 5-25-2023. Also available to non-homeowners, but rates and available loan amounts may vary.

** Home Equity Line of Credit (HELCO) is a variable rate loan. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) may change after account opening, based on Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus a margin stated in your original home equity line of credit terms agreement with a floor rate of 2.50% APR. Maximum APR is 18%. No charges accrue until funds are advanced. Available draw period for advances is during the first 15 years. Minimum payment of interest-only or $100.00, whichever is greater. Appraisal may be required if fair market value does not support loan request. Member is responsible for appraisal cost ranging from $475 to $650, if required. Must be primary residence and property insurance is required. Loan rates vary based on creditworthiness, qualifications, and collateral. Additional fees may apply. Loans are subject to final credit approval. Membership required. Consult a tax advisor regarding deductibility of interest and fees. Rates, terms, and conditions are subject to change at any time.