Share-Secured Loans

A share-secured loan is a way to use your own money that is in your savings account at the CU to obtain a loan at the credit union.

  • The money in your account serves as a pledge or as collateral for the loan.
  • The rate for this loan is 5.00% APR above our current declared dividend rate for the regular share savings account.
  • This type of loan is a way to help establish or repair credit and sometimes we ask for a $100 pledge for a $100 share-secured line-of-credit when a member has limited or no credit history.
  • Oftentimes, members were going to spend their savings for a purchase, but instead obtain a share-secured loan to ensure that they keep their savings intact and prefer to make monthly loan payments at a very affordable rate.

Our Members make the difference.

Member Since 1982

"I decided to become a founder and a member of Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union because I wanted to help create, support and benefit from a cooperative alternative to mainstream financial institutions. It's important to me to know that my money supports a non-profit, community-based, socially-responsible saving and lending institution. Now more than ever, we need alternatives to the mega-banks that have made such a mess of our economy. I'm proud to have been a part of an institution that has helped thousands of people enter the world of credit, improve their financial standing and be treated with dignity. It's great to have witnessed the credit union’s evolution from a small group of food co-op members into an institution that serves a member-ownership that's diverse in age, race, ethnicity and socio-economic circumstance."

David Knoll


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