5 years

You can calculate your repayments for a loan between €1,000 and €20,000


Please note that this calculator only provides an indicative quote and actual repayments may vary.

Student Garda
Loan

Special Low Interest Rate of
4.5% Variable
(4.59% APR*)

%
approval rate

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Flexible Repayments

You can choose how frequently you want to make repayments to suit your needs; weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

No Charges or Transaction Fees

No hidden charges or fees. You won't be charged an extra fees if you decide to pay back your loan early.

Free Loan Insurance

If you're under 80 years old, you can avail of free loan insurance on your loan. T&Cs apply.

Exclusive to New Garda Recruits

How To Apply

Online Calculator

Fill in our online calculator above and click 'Enquire Now'. We'll call you back at a time that suits you.

Email

Email our lending team to discuss your options. Email: loans@straphaelscu.ie

Call Us

Call our lending team now - 0818 247 365

Online Banking

Log on to your online banking and apply for a loan. Click 'Send' and we'll be in touch.

What You Need

For all applications we require:

In some cases we may request:

Truth or Myth?

Myth: It’s hard to get a loan approved with the Credit Union

Truth: St. Raphael’s have a 98% loan approval rate. 

Myth: It takes a long time to get a loan.

Truth: Most of our loans are approved within 24 hours. 

Myth: I have to be a member of St. Raphael’s for 3 months before I can apply for a loan.

Truth: You can apply for loans as soon as you have become a member. 

Myth: I can only borrow 3 times my savings.

Truth: Depending on which type of loan you choose, you can borrow up to €75,000. The amount you can borrow is based on your ability to repay, not on your savings. 

Myth: I can only have one loan at a time.

Truth: Members can have multiple loans at the same time.

Warning: If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit in the future.

Other Information

Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply. Credit facilities are subject to repayment capacity and financial status and are not available to persons under 18 years of age. Security may be required. A typical €10,000 five year loan with a variable interest rate of 4.5% and 4.59% APR (Annual Percentage Rate), where the APR does not vary during the term, would have monthly repayments of €186.43 and the total cost of credit (the total amount repayable less the amount of the loan) would be €1,185.81. 

Loan cannot be topped up after attestation. Payroll deduction only. Loan available to new Garda recruits only.