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CAR LOAN
Secured Fixed Car Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $100,000
Interest rate from
6.49
%
p.a.
to
15.04
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from1
6.86
%
p.a.
to
15.44
%
p.a.
Used for
Vehicles up to 7 years old
MULTIPURPOSE
Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $75,000
Interest rate from
7.49
%
p.a.
to
19.99
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from2
7.74
%
p.a.
to
20.27
%
p.a.
Used for
GREEN LOAN
Green Car Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $100,000
Interest rate from
5.99
%
p.a.
to
14.29
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from1
6.36
%
p.a.
to
14.69
%
p.a.
Used for
Green cars up to 7 years old
GREEN LOAN
Unsecured Green Personal Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $75,000
Interest rate from
6.74
%
p.a.
to
19.24
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from2
6.99
%
p.a.
to
19.52
%
p.a.
Used for
Eligible green products
CarCar loans
CAR LOAN
Secured Fixed Car Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $100,000
Interest rate from
6.49
%
p.a.
to
15.04
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from1
6.86
%
p.a.
to
15.44
%
p.a.
Used for
Vehicles up to 7 years old
MULTIPURPOSE
Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $75,000
Interest rate from
7.49
%
p.a.
to
19.99
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from2
7.74
%
p.a.
to
20.27
%
p.a.
Used for
GREEN LOAN
Green Car Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $100,000
Interest rate from
5.99
%
p.a.
to
14.29
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from1
6.36
%
p.a.
to
14.69
%
p.a.
Used for
Green cars up to 7 years old
GreenGreen loans
GREEN LOAN
Green Car Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $100,000
Interest rate from
5.99
%
p.a.
to
14.29
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from1
6.36
%
p.a.
to
14.69
%
p.a.
Used for
Green cars up to 7 years old
GREEN LOAN
Unsecured Green Personal Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $75,000
Interest rate from
6.74
%
p.a.
to
19.24
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from2
6.99
%
p.a.
to
19.52
%
p.a.
Used for
Eligible green products
UnsecuredUnsecured loans
MULTIPURPOSE
Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $75,000
Interest rate from
7.49
%
p.a.
to
19.99
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from2
7.74
%
p.a.
to
20.27
%
p.a.
Used for
GREEN LOAN
Unsecured Green Personal Loan
Loans from $5,000 to $75,000
Interest rate from
6.74
%
p.a.
to
19.24
%
p.a.
Comparison rate from2
6.99
%
p.a.
to
19.52
%
p.a.
Used for
Eligible green products
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An ideal loan for a range of purposes. Learn about personal loan types
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The calculations provided are estimates only and are based upon the information entered by the user. The calculations do not include upfront or continuing credit fees and charges and do not constitute a loan application or variation to an existing facility, loan offer or loan approval.

Your contracted personal loan repayments will be set to a monthly frequency, meaning you will need to meet the agreed repayment amount by the due date stated on your loan contract each month. To meet this minimum monthly amount, you can however make repayments weekly or fortnightly.

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Personal loans explained

What is a personal loan?

A personal loan is an amount of money you might borrow to pay for a major life expense such as a car, holiday, or home renovation. It can also be used to consolidate existing debt.

If approved for a personal loan, you will need to repay the money with interest over an agreed timeframe, which is usually between one and seven years. Repayments are generally made weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.

The interest rate you receive depends on whether you take out a secured or unsecured personal loan. It may also be influenced by your credit score.

What is the difference between a secured vs unsecured personal loan?

A secured loan is 'secured' against the asset you are borrowing for such as a car, or home. If you are unable to repay the loan, the lender can sell the asset to cover the costs of the loan. Most secured personal loans have a lower interest rate when compared to an unsecured personal loan because there is an asset attached.

An unsecured personal loan is a loan that does not require an asset as security. Your income and ability to repay the loan is still assessed, however you don't need an asset to secure the loan.

If you’re buying a car or motorbike under seven years old, a Great Southern Bank Secured Fixed Car Loan may be right for you.

For vehicles older than seven years, Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan are available.

What is a personalised interest rate?

A personalised interest rate is an interest rate based on an assessment of your credit score. If you have an excellent credit score and a good history of repaying loans, credit cards and other bills, you’ll likely be offered a lower interest rate.

When you apply for a personal loan, your individual situation and credit score will be considered when calculating your personalised interest rate.

Should I check my credit score before applying?

Knowing your credit score will help you estimate your personalised interest rate. It’s also another way to get clever with your finances.

Checking your own credit won’t hurt your scores. Some credit reporting agencies have a limit on the number of free credit checks you can make in a short period of time. Don’t forget to ask before you apply.

Learn more with our guide to understanding our personal loan interest rates.

How is a credit score calculated?

Credit scores are calculated by looking at various aspects of your credit history and profile. These can include details of any previous applications you’ve made for credit (whether successful or not), details of credit or loan products you have held in the past, your repayment history, any overdue accounts you might have, and information about any court judgements against you.

These are added together to give an overall picture of your ability to repay a loan.

As you might imagine, someone who has never defaulted on a loan will be considered a lower risk than someone with a history of missed repayments, court judgements, or bankruptcy.

Similarly, the more applications for credit on your record, the lower your score is likely to be.

Other factors which can negatively impact a credit score include a history of using ‘payday lenders’ and having open accounts with debt collection agencies.

How can I check my credit score?

You’re entitled to a free copy of your credit report every three months from a Credit Rating Bureau (CRB). The CRB must provide the report within 10 days of your request.

The three main Credit Rating Bureaus in Australia are:

Will applying for a loan impact my credit score?

Each time you apply for a loan, a record is made on your credit report. Although this may result in a temporary dip to your credit score, it will recover as long as you stay on top of your current repayments and keep future loan applications to a minimum.

It’s important to avoid submitting multiple loan applications within a short space of time, as this will most likely lead to a decline in your credit score.

How do you calculate my rate?

The rate you are offered is calculated on your personal circumstances and credit history. A few different factors are considered, including:

  • Your credit score
  • Information provided in your application
  • Existing loans
  • The loan amount and your perceived ability to repay the loan.
ABOUT US

Why choose Great Southern Bank?

For one thing, we're customer-owned. That means no shareholders, so all our profits go into creating new and clever ways to help you manage your money.

It also means we're able to focus squarely on our mission to empower ordinary Australians to reach their financial goals, whatever they may be.

We believe being owned by the people you help is a more transparent way of doing things and how all banks should work.

2023 CANSTAR award for Outstanding Value - Excellent Credit Personal Loans
“Joining all the loans into one with your service was just the best thing. Less stress, and definitely more organised now than ever knowing that I only worry about one loan payment.”
“It allowed me to purchase a new car and take a much needed holiday.”
“An easy, straightforward process from approval to funding stage. Quick turnaround times.”
“The communication from the bank felt personalised. I felt like I was dealing with real people. The application process was simple and efficient.”

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Loans are issued by Great Southern Bank, a business name of Credit Union Australia Ltd ABN 44 087 650 959, AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 238317. Lending criteria, limits, conditions, and fees apply.

Rates current as at 8 May 2024 and subject to change.

Your loan contract will state the minimum monthly repayment amount. You can arrange with us to make repayments on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

1. Comparison rate examples are accurate for a personal loan amount of $30,000 secured loan over a term of 5 years. WARNING: Comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

2. Comparison rate examples are accurate for a personal loan amount of $30,000 unsecured loan over a term of 5 years. WARNING: Comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

3. A $200 minimum withdrawal amount applies for redraws conducted in-branch. Redraw facility is available for Great Southern Bank Personal Loan products on offer from 6 June 2017.

The Outstanding Value – Excellent Credit Personal Loans Award considers only borrowers with an excellent credit profile (See Canstar’s Personal Loans Awards methodology at http://www.canstar.com.au/current-ratings-awards for more information).

To view the Target Market Determination for this product, please click here.

*The rate you are offered is calculated based on your personal circumstances and credit history. A few different factors are considered, including:

  • Your credit score.
  • Information provided in your application.
  • Existing loans.
  • The loan amount and your perceived ability to repay the loan.

Your personalised rate won’t be confirmed until you receive an offer from us (if approved) and is subject change before your loan settles.