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Why choose an Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan

Whatever your goals we can help you get there with a competitive fixed rate personal loan. You’ll know exactly how much your repayments will be each month so you can manage your budget with confidence.

At Great Southern Bank, we have handy tools and features to help you pay your loan off sooner. On the flipside, you can redraw your additional payments easily if you ever need it.

Features & benefits
$0 monthly fees
Enjoy having a little extra money in your pocket.
Unlimited extra repayments
Make extra repayments without any fee, and pay your loan off sooner.
Flexible repayment options
Choose to make either monthly, fortnightly or weekly repayments to suit your income and budget.
No penalties for early payout
Pay off your loan sooner without being charged a fee.
Access to funds with easy redraw
If unexpected costs arise, we’ve got your back. You can easily access your additional repayments any time for free! 3

Estimate your personalised rate* and repayments

An ideal loan for a range of purposes. Learn about personal loan types
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Must be between $5,000 and $100,000.
Loan term (years)
Repayment frequency
Estimate your credit rating
Tell us what you think your credit rating may be and we can estimate your interest rate. What’s a credit score?
Estimated
repayments
$45
week
Estimated repayments
$45
week
Interest rate for good credit
X.XX
p.a.
Comparison rate1
X.XX
p.a.
This estimate is based on information you've provided. Your interest rate and repayments will be confirmed on assessment.
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Your total repayments will be $XX,XXX. Your total interest will be $X,XXX.

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.

Rates and fees

Getting ahead on your finances shouldn’t cost you money. That’s why we don’t charge you for making extra repayments, paying your loan off early or unnecessary monthly fees.

Rates
Fees
Rates
Interest rate range 7.49% p.a. to 19.99% p.a.
Comparison rate range2 7.74% p.a. to 20.27% p.a.
Fees
Monthly fee $0
Early payout fee $0
Establishment fee $175
Total fees $175
Start your application today
1. Apply online

It should take 10 minutes. Simply check if you qualify and begin the application process.

2. Approvals

If approved, you will receive your loan contract to accept online.

3. Access your money

Your loan is paid into your Great Southern Bank Account.4 You can also view repayment details online and on our mobile banking app.

FAQS

Personal loans explained

What is a comparison rate?

A comparison rate is the interest rate, plus additional fees and charges you will be expected to pay over the loan term. As comparison rates indicate the true cost of a loan, they make it easier to decide which is best for you.

Can we apply for a joint Personal Loan?

Yes, we do support joint personal loan applications. The same process applies.

Can I make additional repayments?

Yes, you can make additional repayments on your loan without attracting a fee.

Can I make repayments weekly or fortnightly instead of monthly?

Yes. Your loan contract will be set up for monthly repayments initially, but if you prefer to pay in weekly or fortnightly instalments simply call us on 133 282 or drop into a branch and we can arrange this for you.

Can I top up my loan?

Yes. Customers can apply for additional funds on their existing Unsecured Personal Loan by refinancing their current loan into a new loan. We don’t charge early payout fees for this facility.

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.

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.
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:

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 Loans are available.

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Important Information

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.

4. You will need to hold a Great Southern Bank everyday account when the loan is funded.

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.