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Home Equity Line of Credit

Planning a home improvement or other major expense? Use the equity in your home responsibly with a Home Equity Line of Credit from PFCU to get the funds you need, when you need them.

What is a Home Equity Line of Credit?

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is a loan that allows borrowers to borrow up to a maximum amount using their home’s equity as collateral. Unlike a Home Equity Loan, a home equity line of credit allows borrowers to borrow in multiple sums (up to the allowed credit limit) rather than receive one up-front sum.

A Home Equity Line of Credit functions like a credit card, only with a spending limit that’s determined by the equity in your home. You may utilize this revolving credit over a period of five years and pay a variable rate that is determined by the prime rate.

Why Choose a Home Equity Line of Credit

  • Home improvements. Borrow the funds you need, when you need them for your home improvement projects that can increase the market value of your home.
  • College tuition. Use your home’s equity to invest in your child’s future – and only borrow when payments are due.
  • Periodic expenses. Borrow funds in installments to pay off periodic expenses using your home’s equity as your line of credit.

Benefits of Choosing a Home Equity Line of Credit

A Home Equity Line of Credit offers you the flexibility and the funds you need, when you need them.

  • Flexible borrowing. With a home equity line of credit, only borrow the funds you need when you need them.
  • Limit interest. Only pay interest on the funds you’ve withdrawn against your line of credit.
  • Lower initial payments. Make smaller initial payments while you borrow.

Home Equity Lines of Credit

A HELOC from PFCU offers you the opportunity to use your home’s equity to get a line of credit with competitive rates.

Loan Amount

  • Minimum: $5,000
  • Maximum: Determined by your home's equity Primary residences and vacation homes can be used as collateral

Interest Rate

Variable according to prime rate

Terms

Draw period is five years.

Residency Restrictions

PA, NJ, DE, MD and FL Not available for investment property

Accessibility

Home Equity Loan

Is a Home Equity Line of Credit not the right fit for your needs? PFCU also offers Home Equity Loans to qualified borrowers.

Want to talk to someone?

Call our Member Services Representatives at 215-934-3500 to talk with a PFCU Mortgage Professional.

APR = Annual Percentage Rate. This plan has a variable rate feature. The Annual Percentage Rate (corresponding to the prime rate) and the minimum payment during the draw and the repayment periods can change as a result. Minimum payment example: If you made only the minimum payments and took no other credit advances, it would take 180 months to pay off a credit advance of $15,000.00 at an annual percentage rate of 5.25%. During that period, you would make 180 monthly payments of $120.57. Maximum rate and payment example: If you had an outstanding balance of $15,000.00 during the draw period and took no credit advances, the minimum payment at the maximum annual percentage rate of 18.00% would be $241.49. If you had an outstanding balance of $15,000.00 during the repayment period, the minimum payment at a maximum annual percentage rate of 18.00% would be $241.49. Your rate will be based on your credit history and may be higher. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. The maximum APR that can apply is 18%. Property insurance is required, and Flood insurance may be required. Home Equity Loans are only available in PA, NJ, DE, MD and FL. Other charges may apply for loans outside of PA and NJ. Offer of credit is subject to credit approval. All closing costs are paid by the credit union but if the loan is paid off within three years, the member is responsible for reimbursing the credit union for fees paid. Consult a tax advisor regarding the deductibility of interest.

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