Bank on Family

Lending money to family and friends? There’s a big chance you won’t see that money again….

Father and two sons laughing together

Bank on Family is a lending program designed to make the informal lending process smoother.

What is informal lending? Like the name implies, it’s when friends and family borrow from each other. So instead of coming to the credit union for a loan, your brother asks you for $200 and, being the helpful brother you are, you lend them the money – informal lending at it’s finest.

With Bank on Family, you can still lend and borrow informally, but the credit union provides a couple of simple, but useful, tools to smooth out the process.

Informal lending with a touch of formality.

Use our Loan Agreement to ensure both parties are clear on what’s expected.

No more ‘take my word for it.’ With Bank on Family, we put a simple, but effective loan agreement in place. Both parties will agree in writing, on the amount being borrowed and when it’s expected to be paid back. It’s a pretty straightforward concept – but when it’s time to get your money back, this critical piece of info can prove invaluable.

Helping your borrower stand on their own.

Reduce the need for repeated loan requests by helping family and friends build credit.

Instead of forming an arrangement without guidance between you and your family – your credit union can help. With Bank on Family, the loan is administered through the credit union and therefore borrowers build positive credit for the money you’re lending because it’s filed with the major credit bureaus.

In less than one minute, a few key pieces of info are all you need to get started.

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