121 Financial CU Offers Back to School Loans
To help with the financial stress of a new school year, 121 Financial Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., is offering short-term loans of $500 to $2,500 at an 8% fixed rate to its members across northeast Florida.
The back-to-school loans are for 12 months, so payments are not be too large and the notes would be paid off by the beginning of the next school year. There are no restrictions on how the money is to be used, the $421 million CU said.
“That’s why we wanted to design a loan that would help members get what they need for school, but not put an undue burden on them by having to pay it back quickly, or by having it drag on past the next school year,” Braddock said.