Our Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) gives you the opportunity to use the equity you’ve built in your home to help pay for things like home improvement projects, major purchases, and anything you might need 'just in case.'
Intro rate as low as
for six months
As low as
after intro period
If you’re unfamiliar with HELOCs, check out some helpful links below. Otherwise, feel free to reach out to our consumer lending team with any questions!
A HELOC, also known as a home equity line of credit, lets you borrow against the equity you’ve built in your home through a secure credit line. The interest rates through a HELOC are often lower compared to other loans. Since HELOCs are a line of credit, you have flexibility around borrowing and repaying money. Additionally, the interest you pay may be tax deductible.
Essentially, a HELOC works like a credit card. Your lender sets the credit limit and you can borrow up to that amount. You have the flexibility to make payments on a daily or weekly basis; whichever works best for you.
A HELOC and home equity loan are quite similar but the main differences come down to:
Read this article that covers the difference between a HELOC and home equity loan in depth.
Setting up your HELOC could incur some additional fees. Be sure to ask your lender what you can expect once the process is complete so you're not blindsided by anything. Keep in mind that these are some fees you might see with a HELOC. Many of the terms and fees are determined by the lender. Take some time to research these fees and consult with your lender.
The biggest risk you face with a HELOC is if you fail to make your payment, you could lose your house because it’s being used as collateral for your HELOC. Banks have made strides to protect you from such losses, but the risk still remains in the event you’re unable to make payments.
Another risk with HELOCs deals with your credit line. Your lender may have the ability to reduce or freeze it. This would occur if you have missed your payments or other impacts within the market that could affect your home’s equity or the economy in general.
One more notable risk for HELOC borrowers are market forces. Usually, HELOC interest rates are variable and that means it can change. The interest rate is often tied to the prime rate and any changes within the market can affect your HELOC.
We believe everyone should be the boss of borrowing. That’s why we have a team of lending consultants ready to answer questions and help you navigate the process.
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Introductory APR of 1.99% available until April 28, 2023. Initial APR is fixed for 6 months following account opening date. After the introductory period, the APR will vary for the remaining life of the loan based on combined loan-to-value (CLTV). The variable rate for lines of credit is Prime + 0.75% for lines of 70% CLTV or less, Prime + 1.00% for lines between 70% and 80% CLTV, and Prime + 2.00% for lines of more than 80%. The APR will not exceed 15%. Minimum line amount of $10,000, up to 90% CLTV (First mortgage balance + Equity line credit limit / Property Appraised Value). Subject to credit approval. Property insurance required. Rates are subject to change without notice. Fees range between $200 and $1200.