New Visitor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-25-2012

Auto Load with a local credit union what question to ask

Hello everyone:


 I am in the market to buy a new car. I walked into a local credit union to ask for auto loan information.

The financial service staff told me that their loan doesn't have APR, application fee and service fee, the loan only has inerest rate.


1. Could you give me some suggestions as to  what kind of qustions to ask to ensure that I receive a good deal from the credit union / lender?


2. the credit union pulled my credit score by using CREDCO (a hard inquirey) my score dropped by 2 points. I am wondering if it is possible by ask the credit union to pass my report to the dealersship, so they can share my credit report without make another hard inquirey.


Your insights are greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,110
Registered: ‎12-29-2011

Re: Auto Load with a local credit union what question to ask

I wouldn't get a car loan with this credit union! Try looking for no documentation fee applications. Also avoid interest only loans. The car will never be yours and you are paying interest only and nothing toward the principle balance. What does your credit profile look like?

The truth is out there...
FICO scores: 764 (EQ) 732 (EX) 757 (TU) 9/14 | Goal score: 750+ (all 3)
Tradelines: Capital One QS NPSL (5.0k) | Discover IT (6.0k) | Walmart Mastercard (5.0k) | Chase Freedom NPSL (7.3k) | Citi Simplicity (9.3k)

Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,256
Registered: ‎07-23-2012

Re: Auto Load with a local credit union what question to ask

the apr is the interest rate! doh. 

i would stay away from them as well. 


what are your reports looking like? aaoa? inquries? score? accounts? etc... 

Current: Discover Fico 682 1/15 Walmart Fico 684 1/15

Inquiries (24 Months): EQ 4 TU 1 EX 5 | Most Recent: 09/26/2014
Over 12 Months:6

2014 Goals:
Lower Utility
Freedom Signature

Amex Zync(Unicorn)
Chase Freedom$1500
Discover IT$2900
Citi Diamond Preferred$6000
Citizens Mastercard$7000
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 260
Registered: ‎08-29-2011

Re: Auto Load with a local credit union what question to ask

creditnocash wrote:

the apr is the interest rate! doh. 


That is wrong


Stay away from them, you will end up paying a lot more.

They won't share the report, they will require a new hard pull. Do some research before going to the dealership. Look for credit unions with the best APR, easy to find online. And once you found one, get pre-approved. Only then you should go to the dealer.

Starting Score Myfico EQ: 676 08/11/2011
Current Score: Amazon EQ Pull: 781 Walmart TU08: 782 AMEX EX Pull: 745 08/03/2014 Goal Score: 780+
Hover over image to see limits


myFICO is the consumer division of FICO. Since its introduction 20 years ago, the FICO® Score has become a global standard for measuring credit risk in the banking, mortgage, credit card, auto and retail industries. 90 of the top 100 largest U.S. financial institutions use the FICO Score to make consumer credit decisions.

>> About myFICO
FICO Score - The Score that matters
Click to Verify - This site chose VeriSign SSL for secure e-commerce and confidential communications.
Fair Isaac Corporation is a BBB Accredited Financial Service in San Rafael, CA
FOLLOW US Social Media Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+