- No monthly service fees
- No minimum opening deposit
- Visa® Debit Card
Our Unified Checking Account is packed with features that make banking easier and more rewarding. With this truly free checking account, you'll never have to worry about monthly service fees or maintaining a minimum balance, plus you'll earn interest on your account balance each month. Open an account today and enjoy all the features of a convenient account, including:
In addition to the everyday features and benefits, you can also earn more each month when you qualify for the enhanced perks of Unified Checking:
To earn enhanced perks, just meet a few simple qualifiers each month:
When you refinance a loan, you’re essentially taking out a new loan to pay the other off, with terms that are better for your situation.
While mortgage loans may be most commonly refinanced, you can find refinancing options for auto, personal and student loans. You can even “refinance” credit card debt by transferring your current balance to another credit provider with better terms or by taking out a loan to pay off the debt.
Not all lenders will refinance your loan, though. Just as you had to convince a lender that you were a good fit for your original loan, you’ll need to do the same when you refinance. Lenders will consider your income, credit history and credit score.
The benefits of refinancing could include lowering your interest rate or monthly payment or changing the length or type of your loan. The financial calculators below can help you estimate how much you may save based on these variables.
Keep in mind that lowering your monthly payment may require extending your loan, which could mean that you pay more overall. Likewise, shortening your term can make it harder to afford your payments if your financial situation changes unexpectedly. If you refinance federal student loans, you could lose access to debt forgiveness or government relief programs. Be sure to verify if there are any prepayment penalties on the previous loan.
The best time to refinance depends on multiple factors. If interest rates have dropped since you took out the loan or if your credit score has improved significantly, it may be worth trying to lower your interest rate with a refinanced loan. If you’re struggling to make your monthly payments, lowering your payments with a longer term, even if it means paying more overall, can help take some of the strain off your budget.
Each situation is different but taking all these factors into consideration will help you decide if refinancing makes sense for you.
Georgia United offers refinancing options for home loans, new and pre-owned vehicle loans and student loans. And Georgia United Visa® Credit Card account holders can transfer credit card balances without incurring a balance transfer fee.
You can apply for loan refinancing or a credit card from the comfort of your home on our website, by calling our Member Care Center or visiting a local branch. We look forward to helping you achieve your financial goals.
Content provided for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal advice on any subject matter.
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rate may change after account is opened. The APY is accurate as of the last dividend declaration date. If your account balance is from $0.01 to $15,000.00 and qualifications are met, the Annual Percentage Yield will be 1.00%. If your account balance is $15,000.01 and above and you have met the qualifications, the Annual Percentage Yield will range from 1.00% to 0.19%. To earn 1.00% APY on up to $15,000 of the average daily account balance and to receive up to $10 per month in non-Georgia United ATM surcharge fee refunds, there is no minimum account balance requirement; however, the account must perform at least 15 Georgia United debit and/or credit card transactions that post and clear during the month, have a monthly direct deposit of $500 or more and be enrolled in E-Statements. If you do not meet the qualifications the APY will be 0.05%. Overdraft/returned item fees may apply, see Share Rates and Fees Schedule for additional fees that may apply. All Credit Union programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.
**Courtesy Pay is a standard overdraft practice that comes with a Unified Checking Account. An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. We authorize and pay overdrafts for checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, and automatic bill payments. We do not authorize and pay overdrafts for ATM and everyday debit card transactions unless you ask us to. We will charge you a Courtesy Pay fee of $35 each time we pay a transaction. We also offer overdraft protection plans, such as a link to your other accounts, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. Your account must be brought current within 30 days of initial use.
***Items transmitted using this service are not subject to the funds availability requirements of the Federal Reserve Board Regulation CC. Deposits accepted using this service will be available within two business days. Georgia United may make such funds available sooner.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) insures your deposits (in savings, savings certificates, and share-draft/checking accounts) up to $250,000. IRAs are insured separately to $250,000.