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How do AIB personal loans hold up against the competition?
Before you take out a personal loan, it’s smart to read up and shop around. You can use the table below to see how much you’d be likely to pay for the loan you have in mind from a range of lenders.
AIB loan rates at a glance
The AIB Personal Loan charges 5.6% APR representative on loans between £5,000 and £25,000. AIB offers the loan with repayment terms between 1 and 5 years and applicants can apply to borrow from £1,000 to £25,000.
What is AIB?
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Group is a commercial banking group in Northern Ireland. First Trust Bank was formed in 1991 when TSB Northern Ireland merged with AIB Group’s other interests, then in 2019 it made the switch to simply “AIB”. If you’re approved for a personal loan with AIB, it will act as a lender not as a broker.
How do AIB loans work?
Unlike many of its competitors, the interest rate you’re offered on a personal loan with AIB will not vary depending on your individual circumstances. Under its “fairness guarantee”, the rate you’re quoted when you apply will be the one you get.
A personal loan can be used for anything from medical or vet’s fees to home improvements, a new car, wedding or furniture. Paying a large amount at one time can be difficult, but AIB can help you pay the money back over a set period with a competitive fixed rate loan. It’s quick and simple to apply online at the AIB website.
To be eligible, you must already hold a personal current account with AIB.
Overview of features
|Loan type||Unsecured Personal Loan|
|Loan amounts||£1,000.00 to £25,000.00|
|Loan terms||1 Year to 5 Years|
|Loan rate type||Fixed|
|Same day funding available|
|Instant decisions in most cases|
|Soft-search facility available|
|Overpay without penalty|
|Concurrent loans allowed|
|Topping-up pays off existing loan and initiates a new loan|
|Repayment methods||Direct Debit|
What is APR?If you’re comparing any credit-based products, it won’t be long before you’ll come across the annual percentage rate (APR). This figure is designed to provide an annual summary of the cost of a loan. It takes into account both interest and any mandatory charges to be paid (for example an arrangement fee) over the duration of a loan.
All lenders must calculate the APR of their products in the same way and must tell you the APR before you sign an agreement, so for consumers it can be a handy tool for comparison.
Bear in mind that lenders are only obliged to award this rate to 51% of those who take out the loan and the other 49% could pay more. That’s why it’s often referred to as the representative APR.
Am I eligible for an AIB personal loan?
You should only apply for an AIB personal loan if you’re certain you can meet the repayment terms. You must also:
- Have an AIB personal current account
- Be aged 18 or over
- Have a good credit history
What credit score do I need to get an AIB loan?
AIB typically offers loans to applicants with high credit scores. It's important to note that your credit record is just one factor that AIB will consider. However if you don't have a high credit score, you're very unlikely to get approved for an AIB loan.
A "Good" or "Excellent" credit rating would require a score of 881 or higher if you're referring to Experian's scale, 531 or higher if you're referring to Equifax's scale and 604 or higher if you're referring to TransUnion's scale.
Do AIB loans give an instant decision?
No, currently decisions aren't instant.
Can I get a second AIB loan?
AIB doesn't allow you to run multiple loans at the same time. However, AIB does allow you to effectively "top up" your loan, by closing your current loan and starting a new, larger loan (you can call AIB on 0800 38 22 65 for details). There's no penalty for repaying ahead of time, but bear in mind that overpayments may be subject to up to two month's of interest beyond the date on which you overpay. Don't forget, each application for credit will be considered on its own merit.
Can I make overpayments on an AIB loan?
Yes, you can make overpayments without incurring any penalty fee. However AIB can continue to charge interest for up to two months on any sums overpaid, so although making overpayments stands to save you money in interest, you may not save quite as much as you'd imagined.
How can I apply for an AIB loan?
How long does it take for AIB to approve a loan?
AIB will normally process your loan application within three hours, as long as you apply during normal business hours. If your application is approved, you’ll then need to sign your loan documents before the funds will be deposited in your bank account.
AIB customer reviews
AIB has received generally poor reviews from customers, according to review platform Trustpilot. It currently has a score of 1.9 out of 5, based on more than 130 reviews (updated 7 April 2021). Some customers cited poor customer service and delays, as well as issues with accessing their accounts online.
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