Why Our Members Apply for Personal Loans



There may come a time when you need a quick influx of cash for a specific reason. Perhaps something unexpected occurred, such as a medical emergency or damage from a natural disaster. Or the need to cover a semester of college tuition. Maybe even the desire to purchase a big-ticket item. Whatever the case may be, it’s common to apply for personal loans for a variety of reasons.


At Polam, our loan specialists are on hand to help our members who are in need of a personal loan. If you’re curious about how a personal loan can help you, here are a few of the top reasons why credit union members use them:


  • Emergency expenses or unexpected bills.  We never know when something unexpected and financially stressful might occur. Someone could fall ill and end up in the hospital, leading to unplanned medical bills. A natural disaster or just plain bad weather could cause damage to your home and/or personal property. Maybe you need to travel to care for a sick family member, or in a more unfortunate scenario, you have to cover the cost of a funeral. In any case, emergencies are exactly that – emergencies – and we can’t always plan for them. Our team of loan specialists at Polam can help you access the funds you need when you need them.


  • Covering college tuition and expenses.  Being a college student isn’t cheap – you have to pay for tuition, books, room and board, and dining plans. If you’re the parent of a college student, especially one who is living on campus, you certainly understand that all of these expenses can add up quickly, and they need to be paid before the semester begins. Our personal loans can get you over that hurdle so your student can start school with ease.


  • Consolidating debt.  If you have debt in multiple places, such as more than one credit card, taking out a personal loan to consolidate your debt in one place with a lower interest rate can help you pay off your balances faster and more easily to help improve your credit score. As a Polam member, you get the benefit of low interest rates through our not-for-profit status.


We encourage our members to visit one of our branches or reach out to one of our loan specialists if they have an interest in borrowing from us. Our team will be happy to help you get the application process started.