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The average price of a new car is now more than $34,000. If you’re like most Americans you’re financing your vehicle purchase. And as prices go up, so does your monthly obligation. Are you prepared to spend $750 each month on loan payments?

You’re not alone, but your options aren’t very appealing. One possibility might be to extend the term of your loan. Instead of borrowing for four or five years, stretch the loan out to seven or eight years. While that may lower your payment, it extends your obligation and may cost considerably more in interest over time. A lease is another way buyers keep payments low, but leases can come with their own issues. For one, you never actually own the vehicle and won’t have equity to use for a future trade-in.

THFCU introduces a better way to make a big purchase with a low monthly payment. Introducing the MORE4LESS vehicle loan, which makes an expensive vehicle purchase far more affordable than it might initially appear.

Here’s how it works: Borrow up to the full amount of the vehicle. Your loan payment is calculated on only a portion of the debt and the remaining balance is kept separate as a balloon. When you get to the end of the loan term, you have options:

  • Pay off the balloon in full or refinance the debt
  • Turn in the vehicle and walk away from the final payment
Should you walk away, any positive equity can be applied toward the purchase of your next vehicle.

If this sounds like a lease, that’s because it is a similar concept. We’ve taken the best parts of a standard lease but throughout the term you own the vehicle, and you have the ability to build equity in your purchase.
Best of all you get a vehicle with payments you can afford.

Compare our MORE4LESS loan to traditional borrowing in the table to the right.

More4Less loan amount/payment includes $295 program fee. Rates dependent on credit history, collateral, and term.

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Choose the MHFA Fix-Up Loan – no collateral necessary!

Spring is here, and so are all-new home improvement projects. The Minnesota Housing & Finance Agency’s Fix-Up Loan is a special program for members of THFCU with competitive rates and no collateral requirements.

A basic unsecured Fix Up Loan requires a household income of $99,500 or less and allows you to borrow as much as $15,000 for up to 10 years. Use the funds for dozens of eligible improvement projects (including roof repair).

Or consider the Energy Incentive Loan, which provides loans for energy-friendly projects like windows or insulation. The Energy Incentive Loan has no income restriction and can be used for the following eligible improvement projects.

THFCU is the only lender in our area participating in the MHFA’s Fix Up program, and have been routinely recognized as one of Minnesota’s top MHFA lenders. Call or visit and tell us about your next improvement project. Odds are, we can help!

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Wincentive

Save Money, Win Cash with a WINcentive™ Savings Account

If you’re looking for more excitement in your THFCU savings, consider WINcentive, a new savings account that offers members the chance to win cash prizes from a state-wide, credit union exclusive drawing.

Every time you increase your savings balance by $25 month-over-month, you’ll receive one entry into the drawing (up to four per month). Prize drawings occur monthly, quarterly and annually, giving you hundreds of chances to win every year.

Your THFCU WINcentive savings account earns dividends, too. Increasing your balance not only increases your chances of winning, it also gets you closer to your savings goal.

Ask about WINcentive and start saving – and winning – today!

2018 Statewide Prize Drawing Schedule
Prize Drawings Number of Winners Prize Amounts Drawing Dates
Monthly 45 $100 10th of each month
Quarterly 4 $1,000 10th of each month
Annually 1 $5,000 January 10, 2019
Total in 2018 557 $75,000
Winning one prize category (monthly, quarterly, or annual) does not disqualify a participant from winning a different prize category within the same year. Drawings will occur on or about the 10th of each month, or the next business day, for the previous month and/or quarter end. Prize Amounts are estimates and subject to change.
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April is Youth Month

Introducing Remote Deposit! Now you can deposit checks to your THFCU accounts any time using your smart phone or tablet.

Enrolling is free and easy. Simply call our office or complete and return the user’s agreement found here.

Once enrolled, we’ll give you access to our remote deposit app. Snap a photo of the front and back of your endorsed check, confirm the check amount, and upload it to us. In most cases, we’ll post the funds on the next business day.

Remote Deposit is another free service of Two Harbors Federal Credit Union.

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Home Equity Loans

Imagine More: Improve your home for less

Low payments, no collateral required: A THFCU exclusive!

Two Harbors Federal Credit Union is the only lender in the area participating in the Minnesota Housing & Finance Authority's Fix Up program, which allows our members to borrow for improvement projects at incredible terms.

No equity or mortgage lien is required to borrow as much as $15,000 for up to 10 years. Extended repayment periods keeps your monthly obligation affordable. A basic unsecured loan requires a household income of $99,500 or less and can be used for dozens of projects including siding, septic, furnace, landscaping, countertops, decks, foundation, garage expansion and more. Get the full list of eligible improvements here.

The Energy Incentive Loan also provides unsecured credit for up to $15,000 and terms to 10 years with no income restriction. Use these dollars for such improvements as heating and air replacement, light fixtures, insulation, windows and more. Get the complete list of eligible improvements here.

Learn more about the Minnesota Fix-Up Program at mnhousing.gov. Then visit with a member of our lending team. We'll answer your questions and secure the financing that makes the most sense for your project.

We're proud to exclusively offer this program in the Two Harbors area, and look forward to helping you imagine more.

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Switch to Sprint

If you need an incentive to change your wireless service, Sprint has an offer exclusive to credit union members. Make the switch to Sprint and get $100 cash with every new line. This is Sprint’s best credit union member offer ever.

If you’re already a Sprint customer, transfer into Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards and receive $50 cash for every line transferred. Plus get a $50 loyalty cash reward every year, for every line.

How much cash will you get back? Find out by registering at LoveMyCreditUnion.org/SprintRewards.

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Tues, Wed, Thur 8am to 5pm

Located at:
801 11th Street
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-2266


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