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When, Why, and How


Is an auto refinance right for you?
Refinancing your loan can often save you 10-20% on your monthly payments, but is there ever a better time to refinance? At BMI Federal Credit Union, we are here to help answer that question and more. Check out our four best reasons to consider an auto-refi...  

1. Drop in Interest Rates

A drop in the interest rates is the first sign that you could save money. Refinancing to a lower interest rate can reduce your monthly payment. Do you know your rate? Compare it to current auto loan rates.  

2. A Positive Change to Your Credit Score

Your credit score is an important determining factor for your loan rate. If you notice an increase in your score, you may qualify for a lower loan rate, even if the overall interest rates have not dropped. Check your credit score a few times a year. If your number is going up, then it’s a good time to look into refinancing your loans.

3. Financial Troubles

If you found yourself in a tight financial situation, it may also be a good time to look into refinancing your auto loans. We like to mention that BMI Federal Credit Union has no application fee, which means you can take a peek at what your payments could look like if you refinance. We're also happy to work with you and make sure you're taken care of. 

4. A Change in Personal Status

In addition to saving money, you may have the option to change the status of owning your loan. In other words, you can refinance to remove any original co-signers from your loan, and have the entire loan in your name. 

Is Refinancing Always a Good Idea?

If you experience any of the above changes, refinancing is a great financial move, but there are a few caveats to consider. Review your current loan documents and look for a pre-payment penalty or an early termination fee - that is, a fee imposed if you break up with your current financier. We don't think this is a refinancing deal-breaker, but it's an important step in the decision-making process. 

Need a Little Extra Help?

Whatever your circumstance, it always helps to have a little extra money. That's why if you refinance your auto loan with BMI Federal Credit Union, you will earn a $250 cash bonus. See how you can Refinance and Earn $250. Contact us at 614.707.4000 or visit a branch in Dublin, Columbus or Westerville, Ohio. Or if you're ready to get started online, click the application button below!


*Mention promo code REFI2019 when applying in person or add to the comment section when applying online. Cash bonus of $250 will be given for the refinance of each auto loan from another financial institution. Cash bonus will be deposited into the member's account within 10 business days after the loan is funded. Minimum loan amount of $5,000, automatic loan payment setup, and eStatements are required for cash bonus. Cash Bonus may be considered income and reported on 1099-MISC or 1099-INT. Existing BMI FCU loans are not eligible for this offer. Membership eligibility requirements apply. Rates, terms, and conditions are subject to change and may vary based on creditworthiness, qualifications and collateral conditions. All loans subject to approval. Offer ends December 31, 2019. 

BMI FCU offers auto loan applications to everyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison, Union, Delaware or Morrow County.