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International Home Loans

Begin your journey home

Finance a new home outside the US with no collateral

Make coming home the best part of every journey. Buy or build your perfect home, purchase land, or pay off an existing mortgage outside the US. Our international home loans are exclusive to UN staff and designed for their global lifestyles. 

Home loans tailored to your goals

Purchase a home or land, build your dream house, or refinance an existing mortgage outside the US with no collateral. Both of our unsecured home loan options bring you closer to your home goals.

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    No collateral required

    Unlike with a mortgage, the home or land you purchase will not be used to secure the loan.

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    Choose a term that fits your lifestyle

    We offer terms as short as six months or as long as 15 years. Qualify for a lower rate when you select a shorter loan term. 

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    Fixed rates starting at 10.75% APR2

    Borrow at a competitive rate with predictable monthly payment amounts.

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    Earn rebates & extra dividends

    Your loan balance with us contributes to your eligibility for Member Loyalty Rewards.

Choose from two loan options

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Loan amount

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Up to $225,000

Rate

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Fixed starting at 10.75% APR2

Term

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6 months to 15 years
(shorter terms offer lower rates)

Collateral required

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None

Decision time

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As little as five business days

Application fee

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$0.00

Pre-payment penalties

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$0.00

Origination fee

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$0.00

Disbursement time

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As little as two business days3

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Consistent monthly payment amounts

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Eligibility for international home loans4

Qualified UN staff member with a professional or field service contract earning income in USD or currencies stable against the US dollar. You must also have a minimum of one year of UNFCU membership or five years of UN employment.

Qualified UN National Professional Officer (NPO) or General Service staff with a minimum of one year of UNFCU membership or five years of UN employment. You must also be located in an eligible country5 and have: 

  • Established monthly payroll deposits to a UNFCU account, and   
  • Received at least three consecutive payroll deposits to your designated UNFCU account. 

 

Qualified UN retiree receiving a pension in USD or currencies stable against the US dollar.

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Apply for an international home loan

Complete your online application 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Top international home loans FAQs

These loans are a hybrid model. During the first two years of the loans, you can borrow up to your approved loan amount in any increment. You only pay interest on the amount you borrow. These characteristics are similar to a credit line. Unlike the other credit lines we offer, the amount you may borrow is not replenished with each payment.

All UNFCU loans are in US dollars (USD).

Unsecured loans are not backed by collateral. This means there is no asset for the lender to claim if the borrower is unable to pay back the loan. Our unsecured personal loan is an example of an unsecured loan.

A secured loan requires an asset as collateral. For example, a mortgage is a secured loan. The home being purchased is used as collateral to secure the mortgage. In the event the home buyer is unable to repay the mortgage, the lender can claim the property.

For unsecured loans and secured auto loans, the term of your loan is one of several factors that determine the rate. The term of the loan does not impact the rate for a secured with deposit loan. For lines of credit, including credit cards, term is not applicable. 

You can select your term as part of the application process. Loans with shorter terms usually have lower interest costs but higher monthly payments than loans with longer terms. Term options range from six to 180 months, depending on the loan. The loan officer who reviews your application may contact you to discuss a different term than the one you selected. This will be based on our assessment of how much you can afford to pay each month.

Please contact us as soon as possible to inform us of your future plans. If you receive a final entitlement, we may apply the full amount or a portion of it to cover the amount you owe. We will discuss your options with you.

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