Home Equity Line of Credit

Fund right-now needs without pulling from future finances. That’s what you get when you put your home’s hidden value to work.

How Our Homeowners Achieve More.

More choices

Borrow only what you need, only when you need it.

More simplicity

Like you, we’re not into complicated, lengthy application processes.

More cha-ching

Zero application fees, competitive rates, and even potential tax benefits.*


From home improvements to debt consolidation, this low-rate loan option provides flexible access to cash, right when you need it most. In other words, your to-do list just got more doable.

The Details

  • Minimum line of credit amount of $5,000
  • No application or appraisal fees
  • Ability to borrow up to 90% of the appraised value (80% for rental properties), less any liens on the property being mortgaged
  • 10-year advance (draw) period (five-year advance period for rental properties)
  • 20-year repayment term (10-year repayment on rental properties) from the date of the last advance
  • Variable interest rate that offers affordable payments

Current Rates

Valid as of 09/17/2021 4:01 PM EDT 
Description APR*
Home Equity Line of Credit Loan-to-Value greater than 80% to 90.00% 3.75%
Home Equity Line of Credit Loan-to-Value up to 80% 3.25%

HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT: The variable interest rate will be equal to the prime rate or prime rate plus .5% as published in the last issue of the Wall Street Journal on the last day before the current calendar month. For loan-to-value (LTV) up to 80%, the variable interest rate is equal to the prime rate. For a LTV greater than 80% up to 90%, the variable interest rate is prime rate plus .5%. There is a 10-year advance period with a 20-year repayment term (five-year advance period with a 10-year repayment on rental properties) from the date of the last advance. The minimum line of credit amount is $5,000. The monthly payment may vary. The maximum Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is 18%. The minimum APR is 3%.

*APR denotes Annual Percentage Rate

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We lend to properties that are: 
  • Located in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Recorded with PSECU listed as first lien holder. The property secures your mortgage loan.
  • Titled after purchase in the name(s) of individual(s), not a trust
  • Owner-occupied homes, vacation homes, or residential investment properties with one, two, three, or four units
  • Condominiums or residences within a Planned Unit Development (PUD) that meet certain criteria. Please contact our Mortgage Consultants for more information.

We do not lend to properties that are:

  • Single-wide manufactured homes
  • Timeshares
  • Not in acceptable marketable condition
  • Residential investment condo or manufactured homes
  • Located outside Pennsylvania
The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is the loan amount displayed as a percentage of a property’s market value. Maximums vary by property type. You don’t have to borrow the maximum LTV, but the guidelines tell you your borrowing limit.
There are no PSECU application fees for equity loans, but third-party fees may be charged. For example, there may be third-party notary fees since PSECU requires the execution of the loan in front of a Notary Public. You may also incur fees if the Real Estate Equity Loan is being used to purchase land that will be used to build your primary residence. (PSECU requires property insurance.) For information on this type of equity, please call 800.237.7328, extension 3817.

A Real Estate Equity is a fixed rate, closed-end loan with a term of 5 or 10 years. All funds are disbursed when the loan is issued. In addition to primary residences and vacation homes, it can be used for one rental property and land. Some restrictions apply. Payments may be made using monthly coupons or automatic transfer.

A Home Equity Line of Credit has an adjustable rate based on Prime plus a margin. The 10-year open-end draw period is followed by a 20-year repayment period. The five-year open-end draw period is followed by a 10-year repayment on rental properties. The loan payment is always based on a 20-year repayment period and is made through automatic transfer on the 16th of each month.

You may refinance your Real Estate Equity Loan or your Home Equity Line of Credit by applying online. If you're refinancing a Real Estate Equity loan with a new one, you're required to borrow an additional $5,000 above your current equity loan balance.

Yes. Apply online or request a paper application at 800.LOAN.555 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

*PSECU representatives cannot give tax advice. Please consult a qualified tax advisor to determine if interest may be tax deductible.