KBC Loans

Please note: We are no longer accepting applications for this product. If you made an application on or before the 15th July 2022 it will continue to be processed as normal.

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Here's what you need to know

We've put together some useful tips and frequently asked questions for you.

What's happening?
KBC Personal Loans will move to Bank of Ireland and your repayment date, repayment amount and rate will remain the same. If your loan is included in the transfer you will receive a letter from us. You do not need to do anything right now. We will write to you again with more information and next steps. In the meantime, we are here to help with any queries about your Personal Loan.
What to expect...
Should we receive ministerial approval, KBC will send you a letter providing you with at least 60 days’ notice before your Personal Loan transfers to Bank of Ireland. This will include more information about what is happening to your Personal Loan. Your Personal Loan will transfer automatically. Should the Binding Agreement receive ministerial approval we will let you know when the transfer is expected to happen. Should we receive ministerial approval, Bank of Ireland will write to you with important information.
What you need to do...
You should continue to make your personal loan repayments as normal. Make sure your contact details are correct and up to date so we can keep you informed and Bank of Ireland can contact you directly about the transfer of your Personal Loan. If you’re worried about making your loan repayments, please get in touch with the KBC Arrears Support Team at 01 664 6200.

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Arrears Support Customers
If your Personal Loan is in arrears or on an repayment arrangement, the information set out above also applies. Your current arrangement will remain in place and Bank of Ireland will get in touch with you with more details on how their Arrears Support Unit will support you in managing your Personal Loan.

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What's changing?

Are you an existing customer? We've put together some useful information for you to help you prepare for the changes ahead.

Your Personal Loan


While no immediate impact is foreseen for your Personal Loan, should a Binding Agreement with Bank Of Ireland receive ministerial approval, your Personal Loan may be transferred to Bank of Ireland. If your Personal Loan is in arrears please click here

Should your account be transferred, Bank of Ireland may update your terms and conditions. Any changes to your terms and conditions must be made in line with all regulatory and contractual obligations, including providing you with sufficient notice of these changes.  

When there are further updates we will write to you with any additional information and support you may require.  We will ensure you are provided with plenty of notice of any impact and/or changes to your account in line with all legal and regulatory protections.

Important Info


Important Things to Know…

You will keep your current personal loan rate when you transfer.

Direct Debits do not automatically transfer to Bank of Ireland. Bank of Ireland will write to you with the new payment details and ways to repay your personal loan.

If you currently receive a Personal Loan discount with your KBC Current Account, you will continue to do so when you transfer to Bank of Ireland. You will not be required to open a Bank of Ireland Current Account to avail of this discount. You can close your KBC Current Account and your Personal Loan Discount will be honoured by KBC Bank Ireland and by Bank of Ireland once your Personal Loan transfers.

Any changes by Bank of Ireland to your terms and conditions must be made in line with all regulatory and contractual obligations, including providing you with sufficient notice of these changes.

Top FAQs


Are you an existing customer and need some additional support? Check out our FAQs:

Will my repayment amount stay the same?

Yes. There will be no change to your current repayment amount.

Will my repayment date stay the same?

Yes. There will be no change to your current repayment date.

Will my standing order or direct debit transfer to Bank of Ireland?

No. You will need to set up a payment method with Bank of Ireland to repay your personal loan. Bank of Ireland will write to you with details on how to repay your personal loan by standing order.

Can I continue to make my personal loan repayments from my KBC Current Account?

For now you can continue to make payments as normal.

If my personal loan is sold to Bank of Ireland and I don’t wish to transfer will I be offered the option of switching providers?

Should you wish to switch your personal loan, you can do so by engaging with your lender of choice.
 
For further information please contact us on 1800 93 92 44

You can visit the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's website for more information (Personal loans - CCPC).  

I have a discount on my KBC Personal Loan because I have a Current Account with KBC. What will happen to this discount if my Personal Loan is transferred to Bank of Ireland?

There is no immediate impact on your KBC discount as a result of this announcement. Should a Binding Agreement with Bank of Ireland receive ministerial approval, your KBC Personal Loan will transfer to Bank of Ireland at a future date.

If your Personal Loan transfers to Bank of Ireland, your Personal Loan discount will continue to be honoured for as long as your Personal Loans remains with Bank of Ireland. You will not be required to open a Bank of Ireland Current Account to avail of the discount. 

From the 1st of June 2022, if do you close your KBC Current Account, your Personal Loan Discount will be honoured by KBC Bank Ireland and by Bank of Ireland once your Personal Loan transfers. In the meantime, you should continue to adhere to the KBC conditions associated with the discount. You will be notified well in advance of any actual steps or changes that may be taken in respect of your Personal Loan.

For more information on your Current Account visit: Important Information - Current Accounts - KBC

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Important Information about your KBC Personal Loan

Information is correct as at 4th December 2020.

Lending criteria, underwriting, terms & conditions apply. The KBC Personal Loan is subject to repayment capacity, financial status and is not available to persons under 18 years of age. APR means Annual Percentage Rate.

All information, prices and rates are for guidance only and do not form part of a legal contract, agreement or understanding.

  • Flexibility to repay your loan early

    Interest rates from 6.3% APR fixed on loans over €10k with a KBC Current Account

  • *See bonkers.ie for verification. Market refers to the banking market only. Offer rate of 6.30% APR (6.13% Fixed) on loans over €10,000. Max loan amount €50,000. Discount offer is available with respect to new Personal Loan applications only and is subject to availability. To avail of the optional discounted rate, you must repay the loan from your KBC current account by direct debit. The discounted rate is a discount on the standard personal loan rate which equates to a 1% discount on the Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”), which may vary.

    Before being bound by a credit agreement, we are obliged to provide you with a standardised information document called the Standard European Consumer Credit Information (‘SECCI’) form. It is designed to give you the best overview of the key information and terms and conditions of any credit agreement you consider, allowing you to compare the offers of different credit providers and select the credit offer that works best for you. The SECCI contains important details such as: the type of credit, amount and costs of credit, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR), the number and frequency of payments, as well as a note on important legal aspects.

    Discounted Rate

    Loan Discount offer is available with respect to new Personal Loan applications only and is subject to availability. To avail of the optional discounted rate, you must repay the loan from your KBC current account by direct debit. If you cease paying your KBC Personal Loan by direct debit from your KBC current account, you will lose the discount. The discounted rate is a discount on the standard personal loan rate which equates to a 1% discount on the Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”), which may vary.

    Please note that you are not obliged to avail of the “Discounted Personal Loan Rate” and you can open a KBC Personal Loan and a KBC Current Account without availing of the Discounted Personal Loan Rate. Fees and Charges and Terms and Conditions are applicable to the KBC Current Account.

    Please note there are no additional fees applicable for the Discounted Personal Loan Rate however there are fees and charges applicable in connection with the Personal Loan account, details of which will be set out in the Personal Loan Terms and Conditions that will be issued to you if your application is approved

    Flexible Terms

    Personal loans for home improvement and certain other purposes will be considered for terms up to 10 years, subject to borrowing amount.

    For more information about our longer term options please contact us.

    Control - You can repay your loan early

    There is no early repayment charge if the total amount repaid early is less than €10,000. For amounts of €10,000 or more, you will be obliged to pay a charge. The charge will be 1% of the amount repaid early if more than one year of the term of the loan remains. If one year or less of the term remains, the charge will be 0.5% of the amount repaid early

  • At KBC we're here to help you manage your credit card payments. If you’re concerned about meeting repayments or if you’re experiencing financial difficulties, talk to us. We’re committed to finding a workable solution:

    Credit Management Team
    The Credit Management team helps customers who may be at risk of experiencing financial difficulties. If you are worried about your financial circumstances, please contact a member of the Credit Management team today on 01 664 6300. We are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    KBC Bank Ireland Arrears Support Unit
    Please contact us on 0818 930 235 if your financial situation has changed recently or you are concerned about your finances.

    MABS (Money Advice & Budgeting Service)
    The Money Advice & Budgeting Service is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.
    MABS Helpline: 0818 07 2000
    Visit their website: www.mabs.ie

  • Take advantage of our competitive fixed rates exclusively for KBC Current Account customers

    Loan Amount Standard Personal Loan Rate Current Account Discount Rate
    €5,000 -
    €9,999
    9.56% (9.99% APR) 8.64% (8.99% APR)
    €10,000 - €50,000 7.07% (7.30% APR) 6.13% (6.30% APR)

     

    Discounted rates only apply if loan is repaid from a KBC Current Account.

    Please refer to the Current Account Discount section for additional information.