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What is LGFCU Personal Loan?

Dena Standley | March 23, 2023

Summary: LGFCU is the financial institution of choice for North Carolina residents working for the local government. Their competitive rates and low fees lead to more consumers taking out loans with them. Unfortunately, not all can pay within the reasonable time allotted. If you fell behind on your loan payments with LGFCU, you can settle your debt and move on with life.

Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) personal loan is a loan offered by LGFCU to its members looking to borrow unsecured loans for personal use. The loan does not require consumers to furnish collateral such as a home or car.

Further, the interest rate is specific to the borrower's creditworthiness and payment history. Members of the union borrow the money to use for various needs such as:

  • Consolidating debt
  • Medical expenses
  • Home renovations and repairs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Unexpected expenses

LGFCU loan repayment terms range from 12–60 months with no prepayment penalties if the borrower pays off the loan early. Even with reasonable repayment terms, some borrowers get into a rough patch and fail to make payments on time—leading to an unpleasant experience with the debt collectors. For instance, if you receive multiple calls a day from LGFCU, you can send a Debt Validation Letter to stop their calls.

Today, SoloSuit will give you more information about LGFCU, how it works, the complaints received against them, and how to solve your debt challenges with LGFCU.

What is LGFCU, and how does it work?

LGFCU is a financial institution serving North Carolina’s local government employees, their families, volunteers, and affiliated organizations. It is the 4th largest credit union in North Carolina, with its main office in Raleigh.

LGFCU was established in 1983 and currently has 210 employees and over 399,268 members. They offer various financial products and services, including:

  • Savings and checking accounts
  • Loans
  • Credit cards
  • Investment opportunities

LGFCU operates under the supervision of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a federal agency that regulates and insures credit unions in America. Being a member-owned institution, LGFCU provides low fees, competitive rates, and personalized customer services. The following are the steps to join the union:

  1. Determine your eligibility: LGFCU limits its services to people who work for the North Carolina government and their close family members. Hence, check for your eligibility on the LGFCU website.

  2. Provide the required information: You must enter your personal information, such as your driver's license, social security number, national identity card, and most recent contact information.

  3. Apply for membership: You can apply online, by phone, or in person. To do it online, go to the LGFCU website, click join and begin the application process.

  4. Fund your account: Once your application goes through, you must fund your account regularly by electronic transfer, mail, or in-person.

  5. Start using LGFCU services: The services mentioned earlier are available to you for the period you are a member.

Have you been using their loan services and are now stuck with unpaid debts? Learn how to settle your debts once and for all with SoloSettle in the following video.

Customer reviews about LGFCU

LGFCU has received numerous positive comments about its services and terms of payment. For example, Trudy gave them a 5-star rating on the lending tree platform (deposits and accounts) and said they were once a victim of a fraudulent attack on their account. On contacting LGFCU, they helped to resolve the problem quickly and even refunded the stolen money.

On the other hand, some consumers reported having negative experiences with LGFCU. They have raised complaints on several platforms, including Better Business Bureau (BBB). Here is an example of a complaint against LGFCU from its BBB profile.

We bought our house in 2020 and signed a monthly loan with our bank for $628. Fast forward to 2022. Last week we got a letter in the mail saying our house has started the process of foreclosure due to unpaid taxes. Mind you. We have made every payment. Apparently, the credit union made an error and did not pay the taxes and did not put the taxes into our escrow. So since 2020, we have been under the impression we have been paying all of our taxes in escrow. Now they do not want to own up to their mistake and are trying to raise our house mortgage payment from $628 to $783 a month! Our loan disclosure states if the bank fails to pay, it falls on them, not the borrower.”

LGFCU has failed to respond to several complaints on their BBB profile, like the one above, resulting in a D- rating. In addition to reporting to the BBB, you can raise your complaints on the Fair Trade Commission website or report to your state's attorney general office.

Settle your debt with the help of SoloSettle

You can take matters into your own hands and settle your debts by yourself with the help of SoloSettle.

SoloSettle, powered by SoloSuit, is different from traditional debt settlement companies. Here’s how:

  • You can settle the debt on your own with SoloSettle.
  • You have legal defense built in with SoloSuit. You can respond to a debt lawsuit and fight off collectors in court while working on the settlement.
  • You don’t have to make any payments until you’ve reached a debt settlement agreement.
  • You can settle a debt of any size with SoloSettle. Many debt settlement companies require you to have a large debt of $15,000 or more to enroll.
  • You stay updated with each step of the settlement process until an offer is accepted by your creditor or collector.

Let’s take a look at an example of settling a debt with SoloSettle.

Example: Leah is being sued by LGFCU for $1,500. She uses SoloSuit to respond to the case with a written Answer, buying herself time to work out a debt settlement plan. After taking a close look at her finances, Lean decides she can pay off 75% of the debt, or $1,125. She uses SoloSettle to send a settlement offer to LGFCU, starting low at 40%, or $600. This gives her room to grow, and after a few rounds of negotiations, they reach an agreement at 60% of the debt, or $900. Leah saves hundreds, and LGFCU dismisses the case.

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