AA Member Loan

23 reviews

3.1% Representative

Will lend between: £1,000 - £25,000

Over: 12 - 84 Months

Representative example: If you borrow £4,000 over 36 months at a Representative rate of 8.9% APR and an annual interest rate of 8.9% (variable) you would pay 36 monthly repayments of £126.37. The total charge for credit will be £549.32 and the total amount payable will be £4,549.32.

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AA Member Loan customer reviews.

23 reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars

brilliant and quick
19:11 06-06-2019
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Amazingly quick. Filled form in online. Got the same interest rate I was promised, i.e. 3.2% FIXED OVER 3 YEARS. No strings. Can repay early without penalty. Got accepted within 30 seconds. Credit checks etc all done in that time. Confirmation message. Money into bank within 2 days. Amazing. Recommended.

Dunc Smith

Poor service
09:12 04-08-2018
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I called AA loans this morning and after 38 minutes got through to Hayley.. who didn’t even apologise for the wait, which I would expect as standard practice from customer service! Poor service from there on in on the call. Won’t use again.

Zoe Collett

So Quick
10:36 30-06-2018
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Applied on Thursday, got accepted at a great rate. Received paperwork Saturday emailed contract back on Saturday. Money in my account on Tuesday. NO HASSLE

Craig

Great product
12:46 25-06-2018
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Would recommend this product to anyone. Competitive APR. People should learn more about representative APR's instead of complaining that they got a offered a higher APR, APR is based on your credit rating. Useful that you can make extra payments or pay off the loan early with no charges.

David

Avoid if you can
09:07 22-06-2018
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I applied for a loan online and was accepted with a much higher APR than advertised despite an excellent credit history,I had to wait about a month for the funds to reach my account, a while into the aggreement I paid off half the balance and was told it takes 2 months to change the direct debit amount (is this 1995 or something!) today on the 3rd month they took the same amount out of my account instead of the reduced amount, I had to call customer services who advised the team i need to speak to are not available and will call me back (lets see if this happens), so in all it took 3 months to change a simple direct debit and they still got that wrong, such a slow process. I wouldnt advise to use AA

Danielle Gilbert

great!!!
08:18 30-05-2018
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Couldn't believe how quick the process was had a text message to say money would be in my account within 2 working days but it actually went in on that day, only negative is high interest rate but i have a low credit score so fair enough

marty

Our review of AA Member Loan

Although the AA don’t personally pay out the loan amounts (they are a brokerage for Bank of Ireland), their website and information offers the same feeling of security as their breakdown cover. There is lots of information about whether a loan is the right choice for you and they seem to be very conscious of lending responsibly. They clearly set out the criteria of the loan, explain why a customer may receive a certain decision and guide customers through the consequences of taking out a personal loan.

AA Personal Loans have mixed reviews online with some customers claiming to have great credit scores but still getting turned down. There are reports of the AA changing the initial quoted rate of interest after the application has been completed, however, this is to be expected as through gathering personal information they tailor their interest rate to each customer’s individual circumstances. Reviews across the web are quite negative, but with the majority of feedback being from those that have been declined, it’s not surprising.

One thing to note is that if you are an existing customer and wish to borrow more from AA Personal Loans, you will need to settle your existing debt with them and then reapply, which can be an inconvenience if you’re not in the financial position to do so.

Overall verdict: AA Personal Loans seem to take a firm but fair approach. They only accept those with a perfect credit history, so if your credit file has had a couple of wobbles in the past then this is not the loan for you. If you’re a current breakdown customer then AA Loans could be worth considering for convenience, but it’s worth shopping around.

 

Mark Grimley
Written by
Mark Grimley
Head of Partnerships & Take Control Author at Choose Wisely

Mark joined Choose Wisely in 2015. He continues to work in close contact with the providers, brokers and journalists operating in the world of consumer credit.

Highlights

  • Instant decision online
  • No arrangement or set up fee
  • Fixed monthly repayments
  • No fee for repaying your loan early

Minimum criteria

  • You must be aged between 21 and 70
  • No County Court Judgements (CCJs) or bankruptcy
  • You must have a UK based bank or building society account that can pay direct debits
  • You must have a regular income above £12,000 per year
  • You must have been a UK resident for at least 3 years

Fees

  • Maximum APR 17.9%
  • Arrangement fee: £0
  • Early repayment fee: £0
  • Late payment fee: £12

About AA Member Loan

Breakdown cover provider AA offer a broker service for personal loans up to £25,000 provided by the Bank of Ireland. Monthly repayments are fixed and loan lengths can range from one to seven years. There are no hidden arrangement charges or set up fees and the AA have a simple but quite lengthy online application process that gives an instant decision.

There are a few criteria that you will need to meet for an AA Personal Loan including being aged 21 or over, be a UK resident for at least three years and have a regular annual income of over £12,000. Approved applicants will be sent their paperwork to sign and send back and once this has been received by AA the loan should appear in your bank account within 2 working days.

The advertised representative APR offered by the AA is tailored to your personal circumstances and takes into account your credit information, your requested loan amount and the length of time you wish to borrow for so it may differ from the advertised rate.

Repayments are made monthly by Direct Debit and will be for a fixed amount throughout the duration.

Company information

Registration number: 7022885

boini.bankofireland.com

08000 850 444

Bow Bells House, 1 Bread Street, London, EC4M 9BE

FCA registration

Reference No: 512956

Trading names: Bank of Ireland

Place of business: Bow Bells House, 1 Bread Street, London EC4M 9BE

Data protection registration

Registration No: Z2076174

Data controller: Bank of Ireland (UK) PLC

Address: Bow Bells House, 1 Bread Street, London EC4M 9BE

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