Consumer Loans

Settlers Bank makes borrowing easy. We act fast on your request, but take the time you need to understand the process. Our size allows us to be flexible in serving our customers. Whether you are a first time borrower or have lots of experience with borrowing money, we adjust to meet your needs.

Personal Loans

This type loan can be used for just about anything. A personal loan is just what some customers need to meet their day to day financing requirements. We offer flexible terms and repayment plans. Plus, all decisions are made locally. This means that we can often provide an instant decision in person or over the phone.

Auto Loans

If you are in the market for a new or used car we encourage you to give us a call before you shop. Pre-approval eliminates the uncertainty of financing your vehicle and allows you to focus on getting the best bargain. Settlers Bank offers competitive rates coupled with flexible payment schedules.

Recreation Loans

Enjoy our beautiful rivers on your new boat or travel the countryside in your new RV! Settlers Bank can provide the financing you need when it comes to recreational vehicles. We encourage you to stop in and talk to one of our friendly loan officers before you buy. Pre-approval gives you more bargaining power and our loan officers help you understand how much you can afford. Competitive rates and flexible repayment terms make Settlers Bank a great choice for recreational vehicle loans.

Mortgage Loans

Settlers Bank provides many financing options for our customers that own their home or are in the market to purchase a home. We also offer a variety of other home loans.

Mortgage Loan

A mortgage loan is what most people think of when they think about borrowing money to purchase their home. The distinguishing characteristic is that the loan is secured by a mortgage or lien filed against the property. You pledge your home as collateral against the loan.

Fixed rate loans – with this type loan the rate is set at the time of the loan and stays constant throughout the term of the loan. Settlers Bank does not directly offer fixed rate loans at this time. However, we do have a relationship with a third party that does offer fixed rate loans. We can work with you to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Variable rate loans – with variable rate loans the interest rate can change during the term of the loan. At the start of the loan, the initial rate is set. During the term of the loan the interest rate can adjust. If the rate changes, so does the amount of your payment.

Settlers Bank offers one basic type of variable rate mortgage loan. The proceeds of the loan can be used to purchase a new home or refinance your existing home loan.

3/3 ARM - With our 3/3 Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) the initial rate is set when the loan is made and that rate remains in place for the first three years. After three years, the rate adjusts up or down based upon an index rate and a margin over the index. The rate can move a maximum of 2% and is again set for three more years. The payment amount is also recalculated at this time based upon the new rate. At the next reset date the new rate is again calculated based upon the index rate and margin and the maximum change is again 2%. The loan payment amount is also recalculated. This procedure continues every three years until the loan is paid off at the end of the loan term. Over the course of the loan the maximum change in interest rate is 6%.

Interest Rate Origination Fee/ Points Annual Percentage Rate Maximum Term Payment Stream * Effective Date
4.5% $500 4.219% 30 years 36 payments of $510.56 12/10/12
        324 payments of $482.98  
        1 Payment of $484.45  

* The payment stream does not include property taxes or insurance. Thus, your total monthly payment will be greater when including those items.

 The amounts disclosed above are based upon a loan amount of $100,000 and a down payment of at least 20%. The payment stream is calculated based upon a hypotheical rate for the first 36 payments. For the remaining payment stream the calculation is based upon interest rates remaining the same, but adjusted to the terms of the index plus the margin.


Other loans

Primary residence construction loans – Settlers Bank works with our customers that are interested in building their own home.

Land only loans – Many times our customers are interested in purchasing land for future use.

Second mortgages – Sometimes a person owes less on their mortgage loan than the value of their home. Instead of refinancing the entire loan, the customer can simply borrow additional money using the home as collateral. In this type loan the bank uses the home as collateral, but is second in priority behind the financial organization that holds the first mortgage.

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) – This loan is similar to a second mortgage, but instead of borrowing a specific amount and setting up payments you establish the amount and use it as needed. The amount is established taking into consideration the value of your home and the amount you owe. After the HELOC is approved you may use the funds as needed. The amount of your monthly repayment is based upon the amount you owe. Whether you need funds to buy a new car, that much needed vacation, or anything else, you know in advance that that the funds are available.

Our qualified home loan officers are ready to help. Give us a call and we will provide the answers you need to make a home loan work for you.