ACFCU Application Center
Here you’ll find links to all the applications available on our site. By following the links below you are able to fill out applications for loans, employment, membership or other specific areas.
To apply for a loan online you must be a member of Amarillo Community FCU and have a valid Home Banking user account.
If you are a member and a valid Home Banking user, login to apply for a loan.
If you are a member, but you do not have a valid Home Banking user account, contact us at 806-358-7561 to learn how to obtain one.
If you are not a member, learn how to become a member today.
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Why Pre-qualification and Pre-approval Helps Your Home Search
When you begin the process of obtaining a mortgage, the first question that needs to be answered is whether you want to be pre-qualified or pre-approved. Both have advantages, depending on where you are in your quest for a home.
To become pre-qualified, you have to submit general information about yourself and your finances to a broker or lender and that based on this unconfirmed data, the lender will issue a pre-qualification loan amount for you. This is not to be mistaken for a letter of approval with a fixed loan amount. That comes later when you allow the lender access to your confidential financial data.
The broker will match the borrowing criteria you have entered to its database of lenders and their underwriting guidelines, and an analysis will result in which your financial position is compared to general lender guidelines.
A pre-approval is something of a commitment for both sides. First, you agree to a loan. Then you give the broker or lender a check to cover the cost of a credit report search and analysis. The lender may ask for other information such as your last two or three bank statements and pay stubs.
Once the credit report is back, the lender should be able to provide you with a loan rate, the APR, lock the loan in for you if you wish, and provide you with a truth-in-lending closing statement which will outline the costs of your loan and what size check you will need to bring to closing. As quick as on-line applications are, the pre-approval loan package still takes about four days to receive. The lender will overnight it to you inmost cases.
A good idea is to check your credit yourself before you apply for pre-approval. Go to annualcreditreport.com and see where you stand. If there is a problem, you can work to get it resolved. You get three free reports a year by law now.
The first advantage the pre-approval can offer you is now you have a loan without having a specific property in mind. All you have to do after that is find the right home.
In the home hunting process, pre-approval also offers several advantages.
- You have a clearer idea of the amount you can spend.
- You may find that being pre-approved opens the door to types of homes and neighborhoods that you hadn’t considered before.
- You will also be taken much more seriously when it comes time to choose an agent and negotiations with a seller.
- Once you find a home, you can move much more quickly. This is particularly an advantage if the seller has been transfered, has already moved or is moving to another home and will favor a faster closing contract.
Contact Lee Robinson for a free pre-approval today!
Become a member of Amarillo Community Federal Credit Union and start enjoying all of the benefits of credit union membership.
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From time to time ACFCU will have employment opportunities, please check this page for future postings. ACFCU is an equal opportunity employer.
You can set up direct deposit to receive your income directly to your ACFCU account.
The forms below are for your convenience. Because of federal regulation regarding the Patriot Act: If you are currently an Amarillo Community FCU member, please download and print the forms. After you complete and sign the form, please fax it to: 806-358-8215. Once we receive the form we will verify your signature before we process your request. If you are not currently a member, please bring the proper identification into any Amarillo Community FCU location for your request to be completed.