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What is a balance transfer?

If you have debt with a high-interest APR (annual percentage rate), chances are a balance transfer could help you. Transferring those bills to a SIU Credit Union Visa® Credit Card can save you big money.

What is a balance transfer, anyway?

A balance transfer is when part or all of a debt balance you owe is transferred to another account, usually to save money on interest rates. When you transfer an existing balance with a high-interest rate, say a loan or credit card at another financial institution, to an account with a lower rate, the savings can really add up.

How can this help you?

We know that you really meant to pay off those credit cards, but life happens.  Let us help keep your balances lower and ultimately save you money with a SIU Credit Union Visa®. Our current promotional rate is at 2.9% APR* for 12 months and no balance transfer fees!

How can I do a balance transfer?

To get started, click here to learn more about our Visa Balance Transfer offer.  If you already have a SIU Credit Union Visa, simply download the 2.9% APR* form or visit any of our branches. Don’t have a SIU Credit Union Visa? Click here to apply online or learn more. You can also give us a call at 1-800-449-7301 for more information.


Fine Print: *Annual Percentage Rate. Rates, term and conditions are subject to change without notice. Offer subject to credit approval. 2.9% APR is good on balance transfers for new and existing cardholders for 12 months. Rate applies only on balance transfers. After the promotional period ends, the standard APR for purchases will be applied to all remaining balance transfer amounts. Standard APR ranges between 7.9%-16.9%. Credit card approval and standard APR depends on creditworthiness and other qualifications. Apply for Visa® Credit Card online at or visit any branch location. Membership required. Insured by NCUA. Offer begins January 1, 2021-February 28, 2021, but could end at anytime without notice. Call 800-449-7301 for details.

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