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Advantages of a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

You've worked hard to own your home. Now, let it work hard for you. A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) can serve as a ready source of funds for planned or unexpected expenses. You can use it to pay for renovations or tuition, consolidate higher interest rate debt, or finance just about anything else that's on your priority list. With no application fee, appraisal fees or closing costs, applying for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is convenient and budget-friendly. Plus, you only pay interest on the amount you use and that interest may be tax deductible.1 Discover the financing benefits of a Santander Bank Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC).

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Features

  • Access your available funds easily with a check or transfer from online banking.
  • Use and reuse your line as you re-pay for up to 10 years.2
  • Choose from two monthly payment options: interest only or principal + interest.2
  • Fixed rate lock option allows you to set up predictable monthly payments by converting all or a portion of your outstanding balance to a fixed rate loan without losing access to additional funds that you don't choose to convert, up to your approved credit limit.2
  • Enjoy a rate discount on our already-competitive Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) rates when you set up automatic payments from any Santander Bank checking account.

What Can a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Be Used For?

Renovations

Sprucing up your home with improvements or renovations.

Expenses

Consolidating your higher interest rate debt into one monthly payment.

Education

Financing higher education costs.

Introductory Variable-Rate Payment Chart

(for the first 24 billing cycles, minimum $10,000 credit line)

State Draw Amount Monthly Principal & Interest Payment Monthly Interest Only Payment Variable APR2
MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, PA, DE, ME, VT, DC $10,000 $68.67 $27.00 3.24%
NY, MD $10,000 $72.83 $31.17 3.74%
MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, PA, DE, ME, VT, DC $25,000 $171.67 $67.50 3.24%
NY, MD $25,000 $182.08 $77.92 3.74%
MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, PA, DE, ME, VT, DC $50,000 $343.33 $135.00 3.24%
NY, MD $50,000 $364.17 $155.83 3.74%

Variable-Rate Payment Chart

Thereafter, First-Lien Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) $100,000 Line Amount

State Draw Amount Principal and
Interest Payment
Interest-Only
Payment
APR2
MA, RI, NJ, PA $25,000 $182.29 $78.13 3.75%
CT, NH, DE, ME, VT, DC $25,000 $187.50 $83.33 4.00%
NY and MD $25,000 $192.71 $88.54 4.25%
MA, RI, NJ, PA $50,000 $364.58 $156.25 3.75%
CT, NH, DE, ME, VT, DC $50,000 $375.00 $166.67 4.00%
NY and MD $50,000 $385.42 $177.08 4.25%
Payment examples do not include real estate taxes, homeowners insurance, or other amounts. Santander does not escrow (or charge borrowers for escrow waiver) on home equity lines of credit.

Important Notice Regarding Existing Loan Protection and Credit Insurance Programs

Please be advised that Santander is discontinuing Santander’s Loan Protection Plan (SLPP) and credit insurance programs effective June 1, 2017, and on that date, enrollment will be cancelled. For further details on the termination click here to learn more.

Useful Links and Documents

Home Equity Line of Credit Get Started Guide

 

Frequently Asked Questions

May We Also Suggest?

1 Check with your tax advisor

2Rates: To get the Home Equity Line of Credit (Line) Variable Rate Introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and the variable rate APR thereafter, payments must be automatically deducted (ePay) from a Santander Bank checking account. The Introductory APR which applies only during the first twenty-four (24) billing cycles after your Line is opened, is based on the U.S. Prime Rate (“Prime”) (4.25% as of 9/1/2017) minus 1.01% or Prime minus 0.51% for properties located in NY or MD. Prime may change at any time and is subject to change without notice. If Prime increases or decreases during the Introductory Period, the variable Introductory APR and minimum required payment will correspondingly change. Thereafter, the APR for any existing balance or future advances will convert to the applicable variable rate APR according to the terms of your Agreement. This APR may also vary monthly and is based on the U.S. Prime Rate published in the Money Rates table of The Wall Street Journal on the first business day of the calendar month. The variable APR that you will receive will range between Prime minus 0.50 percentage points (currently 3.75% APR) and Prime plus 3.00 percentage points (currently 7.25% APR), and will depend on the following factors: amount of credit limit received, lien position, state of the pledged property, and ePay election. If ePay is discontinued, the APR will increase by 0.25 percentage points. The Line must be a first or second lien, secured by your 1 – 4 family primary residence (excluding mobile homes and co-ops) located in MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, NY, PA, DE, ME, VT, MD, or DC, and total mortgage loans to be secured by this property must not exceed 80%. Line amounts must be between $10,000 and $750,000. Other rates and terms apply to investment properties and loan-to-value ratios up to 89.99%. The APR will never be higher than 18.00%. Fees: There is a $450 termination fee if you close the Line within the first 36 months of account opening. If your property is located in New York or Maryland, the Bank will pay the mortgage tax at closing on your behalf; however, it must be reimbursed if the Line is closed within 36 months of account opening. An annual fee, if any, will be charged during the draw period beginning in the 13th month after the account is opened, and each year thereafter on the anniversary date. The amount of the annual fee will be $0, $25, or $50, based on the type of deposit account you have with Santander Bank at the time the fee is assessed. Fixed-Rate Lock Option fee is $50. Balances you choose to lock in at a fixed rate of interest must be repaid in substantially equal monthly payments of both principal and interest. General Information: If your home is on the market, other rates and terms are available. A $175 fee applies if your property is held in trust. Property insurance is required. Flood insurance may be required. Rates and terms are accurate as of 9/1/17, based on a current Prime Rate of 4.25%, and are subject to change. Lines subject to approval.

▲▲▲ Santander® Ultimate Cash BackSM Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) and Fees: 3% introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for 12 billing cycles on balance transfers made within 90 days of opening your account. After the introductory period, a variable APR for balance transfers from 15.49% to 24.49% based on the Prime Rate and your creditworthiness, with a transaction fee for each balance transfer of $0. There is no grace period on balance transfers. Also if you take a balance transfer offer, this means that unless your purchase APR is at an introductory or promotional 0% APR, you will pay interest on new purchases from the date made if you do not pay all balances, including the promotional balance transfer, in full by the next payment due date appearing on your statement. Variable APR for purchases from 15.49% to 24.49% based on your creditworthiness when you open your account. Cash advance APR of 25.99%. Minimum finance charge of $1.50. Penalty APR of 30.99%, which may apply indefinitely to your account if you miss payments or otherwise default. There is no annual fee. Rates effective as of 10/01/2017. Rates are subject to change. Late payment fee and finance charges will still apply. 1.5% cash back via statement credit, gift cards or merchandise on net new retail purchases with no limits on how much you can earn. Earn $100 cash back via statement credit after you spend $500 on net new retail purchases within the first 90 days of opening your account. This credit can take up to 6 weeks to be processed. Late payment fee and finance charges will still apply. Credit card accounts are subject to approval.

* Bonus Offer Details: Accounts must be in good standing. Applies to net new retail purchases only. Net new retail purchases: qualifying purchases less credits, returns, and adjustments. Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, including purchases of money orders or other cash equivalents, purchases made by or for a business purpose, fees, interest charges, unauthorized/fraudulent transactions, and certain other charges do not earn cash back credit. The cash back balance on your account does not expire for accounts in good standing. Cash Back in the form of statement credit upon your request. Receive the $100 cash back bonus via statement credit: When you spend $500 on net new retail purchases using the Santander® Ultimate Cash BackSM credit card, or when you spend $1,000 on net new retail purchases using the Bravo credit card, within the first 90 days of opening your account. $100 cash back is credited to customer account within 6 weeks after spending requirements are met. Other terms and conditions apply.

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