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Student & Education Personal Loans

Comparison rates from as low as 5.45% p.a.*
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Choose our secured loan option to borrow up to $70,000.

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No ongoing fees

Never pay any monthly or early repayment fees

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Stress-free school fees

A personal loan is a great way to pay for your child's school, extra tuition or higher education fees. You could also borrow to cover all of those back-to-school expenses such as uniforms, text books, stationery and even school camps, all with the peace of mind that you’ve got it all covered.

With our great low rates, you could save on interest compared to putting these expenses on a credit card, and with no ongoing monthly or early repayment fees you can pay the loan off sooner.
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Upskilling or Changing Careers?

You might be looking to upskill and help you progress your career or perhaps looking to make a change with a new degree or certificate. SocietyOne can help you take that leap with an education loan to cover course fees, extra tuition and study resources like textbooks with a low rate personal loan.
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How it works

Getting a personal loan with SocietyOne is quick and easy.

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In as little as 2 minutes we’ll give you a rate based on your credit profile.

Apply Online

It only takes 5 minutes for most people to complete their online application.

Get Your Funds

Once approved, we’ll have the funds in as little as 1 business day.
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How our rates compare

See how our unsecured personal loan rates measure up to the big 4, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, ANZ and NAB.
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Rates as of 15/12/2021. Excludes short term bank promotions.
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Consolidate your debts

Consolidate your debts into a single repayment or pay for expenses that may be difficult to pay off with a credit card.

Flexible options

Choose between secured or unsecured loan options, loan terms up to 7 years and monthly or fortnightly repayments.

Pay it off sooner

We don’t charge any penalties for paying off your personal loan early, so you have the option to pay a little extra off when you can!
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The right loan for you

With great rates, flexible loan terms and repayment options, plus no monthly or early repayment fees you’ll have no trouble finding a loan to suit you.

Wondering about the difference between secured and unsecured is? In our helpful guide we get into the nitty gritty about both of these loan types to help you understand more and make it easier to choose the loan type that’s best for you.
Loan details
Secured loans
Unsecured loans
Interest rates
From 5.45% p.a
From 6.45% p.a.
Comparison rates
From 5.45% p.a.*
From 6.45% p.a.*
Amount you can borrow
$5,000 to $70,000
$5,000 to $50,000
Loan terms
2, 3, 5 or 7 years
2, 3, or 5 years
Repayment frequency
Fortnightly or monthly
Fortnightly or monthly
Asset security
Yes, you will need to provide an eligible asset as security
No security required 
Monthly fees
Early repayment fees
Hidden fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

Things to consider before getting a student loan

What will I need to get a personal student loan?

To get a personal loan, you may need to supply us with the following information and documents as part of your personal student loan application:

  • Your personal details – name, address, date of birth
  • A driver’s licence or passport
  • Proof of your address - for example, a utility bill
  • Proof of your income in the form of payslips or bank statements
  • Details about your day-to-day expenses, and any other debts

If you’re applying for a secured personal loan, you’ll also need to provide asset details as part of the verification process. 

The documents we require depend on your ownership of the vehicle but it will help to have these things handy:

  • Registration certificate 
  • Proof of insurance
  • Invoice or proof of private sale, if you are purchasing a vehicle

Will a credit check be made when I apply for a personal student loan?

Yes, we use this and assess your financial situation to calculate your interest rate & reward borrowers who have maintained good credit scores. Receiving a rate quote from us will not impact your credit score. We use what is called a 'soft call' to get your credit score from the credit bureau which allows us to calculate a personalised rate for you. However, once you have submitted your loan application, we will conduct a credit check as part of our assessment process. This check is known as a 'hard call' and will be reflected in your credit score.

What repayment options are available?

Student loan repayments can be made in either fortnightly or monthly instalments by direct debit. 

Your regular repayments are calculated based on your loan amount, interest rate, loan term (2, 3, 5 years with an unsecured loan or up to 7 years with a secured loan), and whether you have chosen fortnightly or monthly repayments.

Who can apply for a secured or unsecured personal loan?

The first thing you should do is check your eligibility with the lender. If you’re looking to apply for a personal loan with SocietyOne, you’ll need to ensure you meet our lending criteria below: 

  • You need to be at least 18 years of age
  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • You must earn more than $30,000 per annum
  • It’s important that you have a good credit history.

If you’re applying for a secured personal loan, you will need to have an asset to pledge as security. At SocietyOne, your asset will need to meet a minimum value, depending on the amount you wish to borrow. Acceptable assets include: 

  • Vehicles (passenger and light commercial vehicles) 
  • Motorbikes
  • Caravans
  • Marine (boats and personal watercrafts). 

We do not accept heavy commercial vehicles. 

You will need to provide asset details, proof of ownership or purchase invoice, and insurance as part of the verification process.

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Don't just take our word for it...

"Process extremely easy and speedy. Staff great to work with and kept updated consistently throughout whole process."
Mar 2021
“Customer service has been fantastic very efficient. The loan rate is reasonable & has helped at an important time. The paperwork is so simple you can do it from your phone.”
Google Review
Nov 2020
“Customer service has been fantastic very efficient. The loan rate is reasonable & has helped at an important time. The paperwork is so simple you can do it from your phone.”
Google Review
Nov 2020
“Customer service has been fantastic very efficient. The loan rate is reasonable & has helped at an important time. The paperwork is so simple you can do it from your phone.”
Google Review
Nov 2020
"Process extremely easy and speedy. Staff great to work with and kept updated consistently throughout whole process."
March 2021
"Such an easy process to apply for my personal loan. From the start of the application to when the funds were in my bank was only a matter of a few days. Great service, would highly recommend”
Product Review
February 2021
“Cant speak highly enough of society one. They approached our application with reasonable thought and actually took notice of affordability not just debits from accounts. Nothing seems to be too much problem with this company. Highly recommend.”
March 2021
“Very speedy service fantastic people to deal with. Highly recommend society one for a personal loan. I am very impressed with them and will use them again if need be in the future”
Product Review
February 2021
“Society one is a refreshing new way of doing banking. From my application through to draw down the process was streamlined and timely, as advertised. No hesitation in recommending their services.”
March 2021
"Application process was simple and straight to the point. You are able to see your rate, prior to applying and this does not affect your credit score. Customer Service was excellent, response times are quick and rates are in line with the BIG 4 banks."
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February 2021