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Act fast to get up to $200†
If you don’t have both checking and savings accounts with UBT, now’s your chance to make the switch and earn a cash reward — but only if you act by 9/30/21. Here’s how it works:
- Get up to $150† when you open a new checking account and meet requirements
- Get a $50† bonus when you open a new Simply Savings account and meet requirements
That’s up to $200† for bringing it all together at UBT. Plus, you can enjoy all the benefits of working with a family-owned bank that cares about our customers, the communities we serve, and each other. But hurry — this offer ends soon!
Home Equity Loans & Lines of Credit
Put your home equity to good use
If you’re spending more time at home than usual due to social distancing efforts, now might be a great time to tackle some home improvement projects with a home equity loan or line of credit from UBT. You could also use your home's equity to pad your emergency fund during this challenging time. No matter your approach, a home equity line of credit is a great way to use your investment to your advantage.
Frequently Asked Questions
APR stands for "annual percentage rate." It is the annualized cost of credit, expressed as a percentage. The APR calculation considers certain fees to reflect the cost of credit in addition to interest.
Interest on a HELOC or a home equity loan is deductible if you use the funds for renovations to your home — the phrase is “buy, build, or substantially improve.” The caveat here is that the money must be spent on the property whose equity is the source of the loan. (We strongly encourage you to consult your tax professional for guidance that applies to your own unique circumstances.)
That totally depends on your circumstance, and it’s certainly not an either/or situation. But typically, your available balance on a HELOC is higher than a credit card, and because this line of credit is secured by your home, HELOC interest rates are generally lower than what credit cards offer. That’s why it works well for large projects, leaving your credit card free for the everyday stuff.
This part is really easy, especially if you have a UBT checking account. You can make a payment on your HELOC in any local branch, online within UBTgo, or on your phone using the UBTgo mobile app (message and data rates may apply).
You can choose to pay off any remaining balance owed against your HELOC at any time. If you pay off your HELOC balance early, you have the option of leaving it open for future borrowing.
You can make interest-only or principal-plus-interest payments the entire term of the HELOC if there is an outstanding balance. (Note: If your credit score does not qualify you for interest-only payments, you’ll pay 1% of the principal plus interest.) It’s worth noting that additional principal payments, if you can make them, would reduce the amount of your monthly payments. This information (principal, interest, and payment details) is always readily available to you, and you can set up an automatic payment for your convenience.
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†Checking offer not valid for primary accountholder on existing UBT personal checking account(s). Savings offer not valid for primary accountholder on existing Simply Savings or Simply Savings Student account(s). Offer not valid if existing checking or savings accounts closed 120 days prior to 06/01/2021. Receive $50 when you open a Simply Free Checking account and have $500 in electronic direct deposits posted within 90 calendar days of account opening. Receive $150 when you open an interest-earning checking account (Simply Free Plus, Simply Free Platinum, or Premium Interest Advantage) and have $2,500 in electronic direct deposits posted within 90 calendar days of account opening. Receive $50 when you open a Simply Savings account and maintain a $2,500 balance for 90 calendar days from account opening. Bonus is credited to your active account within 100 days of account opening if you meet requirements. $50 opening deposit required on checking accounts (Simply Free Plus requires a $1,000 opening deposit). Simply Savings requires a $2,500 opening deposit in new money. Various Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) offered for interest-earning checking accounts based on the account and balance maintained. For example, Simply Free Platinum requires a $100 minimum daily balance to earn .05% APY. Simply Savings earns .05% APY. APYs accurate as of 06/01/2021. Fees may reduce earnings; rates subject to change. Promotion offers limited to one new checking account and one new savings account per person and cannot be combined with other offers. Simply Free Platinum accounts are designed for people age 50 and over. Premium Interest Advantage is limited to residents of Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in Nebraska. Promotions available 06/01/2021 to 09/30/2021.