Skip A Payment
Does extra money in your wallet put a little spring in your step?
With Salal Credit Union, you can skip up to two payments a year on eligible Salal loans and enjoy a little extra cash when you need it most.
When you Skip a Payment:
- All skipped payments are added to the end of the loan term, and interest continues to accrue during the skip.
- There is a $25 fee per skip, per loan.
- You must wait 60 days before you can skip a payment on the same loan again.
There are three ways to request to skip a payment on a loan:
- Visit your branch.
- Call our Virtual Branch at 800.562.5515 or 206.298.9394 to request a copy of the coupon be mailed or faxed to you.
- Print, fill out and mail or fax in the Skip a Payment coupon.
If you have a question about the Skip a Payment program, check our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you don't find answers there, visit your branch or call us at 800.562.5515 or 206.298.9394.
By participating in Salal Credit Union's Skip a Payment program, you request that Salal Credit Union defer your loan payments as indicated. You agree and understand that: 1) Interest will continue to accrue at the interest rate provided in your original loan agreement, during and after this time; 2) deferring your payment will result in your having to pay more interest than if you made your payment as originally scheduled; 3) the payment deferral will extend the terms of your loan(s), and you will have to make extra payment(s) through that new term date; 4) you will be required to resume your payments the following month; 5) a fee of $25 will be charged for this service at the time the request is processed; and 6) Skipping a payment and late payment fees may reduce the amount of a Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) claim. Please refer to your GAP Policy for complete information. If you elected for GAP or Warranty Coverage, the coverage will not be extended beyond the original maturity date. All deferrals are subject to Salal Credit Union approval. Eligibility requirements associated with this offer must be met, not limited to your loan(s) being current (have no amount past due). Additional eligibility requirements are explained in the "Frequently Asked Questions" below. Not all loans are eligible for Skip a Payment; see "Frequently Asked Questions" below for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Skip a Payment program?
Salal's Skip a Payment program allows you to skip up to two monthly payments each calendar year on certain loans. Those payments are then added to the end of your loan term. Skipping a loan under Salal's program does not impact your credit rating
What loans are eligible for skips?
Signature loans, auto loans, boat and RV loans, motorcycle loans and dealer direct standard pay (not deferred) are all eligible, provided the loan is at least six months old. Loans less than six months old are not eligible for a skip.
What loans are NOT eligible for skips?
Mortgage loans, share or certificate secured loans, home equity loans or lines of credit (HELOCs), credit cards, EZ Lines, Dealer Direct Lifetime Buydown or Deferred Payment and Salal ReadyCash loans are not eligible for the Skip a Payment program.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible, your loan must be open six months and in good standing. That means your loans must be current, which includes no year-to-date late fees on the loan, and payments must have been made within the grace period every month in the calendar year in which you are requesting your skip. You may not be eligible for other reasons, such as an overdrawn Salal account.
Is there a fee?
There is a $25 fee per skip, per loan.
How does it affect my loan?
The skipped months will be added to the end of your loan, extending the loan term. Interest will continue to accrue during skipped months.
What if I have automatic (ACH) payments?
If you have automatic payments from a Salal account, or if we pull your payment automatically from another financial institution, we'll arrange your skip for the month you selected. Please have your skip request to us 10 business days prior to your payment date. This gives us time to modify your ACH for the month you've requested your skip.
What if I pay my loan through online Bill Pay?
Bill Pay is different than automatic (ACH) payments. If you use Salal's Bill Pay or Bill Pay from any financial institution, you'll need to log into Bill Pay to stop and restart the payment yourself. Don't forget to turn it back on after your skip!
How often can I skip?
As long as you continue to be eligible, you may skip any eligible loan twice in one calendar year. However, the skips on any single loan must occur at least 60 days apart.
Can I skip any time?
Yes, you can, but remember that you can only skip on the same loan a maximum of two times per calendar year, and you must wait at least sixty days between skips.