It's time to learn about responsible lending
Donate to MCUD


Karen Smith
Executive Director

Current Consumer Topic -- Steps to a Successful Loan
Microsite > Consumer Resources

Consumer Resource Center

May Topic of the Month … Preparing for a Loan

So, you are thinking about a new car or a vacation. How do you get the funds you need? Where do you start? Many consumers jump into the process without a plan, but that can be surprisingly costly. A few simple steps can help you qualify for a better rate and save you a lot of money. This month, we will review a few key elements that can make your loan process less painful, as well as more beneficial for you and your household budget. We'll be covering how to …  

  • check your credit report,
  • challenge mistakes or errors on the report,
  • build your credit and comparison shopping for loans, and
  • ensure success in the loan process with some tips.

Visit our website throughout the month of May, and use our Resource List as we look at how to prepare for a loan. We also have regular consumer information on the topic of the month on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Feel free to share them with your own audiences.


Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (or MCUCD) is the award-winning, charitable arm of the Montana Credit Union Network. A state-wide nonprofit organization, MCUCD works together with the state's credit unions to improve the lives and financial independence of all Montanans.