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Need a break? Skip-a-Pay!

Summertime is so much sweeter when you’re not sweating about your bills!

Many people wonder how they’ll get through these months. Fortunately, Listerhill offers an exclusive break from your loan payments during this costly time of year. Now that sounds like a dream vacation!

Skip-a-Pay is a program that allows members to skip a monthly loan payment during an especially tight financial season. Twice a year, members can request Skip-A-Pay, submit a $25 fee, and skip paying on an eligible loan.

Specific criteria must be met to qualify for Skip-a-Pay. The program is only allowed for certain closed-end loans such as auto loans, recreation loans, and personal loans and must also have a good payment history of 6 or more months. Mortgages, business loans, Christmas loans, credit cards and other lines of credit are not eligible for Skip-a-Pay.

Skipping a loan payment has many benefits, but an informed decision is the best decision. Here are a few more points to consider before you decide to skip a payment:

1.) Breathing room

The primary benefit of choosing to skip a payment is quite obviously, the extra cash flow. During an expensive time of year, you might not make it through the month without resorting to swiping your credit card. By opting to skip a large payment on a loan, you’ll free up cash for your daily expenses so you don’t finish the month in the red. Summertime is so much sweeter when you’re not sweating about your bills!

2.) Longer loan term

It’s important to remember by skipping a payment, you’re lengthening the life of your loan. True, you’re skipping a payment now, but you’ll need to make that up one day. You’re essentially moving this month’s payment to the end of the loan.

3.) Accrued interest

Although Skip-a-Pay may prevent you from having to dip into your credit card — thanks to the extra cash you’ll have. You will eventually be billed for interest on that month's skipped loan payment. You’ll pay that interest at the end of the loan term. This means you’ll end up paying a bit more in interest during the life of the loan.

Ready to skip your next loan payment? Request a skip online or come into any Listerhill branch to chat more.

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  • Which loans are eligible for Skip-A-Pay?

    Auto loans, recreational loans, and personal loans are all eligible for Skip-A-Pay. This includes boat loans, RV loans, 4-wheeler loans etc. However, home loans, Christmas loans, credit cards, and other lines of credit are not eligible.


  • When should I request Skip-A-Pay?

    In order to have your Skip-A-Pay request processed before your loan payment is due, please submit your skip request five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled payment date.

    Example: If your next loan payment is due on June 20th, you would need to submit your request no later than June 12th.

  • How do I request Skip-A-Pay?

    Click here to request Skip-A-Pay, agree to do business electronically, and fill out the online form. You must also provide payment for the $25 fee before your loan payment can be skipped. This fee can be transferred from your Listerhill checking or savings account or paid from an outside account.

  • What is Skip-A-Pay?

    Skip-a-Pay is a service by Listerhill Credit Union which allows members to request to skip a monthly payment. The payment is instead added to the end of a loan, essentially extending the life of the loan by one month. This can be a valuable tool in your financial tool belt.

  • What loans are not eligible for Skip-A-Pay?
    1. Real Estate Loans (1st and 2nd Mortgage and Home Equity Lines)
    2. Business Loans
    3. Lines of Credit (Kwik Kash, Anytime Credit, Overdraft Protection, and Credit Cards)
    4. Christmas Loans
    5. Single Pay Term Loans
    6. Loans with Less than 6 Monthly Payments
    7. Loans Currently Past Due More than 10 Days
    8. Loans that Received Maximum Extensions (six skip pays and/or extensions allowed during the term of the loan)
    9. Workout Loans or Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR)
    10. Accounts in Bankruptcy
    11. Charged-Off Loans
    12. Loans on Accounts with a Negative Checking or Savings Balance
    13. Accounts with Bad Addresses