Choose your loan type, ensuring that you can adhere to the repayment and guarantor requirements.
Fill out the online Loan Application Form. Please note: Our website is secured with an SSL certificate so that your confidential information is safe and encrypted on submission.
3) APPLICANT INTERVIEW
Within two business days of submission of ALL documents associated with your application, an HFLA director will contact you to set up an in-person interview. Likely two directors will meet and interview you.
4) GUARANTOR INTERVIEW(S)
Your guarantor(s) will be interviewed, usually by phone, to confirm their eligibility.
Once all interviews have been completed, the HFLA Board of Directors will review your application in a strictly confidential meeting. The Board normally meets twice per month.
If your loan is approved, you will need to sign a promissory note (legal document) committing to repay the loan. Your guarantor(s) will also need to sign legally binding guarantees, committing to repay your loan if you are unable to do so.
HFLA requires a Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Agreement to retrieve monthly loan payments automatically. Be sure to bring a void cheque when you come to sign the documents. Once all paperwork is signed, you will receive your loan.
You will need to begin making payments within 30 days of receiving your loan. All loans must be repaid in full no more than 40 months after the loan is received.
The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) helps people help themselves by granting interest-free loans to members of B.C.’s Jewish Community.
We offer people a helping hand, or hand up, not a hand out. In the process, loan recipients maintain dignity and self-sufficiency as they repay their interest-free loans. Our organization is founded on the mitzvah of Gemilut Chesed — Deeds of Loving Kindness.