Medical Loans up to $25,000

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Borrow $3,000 to $25,000
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Same-Day Approval2
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25-48 month terms

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With no impact on your credit score!

Check If You Qualify with no impact on your credit score!

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Borrow $3,000 to $25,000
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Same-Day Approval2
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25-48 month terms

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What is a medical loan?

Medical costs can be highly expensive, even if you have private health cover. Thanks to Australia's world-leading healthcare system, most emergency surgeries won't cost you out of your own pocket.

However, you may face a time when you do have to pay for your medical needs, from smaller payments to larger, more important surgeries. Rather than worrying about withdrawing from your hard-earned savings to cover your medical bills, focus on your health and apply for a quick medical loan from Jacaranda Finance.

A medical loan is no different than any other personal loan: it's just a loan you use to pay for medical expenses, which you can specify in your application. These loans can be unsecured but you can also take out a secured medical loan by using an asset you own (such as a car) as security.

About our medical loans

Jacaranda's medical loans are one of top 10 most common reasons people apply for a loan with us, alongside loans for dental expenses. We offer medical loans from $3,000 all the way up to $25,000, with manageable repayments spread out up to as long as 48 months. Our interest rates are fixed as well, so you'll always know what you owe and where you stand.

As a 100% online lender, there's no hefty paperwork or long lines with us. Instead, we utilise state-of-the-art technology that allows you to:

  • Complete your application in just 5-12 minutes1 depending on your circumstances;
  • Receive a same-day outcome on your application2 if you apply during normal business hours; and
  • Have the funds transferred to your account in under 60-seconds3 if approved (if you have an NPP-enabled bank account).

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Loan Details
Loan Amounts

$3,000 to $25,000

Loan Terms

25 months to 48 months

Loan Type
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Secured and unsecured

Rate type

Fixed

Repayment options

Weekly, fortnightly or monthly

No early payout or exit fees

Customers who pay their loan out early do not incur any additional fees or charges for doing so.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

We Make Applying Easy

We know how important it is to receive your funds in a timely manner. As a hard-working Australian, you don’t have time to waste on needless paperwork.

That’s why our loan application process has been perfected over time to be as simple and quick as possible.

What can I use a medical online loan for?

Did you know that in 2022, the number of Australians delaying or avoiding medical treatment soared by nearly 50% due to cost? That's according to a report from the Productivity Commission, which also revealed that it has never been harder or more expensive to see a doctor and seek medical treatment.

Taking care of our health is becoming increasingly expensive, but it's often not something we can opt out of. That's where Jacaranda comes in. You can use a medical personal loan to cover any medical expenses you would prefer not to pay for outright.

Here are just a few of the most common reasons we receive medical loan applications.

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Dental expenses

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Elective surgery

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Constructive surgery

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Cosmetic surgery

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Urgent or emergency surgery

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Laser eye surgery

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Non-surgical procedures

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Specialist appointments

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Medicines

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Rehabilitation

Should I get private health insurance?

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Whether you should have private health insurance or not depends on your situation. It can definitely help with certain medical costs and treatments depending on what you're covered for, and it also allow you to skip waiting lines and choose your own doctor in a private room. But it can also be costly to have a policy on an ongoing basis, and not everything is covered by private health.

For a detailed breakdown on the pros, cons and costs of both private health insurance and Medicare, see our article on whether you need health insurance.

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Rates & Fees

Interest Rate
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  • Unsecured
    Personal Loan
    $3,000 - $15,000
    Interest Rate
    17.95% to 27.95%
    Comparison Rate
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    32.40% to 42.80%
    Loan Term
    25 - 36 months
    Repayment Cycle
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly
    Secured or
    Unsecured
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    Unsecured
    Establishment Fees
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    $130 to $990
    Monthly Fees
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    $24 p/month
    Risk Fee
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    $0 to $995
    Comparison Rate Warning*
    Comparison Rate Warning: the comparison rate is based on $10,000 over 36 months. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
  • Secured
    Personal Loan
    $3,000 - $25,000
    Interest Rate
    14.95% to 27.95%
    Comparison Rate
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    29.30% to 42.80%
    Loan Term
    25 - 48 months
    Repayment Cycle
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly
    Secured or
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    Secured
    Establishment Fees
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    $130 to $990
    Monthly Fees
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    $24 p/month
    Risk Fee
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    $0 to $995
    Comparison Rate Warning*
    Comparison Rate Warning: the comparison rate is based on $10,000 over 36 months. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
This is not an offer for credit. The amount you can borrow as well as the offer you receive may vary once you complete an application and all relevant details are captured and verified. Fees, credit criteria and terms and conditions apply. Example tables and calculators are illustrative only and are not intended to be your sole source of information when making a financial decision. Consider whether to get advice from a licensed financial adviser.
  • Unsecured
    Personal Loan
    $3,000 - $15,000
    Interest Rate
    17.95% to 27.95%
    17.95% to 27.95%
    Comparison Rate
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    32.40% to 42.80%
    32.40% to 42.80%
    Loan Term
    25 - 36 months
    25 - 36 months
    Secured or
    Unsecured
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    Unsecured
    Unsecured
    Monthly Fees
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    $24 p/month
    $24 p/month
    Repayment Cycle
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly
    Establishment Fees
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    $130 to $990
    $130 to $990
    Risk Fee
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    $0 to $995
    $0 to $995
    Comparison Rate Warning* Comparison Rate Warning: the comparison rate is based on $10,000 over 36 months. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
  • Secured
    Personal Loan
    $3,000 - $25,000
    Interest Rate
    14.95% to 27.95%
    14.95% to 27.95%
    Comparison Rate
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    29.30% to 42.80%
    29.30% to 42.80%
    Loan Term
    25 - 48 months
    25 - 48 months
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    Unsecured
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    Secured
    Secured
    Monthly Fees
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    $24 p/month
    $24 p/month
    Repayment Cycle
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly
    Weekly, fortnightly or monthly
    Establishment Fees
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    $130 to $990
    $130 to $990
    Risk Fee
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    $0 to $995
    $0 to $995
    Comparison Rate Warning*
    (Personal Loans)
    Comparison Rate Warning: the comparison rate is based on $10,000 over 36 months. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
    Comparison Rate Warning* Comparison Rate Warning: the comparison rate is based on $10,000 over 36 months. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

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Am I eligible for a medical loan?

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Am I eligible for a medical loan?

The basic eligibility criteria you must meet before submitting an application:
  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Be employed on a permanent or casual basis.
  • Have a consistent income going into your own bank account for the last 90 days.
  • Be in control of your finances and be handling existing financial commitments comfortably.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident with a fixed address.
  • Have an active email address, phone number, and online banking account in your name that belongs to you.

We accept a wider range of credit history than a bank or a prime lender, but we do not recommend submitting an application if:

  • You are currently or recently bankrupt (you must be three years discharged and in control of your finances)
  • You are not comfortably repaying your existing financial obligations
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Medical Loan FAQs

Find out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions here about our medical loans.

You can apply for varying loan amounts with Jacaranda, depending on your needs. With our Express Personal Loan, you can borrow between $3,000 and $25,000. 

For detailed information about who our products are designed for, please review our Target Market Determinations.

Use our loan repayment estimate calculator to get a guide on what your repayments could be. To get an idea of what rates, fees and charges are associated with our loans, visit our rates and fees page.

We use the information you provide in the online application form, as well as information on your bank statements, to make sure that you qualify for a loan product during our credit assessment. If you don't qualify, your application will be declined without a hard credit check being conducted. We review all applications, even those who have bad credit.

Once you've checked if you qualify, and if you do qualify, you have the option to submit your application to Jacaranda to perform a credit assessment. By submitting a full application, you authorise Jacaranda Finance Pty Ltd to obtain a copy of your full credit file. This may impact your credit score.

There are four credit reporting bodies that we may use to conduct a credit check:

  • Equifax
  • Experian
  • illion
  • Talefin

Review our Privacy Policy for more information.

Our loan application process has been designed to be as simple and quick as possible, as we know how important it is to receive your funds in a timely manner. How quickly you can apply for a personal loan and receive your funds will depend on your situation.

Applying for a loan with Jacaranda Finance takes most people 5-12 minutes1, but it could take longer depending on a number of factors such as but not limited to how fast you are at typing or if you have all the required information on hand.

After applying, most customers get an outcome on their loan application on the same day during normal business hours once we have received all of the supporting information we require. We do not guarantee same-day outcomes for all customers.2

Once an applicant has been approved and they have signed a contract, we automatically attempt to release the money to the applicant's bank account. Most customers have a New Payments Platform (NPP) bank account and receive the money in their bank account within 60 seconds. For other customers, the money will be available overnight on weekdays and overnight the following business day if approved on a weekend or public holiday.3

Repayments on your loan are automatically set up to be deducted via direct debit from your bank account in line with your pay cycle.

You can view your repayments from either the Better Credit app or online portal and contact our friendly customer service team to request any changes that you need.

Download the app on the Google or Apple store today.

Read more: Personal Loan Repayments 101.

We are dedicated to providing you with finance when you need it, which is why we're open on Saturdays! We could provide you with a loan if you apply during our business hours on the weekend:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm
  • Saturday: 8.00 am - 12.00 pm
  • Sunday: Office Closed

See also: Jacaranda Weekend Loans.

The interest rate, fees and charges applied to your loan will depend on your individual circumstances and the information verified during the loan assessment. It will also depend on our assessment criteria, loan amount, and loan term for which you qualify.

Use our loan repayment estimate calculator to get a guide on what your repayments could be. To get an idea of what rates, fees and charges are associated with our loan products, visit our rates and fees page.

A loan with Jacaranda Finance is a flexible option you can use to pay for some of life's biggest expenses: planned or unexpected.

Here are some of the most common reasons our customers take out a loan:

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If you have any questions, whether you're a new customer or an existing one - our friendly customer service team will be happy to help you. At Jacaranda, you speak to a real human being every time.