Disaster Relief Loan bridges short term funding gaps

To help military families affected by the Hurricane Sandy, Pioneer Services is offering its specialty Disaster Relief Loan.

As Hurricane Sandy combines with two other storms and batters the eastern United States, thousands families could very well find themselves in dire straits—not only will they have to deal with upended trees and damaged homes and property, they could also find themselves without a way to cover insurance deductibles and necessary expenses.

To help military families affected by the storm, Pioneer Services is offering its specialty Disaster Relief Loan for those who have immediate needs. The loan provides up to $1,000 interest free for 90 days, and is being offered to military families living in a federally or state-declared disaster area. A rate of 9.95% APR would apply after the interest free period.*

The Disaster Relief Loan was created several years ago when some military families were turning to high-interest debt in order to get emergency funds after a particularly brutal hurricane hit the southern U.S. As a response, the company came up with a loan that served as a stop-gap, providing families with cash in just a few hours, but without high rates or any fees.

“There is no excuse for a family to deal with a financial disaster after going through a natural one,” said Joe Freeman, president of Pioneer Services, “That’s why we created the Disaster Relief Loan: to serve as a responsible alternative to short-term needs right after an emergency. Because there is no interest for 90 days, it’s perfect for those who need money to take care of their bills between now and when their insurance or other payments arrive.”

Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 25 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, offering military loans, retail lending, VA loans, Certificates of Deposit, savings accounts, and award-winning financial education programs through a network of offices and on the Internet. Pioneer Services is proud to support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

For more information, visit PioneerMilitaryLoans.com. For information about our parent company, visit MidCountryFinancial.com.

*All loan applications are subject to our credit policies. The Disaster Relief Loan features 90 days same-as-cash terms or a 9.95% APR for longer terms and is available to service members living in a disaster area (as declared by state or federal government). No official U.S. military endorsement is implied. MidCountry Bank is a member FDIC. 11-LPO-049