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There seems to be an endless sea of possibilities in regards to how you’re going to purchase your boat or RV.

You could go through your local banks or credit unions, but they might not be experienced with recreational loans. They also might not be so eager to negotiate better terms with you – leading to less than favorable terms. Here are the top 5 reasons you should skip your local credit union and work with a recreational loan specialist to finance your recreational vehicle.

“so how will a recreational loan specialist help?”

  1. You get guidance from the experts
    Some banks or credit unions don’t have as much experience in handling boat loans and therefore cannot be considered experts. Recreational loan specialists have seen just about everything at this point. They know the process like the backs of their own hands. First Approval Source helps by having an ongoing relationship with you throughout the finance process. It helps to have somebody there to help you who knows exactly what they’re doing so that you don’t get confused and end up with loan terms that you aren’t comfortable with.
  2. You will not be burdened with laborious details
    By working with dedicated recreational loan specialists like the ones at First Approval Source, you don’t have to worry about the details. They make the process as easy as possible throughout. You don’t get bogged down by all the rules and stipulations that banks require of you. Your specialist will be able to handle that and guide you through whatever you need. We foster a relationship with you by having regular communication about what documents and stipulations are required, so there’s no need to worry about possibly missing something.
  3. It’s a faster process
    The knowledge and expertise that recreational loan specialists possess means they can assess and solve problems quickly. In contrast, others at your local bank cannot necessarily do so. That’s not necessarily an indictment on your bank, but boat and RV loans just aren’t what they specialize in. For instance, First Approval Source loan specialists have worked on thousands of different deals with all kinds of credit profiles, so they know exactly which buttons to press to get a customer approved as fast as possible. Depending on your credit, you could have a loan approval as soon as 1 to 2 business days
  4. You can get better terms
    Recreational loan specialists have a lot of experience working with multiple lenders. Typically, banks are more willing to provide better terms because the specialists build relationships with the banks and are knowledgeable about their different programs. Specialists can use the information they know to choose the right lender that best fits you and your needs. The recreational loan experts at First Approval Source consistently match customers with the bank that best suits their needs and provides the best terms available.
  5. There’s more time for you to have fun!
    We’ve always said that the recreational loan process should be easy and fun. You are buying a new toy after all! Working with a devoted loan specialist takes so much off of your plate and quickly gets you out there having fun. You aren’t wasting so much of your valuable time just trying to keep up with everything and getting stressed out. Let those loan nerds take care of it!

Purchasing a boat or RV is an exciting moment in anyone’s life, but all the steps involved can be overwhelming. Choosing a path for financing that eases the process for you is a big relief, so consider utilizing a recreational loan specialist who can lead the way. Visit us at or follow us on social media! Read more tips and tricks about your next loan here.

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