Here at Provident State Bank, your local bank, we want our customers to know about the usefulness of home equity installment loans (HEIL) and home equity lines of credit (HELOC). Each one allows you to borrow against the value of your home so that you can complete repairs or renovations, make a large purchase like a car, pay for school tuition or cover the costs of special events like weddings. They are a great way of providing you access to the equity in your home whenever you need it! 

Benefits of a HEIL from PSB include:

  • A fixed rate amortizing loan - Once you are locked into an interest rate, it will not change throughout the life of your loan.
  • Loan terms of various lengths to fit your budget and needs

Benefits of a HELOC from PSB include:


  • A 10-year draw period (the time during which you can consistently borrow and pay back your line of credit), followed by a 20-year repayment period. During those first 10 years, your minimum payments can be as low as the interest only on your outstanding balance.

  • HELOC clients from Provident State Bank will have various ways to access their lines. They can choose to come to their local bank or do so over the phone with our dedicated representatives, giving them control over their personal time. They also will receive free HELOC checks that will come pre-printed with your account information.

A unique aspect of a PSB’s HELOC is its “carve out” feature. For example, maybe you have bought a car or made another large purchase and you would like to pay that back at a fixed interest rate for a certain period of time. As a HELOC client, you are allowed up to two “carve out” loans at a time. Even better, the money that you use to pay down the principal balance on your “carve out” loan will go back to the available balance of your line of credit. You will find that the rates and fees of the PSB’s HELOC are:

  • Minimal closing costs — This means that Provident State Bank, your local bank, will pay up to $2000 of your closing costs (provided that you keep your line of credit open for at least three years)

  • Variable interest rate that changes with the market

Check out this segment from Delmarva Life where our very own, Jackie Wilson talks about Home Equity and the products we have that can help you tap into it!

At Provident State Bank, your local bank, we cannot wait to tell you more about how easy it can be to tap into your home's equity. Contact us or stop by today!