Home Loan Variable: 5.94% (5.95%*) • Home Loan Fixed: 5.79% (6.39%*) • Fixed: 5.79% (6.39%*) • Variable: 5.94% (5.95%*) • Investment IO: 6.09% (6.57%*) • Investment PI: 5.94% (6.53%*)

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Home Loans (General)

What is a Risk Fee?

A Risk Fee is a once-off charge payable by you when the amount of money you borrow for the purchase of a home or asset if higher than that lender’s acceptable LVR. For a home loan, this is usually 80% of the value of the home (80% LVR) …

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Types of Home Loans

No Deposit Home Loans

Most lenders have moved away from the no-deposit home loan, although there are a few products available with very strict criteria. Excluding the no-deposit opportunities made available to the medial industry and other …

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First Home Buyer FAQ

What is Meant by “Serviceability”, and How is it Calculated?

When you apply for a home loan, a lender will take a large number of factors into consideration when deciding whether or not to approve your application. The Serviceability assessment determines if you can comfortably “service” the loan repayments after considering all of your …

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First Home Buyer FAQ

What is the Role of a Conveyancer?

Conveyancing is the legal process of preparing and organising the required documents involved in the transfer of property from one person to another. The conveyance of a property is undertaken by both those who are …

Home Loan Types

What is a Low Doc Loan?

Low doc (low documentation) home loans can benefit people who don’t have access to the level of information banks and lenders often require for your standard home loans. If you are a business owner, contractor, seasonal worker or freelancer, you may not have all …

Types of Home Loans

Introductory Rate Home Loans

Buying a house is filled with expenses, some examples being legal fees, stamp duty, application fees, as well as the initial required deposit. On top of these initial costs, there can be additional expenses, especially in that initial year, as you begin to personalise …

Split Home Loans
Home Loan Types

Split Home Loans

A ‘Split Home loan’, ‘Split Facility’, or ‘Split Mortgage’, is a home loan that combines a Fixed Home Loan and a Variable Home Loan. In essence, a Split Loan allows you to split a home loan into two accounts, both of which attract …

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Home Loan Types

Construction Home Loans

A construction loan, also known as a building loan, is a lending option that provides you funds to pay your Licenced Builder (or fund your Owner-Builder project) throughout each stage of your build or renovation process. It has a vastly different loan structure …

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Home Loan Types

Fixed Rate Home Loans

A fixed rate loan, as opposed to the Variable Rate Home Loan, is one where the rate is fixed for a defined time period. Not as popular the variable product, Fixed Rate loans still offer a range of features that make the loan type …

Interest Rates
Home Loan Types

Variable Home Loans

The Variable Home Loan rate is the most popular home loan type in Australia. An interest (and comparison) rate is set for a particular product and will vary depending upon cash rate changes as dictated by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The variable rate …

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Home Loan Types

Interest Only Home Loans

Most home loans are based on principal and interest. That is, you pay off the principal amount (the amount you have borrowed) in addition to the accumulated interest. However, when servicing an interest only loan you will only pay off the interest component for …

Home Loan Types

What is a Home Loan Package?

A Home Loan Package is a home loan bundled with other financial or banking services and products with the main attractive feature usually being an included discount on the home loan interest rate. At the time of this writing, the interest rate reduction …

Fixed Interest Only (P&I)
Interest*
5.94%
Comparison*
6.53%
   
5.94%
6.58%
   
5.99%
6.61%
   
5.99%
6.69%
   
Variable Interest Only (P&I)
Interest*
6.24%
Comparison*
6.25%
   
6.24%
6.26%
   
6.24%
6.26%
   
6.24%
6.27%
   
Investment Interest Only
Interest*
6.09%
Comparison*
6.57%
   
6.09%
6.61%
   
6.19%
6.85%
   
6.19%
6.94%
   
Investment Loans
Interest*
5.94%
Comparison*
6.53%
   
5.94%
6.58%
   
5.99%
6.61%
   
5.99%
6.69%