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Owner-occupied Home Loan
3.65% p.a.      3.65% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an owner-occupied residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions.
Investment Home Loan
3.99% p.a.      4.01% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an investment residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions.
Car Loan
7.25% p.a.      9.05% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *The interest rate is available to approved applicants financing a motor vehicle on a secured consumer fixed rate loan over 60 months. The comparison rate is based on a 5 year secured fixed rate loan of $30,000. 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. Applications for finance are subject to normal credit assessment. Conditions, fees & charges apply. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions.
Personal Loan
7.95% p.a.      9.56% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *The interest rate is available to approved applicants getting a fixed rate personal loan over 60 months. The comparison rate is based on a 5 year secured fixed rate loan of $30,000. 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. Applications for finance are subject to normal credit assessment. Brokerage not included. Conditions, fees & charges apply.
Refinances available from:
3.65% p.a.      3.65% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an owner-occupied residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions.
Pre-approvals available from:
3.65% p.a.      3.65% p.a. CR*
The fine print...
The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy. Whilst we aim to update our site frequently, interest rates change frequently, please contact us to confirm the latest offers. *Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories. The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of $150,000 and a term of 25 years secured by an owner-occupied residential property. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Whilst we endevour to keep the information on this website up-to-date at all times, interest rates change daily - always confirm the current interest by calling 0466392717 before making any decisions.

How a guarantor works - Home Loans Explained

How a Guarantor Works

There is a lot of misunderstanding around how a guarantor works, however guarantor loans are being used more than ever. According to Finder.com.au, approximately 33% of all first home buyers in Queensland use a gift or guarantee from their parents when buying.  Guarantor loans are becoming increasingly popular, giving parents the ability to help their children into their home by using their equity, not their cash.  They do this by putting a guarantee on the first home buyer's loan by allowing the bank to put a "second mortgage" over their own home. If you are looking to get a guarantor loan, always speak to a Mortgage Broker about your options first.

The standard setup for a security guarantor loan consists of two loans (thus reducing the parents' exposure), as show below:

How a guarantor works - explained in one diagram

What is needed for a guarantor loan?

From the guarantor: all that is needed is equity in their own house to cover 20% of the purchase price without overexposing themselves.

The first home buyer will have to undergo a full assessment, but the main criteria are:

Can you pay off the parents’ portion of the guarantor loan first?

Yes.  Whilst both loan accounts must be paid from the day of settlement, we can setup “loan 1” as interest-only, reducing those repayments so the extra cash can be used to pay down the principle of “loan 2” as quickly as possible.

Is the Guarantor at Risk?

The short answer is yes.  If the borrower defaults on their repayments, the Bank is entitled to repossess their property in order to repay the two loan accounts.  If both loans are not fully repaid after the sale of the home buyer’s property, it is the parents’ responsibility to pay out the remainder (limited to their original liability - usually 20%).

What should be done before considering a Guarantor Loan?

Talk to a Mortgage Broker , seek independent legal advice, and read all loan contracts very carefully.  For more information on the risks involved, please visit ASIC’s page here.

If you have any questions, please call or email me anytime.

References:

https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/borrowing-and-credit/borrowing-basics/loans-involving-family-and-friends   https://www.finder.com.au/first-home-buyers-by-state

Last updated: 
06 January, 2018
       Author: 
Zak Avery