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Five easy steps to online pre-approval


There are many factors which determine your eligibility for a home loan approval, most importantly your income and deposit.

As a general rule, you’ll need to put down at least 5% of the purchase price for both owner occupied properties or investment properties. Then you’ll need 5% for upfront costs, although this figure varies from state to state.

Take a look at the quick reference table to get an idea of your price range, based on your deposit. Then complete steps 1 to 5 to check your eligibility for a home loan with us. If you’re eligible, we’ll issue you with a pre-approval certificate which you can use as a guide when looking for a property.

Step 1: Gives you an estimate of how much you can borrow based on your income only.
Step 2: Works out your minimum deposit for the amount shown in Step 1.
Step 3: Calculates your ongoing loan repayments.
Step 4: Provides details of upfront costs you can expect to pay.
Step 5: Provides a printable, easy to read summary of all your calculations.

Quick reference
Mortgage Insurance lets you borrow more against a property than you could otherwise borrow. Generally, you'll need to demonstrate ability to establish genuine equity of at least 5% of the purchase price and contribute a minimum of 3% as your deposit with mortgage insurance.
Maximum loan amount with
Mortgage insurance
Purchase price Your Contribution Home / Investment Loan
$100,000 $3,000 $97,000
$150,000 $4,500 $145,500
$200,000 $6,000 $194,000
$250,000 $7,500 $242,500
$300,000 $9,000 $291,000
$400,000 $12,000 $388,000
$500,000 $15,000 $485,000
 
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