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ME Bank Basic Loan

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The ME Bank Basic Loan offers differing rates depending on whether the borrower is an investor or intending to live in the property, as well as the size of their deposit.

Borrowers with a deposit of 5 per cent or more are welcome, but smaller deposits may end up paying the bank’s top variable rate. They may also have to pay for lenders mortgage insurance.

Repayments can be made on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis and additional repayments are allowed. There is also the option to redraw funds and top up the home loan.

Borrowers can make interest-only payments for up to 10 years if they wish.

Who is the ME Bank Basic Loan good for?

The ME Basic Loan would suit borrowers who want a no-frills loan, with a few additional benefits like a redraw facility and top up function.

Borrowers with a larger deposit may be lured by the discounted rate for deposits of 20 per cent or more, while investors might like the option to pay interest-only for the first 10 years. 

Review - What RateCity says

The ME Basic Loan achieves what it sets out to do in giving borrowers a simple loan with a few add-ons. Its interest rate is moderate, but when the rate discount is applied for borrowers with a deposit of 20 per cent or more it becomes very low. This is worth considering, while bearing in mind variable rates can change.

All in all, ME has come up with a good package, with a bunch of useful benefits, such as rate discounts, a redraw facility and the option to top up and make interest-only payments. 

ME Bank Basic Loan Options

The ME Bank Basic Loan is a variable rate home loan for investors, owner-occupiers and refinancers.

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4.09%

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4.11%

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Pros
  • Minimum deposit of 5 per cent.
  • Extra repayments allowed.
  • No ongoing fees.
Cons
  • Higher rate for small deposits.
  • No offset account.
  • Upfront fees.
Eligibility

Must be over 18.

Must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Must receive credit approval from the lender.

Minimum loan $40,000.

Suitable For
  • First Home Buyers
  • Owner-Occupiers
  • Refinancers
  • Investors
Fees
  • Estimated upfront fees: $400
  • Discharge fees: $300
  • Ongoing fees: $0

The ME Basic Loan charges a moderate upfront fee, but no ongoing fees. Borrowers are charged a discharge fee when the loan term ends. 

Features
  • Redraw facility
  • 100% offset account
  • Unlimited extra repayments
  • Weekly repayments
  • Fortnightly repayments
  • Monthly repayments
About ME Bank

ME Bank was established in 1994 by a cohort of industry super funds, including Australian Super, Cbus, Hesta and MediaSuper to help Australians get a start in the housing market. Its stand-out features include mobile bankers who will visit you and fee-free ATM access.

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