The Basics Home Loan
- Last updated on 03 Jun 2020
Smart Home Loan
specialGet one of the lowest variable interest rates on the market and pay no application or ongoing fees
Get one of the lowest variable interest rates on the market
Smart Home Loan
based on $350,000 loan amount for 25 years
- Suitable for low deposits
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Free redraw facility
- Repayments may decrease if RBA cuts rates
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$50k - $100m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
Investors, Owner Occupiers
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
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Arab Bank Australia is a subsidiary of Arab Bank plc which has the world’s largest network of Arab banks – over 500 branches in approximately 30 countries. Arab Bank was launched in Australia in 1986 and has its headquarters in Sydney, with branches in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Arab Bank Australia offers a range of everyday banking, home loans and international trading services. By partnering with leading Australian banks including Westpac, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne, Arab Bank Australia customers are able to use around 3000 ATMs Australia wide.
In 2007 Arab Bank Australia won three Money Magazine “Best of the Best” awards for their 3 Year Fixed Home Loan, 5 Year Fixed Investment Loan and premium Business Cheque Account. Three years later in 2010 it won “Best Savings Account”.
Arab Bank Australia home loan calculator
Interested in an Arab Bank Australia home loan? RateCity has a suite of calculators that can show you what your repayments would be and how Arab Bank Australia compares to its competitors. Simply plug in your borrowing amount below.
Specialist lenders, also known as non-conforming lenders, are lenders that offer mortgages to ‘non-vanilla’ borrowers who struggle to get finance at mainstream banks.
That includes people with bad credit, as well as borrowers who are self-employed, in casual employment or are new to Australia.
Specialist lenders take a much more flexible approach to assessing mortgage applications than mainstream banks.
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Australia no longer has no-deposit home loans – or 100 per cent home loans as they’re also known – because they’re regarded as too risky.
However, some lenders allow some borrowers to take out mortgages with a 5 per cent deposit.
Another option is to source a deposit from elsewhere – either by using a parental guarantee or by drawing out equity from another property.
RateCity wants to prove that it pays to check your home loan rate, and provide some extra motivation for doing so. We want to encourage people to take an active interest in their home loans, and gain a thorough understanding of what they’re paying and how much they could save.
Your bank statements and/or your internet banking should show these details. If you are not sure, call your bank or estimate.
Each lender has its own policies, but as a general rule you will have to pay lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI) if your loan-to-value ratio (LVR) exceeds 80 per cent. This applies whether you’re taking out a new home loan or you’re refinancing.
If you’re looking to buy a property, you can use this LMI calculator to work out how much you’re likely to be charged in LMI.
Your repayments should appear on your bank statements or your internet banking. If you make weekly or fortnightly repayments, make sure you convert them to monthly calculations.
A bad credit home loan is a mortgage for people with a low credit score. Lenders regard bad credit borrowers as riskier than ‘vanilla’ borrowers, so they tend to charge higher interest rates for bad credit home loans.
If you want a bad credit home loan, you’re more likely to get approved by a small non-bank lender than by a big four bank or another mainstream lender.
Any Australian resident who is over 18 and currently has a personal home loan is eligible for our Home Loan Rate Promise. See terms and conditions.