Complete Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest) ($200k+, LVR 90%-95%)
- 100% full offset account
- Suitable for low deposits
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Comes with a credit card
- Annual fee charged
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$200k - $100m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
Minimum redraw amount is $1,000 if not done online and attracts $10 fee for each redraw request.
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Bankwest was named Money magazine’s Bank of the Year in 2017, with its below average mortgage rates a contributing factor.
Bankwest was founded by the government of Western Australia in 1895. Originally known as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia, it has changed hands and names several times since, becoming known as Bankwest in 1994.
Bankwest was bought by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in 2008. Although its headquarters is in Perth, Bankwest has offices throughout Australia.
A loan-to-value ratio (otherwise known as a Loan to Valuation Ratio or LVR), is a calculation lenders make to work out the value of your loan versus the value of your property, expressed as a percentage. Lenders use this calculation to help assess your suitability for a home loan, and whether you need to pay lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI). As a general rule, most banks will require you to pay LMI if your loan-to-value ratio is 80 per cent or more. LVR is worked out by dividing the loan amount by the value of the property. If you are looking for a quick ball-park estimate of LVR, the size of your deposit is a good indicator as it is directly proportionate to your LVR. For instance, a loan with an LVR of 80 per cent requires a deposit of 20 per cent, while a 90 per cent LVR requires 10 per cent down payment.
LOAN AMOUNT / PROPERTY VALUE = LVR%
While this all sounds simple enough, it is worth doing a more accurate calculation of LVR before you commit to buying a place as there are some traps to be aware of. Firstly, the ‘loan amount’ is the price you paid for the property plus additional costs such as stamp duty and legal fees, minus your deposit amount. Secondly, the ‘property value’ is determined by your lender’s valuation of the property, not the price you paid for it, and sometimes these can differ so where possible, try and get your bank to evaluate the property before you put in an offer.