Premier Low Rate Home Loan
- Last updated on 03 Jun 2020
based on $300,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No upfront or ongoing fees
- 100% full offset account
- Suitable for low deposits
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$50k - $1.5m
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
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Defence Bank (formerly Defence Force Credit Union Limited) was founded in 1975 to help Australian Defence Force personnel manage their money. One of Australia’s largest member-owned banks, Defence Bank has over 90,000 customers and manages more than $1.5 billion in assets.
Defence Bank is well known for providing a range of home loans tailored to Defence personnel in addition to more standardised financial products such as insurance, credit cards and every day banking facilities.
As Defence Bank isn’t controlled by shareholders it’s able to offer a range of financial products at competitive interest rates to customers across Australia. In 2014 and 2015 Defence Bank won Money Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best Award’ for it’s car loan and was a finalist in the 2013 Australian Lending Awards.
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Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is an insurance policy, which protects your bank if you default on the loan (i.e. stop paying your loan). While the bank takes out the policy, you pay the premium. Generally you can ‘capitalise’ the premium – meaning that instead of paying it upfront in one hit, you roll it into the total amount you owe, and it becomes part of your regular mortgage repayments.
This additional cost is typically required when you have less than 20 per cent savings, or a loan with an LVR of 80 per cent or higher, and it can run into thousands of dollars. The policy is not transferrable, so if you sell and buy a new house with less than 20 per cent equity, then you’ll be required to foot the bill again, even if you borrow with the same lender.
Some lenders, such as the Commonwealth Bank, charge customers with a small deposit a Low Deposit Premium or LDP instead of LMI. The cost of the premium is included in your loan so you pay it off over time.