Unlock the equity in your home
If you’re a homeowner, before you put that next big purchase on your credit card, you may want to consider a line of credit on your home loan.
Fixed - 5 years
Interest rate structure
Fixed - 5 years
$150k - $3m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
Allowed with restrictions
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
Freedom Lend is an Australian-owned and operated non-bank lender that provide an online-only service from its Melbourne office. Being an online-only lender, Freedom Lend is able to cut out a lot of overheads and pass the savings and lower interest rates onto its customers. Freedom Lend offers its customers a range of fixed and variable competitive home and investment loans.
Freedom Lend Home Loan Calculator
Interested in a Freedom Lend home loan? RateCity has a suite of calculators that can show you what your repayments would be and how Freedom Lend compares to its competitors. Simply plug in your borrowing amount below.
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.