Ultimate Fixed Home Loan (NSW, ACT & QLD only) 1 Year
specialBorrow up to 110% of the property value by asking your family to guarantee the home loan by using their property as security on your mortgage
- Last updated on 08 Apr 2020
Fixed - 1 year
based on $300,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No upfront fees
- Suitable for low deposits
- Parents can sign as guarantor
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Limited extra repayments
- Annual fee charged
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments won't decrease if RBA cuts rates
Interest rate structure
Fixed - 1 year
$40k - $100m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
0 - 30 years
Allowed with restrictions
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, QLD
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
- Special Borrow up to 110% of the property value by asking your family to guarantee the home loan by using their property as security on your mortgage
ATM Fees is zero if you deposit at least $2000 monthly
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Since 1945, Greater Bank has been helping Australians build better financial futures. As a member-owned and member-run mutual bank, all profits are reinvested into the business, which means Greater Bank customers can enjoy better value products and services.
Greater Bank’s roots are firmly planted in community, with a percentage of profits put towards supporting each branch’s local community.
With over 250,000 customers and more than 700 staff, Greater Bank makes customer support a priority. Greater Bank has won numerous awards including the Building Society of the Year, Asia-Pacific Banking & Finance Building Society of the Year and Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards Building Society of the Year.
Note: Greater Bank home loans are only available for properties in NSW, ACT and QLD.
Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) can be avoided by having a substantial deposit saved up before you apply for a loan, usually around 20 per cent or more (or a LVR of 80 per cent or less). This amount needs to be considered genuine savings by your lender so it has to have been in your account for three months rather than a lump sum that has just been deposited.
Some lenders may even require a six months saving history so the best way to ensure you don’t end up paying LMI is to plan ahead for your home loan and save regularly.
Tip: You can use RateCity mortgage repayment calculator to calculate your LMI based on your borrowing profile
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.