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Loan Term

years

Repayment Frequency

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Suitable for low deposits
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
  • Repayments may decrease if RBA cuts rates
Cons:
  • Discharge fee at end of loan
  • Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
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Fees and Features

Maximum LVR
Maximum LVR
95%
Interest rate structure
Interest rate structure
Variable
Borrowing range
Borrowing range
$100k - $100m
Total repayments
Total repayments
$417,000
Principal & interest
Principal & interest
Interest only
Interest only
Loan term
Loan term
1 - 30 years
Offset account
Offset account
Extra repayments
Extra repayments
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw facility
Redraw facility
Redraw fee: $10
Allows split interest
Allows split interest
Suitable For
Suitable ForOwner Occupiers
Applicable States
Applicable StatesACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Make Repayments
Make RepaymentsFortnightly, Monthly, Weekly
Estimated upfront fees
Estimated upfront fees
$350.00
Application fee
Application fee
$350
Settlement fee
Settlement fee
$0
Valuation fee
Valuation fee
At Cost
Legal fee
Legal fee
At Cost
Ongoing fee
Ongoing fee
$8 monthly
Discharge fee
Discharge fee
$80
Property Type
Property Type
SMSF Trustee
SMSF Trustee
Minimum SMSF Amount
Minimum SMSF Amount
Maximum LVR
Maximum LVR
95%
Interest rate structure
Interest rate structure
Variable
Borrowing range
Borrowing range
$100k - $100m
Total repayments
Total repayments
$417,000
Principal & interest
Principal & interest
Interest only
Interest only
Loan term
Loan term
1 - 30 years
Offset account
Offset account
Extra repayments
Extra repayments
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw facility
Redraw facility
Redraw fee: $10
Allows split interest
Allows split interest
Suitable For
Suitable ForOwner Occupiers
Applicable States
Applicable StatesACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Make Repayments
Make RepaymentsFortnightly, Monthly, Weekly
Estimated upfront fees
Estimated upfront fees
$350.00
Application fee
Application fee
$350
Settlement fee
Settlement fee
$0
Valuation fee
Valuation fee
At Cost
Legal fee
Legal fee
At Cost
Ongoing fee
Ongoing fee
$8 monthly
Discharge fee
Discharge fee
$80
Property Type
Property Type
SMSF Trustee
SMSF Trustee
Minimum SMSF Amount
Minimum SMSF Amount
Other Benefits
Loan approval can be provided within 1 business day from the time all required documentation is received
Other Restrictions
Home has installed at least 3 energy reducing features ( e.g. solar panels, window glazing, etc.) from a list defined by Hunter United

Hunter United is a customer-owned institution, which means it is owned by its members rather than by shareholders.

Hunted United has six branches in Newcastle and the lower Hunter region of New South Wales. The credit union has been operating for more than 50 years and has about 9,000 members.

Hunter United offers an array of home loans, including ‘standard’ home loans, investor mortgages, interest-only home loans and green home loans.

FAQs

They’re impersonal 

Most comparison sites give you information about rates, fees and features, but expect you’ll pay more with a low advertised rate and $400 ongoing fee or a slightly higher rate and no ongoing fee. The answer is different for each borrower and depends on a number of variables, in particular how big your loan is. Comparisons are either done based on just today or projected over a full 25 or 30 year loan. That’s not how people borrow these days. While you may take a 30 year loan, most borrowers will either upgrade their house or switch their home loan within the first five years. 

You’re also expected to know exactly which features you want. This is fine for the experienced borrower, but most people know some flexibility is a good thing, but don’t know exactly which features offer more flexibility than others. 

What is the flexibility score?

Today’s home loans often try to lure borrowers with a range of flexible features, including offset accounts, redraw facilities, repayment frequency options, repayment holidays, split loan options and portability. Real Time Ratings™ weights each of these features based on popularity and gives loans a ‘flexibility score’ based on how much they cater to borrowers’ needs over time. The aim is to give a higher score to loans which give borrowers more features and options.

They’re not always timely

In today’s competitive home loan market, lenders are releasing new offers almost daily. These offers are often some of the most attractive deals in the market, but won’t get rated by traditional ratings systems for up to a year. 

The assumptions are out of date 

The comparison rate is based on a loan size of $150,000 and a loan term of 25 years. However, the typical loan size is much higher than that. Million dollar loans are becoming increasingly common, especially if you live in metropolitan parts of Australia, like Sydney and Melbourne. It’s also uncommon for borrowers to hold a loan for 25 years. The typical shelf life for a home loan is a few years. 

The other problem is because it’s a percentage, the difference between 3.9 or 3.7 per cent on a $500,000 doesn’t sound like much, but equals around $683 a year. Real Time Ratings™ not only looks at the difference in the monthly repayments, but it will work out the actual cost difference once fees are taken into consideration. 

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