Wealth Maximizer Fixed (Principal and Interest) 3 Years (LVR < 90%)
- Last updated on 12 Jul 2020
Fixed - 3 years
based on $350,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No ongoing fees
- Repayments will not change during fixed period
- No redraw and no offset
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments won't decrease if RBA cuts rates
Interest rate structure
Fixed - 3 years
$50k - $1m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
Unlimited extra repayments
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Total estimated upfront fees
Other upfront fee
Minimum SMSF Amount
100% offset account available at $10/month.
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Reduce Home Loans is 100 per cent dedicated to home loans, offering no other financial services. It’s also primarily online, and this simple business model helps Reduce Home Loans keep running costs down and deliver low interest rates.
This Australian owned and operated lender only opened in 2010, so it’s a relative newcomer. However, Reduce Home Loans has won many business awards since, including Money Magazine’s cheapest non-bank home loan in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Real Time RatingsTM uses a range of information to provide personalised results:
- Your loan amount
- Your borrowing status (whether you are an owner-occupier or an investor)
- Your loan-to-value ratio (LVR)
- Your personal preferences (such as whether you want an offset account or to be able to make extra repayments)
- Product information (such as a loan’s interest rate, fees and LVR requirements)
- Market changes (such as when new loans come on to the market)
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.