Auswide Bank home loan repayment calculator

Thinking about taking out a home loan with Auswide Bank? Use our home loan calculator to see how much you’d have to repay under different borrowing scenarios. You can also see how Auswide Bank home loans compare with other options.

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With a repayment type

Borrow amount

$

Deposit amount %

Loan term

Your estimated mortgage repayments

at interest rate 2.59%

Total interest payable

$0

Total loan repayments

$0

Pros and cons

  • Can accommodate people with smaller deposits.
  • Opportunity to bundle financial products together.
  • Offers discounts on the interest rate.
  • Flexible repayment schedule with weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayment options.
  • Limited home loan products to choose from.
  • Some products have moderate to high fees.

Auswide Bank home loans rates

Advertised Rate

2.59

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$300
Comparison Rate*

2.61

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$0
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Advertised Rate

2.74

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$300
Comparison Rate*

2.76

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$0
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Advertised Rate

2.79

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$300
Comparison Rate*

2.81

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$0
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Advertised Rate

2.94

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$300
Comparison Rate*

2.96

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$0
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.11

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.14

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$300
Comparison Rate*

3.16

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$0
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Advertised Rate

2.89

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.30

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.99

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.40

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.99

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.40

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.19

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.60

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.49

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.69

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.69

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.99

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.70

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.99

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.73

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.74

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.49

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.77

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.80

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.49

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.86

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

3.88

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.89

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.91

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.93

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.56

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

3.96

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

4.00

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.69

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.00

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.69

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.01

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

4.03

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.29

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

4.06

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.59

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

4.09

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.29

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.10

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.59

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$604
Comparison Rate*

4.10

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.71

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.10

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.49

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.15

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.20

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.29

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.25

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.89

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.25

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.09

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.25

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

2.49

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.28

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.49

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.30

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.32

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.49

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.35

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.89

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.36

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.09

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.37

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.49

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.40

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.29

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.41

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.79

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.42

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.79

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.42

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.49

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.43

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.44

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.69

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.45

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.79

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.45

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

4.08

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.46

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

2.89

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.47

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.79

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.48

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.69

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.49

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.69

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.50

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.51

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.79

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.53

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.69

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.54

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.57

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.57

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.69

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.57

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

2.79

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.58

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.21

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

4.59

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.79

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.60

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.69

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.69

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

2.79

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.76

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.81

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.39

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.81

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.79

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

4.95

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.69

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

5.09

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

4.73

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

5.10

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

4.09

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.13

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

5.01

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.17

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.09

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.24

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.39

% p.a

Fixed - 5 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.25

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.39

% p.a

Fixed - 4 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.34

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.09

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.35

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.39

% p.a

Fixed - 3 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.44

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

3.99

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.46

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

5.21

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$0
Comparison Rate*

5.60

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$395 annually
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Advertised Rate

3.99

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.61

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.29

% p.a

Fixed - 2 years

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.62

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

4.29

% p.a

Fixed - 1 year

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.64

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

5.51

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.67

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

5.62

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.77

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

5.84

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

5.99

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Advertised Rate

6.03

% p.a

Variable

Total estimated upfront fees
$600
Comparison Rate*

6.19

% p.a

Ongoing fee
$10 monthly
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Auswide Bank customer service

Auswide Bank has a nationwide lending presence supported through branches, a network of lending consultants and the company website. If Auswide Bank home loan customers can’t go into a branch they can get in touch via telephone, or use internet-based services such as email, online banking and the mobile app. Customers can also contact Auswide Bank staff online via the website’s live chat facility.

  • Customer service centre (phone)
  • Mobile app
  • Online banking
  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Branch
  • Mobile banking staff

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for an Auswide Bank home loan: in person by visiting an Auswide Bank branch or via the company’s website. Before submitting a loan application borrowers should fully consider their budget. They can use helpful tools such as a repayment calculator to receive an indication of how much a home loan is likely to cost. To support all home loan applications Auswide Bank requires a range of documentation that includes:

  • Proof of identification.
  • Occupation and/or employer details.
  • Gross monthly income from all sources.
  • Asset details (a list of what you own, such as property, motor vehicles, shares, furniture, superannuation, and their values).
  • Existing loans (home loans, personal loans, leasing contracts, hire purchase).
  • Credit card limits and current balances.
  • Savings account details.
  • Details of the property you are offering as security for the loan.

Learn more about home loans

How to use the ME Bank reverse mortgage calculator?

You can access the equity in your home to help you fund your needs during your senior years. A ME Bank reverse mortgage allows you to tap into the equity you’ve built up in your home while you continue living in your house. You can also use the funds to pay for your move to a retirement home and repay the loan when you sell the property.

Generally, if you’re 60 years old, you can borrow up to 15 per cent of the property value. If you are older than 75 years, the amount you can access increases to up to 30 per cent. You can use a reverse mortgage calculator to know how much you can borrow.

To take out a ME Bank reverse mortgage, you’ll need to provide information like your age, type of property – house or an apartment, postcode, and the estimated market value of the property. The loan to value ratio (LVR) is calculated based on your age and the property’s value.

Why does Westpac charge an early termination fee for home loans?

The Westpac home loan early termination fee or break cost is applicable if you have a fixed rate home loan and repay part of or the whole outstanding amount before the fixed period ends. If you’re switching between products before the fixed period ends, you’ll pay a switching break cost and an administrative fee. 

The Westpac home loan early termination fee may not apply if you repay an amount below the prepayment threshold. The prepayment threshold is the amount Westpac allows you to repay during the fixed period outside your regular repayments.

Westpac charges this fee because when you take out a home loan, the bank borrows the funds with wholesale rates available to banks and lenders. Westpac will then work out your interest rate based on you making regular repayments for a fixed period. If you repay before this period ends, the lender may incur a loss if there is any change in the wholesale rate of interest.

When do mortgage payments start after settlement?

Generally speaking, your first mortgage payment falls due one month after the settlement date. However, this may vary based on your mortgage terms. You can check the exact date by contacting your lender.

Usually your settlement agent will meet the seller’s representatives to exchange documents at an agreed place and time. The balance purchase price is paid to the seller. The lender will register a mortgage against your title and give you the funds to purchase the new home.

Once the settlement process is complete, the lender allows you to draw down the loan. The loan amount is debited from your loan account. As soon as the settlement paperwork is sorted, you can collect the keys to your new home and work your way through the moving-in checklist.

Cash or mortgage – which is more suitable to buy an investment property?

Deciding whether to buy an investment property with cash or a mortgage is a matter or personal choice and will often depend on your financial situation. Using cash may seem logical if you have the money in reserve and it can allow you to later use the equity in your home. However, there may be other factors to think about, such as whether there are other debts to pay down and whether it will tie up all of your spare cash. Again, it’s a personal choice and may be worth seeking personal advice.

A mortgage is a popular option for people who don’t have enough cash in the bank to pay for an investment property. Sometimes when you take out a mortgage you can offset your loan interest against the rental income you may earn. The rental income can also help to pay down the loan.

When does Commonwealth Bank charge an early exit fee?

When you take out a fixed interest home loan with the Commonwealth Bank, you’re able to lock the interest for a particular period. If the rates change during this period, your repayments remain unchanged. If you break the loan during the fixed interest period, you’ll have to pay the Commonwealth Bank home loan early exit fee and an administrative fee.

The Early Repayment Adjustment (ERA) and Administrative fees are applicable in the following instances:

  • If you switch your loan from fixed interest to variable rate
  • When you apply for a top-up home loan
  • If you repay over and above the annual threshold limit, which is $10,000 per year during the fixed interest period
  • When you prepay the entire outstanding loan balance before the end of the fixed interest duration.

The fee calculation depends on the interest rates, the amount you’ve repaid and the loan size. You can contact the lender to understand more about what you may have to pay. 

How to apply for a pre-approval home loan from Bendigo Bank?

Applying for pre-approval on your home loan gives you confidence in your ability to secure finance while looking at potential new homes. You can get a free and personalised pre-approval home loan from Bendigo Bank in just a few minutes, without any credit checks or paperwork. 

Bendigo Bank offers pre-approval for home loans that allow you to understand the home loan size you may be able to get before looking for a new home. 

With the pre-approval, Bendigo Bank provides an estimate of your borrowing power. This figure incorporates stamp duty, lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) and any first home buyer incentives you may be eligible for. You may also qualify for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme initiative, depending on your circumstances. 

To apply for a pre-approval on your home loan from Bendigo Bank, all you need to do is fill in a smart form. You could also contact the bank directly on 1300 236 344.

How do I apply for a home improvement loan?

When you want to renovate your home, you may need to take out a loan to cover the costs. You could apply for a home improvement loan, which is a personal loan that you use to cover the costs of your home renovations. There is no difference between applying for this type of home improvement loan and applying for a standard personal loan. It would be best to check and compare the features, fees and details of the loan before applying. 

Besides taking out a home improvement loan, you could also:

  1. Use the equity in your house: Equity is the difference between your property’s value and the amount you still owe on your home loan. You may be able to access this equity by refinancing your home loan and then using it to finance your home improvement.  Speak with your lender or a mortgage broker about accessing your equity.
  2. Utilise the redraw facility of your home loan: Check whether the existing home loan has a redraw facility. A redraw facility allows you to access additional funds you’ve repaid into your home loan. Some lenders offer this on variable rate home loans but not on fixed. If this option is available to you, contact your lender to discuss how to access it.
  3. Apply for a construction loan: A construction loan is typically used when constructing a new property but can also be used as a home renovation loan. You may find that a construction loan is a suitable option as it enables you to draw funds as your renovation project progresses. You can compare construction home loans online or speak to a mortgage broker about taking out such a loan.
  4. Look into government grants: Check whether there are any government grants offered when you need the funds and whether you qualify. Initiatives like the HomeBuilder Grant were offered by the Federal Government for a limited period until April 2021. They could help fund your renovations either in full or just partially.  

What do people do with a Macquarie Bank reverse?

There are a number of ways people use a Macquarie Bank reverse mortgage. Below are some reasons borrowers tend to release their home’s equity via a reverse mortgage:

  • To top up superannuation or pension income to pay for monthly bills;
  • To consolidate and repay high-interest debt like credit cards or personal loans;
  • To fund renovations, repairs or upgrades to their home
  • To help your children or grandkids through financial difficulties. 

While there are no limitations on how you can use a Macquarie reverse mortgage loan, a reverse mortgage is not right for all borrowers. Reverse mortgages compound the interest, which means you end up paying interest on your interest. They can also affect your entitlement to things like the pension It’s important to think carefully, read up and speak with your family before you apply for a reverse mortgage.

How is interest charged on a reverse mortgage from IMB Bank?

An IMB Bank reverse mortgage allows you to borrow against your home equity. You can draw down the loan amount as a lump sum, regular income stream, line of credit or a combination. The interest can either be fixed or variable. To understand the current rates, you can check the lender’s website.

No repayments are required as long as you live in the home. If you sell it or move to a senior living facility, the loan must be repaid in full. In some cases, this can also happen after you have died. Generally, the interest rates for reverse mortgages are higher than regular mortgage loans.

The interest is added to the loan amount and it is compounded. It means you’ll pay interest on the interest you accrue. Therefore, the longer you have the loan, the higher is the interest and the amount you’ll have to repay.

Can I take a personal loan after a home loan?

Are you struggling to pay the deposit for your dream home? A personal loan can help you pay the deposit. The question that may arise in your mind is can I take a home loan after a personal loan, or can you take a personal loan at the same time as a home loan, as it is. The answer is that, yes, provided you can meet the general eligibility criteria for both a personal loan and a home loan, your application should be approved. Those eligibility criteria may include:

  • Higher-income to show repayment capability for both the loans
  • Clear credit history with no delays in bill payments or defaults on debts
  • Zero or minimal current outstanding debt
  • Some amount of savings
  • Proven rent history will be positively perceived by the lenders

A personal loan after or during a home loan may impact serviceability, however, as the numbers can seriously add up. Every loan you avail of increases your monthly installments and the amount you use to repay the personal loan will be considered to lower the money available for the repayment of your home loan.

As to whether you can get a personal loan after your home loan, the answer is a very likely "yes", though it does come with a caveat: as long as you can show sufficient income to repay both the loans on time, you should be able to get that personal loan approved. A personal loan can also help to improve your credit score showing financial discipline and responsibility, which may benefit you with more favorable terms for your home loan.

What are the benefits of getting a pre-approved home loan from Citibank?

While hunting for your dream home, getting a Citibank home loan pre-approval can have multiple benefits, which include:

  • You'll have an idea on your personal price range, which can save time to find your home.
  • With a pre-approved home loan, you may find yourself with more financial control to better decide how much you can spend.
  • A Citibank pre-approved home loan is a commitment  by a lender that signals you're ready to jump into the property market.

You can apply for pre-approval by providing basic details, such as name, email, and phone number on the bank’s website. Alternatively, you can contact the bank on 1300 361 922 or find a home lending officer on the website.

How do I apply for a home loan pre-approval from Commonwealth Bank?

To apply for a Commbank home loan pre-approval, you can either call the bank at 13 2224 or meet one of the bank’s lending specialists. You can set up a meeting online if you wish. You’ll need to do some homework before contacting the bank, such as gathering information on the kind of properties you’d like to buy and their prices.

Preparing a financial summary, which lists all your income sources as well as significant expenses, can also help determine how much you can afford to borrow. You may also want to check your credit score before applying for pre-approval.

It’s worth remembering that a CBA home loan pre-approval doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get the loan. Once you get the pre-approval, you’ll have about three to six months to decide on a property and apply for the home loan. The bank will then confirm that the property is suitable for the loan before fully approving it.

How do I apply for Westpac’s first home buyer loan?

If you’re a first home buyer looking to apply for a home loan with Westpac, they offer an online home loan application. They suggest the application can be completed in about 20 minutes. Based on the information you provide, Westpac will advise you the amount you can borrow and the costs associated with any possible home loan. 

You can use Westpac’s online mortgage calculators to estimate your borrowing power. You can also work out the time it might take to save up for the deposit, and the size of your home loan repayments

When applying for a home loan with Westpac, you’re assigned a home finance manager who can address your concerns and provide information. The manager will also offer guidance on any government grants you may be eligible for. 

Can first home buyers apply for an ING home loan?

First home buyers can apply for an ING home loan, but first, they need to select the most suitable home loan product and calculate the initial deposit on their home loan. 

First-time buyers can also use ING’s online tool to estimate the amount they can borrow. ING offers home loan applicants a free property report to look up property value estimates. 

First home loan applicants struggling to understand the terms used may consider looking up ING’s first home buyer guide. Once the home buyer is ready to apply for the loan, they can complete an online application or call ING at 1800 100 258 during regular business hours.

How to apply for a home loan pre-approval from St. George?

By applying for a home loan pre-approval, you can establish how much you can afford to borrow and look for houses within that pre-approved budget. Getting home loan pre-approval from St. George is a fairly simple process that can be completed within 15 minutes. 

The first step in this process is completing a home loan application. Once that application is submitted, a home loan expert from St. George will contact you to understand your requirements and your current financial position. You could also directly contact a home loan expert at the bank by calling 13 33 30 or by visiting your nearest branch. 

Once the application has been processed, the home loan expert will ask for some basic documentation to confirm your borrowing capacity. After this, you should be issued a home loan pre-approval, subject to certain conditions. 

Based on your home loan pre-approval from St. George, you can then find a property and make an offer. Your home loan expert will arrange to have the property valued and may request for more documentation, taking your home loan application to the next step.