Are 90% investment loans still available?

  • Borrow up to 90% of the purchase price plus LMI to buy an investment property.
  • Your deposit can be a gift or equity in another property.
  • Take advantage of the property market while most investors are locked out!

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What are the lending criteria?

  • Clear credit history: You don’t have to have a perfect credit history to get approved for a 90% investment loan. However, having a clear credit history will enable us to get you a better interest rate.
  • Stable employment: In most cases, you need to have been in your current job for 6 to 12 months. Sometimes an exception can be made to this policy.
  • A good income: Lenders are more conservative when assessing your ability to repay a 90% investment loan. For this reason your ‘serviceability’ must be stronger than for a home loan.
  • Genuine savings: Almost all lenders require you to prove that you have saved 5% of the purchase price. However, if you don’t have genuine savings, some of our lenders can still assist.
  • Minimal debts: People with many credit cards and personal loans are generally not accepted. As a rough guide, people who have more than 10% of the purchase price in unsecured debts such as personal loans and credit cards are often not approved.
  • Location / property type: Many lenders may be hesitant to approve loans for properties in smaller towns (less than 3,000 people), high rise units in a Central Business District (CBD) or unusual properties. Please contact us if this may affect you.

Why aren’t the major banks lending to investors?

The major banks, credit unions and building societies are what are known as Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) which means they allow people to open a bank account and deposit their money in the bank. As a result of this they are governed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

For the past couple of years, APRA has grown increasingly concerned over the level of lending to investors and has pressured the banks to limit their lending for property investment.

The major banks have particularly limited 95% investment loans and 90% investment loans as these are a higher risk to the bank.

Many potential Australian property investors have been locked out of the property market as a result, however it is still possible to finance your real estate investment goals through other means.

You may still qualify for a 90% investment loan plus discounts.

We have access to other lenders that are not governed by APRA such as specialist and non-bank lenders. This allows us to help good quality property investors to expand their property portfolio.

Depending on your situation, discounted interest rates are available that will vary depending on the lender that we go with. The stronger your situation, the better the rate cut that we can get you.

Almost all of our investors qualify for interest rates below the bank standard variable rate and those with other properties often qualify for significant discounts!

You may also qualify for capitalised Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). This is essentially adding your mortgage insurance premium that you’re charged when borrowing more than 80% of the purchase price, on top of the investment loan, saving you thousands of dollars in upfront costs!

We’ve lent more than $1 billion+ Australia-wide.

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