Overview

flagFounded: Founded in 2011, parent company founded 2003

businessOwned by: Connective, a privately owned mortgage broking aggregator

monetization_onFunded by: Advantedge (NAB), Macquarie Bank, Adelaide Bank, Pepper, Bluestone, ThinkTank

securityLMI Provider: enworth and QBE LMI

account_balanceLender type: Non-Bank, Mortgage Manager

Connective Home Loans is a non-bank lender owned by Connective, Australia’s largest mortgage broking group. It offers several funding sources under one brand and a simple application process.

Connective understand mortgage brokers and know how to work best with them to achieve great results for their customers. By combining this understanding of the industry, large broker distribution network and competitive funding sources, they’ve been quite successful within their broker group.

What’s the catch? Connective Home Loans is only available through Connective mortgage brokers. Since around one quarter of mortgage brokers in Australia are members of Connective this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.


How do Connective’s home loans compare?

Pros

Cons

  • They’re not a major bank
  • People who want branch access
  • LMI can be expensive with some funders
  • Their rates can be expensive for specialist (non-conforming) loans
  • Postcode restrictions

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Cash-out policy: For LVRs below 80%, no limit on cash out amount and no evidence required. Supporting evidence is required if LVR exceed 90%, or LMI applies and the cash out is over $100,000


What home loans types do they have?

Connective has five main product types which can help you to determine which is the right fit for you and where the funding actually comes from.

  • Connective Essentials Home Loans is a home loan product with competitive rates and all the essential features. Customers can make extra payments at no cost and redraw those extra repayments when it suits you. Essentials Home Loans are funded by Advantedge which is a large wholesale funder owned by NAB. They usually have low variable interest rates and close to market leading fixed rates.
  • Connective Solutions is primarily for customers who’ve been knocked back by the banks, have a blemish on your credit report, are self-employed or don’t have up-to-date tax returns. It is funded by Pepper.
  • Connective Home Loans Select is geared towards first home buyers, renovators and those looking to refinance, through to new home builders and investors, It is funded by Adelaide Bank.
  • Connective Advance is a simple, cost-effective loan solution for commercial and SMSF borrowers. It is funded by ThinkTank.
  • Connective Elevate / Bluestone funded by Bluestone offers a range of co-branded products. It has prime, near prime and specialist loan options to suit more customers.

Most of their product ranges have owner occupied, investor, interest only, fixed, and 100% offset options. They’re suitable for most home buyers or investors.


Why did my broker recommend Connective Home Loans?

Connective Home Loans (CHL) is usually recommended because of their combination of good rates, good service and a quick loan approval.

CHL can share more information with your broker and work with them in a closer way. That means that your broker can take some of the hassles out of getting a loan and behave more like a bank manager than a mortgage broker.

CHL also has a great scenarios team which understands and can solve many loans that are outside of the box of the major banks. So your broker may be able to get you approved at a major bank interest rate even if you don’t meet their credit policy.


Tip for applying with Connective Home Loans

Use Connective’s loan application form and document checklist to prepare for your home loan application.

Note: This is the latest application form as of November 2020. Please call us for Connective Home Loans’ most up-to-date document requirements.

Connective Home Loan client story

Leigh, NSW

Background

After falling on hard times in the past, Leigh found himself in major credit card debt and made the difficult decision to declare bankruptcy.

Although he was eventually discharged from bankruptcy (after 5 years), the bankruptcy was still recorded on his credit file and he needed to declare this when applying for a home loan to buy his first home.

He was also over 50, which is an issue with most lenders because they’re concerned you won’t be able to pay off the mortgage by the time that you retire. Luckily, he had a 20% deposit to purchase the off the plan property which made him a low risk borrower.

He was also was able to present a clear exit strategy for paying off the loan using his superannuation.

Connective was able to pre-approve Leigh for the $340,000 he needed to complete the purchase via a Macquarie Bank property valuation.

However, months had passed since the pre-approval and by the time he applied for his unconditional home loan approval, the original property valuation had expired. Worst still, the new valuation undertaken through Connective came in around $20,000 to $40,000 less than Macquarie.

Solution

Luckily for Leigh, settlement was still 2 months away and his mortgage broker was able to overturn the latest property valuation in favour of the original Macquarie valuation.

He was able to get approved for the home loan, avoid Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) because he was borrowing at 80% of the property value and even managed to get a competitive interest rate.

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