Compare NAB LMI
Lenders they support: NAB
NAB Broker (previously Homeside)
Max LVR: 95% LVR
LMI Capitalisation: 95% LVR (conditions apply)
LMI Premiums: Compare using our LMI calculator | See below for NAB’s LMI table
Like most other banks, National Australia Bank (NAB) doesn’t have its own Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) provider.
However, from there it gets a little confusing since NAB use QBE for their own home loan applications and Genworth for NAB Broker applications.
The reason for this is largely because NAB and NAB Broker (which was originally set up as Homeside) each have their own products and interest rates.
NAB Broker is a broker-dedicated channel which means it’s really designed for lower risk clients such as those with a large deposit.
The normal NAB arm deals with customers direct. Ultimately, because NAB and NAB Broker have different appetites, two different LMI insurers are required.
How does NAB’s LMI compare?
They’re great at
- Loans over $1 million at 95% of the property value (LVR)
- They have a Delegated Underwriting Authority (DUA) which QBE which allows them to approve loans that other lenders can’t.
- They can consider customers on probation.
But they’ve got some drawbacks…
- They rarely capitalise LMI which means your home loan can end up being more expensive
- If a home loan application fails credit scoring, it’s rare that it will be manually reviewed
- There can be big differences between the assessment of two credit managers
- There are higher interest rates for loans over 80% of the property value.
Talk to one of our expert mortgage brokers to find out if NAB is right for you.
Call us on 1300 889 743 or complete our free assessment form online.
Capitalising LMI makes a lot of sense
If you’re borrowing at 90% LVR with NAB then your LMI is deducted from your overall loan amount. So you may actually get 88.5% after you’ve paid the mortgage insurance.
However, with other lenders you can add the LMI onto the loan which means you get the full 90%. This is quite a big deal for most property buyers.
Firstly, if you wanted to buy a $500,000 property and applied through NAB then you’d need an extra $7,500 as a deposit!
Secondly, when you think about it, you’re actually paying more in mortgage insurance by not capitalising LMI.
NAB’s LMI looks cheap because their LMI premium rates are lower than most lenders. However, when you consider capitalisation, it’s often better to go elsewhere.
NAB’s LMI Premium table
|LVR||$0 – $300,000||$300,001 – $500,000||$500,001 – $750,000||$750,001 – $1,000,000|
Should you apply with NAB?
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