Last Updated: 22nd May, 2024

Residential loan departments of most banks simply don’t understand how hybrid trusts work! Others have stricter guidelines due to Australian Taxation Office (ATO) rulings.

Can you still get approval for a loan?

How much can you borrow?

We can help you to borrow:

  • Investment loans: 95% of the property value.
  • Low doc (no income evidence): 80% of the property value on a case by case basis.
  • Discounts: Competitive professional package and basic loan discounts are available.

Low doc hybrid trust loans are only available from a few lenders. Please discuss this with us before you begin looking to buy a property.

Some lenders have restrictions on lending to hybrid trusts with a company as the trustee, but can accept trusts with a personal trustee.

Please contact us on 1300 889 743 or enquire online and one of our mortgage brokers will call you to discuss your situation.

Why do most banks refrain from lending to hybrid trusts?

Apart from having a very minimalistic understanding of the structure of hybrid trusts, many banks simply follow the recommendations and rulings of the ATO.

These private ATO rulings disagree with the way that hybrid trusts are used to minimise tax when investing. In other words, the ATO is looking at the “Uncommercial Use of Trusts”.

Because of this uncertainty, many banks refuse to approve mortgages for hybrid trusts.

Which lenders will approve my loan?

Some banks do lend to hybrid trusts, however the choices are limited.

The secret to getting a loan with a low interest rate is to find a lender that will approve your mortgage as a residential loan rather than sending your application to business banking.

As a mortgage broker that specialises in lending to trusts, we can find a lender for you and set up your loan with the structure recommended by your accountant.

What is a hybrid trust?

A hybrid trust has a mixture of features from a discretionary trust (or family trust) and a unit trust.

The result of this combination is a trust that has the best of both worlds.

There are several types of hybrid trusts including hybrid unit trusts and hybrid discretionary trusts, with the latter being more common.

Although, there is a large degree of variation between different trust structures, most hybrid trusts issue special units and have the discretion to distribute income to beneficiaries and special unit holders.

Seek professional advice

We strongly recommend that you talk to your accountant before setting up a hybrid trust or using your trust to borrow money.

Trusts are very complex and there are a range of legal matters involved. Getting the right information will help you make an informed decision.

Apply for a hybrid trust loan today!

Want to make sure that you are able to borrow the maximum LVR? We can help you apply with a lender that understands trust loans and offers attractive interest rates and minimal fees.

Speak to us today on 1300 889 743 or enquire online and one of our specialist mortgage brokers will call you to help you get fast approval.