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Home Loan Comparison

Whether you're refinancing, investing or buying a home, we can help you find the right mortgage.

Home Loan Finder® lets you compare home loans from across the market, from the big banks to smaller lenders, credit unions and online providers. You can compare mortgage rates, read up on individual products, apply directly with lenders or contact a mortgage broker. Your home buying journey starts here.

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Home Loan Offer

UBank UHomeLoan Variable Rate - Discounted Rate — borrowing between $200,000 and less than $700,000 (Owner Occupier, P&I)

3.69 % p.a.

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3.69 % p.a.

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Home Loan Offer

Enjoy flexible repayments, a redraw facility and the ability to split your loan. Plus, pay no application or ongoing fees. Get $1,000 cash into a USaver account when you apply for a loan of $200,000 or more (new or refinance). Terms and conditions apply.

  • Interest rate of 3.69% p.a.
  • Comparison rate of 3.69% p.a.
  • Application fee of $0
  • Maximum LVR: 80%
  • Minimum borrowing: $200,000
  • Max borrowing: $700,000
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When comparing mortgages you really need to find a product that suits your plans, whether you're buying a home, an investment property, or looking to switch your current loan to a better one.

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Ideal for first home buyers and younger borrowers, compare mortgages with 5% or 10% minimum deposits.

There are many more unique situations for borrowers. Check out some of our other in-depth guides and product comparisons:

How do I compare home loans?

When comparing mortgages the interest rate is very important. But there's a lot more to look at:

  • The interest rate. A lower interest rate will keep your repayments down. It's also important to decide whether you want a fixed or variable interest rate. Variable rates are often lower and have more flexibility but your rate can go up (or down) at any time. Fixed rates let you budget your repayments more accurately because you know your repayments in advance.
  • Repayment type. Most borrowers opt for principal and interest repayments, where you repay the principal (the money you've borrowed) plus interest together. Interest-only repayments delay the full cost of your loan as you only repay the interest at first. Interest-only loans are a good choice for some borrowers but you'll end up paying more in the long run this way.
  • Features. Always compare a loan's features, such as offset accounts and redraw facilities. But don't get a loan with a higher rate and extra features if you won't really need them.
  • Fees. Application, settlement and monthly fees can add to your mortgage costs. Be sure to factor them in, but remember that the interest rate matters more than fees in determining your costs.

How much do mortgages cost?

Person crunching mortgage costs at a desk.Your mortgage costs depend on the following factors:

  • Your interest rate. The higher the rate the more you pay in interest. If you're borrowing a lot of money even a small difference in the rate can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to your repayments.
  • How much your property costs. The price of the property determines everything else.
  • How much you're borrowing (and your deposit size). If you've saved up a large deposit you won't have to borrow as much, making your repayments lower. If you have a deposit below 20% of the property's value you may have to pay lenders mortgage insurance too.
  • Fees. These may have less impact than the interest rate, but mortgage fees can add up. A loan's comparison rate can help you understand how fees and the interest rate affect your costs.
  • Government charges. When buying a property you should factor in how much stamp duty costs. You may also have to pay other government charges.

To get a better understanding of how the interest rate and loan amount can affect your repayment costs use our mortgage repayment calculator below.

Check out all finder's home loan calculators here

What features can I get with a mortgage?

When comparing mortgages it's also important to look at the features that come with many loans.

  • Extra repayments. Most loans today allow you to make additional repayments, helping you pay your loan off sooner.
  • Redraw facility. A redraw facility lets you take out extra repayments you've made into your loan to spend as you need. This lets you access extra funds for emergencies or unforeseen expenses. It can be helpful, but the more you redraw the longer your loan will take to pay off.
  • Offset account. An offset account is a transaction account which is linked to your loan. Any money deposited into the account offsets interest on your home loan. Imagine a loan of $100,000 which has an offset account with $10,000 in it. When interest is calculated on the loan, it’s only calculated on $90,000 because the $10,000 is offset for the interest calculation.
  • Portability. A portable loan is one you can keep even when changing properties. It's convenient and saves you the need to refinance.

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How do I actually apply for a loan?

The mortgage application process seems complex and scary. But once you break it down it's not that hard. The first step is to get prepared:

  • Is your credit file in order? Find out how to get a copy of your credit file and make sure there are no errors on it. If you have defaults or late repayments on your file, make sure you can explain them. Close any credit cards you're no longer using.
  • Are you getting a joint loan? Think about how strong your relationship is with the other party. Changes to your relationship could make it hard if one party wishes to sell their part of the property.
  • Are you eligible for the loan? Borrowers generally need to be over 18 years of age. There are other requirements too, but those depend on the lender. Some will want you to have a good credit rating. Others might not allow you to buy inner city apartments. Always read the eligibility criteria before applying.

Pre-approval explained

Pre-approval means your lender will "conditionally" approve you for a specific loan amount. It'll take into account your income, debts and liabilities when deciding this. It's usually extended for a few months, allowing you to look for a property with a bit more confidence. It's important to note that pre-approval conditions can differ depending on the lender. Read our expert explanation of pre-approval to find out what to look for.

What paperwork do I need to give my lender when applying for a home loan?

Your lender wants to work out whether or not you can afford a loan. They will ask for a lot of information from you, including:

  • Personal details. Your full name, tax file number, driver's licence number or some other form of photo ID, phone number and address.
  • Employment details. Your lender wants to know about your job, how long you've been in your position and and may even ask for your employer's contact information to confirm these details.
  • Financial details. Your lender will want to know how much you earn and spend. They'll want to see recent payslips, as well as details of your expenses and debts including personal loans or credit cards.
  • Information about your property. The exact paperwork required will depend on the type of property you're buying. You'll need to tell your lender the property address, the type of property, number of rooms and more.

All the information you need when applying for a mortgage.

More mortgage guides and questions

If you need more specific help, check out some of our detailed guides to switching loans, buying a property, saving a deposit and much more:

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Home Loan Offers

Important Information*
loans.com.au Essentials - Variable (Owner Occupier, P&I)

A competitive interest rate home loan with interest only options. Interest rate 3.64%p.a.
comp rate of 3.66%p.a.

UBank UHomeLoan Variable Rate - Discount Offer for Owner Occupied Variable P&I Rate — borrowing $700,000 or more

Pay no application or ongoing fees and get access to a redraw facility and flexible repayment schedule. Get $1,000 cash into a USaver account when you apply for a loan of $200,000 or more. Terms and conditions apply.

Greater Bank Ultimate Home Loan - Discounted 1 Year Fixed LVR ≤90% ($150K+ Owner Occupier)

Loans over $150k get a discount off an already low fixed rate. Available for NSW, Qld and ACT residents only.

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    KevinMay 16, 2017

    hi,

    i was looking at the home loans
    it states owner occupier
    as i am a foreign investor, what types of loans should I look at
    does it mean that we have to pay a higher interest?
    thanks

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    SuzieMarch 10, 2017

    I am looking to buy addition investment and PPR. I am looking for comparative interest rates.
    Can you please assist?

    Thank you
    Suzie

    • Staff
      LouMarch 13, 2017Staff

      Hi Suzie,

      Thanks for your question.

      You may refer to this page to compare investment property home loans.
      For owner-occupier, you may check this page.

      On both pages, we have a home loan calculator on top of the comparison table that you can take advantage of to see which lender offers low monthly payment.

      Alternatively, you may also get in touch with a mortgage broker to assist you in finding a suitable home loan option.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    TerryOctober 13, 2016

    Hi,
    I am 65 and my wife is 51. We both have full time jobs.
    We are hoping to purchase our first ever unit instead of paying rent as we do now. Would our ages be against us if we applied for a $700,000 loan? How much deposit would we need?
    Thank you

    • Staff
      LouOctober 14, 2016Staff

      Hi Terry,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that we are a financial comparison and information website. We can’t give advice on your specific situation.

      In Australia, there are anti-discrimination legislations that prevent lenders from discriminating borrowers based on age. You can find more details about maximum age limit for home loan borrowers on this page.

      Lenders would also like to make sure that you meet the general lending criteria and that you can comfortably afford to repay the loan without having financial difficulties. This is why the older you are, the more it might be difficult for you get a mortgage approval.

      Also, the deposit that you need depends on the type of loan that you are getting.

      For your home loan options, you may want to get in touch with mortgage broker and discuss your circumstances and borrowing needs.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    TrevorOctober 2, 2016

    I run my own business and need a low doc loan
    Thanks Trevor

    • Staff
      LouOctober 5, 2016Staff

      Hi Trevor,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      If you are looking for a low doc home loan, you can compare your options here.

      You may also want to get in touch with a mortgage broker who will consider your personal situation in finding a range of home loan options.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    BrianOctober 27, 2015

    I am an aged pensioner and have my own property with a double garage and wish to improve it to liveable state.and need aloan to do so It is in a small country community which is going ahead. What are the chances of finance?

    • Staff
      MarcOctober 28, 2015Staff

      Hi Brian,
      Thanks for the question, finder.com.au are a comparison website and we can only offer you general advice.

      Your chance of receiving a loan will depend on a range of factors, including your income, assets and debts. One option might be to contact a mortgage broker and see what lenders or loans they suggest might result in your application being approved.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    September 3, 2015

    Iam living in a town house and have rented my two rooms privately and getting rent of $200 weekly from each room. Can I include this income as a genuine savings, If yes, how to prove this.

    • Staff
      MarcSeptember 4, 2015Staff

      Hi Binod,
      Thanks for the question, finder.com.au are a comparison website and we can only offer you general advice..

      The definition of ‘Genuine Savings’ changes depending on the lender, but the below is what the Commonwealth Bank define as genuine savings:

      – A savings pattern established over at least 3 months
      – Term Deposit held for at least 3 months
      – Shares held for at least 3 months
      – Gifts held in your account for at least 3 months
      – Cash held in your account for at least 3 months
      – Equity in an existing property
      – Inheritance money held in your account for at least 3 months

      If your rental income fits into one of the above categories than for this lender it would be counted as genuine savings. I would recommend contacting a lender you’re interested in applying with and seeing what their policy is regarding rental incomes.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    LenaJuly 8, 2015

    Hi. This website is great for comparing home loans but they are mostly not with the major banks.
    Could you tell me if there is a website that deals mainly with the anz, nab, commonwealth etc similar to this one.
    Thanks

    • Staff
      BelindaJuly 9, 2015Staff

      Hi Lena,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      finder.com.au is an online comparison and general information service and in fact, we do compare a wide range of products offered by many reputable Australian lenders including the ‘Big 4’ and specifically ANZ, NAB and the Commonwealth Bank, as you’ve mentioned.

      You might be interested to compare competitive products by these lenders using the hyperlinks provided above.

      Thanks,
      Belinda

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    AmyJune 6, 2015

    Do I put money in my super or pay my loan ?
    When I sixty I can get some money out of my super and put it in my mortgage good idea or not ?

    • Staff
      BelindaJune 9, 2015Staff

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your enquiry.

      finder.com.au is an online comparison website so we cannot offer financial advice regarding your superannuation.

      It would be best that you speak directly with your super fund provider regarding the process of accessing your superannuation.

      Thanks,
      Belinda

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    ReneeJune 1, 2015

    Hi.
    Do any banks offer a personal loan as the deposit and include this in the home loan repayments?

    • Staff
      JodieJune 3, 2015Staff

      Hi Renee,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.com.au. a financial comparison website and we can only offer you general advice.

      Most lenders have a maximum percentage of the value of the home they will allow you to borrow, however, each lender has their own w structure of loans and how they lend money.

      if you are looking to purchase or refinance it may be in your best interest to speak to a mortgage broker who can talk you through the lending process and also offer advice on your specific circumstances.

      Regards
      Jodie

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    KanoMarch 18, 2015

    Team,
    Would you be able to calculate the savings on paying a home loan daily VS weekly? How many years will this reduce is loan by?
    Loan amount of = $307000
    Monthly payment principal and interest = $2475
    Daily repayments = $108.76

    • Staff
      ShirleyMarch 18, 2015Staff

      Hi Kano,

      Thanks for your question, finder.com.au are a comparison website and we can only offer you general advice.

      Unfortunately we don’t have any daily repayment calculators at our disposal. You’ll find that lenders offer weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

      If you’d like, you can see a range of home loan calculators available on this page to help you plan your mortgage.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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