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ING Orange Advantage home loan

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The ING Orange Advantage variable rate home loan includes a 100% offset facility, enabling you to pay off your home loan sooner

The ING Orange Advantage home loan allows regular homeowners or investors to make use of a 100% offset account. The loan offers competitive interest rates and no application fee.

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This is a full documentation loan available to those buying or refinancing a home or investment property. Different rates may be offered based on how much you borrow and your loan-to-value ratio.

About this loan

What are the features and benefits of the Orange Advantage home loan?

  • Offset account. You can link a 100% offset account to this home loan and have your salary or any other income credited directly to this account. Calculation of your home loan interest happens on a daily basis and applies on the total outstanding loan amount minus the balance in the offset account. As a result, a higher balance in your offset account translates to lower interest payable on your home loan.
  • Maximum LVR. Owner-occupiers can borrow up to 80% for this loan without lenders mortgage insurance (LMI), or up to 95% of the property value with LMI, while investors can borrow up to 80%. Also keep in mind that different rates are available based on your LVR in some cases.
  • Repayments. You can make repayments either fortnightly or monthly, and can make unlimited additional repayments.
  • Redraw. If you make additional repayments and later need to access these funds, the Orange Advantage Loan includes a redraw facility.

What fees and charges come with this loan?

There are a number of fees you should be aware of with the Orange Advantage:

  • Annual fees: $299. This is charged yearly to maintain your account.
  • Discharge fees: $250. This is charged when you close your account.
  • Valuation fees: ING pays up to $225 in the form of valuation fees and this is limited to the first valuation only. You will have to pay the remainder.

How to apply

If you'd like an ING home loan specialist to get in touch with you, click the "Go to Site" buttons on this page. To qualify for this home loan you have to meet certain criteria:

  • Age. You must be over 18 years of age.
  • Residency. You must be a resident of Australia.
  • Employment. You must have a regular source of income.

As part of the application process you'll have to provide personal and financial information, as well as details about your employment. Before you start the process, keep the following information handy:

  • Personal. This includes details like your name, date of birth, phone number, email address and address.
  • Financial. This includes information surrounding all your assets and liabilities.
  • Employment. Be ready to give your employer's name and contact information.

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24 Comments

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    Darren
    August 28, 2017

    Hi there,

    Can you explain what is settlement fee ? I noticed there is a settlement fee of $299 on this home loan. Can the annual/seetlement fees be waived ?

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      Danielle
      August 29, 2017

      Hi Darren,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      Settlement fees, sometimes called legal fees or settlement attendance fees, incorporate the costs to payout your previous lender and to switch the funds to your new mortgage. Settlement costs are sometimes absorbed by the lender and waived for customers. I would suggest contacting the lender directly to verify if they would be able to waive the said fees.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

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    DM
    May 7, 2017

    Home occupied loan is that mean must live by self or family and cannot rent out?

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      Liezl
      May 7, 2017

      Hi Damien,

      Thank you for your question.

      Yes, owner-occupied means a residence primarily used or lived in by its buyer. You can rent it out at some point but you may need to contact your lender first. Almost all mortgage loans specify when the homes bought with those loans can be rented out.

      You may want to check the extensive comparison of home loans on our website.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    Mal
    October 1, 2016

    Hi,

    I am considering switching from another bank, is the ING Direct Orange loan available as re-finance option? Also are there any credit cards available as part of the package?

    Thanks

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      Nalda
      November 3, 2016

      Looking at refinancing currently pay 4.1 % comparison variable .
      Inner Sydney Studio unit I have as owner occupier 4 years.It measures 49m – are you interested in offering a $251,000 refinance package.Thanks.

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      Dee
      November 10, 2016

      Hi Nalda,

      Thanks for your question.

      Kindly note that we are finder.com.au, a financial comparison and information website that helps users make better decisions. We are not ING DIRECT. It would be best if you directly get in touch with them for your enquiry.

      Alternatively, you may also refer to our refinancing home loans to check other options.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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      Dee
      October 5, 2016

      Hi Mal,

      Thanks for your question.

      The Ing Direct Orange Advantage Loan is a full documentation loan available to those buying or refinancing a home or investment property. A credit card is not part of its package.

      If you are looking for a home loan product that comes with a credit card, you can compare your options through our home loans and credit cards page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Tamben
    September 25, 2016

    Hi, just wondering if there is a limit to the amount of money you can have in your offset account?

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      Dee
      September 26, 2016

      Hi Tamben,

      Thanks for your question.

      The ING DIRECT Orange Advantage Loan comes with a 100% offset facility. Say you have a mortgage of $100,000 and you also have $100,000 balance retained in your offset account, you would pay absolutely no interest on your mortgage at all.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Wendy
    August 20, 2016

    Hi, would you guys know if ING Direct writes construction loans and if so, can this particular type of loan( orange advantage) be used as construction loan for the knock down and rebuild of a PPOR? Thanks in advance.

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      Jodie
      September 7, 2016

      Hi Wendy,

      Thank you for contacting Finder. We are a financial comparison website and a general information service.

      As far as we are aware ING DIRECT no longer offers construction loans, however, in regards to using the Orange Advantage Loan for construction, you will need to clarify with ING DIRECT directly as I do not believe they allow this.

      Regards
      Jodie

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    Greta
    August 8, 2016

    How do offset accounts work? I want to refinance an existing property and currently have no offset account, just the loan where additional payment reduce the interest but are still available in redraw. Is Orange Everyday bank account the offset account? Or is the offset account a different account?

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      May
      August 9, 2016

      Hi Greta,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Basically, an offset account is like a regular transaction account that has been linked to your mortgage account. It is one of the commonly known features offered on several home loans (usually on variable rate loans and some on fixed-rate loans). You can put money into this account and it helps to reduce the interest payable on your home loan.

      The Orange Everyday bank account, for instance, can be linked to your home loan as your offset account.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Dean
    August 3, 2016

    Can you please confirm my understanding of the following….

    “Loyalty bonus. Receive 1% cash back into your home loan for all monthly repayments above $3,000 when you also deposit your salary, or an amount of more than $1,000 per month, in an Orange Everyday bank account.”

    From what I understand, you would have quite a large loan where you are paying a minimum 3000 per month, assuming I meet the other criteria of 1000 or more into the Everyday account per month.

    So if I pay 4000 in monthly repayments, I receive 1% of the difference between 4000 and 3000 which = $10.
    Is this correct?

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      May
      August 3, 2016

      Hi Dean,

      Thank you for your question.

      With ING Orange Advantage Offset Home Loan, if you also have an Orange Everyday transaction account and deposit your salary into it (of at least $1,000 per month), you will receive 1% cash back based on monthly mortgage repayments of up to $3,000.

      For instance, if you are making repayments of $3,000 per month, this could mean you will receive $30 cash back per calendar month.

      Hope this has answered your question.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Wei
    November 25, 2015

    hi, i have been with ING DIRECT Orange Advantage Loan (4.29% interest rate) for a month now, but i have changed my mind and would like to sell my property. How much fees do i have to pay apart from exit fee ($250)? Mine is variable rate. Cheers

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      Marc
      November 26, 2015

      Hi Wei,
      thanks for the question.

      While you won’t be liable to pay break costs as this loan is not a variable rate home loan, the best way of finding out all the charges you would pay is to contact ING DIRECT directly. They’ll be able to give you an accurate quote for the costs you may have to pay to leave your home loan.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    Hardeep
    September 27, 2015

    I am interested in home loan around 300000. I am single earner and earning about 46000 annually. I have two children and getting family tax benefits. My husband is unemployed and he is on centrelink payments. We are first home buyers and have a health card. Ready to pay 21000 downpayment. Please guide.

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      Marc
      September 29, 2015

      Hi Hardeep,
      thanks for the question.

      You can contact ING DIRECT by clicking on the ‘Go to Site’ buttons on this page. This will take you to the ING DIRECT website, where you can organise a discussion with an expert from ING DIRECT to find out what home loan options may be available to you.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    Mick
    July 4, 2015

    Hi,
    Does the ing orange advantage have sub account within the offset account.
    If so, how many accounts.
    Thank you.

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      Jodie
      July 8, 2015

      Hi Mick,

      Thank you for your comment on finder.com.au, a financial comparison website.

      The 100% offset account attached to the ING DIRECT Orange Advantage Loan is a single transaction account that you can deposit funds in that can then help to reduce the amount of interest charged on your loan.

      Regards
      Jodie

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