Macquarie Bank Offset Flyer Home Loan Package

Earn Qantas Points with your home loan so you can travel and see the world

Macquarie Bank is at the forefront of innovation, especially when it comes to home loans. Taking out any of their Flyer home loans means you'll earn Qantas Points as you pay off your loan, and the Offset Flyer Home Loan Package has a range of features which make the loan competitive in addition to this.

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The Macquarie Bank Offset Flyer Home Loan is available for those purchasing, refinancing and building a property. It's not available with a family guarantee but is a flexible loan which can be used to buy a home or an investment property.

About this loan

How do you earn Qantas Points with this loan?

You can earn 160,000 Qantas Points on a loan of $500,000 over five years. Here's how it works.

  • You get 10,000 Qantas Points for every $100,000 you drawdown at settlement (this means 50,000 points for a loan of $500,000)
  • 1,000 Qantas Points each month that your loan balance is greater than $150,000
  • 25,000 Qantas Points on both the third year anniversary and the fifth year anniversary of the settlement of your loan, provided your loan is still above $150,000.

This could net you one return flight to Los Angeles and a return flight to Bangkok.

The Qantas Frequent Flyer Program has a huge range of rewards for those who don't want flights, such as merchandise, car rental and more.

What are the features and benefits of the Flyer Offset Home Loan?

  • Offset account - As the name suggests, this loan has a 100% offset account attached to it. Offset accounts can net you a large amount of savings in interest and shorten your loan term.
  • Maximum LVR - The maximum LVR of this loan is 95%. If you borrow more than 80% LVR you'll need to pay Lender's Mortgage Insurance (LMI).
  • Split your loan into multiple sub-accounts - You can split this home loan into different sub-accounts and use a mixture of variable rates, fixed rates, principal and interest repayments and interest-only repayments.
  • Interest-only option - You can pay interest only on your repayments for up to five years. This decreases the amount you pay because you're not putting any of your repayment towards the principal.
  • Additional repayments - You can make extra repayments on this loan to pay it off earlier but you're limited to $10,000 a year.
  • Discounts - The Offset Flyer Home Loan will see you pay no annual fee if you decide to take out a Macquarie Visa Platinum Card.

What fees and charges come with this loan?

  • Application fee - You won't have to pay an application fee as part of this loan saving you a few hundred dollars.
  • LMI - As mentioned above, LMI is charged if you borrow over 80% of the property value and the amount you'll pay will depend on a range of factors.
  • Account management fee: $248 - This loan has a management fee which is charged each year (Annual fee is payable in two installments every six months). This fee can cover up to five loans.

    • How to apply

      To apply or get more information about this home loan contact a mortgage broker or visit the Macquarie Bank website.

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