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Bank Australia offers two types of personal loans, which come with different advantages and drawbacks.

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Bank Australia is a customer-owned bank. They offer two types of personal loans, a Lifestyle Personal Loan which you can use for various purposes, and a Lifestyle Personal Loan specifically for homeowners. This is an unsecured loan, with loan limits up to $50,000.

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Bank Australia offer the following types of personal loans for borrowers looking to renovate their home or fund a holiday and everything in between.

  • Lifestyle Personal Loan. This loan has a maximum loan term of 10 years and the ability to borrow anywhere from $1,000 up to $50,000. This personal loan can also be used to consolidate multiple debts into the one account
  • Lifestyle Personal Loan - Property Owners. Property owners can enjoy a discount on the variable interest rate of the lifestyle personal loan for personal purchases or investments. This loan is not allowed to be used to finance the purchase of a new car, but is allowed for other investments that increase your assets.

Features and benefits of a Bank Australia personal loan

  • Flexible repayment options. With a personal loan from Bank Australia, you choose how you want to make your repayments. You can schedule weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments to coincide with when you receive your pay check.
  • Additional repayments. All of the personal loans offered by Bank Australia give you the opportunity to pay the loan off quicker with unlimited additional repayments.
  • Low application fee. As a customer owned bank, Bank Australia have a low loan application fee. The fee for applying for a Bank Australia personal loan is $150.

What other products does Bank Australia offer?

  • Borrowing. In addition to personal loans, Bank Australia has a full line of loans available including home loans, car loans and investment loans.
  • Credit cards. You have three different Visa credit card options to choose from with Bank Australia, including Platinum Rewards, Low Rate and standard Visa products.
  • Savings. Bank Australia gives you incentive to save with five different savings accounts to choose from including an incentive saver which gives you bonus interest when you make monthly deposits without any withdrawals.
  • Insurance. You can secure your belongings and just about anything else with the array of insurance covers offered through Bank Australia.

How to apply for a personal loan from Bank Australia

In addition to the features offered with their personal loan products, Bank Australia also offers you the convenience of applying online. Before you begin, check to make sure that you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age. You must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for a personal loan.
  • Residency. Permanent residents and Australian citizens only are eligible for personal loans from Bank Australia.
  • Employment. You must be currently employed and receiving a steady salary to be eligible for a Bank Australia personal loan.
  • Credit. Applicants who have previously filed for bankruptcy will not be considered for a Bank Australia personal loan.

If you are able to meet these requirements proceed to the online application by clicking apply. You should have the following documentation close by for easy reference:

Required information

  • Income. You'll need to provide information about your gross and net income from your salary as well as any other regular income you may receive. This could include income from investments. Your employer information will also be required.
  • Assets. The online application will require you to provide an approximate value of all of your assets including all savings, property and vehicles.
  • Liabilities. Have a complete listing of all of your current debts including credit cards, any other loans or overdrafts on hand when you apply for a personal loan offered by Bank Australia.

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    RebeccaJune 5, 2018

    Hi I am after a personal loan… I am on Centrelink benefits and also maintenance payments but I have no dependents… are you able to help me with the best possible outcome and lender to go to

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      JoelJune 5, 2018

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thanks for leaving a question on Finder.

      You can check our list of Centrelink loans. This page provides a list of lenders that will consider a loan for people on parenting payments.

      Please click the name of the lender to be redirected to our review page and learn more about the lender’s loan offer, rates, and requirements as well as the pros and cons of using their loan service. When you are ready, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the lender’s website where you can proceed with the application or get in touch with their representatives for further inquiries you may have.

      Finding out about alternative loans while unemployed is also useful. These includes the No Interest Loans scheme (NILs) and the StepUP Program to help give eligible borrowers access to affordable finance.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.


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    laurenJanuary 29, 2015

    Interested in personal loan to fix my car as i have two sick children my credit rating is good I have no debts only applying for a small amount I receive disability pension , carers allowance, and family tax a and b

      ShirleyJanuary 30, 2015Finder

      Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that is an online comparison service and is not a product issuer. If you would like to discuss your eligibility or options with bankmecu, please get in touch with them directly.


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    laurenJanuary 6, 2015

    Suitable personal loan to fix my car and rego expenses as i am on a disability pension

      MattJanuary 7, 2015Finder

      Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for your comment.

      As you are on a disability pension, credit options may be limited. We’ve curated a guide that outlines some pensioner loans, but not all, of the options available to you.

      I hope this helps.


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