Westpac Personal Loans

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As one of the largest banks in Australia, Westpac offers comprehensive personal loan solutions to suit a wide range of borrowers.

Westpac began trading in 1817 in New South Wales and has since grown into a public company that has branches around the world. Westpac offers a wide variety of financial products and services to its customers, from savings accounts and term deposits to credit cards and home loans. It also offers a range of personal loans to borrowers, giving them access to the finance they need to make important purchases and investments.

Westpac Unsecured Personal Loan

Westpac Unsecured Personal Loan Offer

Westpac offers a competitive fixed rate loan up to $50,000 with low ongoing fee.

  • Interest Rate From: 12.99% p.a.
  • Comparison Rate: 14.01% p.a.
  • Interest Rate Type: Fixed
  • Application Fee: $250 ($0 for existing customers)
  • Minimum Loan Term: 1 year
  • Maximum Loan Term: 7 year
  • Minimum Loan Amount: $4,000
  • Maximum Loan Amount: $50,000

Westpac personal loan comparison

Rates last updated December 11th, 2016
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Interest Rate (p.a.) Comparison Rate (p.a.) Min Loan Amount Loan Term Application Fee Monthly Repayment
Westpac Unsecured Personal Loan
Borrow up to $50,000 for a term of up to 7 years with the unsecured Loan from Westpac
From 12.99% (fixed) 14.01% $4,000 1 to 7 years $250 ($0 for existing customers) Go to site More
Westpac Car Loan
Apply for a Westpac car loan and enjoy a great interest rate when you purchase a new or used vehicle.
From 8.49% (fixed) 9.54% $10,000 1 to 7 years $250 Go to site More
  • Flexi Loan. This loan allows you to withdraw funds up to an agreed-upon limit without reapplying, working like a line of credit rather than a traditional personal loan. This is an option for borrowers looking for flexibility. The Flexi Loan has a credit limit of between $4,000 and $75,000 so it is useful for a variety of purposes. Westpac charges no fee for additional withdrawals and there is no early repayment fee.
  • Personal Loan. This is designed for individuals who want to have a fixed interest rate loan. It is an unsecured loan that can be used for a variety of reasons such as home renovations, education expenses or a car purchase. Terms of between 1 and  7 years are available, and you can apply for between $4,000 and $50,000. It's also possible to repay your loan faster, but if you have loan terms of longer than two years and pay back the loan within those two years, a $175 fee applies. This fee is waived if you refinance to another personal loan from Westpac.
  • Car Loan. Looking to buy a new or used car? This loan features fixed interest rates and repayment terms of between 1 and  7 years. You can borrow between $10,000 and $10,000 to buy a car which will be used as the security for the loan. Keep in mind there's a set-up fee of $250 and a monthly service fee of $10.
  • Personal Overdraft. This is a type of unsecured loan that becomes part of your Westpac Choice bank account upon approval. It gives you between $250 and $25,000 as overdraft. There is a monthly service fee of $6 associated with this overdraft.
  • Temporary Overdraft. This is a convenient solution to cover a short-term need for funds. With the Temporary Overdraft you can borrow $250 to $50,000 and it will be available in your bank account for 45 days. This financing is designed to cover short-term shortfalls and there is no security required.

Features and benefits of a Westpac personal loan

  • Flexible repayment terms. You have the choice of paying weekly, fortnightly or monthly to suit your budget.
  • Revolving credit. This Flexi Loan feature essentially acts as an overdraft, allowing you to borrow up to the and including credit limit.
  • Competitive rates. Westpac's personal loan products feature competitive rates to help customers save money on interest.

What other products does Westpac offer?

  • Bank accounts. Westpac offers a comprehensive range of bank accounts which includes transaction accounts, savings accounts and term deposits.
  • Credit cards. Whether you want a low rate credit card, a low annual fee credit card or a rewards card, Westpac has cards to suit a range of customers.
  • Home loans. The bank has loans for first-time homeowners, investors and people who want to move up the property ladder. You are able to choose from fixed rate, variable rate or combination loans.

How you can apply for a personal loan from Westpac

Applying for a personal loan from Westpac is a straightforward process, and you can get started by clicking "Go to Site" on any of the loans above. The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a regular, permanent income
  • Be a permanent resident of Australia or;
  • Hold an acceptable Visa and have confirmed employment in Australia

If you meet the above criteria, the following details will be required to complete your application:

  • Personal details such as your name, proof of your identity and your contact information
  • Details about your finances and your employment
  • A list of your assets and liabilities, if you're self-employed

You need to meet set eligibility requirements which include being a permanent Australian resident, being at least 18 years old and earning a regular income. Some of the documents that should be included with your application are details of your finances, contact details including your residential address, and proof of identity. If you are a Westpac customer, the bank will ask you to verify your records.

If you would like to apply online you can follow the secure link on this page and fill out an application form in as little as 10 minutes. Westpac also accepts applications over the phone or through their branches.

These Westpac loans are worthwhile options for prospective borrowers to consider, but make sure to compare your options before deciding on one particular loan.

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16 Responses to Westpac Personal Loans

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    Adam | November 12, 2016

    Hi, I’m working for a big company as a sub-contractor driver and I receive my salary based on one year agreement and by payslip under my ABN number. My question is, is it enough to bring my last payslips or I must provide my last tax return history?
    Thanks

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      May | November 16, 2016

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for your question.

      When applying for any type of credit, it’s best that you are ready to provide any proof of your income (e.g. tax return, pay slips, COE, etc.), finances and employment. These documents are generally required by most lenders. So if you could provide the most recent ones, that would be great.

      Hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Jane | September 24, 2015

    So after read all this, me and my husband are on Centrelink payments at the moment, but we both do save about $150 every week to help us to move.
    My husband receives FTB and Newstart for more than 5 years+ and I’m receiving Parenting payment Partnered.
    Can we get approved to apply Westpac credit card? Or which bank will approve?

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | September 25, 2015

      Hi Jane,

      Thanks for your question.

      Westpac handles credit card applications from Centrelink applications on a case-by-case basis. Your eligibility will depend on your financial situation, how much you receive in payments and what other debts and assets you have. You may want to give Westpac a call to discuss your eligibility.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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      Gavin | October 9, 2016

      My question to Westpac personal lending is why you present misleading information on a site like this where pensioners already feel disqualified from applying for credit. I did my homework as the site suggested. I get the full DSP pension and was told before applying for a loan what I could potentially borrow. After my loan was declined due to sustainability, I made further inquiries and no one would give me a firm answer until I eventually saw a Westpac bank manager who clearly said that a DSP is not enough income to sustain a loan not even for $4000. It says on this website though that you only need 15K per annum to apply for credit. You actually need double that amount. This experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I have been with Westpac for over 26 years with a good credit rating and no defaults on my Veda credit file. Can someone from Westpac please be honest and advice what your total income must be before the bank will even look at you!! Also I found really strange that I was not asked about my cash assets or any other asset for that matter to support my application

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | October 10, 2016

      Hi Gavin,

      Thanks for your question and sorry about the difficulty you’ve had. On our review pages, including the one above, we haven’t listed $15,000 p.a. on any criteria. Westpac also doesn’t list a minimum income criteria on its site.

      The minimum criteria is that you’re over the age of 18 and earn a regular income, and we’ve confirmed with Westpac that certain types of Centrelink payments can be considered as income. However, your eligibility still comes down to whether or not you can afford the loan – Westpac will look at your income, your current debts and any cards you hold, and as an existing customer, your bank statements will also be checked to confirm your details.

      If you have questions regarding your specific application or eligibility for the loan, it would be best to contact Westpac directly.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    andrew | July 5, 2015

    can you buy a secondhand motorcycle under the Westpac car loan?

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | July 6, 2015

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your question.

      You’re not able to use this loan to finance a secondhand motorbike. If you still want to go with Westpac you have the option of their flexi loan, or you can compare other motorbike loans on this page.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    Brian | April 25, 2015

    I want to pay all my loans out , so I have one loan , but to fined a loan to do this is hard . To get a loan is hard , my credit is not good but trying to fix , work up and down . Just need to get a start with someone . Got car payment , and a personal loan , can u help cheers brian

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    caroline | April 4, 2015

    Hi I am a retire and looking to buy a caravan To live in on my daughters property, I get around 80.000 per year, paying wasted money in rent up to 500.00 per week

    • Staff
      Shirley | April 7, 2015

      Hi Caroline,

      Thanks for your question.

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

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    peter | August 29, 2014

    hi i am on a dsp i get around 960pf before rent and bills/food so leave me about 450 something around there. now my question is i am going for my first time provisional license i am looking to borrow a $5000 loan to buy my very first car is there any bank or lending branch can offer me this sort of cash i can make per fortnight repayments no issue
    thank you

    • Staff
      Shirley | September 1, 2014

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please see this page for list of banks or lending branches that may be able to help you.

      All the best,
      Shirley

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    demet | July 16, 2014

    I have a 160.000 cash and I am a disability pension single mum for 3 kids ages are 10,8,1 years old
    can I get home loan from Westpac and how much I can my fortnightly family and pension payments are all 1300.00
    please let me know

    • Staff
      Shirley | July 17, 2014

      Hi Demet,

      Thanks for your question.

      You’ve come through to finder.com.au, is an online comparison service. We are not directly affiliated with Westpac and we don’t handle any applications.

      These types of applications are handled on a case by case basis, so it’s probably best to speak to the customer service team at Westpac to enquire about your eligibility.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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