LENDING UPDATE – 24.02.09

All well-known lenders have now passed on the recent interest rate cut to new borrowers. Set out below is a simple table showing variable home loan rates and maximum LVRs (loan to valuation ratios) currently offered on a few of the more popular loan types for an amount of $300,000:

CBA MAV Standard Variable 5.04% 95%
RAMS Basic Variable 5.09% 100%
ING Mortgage Simplifier Smartpack 5.13% 95%
St George Basic Home Loan 5.17% 95%
Suncorp Standard Variable 5.20% 95%
ANZ Simplicity Plus 5.21% 90%
St George No Deposit Variable 5.21% 100%
Westpac Premier Advantage Premium 5.21% 95%
NAB HomePlus 5.27% 95%
AMP Basic Variable 5.34% 90%

Lenders who still offer 100% loans insist on squeaky clean credit records and ample income to service the loan. Applicants must still have sufficient funds to cover lender’s inhouse mortgage insurance and Victorian government stamp duty….a total of approximately $30,000 on a $400,000 purchase. FHOG can be included in this amount.

Lenders who offer 95% loans will generally allow the mortgage insurance premium to be added to the loan amount provided the total advance does not exceed 97%. Applicants must still have funds to cover the 5% deposit and Victorian government stamp duty….a total of approximately $40,000 on a $400,000 purchase. FHOG can be included in this amount.

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

With interest rates at a 40 year low, borrowers now have an excellent opportunity to qualify for loan amounts which would not have been available 12 months ago when rates were around 9%. However, quality of applicants, proof of genuine savings and clear proof of repayment capability are areas which have definitely been tightened up.
PRE-APPROVALS are strongly recommended. The earlier a pre-approval is arranged the better for everyone. Pre-approvals are not guarantees of subsequent approval but are still valuable, particularly if buyers are signing an unconditional Contract of Sale at auction.

LOAN APPROVAL DELAYS

Please be aware that lenders are under the pump with high levels of new applications, particularly the four major banks. Where contracts have finance clauses, a minimum of 10 WORKING DAYS should be allowed for unconditional finance approval. Some banks are taking 15 working days to unconditionally approve a loan. If a pre-approval has been arranged, unconditional approval may becomes easier as some of the application assessment work has already been done by the lender prior to purchase.

Melbourne Mortgage Finance is available 24/7 to assist clients who are keen to purchase or arrange loan pre-approval prior to purchase.

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  • REVERSE MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SENIORS OVER 60
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