LENDING UPDATE – 13.04.12

MELBOURNE MORTGAGE FINANCE LENDING UPDATE – 13.04.12

  • The Reserve Bank held the official cash rate steady in April.

  • Most lenders have kept their variable rates steady in April. Attractive variable rates below 6.5% pa are still available, especially if borrowers are wanting loans below 80% of valuation.

  • While most lenders require home loan borrowers to prove 5% genuine savings, some lenders will accept a perfect rent payment record over a period of 12 months instead. Conditions apply.

  • More lenders are now offering loans to Self Managed Super Funds to help with the purchase of residential investment property. Loans are available up to 80% of valuation with variable rates around 7.30% pa. Conditions apply and loan package details depend on the type of property and who the Property Trustee of the Fund is.

Even though interest rates and establishment fees are higher than normal, significant advantages exist regarding

  • lower tax rate on monthly rental income

  • zero capital gains tax payable on sale of property

Conditions apply and borrowers must obtain their own independent legal / taxation advice before proceeding.

  • Some lenders will accept applications from borrowers who are still on probation in a new job role, provided they can show steady employment in the same industry over the previous two year period.

  • Family Pledge loans are still available, allowing borrowers to borrow 100% of purchase price + costs. Family members, usually parents, offer their own residence as guarantee / additional security. Borrowers must show strong incomes. Guarantors are also required to meet certain conditions.

  • Fast Refinance” loans are still available from a few lenders. Existing loans are paid out within a few days of loan approval documents being signed. Conditions apply.

  • Low Doc” loans to self-employed borrowers are still popular. Loans are available up to 80% of valuation. Instead of making self-certified declarations of income, borrowers are now required to submit basic income proof:

    • BAS statements for the last 12 months

    • trading account bank statements for the last 12 months, or

    • signed Accountant’s declaration stating approximate taxable income

  • One bank will offer will offer loan funds for commercial or business purposes at normal residential rates. These funds are available up to 80% of valuation.

  • One bank still allows loan repayment servicing guarantees for borrowers who have insufficient income to qualify under normal eligibility criteria. Guarantors must satisfy certain criteria and sign guarantee documents.

  • Personal Protection Insurance is a vital part of any new loan application. Most borrowers are under-insured or have no personal insurance. Melbourne Mortgage Finance will arrange a full review of borrower insurance:

    • life insurance

    • trauma insurance e.g. cancer / stroke

    • income protection

    • landlord insurance

Barry LeBrocq
Melbourne Mortgage Finance
Patterson Lakes VIC 3197
Mob 0437417042

Disclaimer: The above information is intended as general information only and does no address specific personal situations. Lender products and policies change frequently and without notice. Please contact us to discuss your specific personal needs and eligibility.

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