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Frequently asked questions
How much deposit do I need for a home loan?
For owner-occupiers a deposit of at least 5% of the total loan amount is often sufficient1. For example, a $500,000 loan requires at least a $25,000 deposit. A deposit of over 20% of the total loan amount lets you avoid Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI), which protects lenders against unpaid mortgages.
A larger deposit lets you borrow less and enjoy lower repayments.
The minimum amount that you can borrow for a Suncorp Bank home loan is $10,000. The maximum amount depends on several factors, including your borrowing capacity (determined by your income, debts, etc.) and the value of the residential property you’re considering, which will be used as security on the loan.
Our Borrowing Limit Home Loan Calculator can give you an estimate of how much you may be able to borrow based on your application type, income, expenses.
If you’d like to speak to a home loan specialist and get a clearer idea of how much you can borrow, you can call 13 11 55. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with a Mobile Lender, who will visit you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.
You'll be asked to provide information such as:
- your income, and your partner's income if you are looking to buy a house
- how long you (and, if applicable, your partner) have been in your current job/s;
- your savings and the value of any other assets; and
- your debts, including personal loans and credit cards.
Our home loan calculators can give you an idea of how much your monthly repayments might be and how long you could take to repay the debt.
Once you submit your full application, we’ll assess your financial position, then reply to you with an outcome within a few business days.
A 100% mortgage offset facility—which lets you use your income and savings to reduce the interest payable on your home loan—is available as an option with Suncorp Bank’s Standard Variable home loan, when it’s linked to your Everyday Options account and that account is set to offset mode+.
A mortgage offset fee applies if you link an eligible Standard Variable home loan to your Everyday Options account. This fee is waived for Home Package Plus customers, who – for an annual fee – also enjoy a discounted interest rate, $0 loan establishment fee and $0 monthly account-keeping fee. For a complete guide to the fees and charges on our home loans, read our Lending Fees and Charges brochure.
Please note that mortgage offset is not available on Back to Basics Variable, or Fixed Rate loans or Access Equity (Line of Credit) facilities.
+The Everyday Options Account is issued by Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722. Please read the relevant Product Information Document for Suncorp Bank Personal Deposit Accounts and the Terms and Conditions for Suncorp Bank accounts before making any decision regarding this product. Copies available in branch.
Home loan pre-approval is based on your ability to repay a loan. It means that a lender has reviewed your application and determined that you are in a good position to be able to pay back a loan for a specified amount. A pre-approval is not a final approval.
Pre-approval means that you can search for a home knowing how much the bank is likely to be willing to lend you. It allows you to narrow your search to homes that are within your budget, and to make offers that you otherwise may be unable to. Bear in mind that, if you make an offer on a property when you’ve received pre-approval, it’s a good idea to stipulate that the offer is subject to receiving final approval.
To apply for pre-approval, save time and start online or book an appointment with a Mobile Lender. You should note the conditions that apply to any pre-approval, which can include things like obtaining insurance on your potential new home, or arranging a property valuation.
You can make extra payments into your home loan at any time. However, depending on your type of loan, this may incur extra costs. Additional repayments can be made to your Standard Variable or Back to Basics Home Loan at any time without penalty, whereas additional payments made to a Fixed Rate Home Loan may incur an Early Payment Interest Adjustment (EPIA).
If you have a Fixed Rate Home Loan and you make an additional repayment of up to $500 more than your monthly repayment, there will be no penalty. Extra payments of over $500 will incur an Early Payment Interest Adjustment (EPIA).
The EPIA can be costly, but since it varies based on market conditions, we’re unable to provide a specific figure at the time that you fix your loan. For more information, view the EPIA brochure, visit your local branch, or contact us.
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Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)
If you are borrowing more than 80% of the value of the property, you will be required to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance. This is a one-off payment and can be financed into the loan.
Lenders Mortgage Insurance protects Suncorp Bank against loss in the event of a forced sale of a mortgage property. It does not insure you but may make it possible for you to buy a home with a smaller deposit. You will still be responsible for all amounts owing in relation to your loan.