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Buying a home

Find out what’s next for our home loan competition winners

14 March 2022

How good would it feel to have an extra $50,000?

For new Suncorp Bank customer Babak Shaker, it doesn't just feel good, it’s life changing.

"It's like a dream...I honestly still don't believe it!"

Babak took home one of the two $50,000 prizes in our 'Win a Reno Home Loan Competition', which ran alongside Suncorp’s sponsorship of The Block in 2021.

Babak emigrated to Australia from Germany in 2017. When he saw the perfect block of land near his parents’ house in Box Hill, NSW last November, he knew it was where he wanted to build. But it almost didn’t happen.

"I went to a number of banks but, because it was close to Christmas, they all said the wait would be four to six weeks."

Worried he would miss out, Babak went to a local broker who told him Suncorp Bank was the best way to go.

"It was really easy. I couldn’t believe it was so quick. The whole process took less than three weeks."

Working in construction, Babak already knows a thing or two about renovating. He’s now in the process of applying for a second loan with Suncorp Bank to start building his new family home. 

Gavin and Rachel Graham couldn’t believe their good luck

Gavin and Rachel Graham have been Suncorp Bank customers for the past seven years. Theirs was one of almost 120,000 new and existing home loans eligible for the competition.

When Gavin first heard he and Rachel had won, he thought it was a mate playing a prank.

"I couldn’t believe it. $50,000! It's like winning the grand jackpot at the pub."

Now he and Rachel plan on putting the money towards the final stage of renovations on their family home in Peakhurst, NSW.

"We’ve spent a lot of time and money renovating the house. New bathrooms, kitchen and replacing the floor. All that’s left is landscaping the backyard!"

Congratulations to Babak Shaker and Gavin and Rachel Graham, home loan customers with 50,000 extra reasons to feel good about banking with Suncorp.

Make your next move with confidence

While our home loan competition has ended, at Suncorp Bank our lending specialists are ready to help you realise your home buying, building and renovation dreams. They’re happy to answer your home finance questions and consultations are 100% obligation-free.

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