The Retirees Access Home Loan is a variable rate reverse mortgage loan specifically designed to assist those who have reached, or are nearing, retirement age and own their home.
You are able to borrow against the equity in your home and the balance of the loan is paid by your estate or when the property is vacated or sold. This is a very specific type of loan and special conditions apply.
We recommend that applicants discuss their intentions with their family and also investigate if the Loan may impact on any Government support payments, entitlements or other benefits.
Applicants must obtain independent financial advice and legal advice before taking out this loan.
Home Loan Features
|Minimum loan amount :||No minimum loan amount|
|Maximum loan amount :||The maximum amount available to borrow is assessed on the age of the youngest borrower and the loan to value ratio. The value of the property is assessed and then based on the valuation the borrower may be eligible for the following amounts: 60 - 64 Years - $200,000 or 15% of the value of the property, whichever is lower. 65 - 69 Years - $250,000 or 20% of the value of the property, whichever is lower. 70 - 74 Years - $300,000 or 25% of the value of the property, whichever is lower. 75 - 80 Years - $350,000 or 35% of the value of the property, whichever is lower. 80+ Years - $400,000 or 40% of the value of the property, whichever is lower.|
|Maximum loan term :||No term. Payable on death of member or on vacating or sale of the property|
|Interest charges :||Calculated daily, charged monthly|
|Repayment type :||Regular loan repayments are not required. However, you are free to make voluntary repayments of any amount (and redraw these amounts, for a fee) or repay the loan via lump sum repayments at any time at no extra cost or penalty. Provided you are not in default, the loan will be repaid when: (a) the mortgaged property is sold on your death or death of the last borrower; (b) the mortgaged property ceases to be your principal place of residence or that of the last surviving borrower; or (c) in case of an investment property or holiday home, on the death of the last surviving approved resident.|
|Interest offset :||No|
|Loan preparation fees :||At cost|
|Increase/top up :||Subject to Maximum Loan criteria|
|Investment Property as Security :||Yes|