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Premier Package Home Loan

Lock in a low rate

1.99 % p.a.

3 year fixed rate6

3.10 % p.a.

Comparison rate1

  • Owner occupied
  • Loans with an LVR of 80% or less

Lock in a low rate

1.99 % p.a.

3 year fixed rate6

3.10 % p.a.

Comparison rate1

  • Owner occupied
  • Loans with an LVR of 80% or less

A home loan with the whole package

Offering multiple offset accounts2, discounted fees and flexible repayments, our Premier Package Home Loan is value-packed.

  • Multiple offset accounts to reduce your interest.2

  • Free redraw (minimum $500).

  • Pay off your loan early with no penalty during variable rate period. 

  • Borrow up to 85% Loan-to-Value ratio with no LMI.3

Premier Package discounts on other products

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No transaction fees

Enjoy fee-free transactional banking anywhere in Australia.4

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No annual fee

On our award winning, low rate Platinum Credit Card.

Rates & fees

  • Variable rates
    Principal & Interest
    Principal & Interest
    Interest
    rate (p.a)
    Comparison
    rate (p.a)1
    First home buyer comparison rate (p.a.)1
    LVR of 80% or less
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.88%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.32%

    First home buyer comparison rate (p.a.)1

    3.32%

    LVR between 80% - 90%
    Interest rate (p.a)

    3.08%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.52%

    First home buyer comparison rate (p.a.)1

    3.52%

    LVR greater than 90%
    Interest rate (p.a)

    3.18%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.62%

    First home buyer comparison rate (p.a.)1

    3.62%

  • Fixed rates
    LVR of 80% or less
    LVR of 80% or less
    Interest
    rate (p.a)
    Comparison
    rate (p.a)1
    1 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.19%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.26%

    2 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.19%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.21%

    3 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    1.99%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.10%

    4 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.89%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.33%

    5 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.94%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.35%

    LVR between 80% - 90%
    LVR between 80% - 90%
    Interest
    rate (p.a)
    Comparison
    rate (p.a)1
    1 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.79%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.49%

    2 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.79%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.47%

    3 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.59%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.40%

    4 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.89%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.46%

    5 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.94%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.46%

    LVR greater than 90%
    LVR greater than 90%
    Interest
    rate (p.a)
    Comparison
    rate (p.a)1
    1 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.79%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.58%

    2 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.79%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.55%

    3 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.59%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.47%

    4 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.89%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.52%

    5 Year
    Interest rate (p.a)

    2.94%

    Comparison rate (p.a)1

    3.52%

  • Fees
    One-off fees
    One-off fees
    Amount
    Establishment fee
    Amount

    $0

    Administration fee5
    Amount

    $0

    Security administration fee
    Amount

    $400

    Redraw fee
    Amount

    $0

    Ongoing fees
    Ongoing fees
    Amount
    Annual fee
    Amount

    $390

FAQs

  • Is there a minimum or maximum loan amount?

    If you choose a variable interest rate home loan, the Premier Package Home Loan does not have a minimum or maximum loan amount.

    If you choose a fixed rate home loan, the Premier Package Home Loan has a minimum $50,000 loan amount and no maximum loan amount.

  • Am I eligible if I’m buying an investment property?

    Yes, the Premier Package home loan is available for both owner occupied loans (i.e. you live in the property) and investment property loans. However, the 2, 3 or 4 Year Discounted Fixed Rate6 is not available for investment properties.

  • What can I expect during the application process?

    The home loan application process can differ slightly depending on your circumstances and where you choose to apply for your loan. Below is a general overview of the process. 

    If you are applying for a new loan:

    1. Apply to obtain pre-approval. This generally takes 48 hours if you submit all the required documentation.
    2. Find, secure a property and pay your deposit.
    3. We’ll organise a valuation on the property to ensure the loan-to-value ratio is sufficient which can take up to 1 week. If the valuation meets criteria, your loan will be formally approved.
    4. Review, sign and complete documentation (related to title of the property and the home loan contract relating to finance)
    5. Settlement: We’ll work closely with you to ensure that everything is signed and ready prior to settlement date.

    Click here for more details on the home loan application process

    If you are refinancing an existing loan:

    Refinancing is similar to applying for a new home loan. The first step is to choose a home loan and submit an application.

    Once approved, you’ll need to contact your current bank to obtain a discharge authority form for us to finalise the switching process. You’ll also receive your mortgage document, which you’ll need to have witnessed when you sign it.

  • How do I know if switching my loan is right for me?

    You can see if switching your loan with another (i.e. refinancing) is the right option by weighing up if the savings are worth doing so. Visit our Refinance: Switch & Save tool and enter your current loan details to find out how much you could save on your home loan with Bank First.

  • What help is available if I’m looking to buy a new home?

    First Start is an ideal way for parents to help their child enter the property market while protecting the interests of all parties.

  • Home loan key facts sheet

    A Home Loan Key Facts Sheet is an easy way to help you understand and compare home loans.

    Generate a Home Loan Key Facts Sheet
    A Key Facts Sheet provides you with loan information in a standardised format which allows you to compare different home loans.

    Use our Home Loan Calculator to figure out how much you can borrow and what your repayments may be.

Home loans explained & how your loan is affected

  • What are variable and fixed interest rates?

    Variable Rate:
    A variable rate is a fluctuating rate that can go up or down. The benefit of a variable rate is that you can usually make extra repayments, which reduces the interest you’ll need to pay, and usually the term of your loan. If interest rates go down, you’ll benefit immediately from reduced repayments, however, if interest rates go up your repayments will also increase.

    Fixed Interest Rate: 
    This is locking in one rate for a fixed period of time. The major advantage for most people on a fixed interest rate is that it’s predictable - you’ll know exactly how much your repayments will be. If interest rates go up, you won’t be affected and will keep paying the fixed rate for the duration of your fixed rate term (usually this is between 1 and 5 years). This will protect you from any interest rate rises and will give you control over your home loan repayments as you will know exactly how much you will be paying for that selected term.

    Split Loans: 
    At Bank First, you’re able to fix a portion of your home loan, and keep some of it on a variable rate. This might be an option for you to take advantage of the best of both worlds – you can safeguard against future rate rises but also have the ability to make extra payments.

    The Premier Package Home Loan offers variable, fixed and split loan options.

  • What is the comparison rate?

    The comparison rate for home loans is based on a standard scenario ($150K loan over 25 years) that all lenders use, which includes all interest rates, fees and charges which are known will occur during the term of the loan, so that buyers can compare a more accurate, like-for-like cost of the loan. 

  • What is the Loan to Value Ratio (LVR)?

    The Loan to Value Ratio, or LVR, is the percentage of money you borrow for a home loan compared to the value of the property. It is calculated by dividing the loan amount by the value of the property. 

    For example, if you wish to purchase a $500,000 property and have saved $100,000 as a deposit, you will need to borrow $400,000. As $400,000 is 80% of the property’s price ($500,000), this would mean an LVR of 80%.  

  • What is LMI and will I have to pay it?

    Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is a one-off payment that is generally required when the loan is in excess of 80% of the property value that you are purchasing. It protects the lender in the event that the borrower defaults on the loan and there is still money owing after the property is sold. 

    Depending on the value of the property and the loan to value ratio, Lenders Mortgage Insurance may be several thousand dollars. However, depending on your circumstances, this may enable you to get into the property market sooner. 

    If you work in the education or healthcare sectors, it’s possible you could take out a home loan up to 85% LVR and avoid paying Lenders Mortgage Insurance. 

    Click here to find out more

  • How do interest only and principal & interest loans differ?

    In some cases, you can choose to only pay the interest charged on your loan, instead of the principal and interest. This type of loan will reduce the amount of your repayments during the interest only term, but the principal balance (what you borrowed) remains the same and is still owing when the interest only term is over. It’s important to note that interest only loans are not available to all borrowers.  

    Both principal & interest loans and interest only loans are available on the Premier Package Home Loan. 

     
  • What is an offset account?

    An offset account allows you to use your savings to reduce the interest on your loan. When you link a transaction account to your home loan, the balance is offset against the amount owing on the home loan. 

    For example, if you borrowed $200,000 and the balance of the nominated offset account is $20,000, interest will be calculated on $180,000. Keep in mind, offset is not usually available during fixed rate periods and interest is not separately earned on the savings account. 

    Less interest means you’ll be paying more off the principal, and chipping away at the lifetime of the loan.

    With the Premier Package Home Loan, you are able to have multiple offset accounts. 
    Note that the offset feature is not available for fixed rates.

  • What is redraw?

    Redraw allows you to withdraw from any additional ‘top-up’ repayments (over and above the minimum required) you make. This means you can make extra repayments to reduce the interest payable on the loan, whilst allowing future access to these funds if the need arises.

    Bank First does not charge a redraw fee.

How to apply

Our lending specialists are here to help teachers, educators and healthcare workers, and any customers in the market to buy a new home.

We'll guide you through the buying process from application to settlement and review your unique circumstances to recommend the best loan for your needs.

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Important Information
Home Loan Interest Rates effective 1 December 2020.
Interest is calculated daily. Interest rates are per annum, current at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Only available for loans $50,000 or more.
Credit criteria applies. 
1. Comparison rate calculated on a secured loan amount of $150,000 for a term of 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees and other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Fees and charges apply. Terms and conditions available upon request.
2. Not available during fixed interest rate period. When you link a transaction account to an offset facility, you earn no interest under the transaction account even if the balance of the transaction account exceeds the loan balance. 
3. Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is only required if the loan exceeds 80% of the property value or 85% for Premier Package Home Loan holders where approval conditions are met. These conditions include applicants to be employed in the Education and Healthcare sectors, owner occupied only, no equity release with refinanced loans, no off the plan or construction loans, standard security types, some postcode restrictions apply. LMI protects the lender. Loans of up to 95% Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) can be approved, subject to meeting LMI approval conditions and may be extended to 98% inclusive of LMI fee capitalisation for First Home Buyers.
4. Other fees and charges may apply.
5. An Administration Fee applies to home loans for the purpose of construction. Refer Terms & Conditions Part B Fees & Charges.
6. Minimum loan amount $50,000 and only available to owner occupied loans with LVR 80% or less. Premier Package annual fee of $390 applies.