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Make extra repayments and redraw those funds

Pay off your loan earlier and pay less interest by making additional repayments. You have same day access to redraw your extra repayments. Redraw fee may apply depending on the product (and/or means by which the redraw is made). Any party to the loan can access the available redraw amount.  The bank has a discretion to suspend redraws.

Repayment pause

If you’ve made extra repayments or if you’ve had a baby, you can take a partial or full break from making repayments (conditions apply)

Increase your home loan

You can apply to increase your home loan using our top up / loan increase feature to pay for things like renovations, home improvements or even a holiday. (fees apply)

 

Learn more about all home loan features

Limited time offer: Take up our Flexi First Option Investment Loan and we'll waive the establishment fee - saving you $600.

Fee Flexi First Option Investment Loan  
Loan establishment fee $600 (one upfront fee)  
Monthly loan maintenance fee $0  
Redraw fee $25 each  
Top up / Loan increase fee $350 each  
Portability fee
(Taking your home loan with you)
$350 per move  
Repayment holiday fee $0  
Progress draw set up fee $95 per draw  

Below is the Flexi First Option Investment Property loan interest rate with principal and interest repayments plus the special limited time offers;

Special offer

We’ve removed the ‘Home Loan Establishment Fee’ on new Flexi First Option Investment Loans – SAVING you $600. Plus you can also opt for our special offers below;

Special offer Variable interest rate2 Comparison rate1

Limited time special offers2

Flexi First Option Investment Loan variable rate includes a 0.96% p.a. discount applied for the first 2 years on new Investment property loans with principal and interest repayments. For a limited time only

4.18% p.a. 4.97% p.a
Flexi First Option Investment Loan variable rate includes a 0.77% p.a. discount applied for the first 2 years on new Investment property loans with interest only repayments. For a limited time only 4.88% p.a. 5.51% p.a

Flexi First Option Investment Loan with principal and interest repayments

Loan Variable interest rate Comparison rate1
Flexi First Option Investment Loan 5.14% p.a. 5.19% p.a.


View our Flexi First Option Investment Loan interest rates for principal and interest repayments.

View our Flexi First Option Investment Loan interest rates for interest only repayments.

 

Ways to pay off your home loan sooner

Save a little more before you buy

If you've started saving you may start looking at buying once you have around 10% of the purchase price. However, if you have less than 20% of the purchase price, you may need to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance. It may mean waiting a little longer, but if you can save a 20% deposit on your new home, you could avoid paying Lenders Mortgage Insurance.

Pay fortnightly versus monthly

Paying fortnightly means that there are 26 fortnightly repayments each year which adds up to the equivalent of 13 monthly repayments.  That's one extra monthly repayment every year to help you own your home sooner. This could work well if you’re paid fortnightly.

Benefit from extra and lump sum repayments

  • Any extra payments you make will reduce the balance of your loan and the interest charged.  Lump sums such as a tax return, a bonus from work, a gift or an inheritance can help you save on interest and shorten the life of your loan. Even paying a little bit extra on a regular basis can make a difference in the longer term.
  • Rounding up your home loan repayment just a small amount can make a dent on your home loan interest.  For example, consider a loan amount of $300,000 at 5% over 25 years. If the monthly repayments of $1754 were rounded up to $2000 per month and continued until the end of the loan term, the loan would be repaid around 5 years early, and the interest owed reduced by around $54,000.

Use a home loan offset account

A Westpac offset account allows you to offset the balance of your eligible transaction account against the balance of your Rocket Repay Home Loan. This means you only have to pay interest on the difference between these account balances, which could save you thousands on interest payments and cut years off the life of your home loan. Our Rocket Repay Home Loan provides you with a 100% offset transaction account linked to your home loan. Every dollar you have in your transaction account saves you interest. To see how you could save with an offset account use our Westpac Home Loan Offset Calculator

Regularly review your home loan

Over time, your personal situation or financial needs may change. It makes sense to review your loan regularly to ensure you're only paying for the features or benefits you actually use or need. We can help to assess your requirements and ensure you’ve got the products and services that are right for you at each stage of your life.

 

All our home and investment property loan applications are completed with the help of one of our home loan experts, either over the phone or at a branch. Our expert will first listen and discuss your individual needs, then give you the information that will help you choose the right home loan for you.

To get started you can:

  • Fill out an enquiry form and a home loan expert will call you back
  • Call 1300 650 105 and talk to a home loan expert (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)
  • Pop into your local branch and have a chat.

Our home loan experts can give you the information you need to help decide which loan is best for you. They can also help you with your application.

What you’ll need to kick start your application

We’ve put together this checklist of what you’re likely to need when you apply. Having this information ready before you start could help speed up the process.

Standard information

  • Details of monthly expenses (including loans and credit card debts)
  • Lists of assets (what you own) and liabilities (what you owe)
  • Income confirmation (including trusts and investments)
  • Superannuation balances
  • Proof of savings (statements)
  • Property contract of sale (if you’ve chosen a property you’d like to purchase and if available)
  • Identification Checklist for Individual Customers (PDF 768KB)

If you’re a PAYG employee:

  • Your 2 most recent payslips
  • Your most recent payment summary or tax return.

If you’re self-employed:

  • Your business/company tax returns for the last 2 years
  • Your personal tax returns and assessment notices for the last 2 years.

If you’re refinancing:

  • Loan statements for the last 6 months
  • Property details.

If you’re building a home:

  • Plans, specifications, council approval and builders contract
  • Owner Builder Independent Adviser’s Report (if you’re the builder).
Things you should know

Variable rate subject to change (and margins may apply). Credit criteria, fees and charges, terms & conditions apply. Based on Westpac's credit criteria, residential lending is not available for Non-Australian Resident borrowers.

 

1. Comparison Rate

This comparison rate is based on a secured loan Loan of $150,000 over the term of 25 years. WARNING: The comparison rate applies only to the examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, aren't included in the calculation of the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. 

          

2.  Limited Time Special Offer

Credit criteria, fees, charges apply. Terms and conditions available on request. Based on Westpac's credit criteria, residential lending is not available for Non-Australian Resident borrowers. Offer commences 30th August 2017. Offer is only available for a limited time and may be withdrawn at any time. This special offer is only available on new Flexi First Option Investment Loans with principal and interest repayments. Discounts do not apply to internal switches. Offer cannot be taken in conjunction with, or in addition to other special offers, negotiated rates or discounts. Not available to company and trust account holders.

Includes a 0.96% p.a. discount off our Flexi First Option Investment Loan Variable Rate for two years from loan settlement date reverting to the then applicable variable Flexi First Option Investment Loan interest rate for the remaining loan term. Interest rates are subject to change.