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There's no point re-inventing the wheel. Here's what other savvy home buyers are frequently asking us. If you're still stuck for help, then why not check out all of our home loan FAQs.
To apply for a home loan, you’ll need to provide documents to verify your identity, employment, and financial position.
To prove your identity:
International passport showing a valid Australian permanent residency visa
To prove your deposit:
3 months banks statements showing a savings balance
Recent share trading statement, showing current value
To prove your income:
For PAYG applicants you’ll need two recent payslips plus one of the following:
• Most recent group certificate
• Most recent notice of assessment
• Current letter of employment
• Bank statements - showing last 3 months’ salary
For Self-Employed applicants, the required documents vary depending on how long you’ve been self-employed.
At least 6 months:
You’ll need to be able to show at least 6 months of GST and ABN registration and provide declaration of financial position, as well as one of the following: 6 months business bank statements, 6 months BAS-Pepper Money accountant’s letter (not accepted if ABN registered for < 12 months, on loan sizes > $1.5m or on Plus).
Over a year:
Last 2 years tax returns and notices of assessments, or
Last 2 years financial statements executed by a registered tax agent or accountant
While a high credit score might help you get a rock-bottom interest rate, it may still be possible to apply for a home loan in Australia with a less-than-perfect credit score. While some banks often prefer to lend to those with a perfect credit history, at Pepper Money, we take a real life approach to lending and look beyond just your credit score to see what we can do to help.
Talk to a lending specialist about your situation. We're here to help.
On some of our loans, we offer finance up to 95% of the purchase price, meaning you can start to look at buying a house once you've saved at least 5% of the purchase price. The deposit amount may also depend on the property and area you’re looking at purchasing.
Remember, there can be extra costs involved when buying a house. You’ll need to cover government and legal fees, which can’t be added to your home loan balance.
The interest rate offered, and fees and charges will depend on our assessment of a number of factors at the time of application including:
- The size of your deposit
- Nature of the security property
- Loan to value ratio (LVR)
- Your income
- Credit history
- Any assets you own
- Any liabilities or credit obligations
- Chosen repayment type – paying off interest-only, or principal and interest
- The purpose of the loan – if it’s for an owner-occupier or investment property
Different lenders charge different upfront and ongoing monthly fees, which should be factored in when saving your deposit. Some of these can be added to your loan balance, while others will need to be paid upfront – fees include establishments or application fees, and risk or mortgage insurance fees. Other smaller fees will be added to your balance each month.
You can view a summary of our home loan fees.
You’ll also need to pay solicitor fees along with local and state government taxes and levies. These can’t be added to your house loan balance and are usually paid upon settlement.
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We were established in 2000 to help Australians achieve their financial dreams through providing flexible financial solutions that factor in the ups and downs of real life. Since then, we’ve become one of the largest, most trusted, and award-winning non-bank lenders in Australia and New Zealand.
Your Pepper Money Home Loan Journey can take up to six weeks – this is the typical timeframe for a home purchase, however the process may be quicker if all the necessary documentation is provided sooner.
Delays in decisions are often caused by incorrect or missing documentation.
Our home loan borrowing capacity calculator asks a few easy personal and financial questions to calculate an estimate of how much you may be able to borrow with Pepper Money. After finding out how much you could potentially borrow, you can then either speak to a lending specialist about your situation, or continue on to get an indicative interest rate online.
Some of the big banks may turn applicants away if they have a less-than-perfect credit score. Alternative lenders, such as Pepper Money, look beyond a credit score to understand a customer’s full financial situation before making a decision. This is achieved by taking a more holistic approach than traditional lenders - speaking with customers to understand how any credit problems occurred and considering each borrower’s individual needs and circumstances.
If you’d like to learn more about our home loan options for bad credit, then speak with one of our friendly lending specialists on 137 377