Which loan is right for me?
Choosing the right home loan can take time, but the energy you invest now could save you thousands of dollars in repayments, fees, and interest over the lifetime of your loan.
In order to choose the home loan that best fits your needs you’ll need to think about what features may be important to you. Would you like a home loan that gives you the flexibility to switch products in a few years’ time? Would you like to make smaller repayments at the start of the loan, or pay it off as fast as possible? Do you want the ability to redraw past home loan payments?
In addition to great rates, and low fees, Credit Union SA home loans can include the following features:
Flexible home loan repayment options – weekly, fortnightly, or monthly
Additional repayments – make additional repayments to save money in interest and pay off your home sooner
Free Redraw – take out your extra loan repayments, any time at no cost
Hold your payments – if your circumstances change and you need to take a break for a while
Home loan offset account – save thousands in reduced interest
Take a look at our home loan comparison page for details on each of our home loan options.
Because we know that everyone is different, and has different needs and desires, we have a range of home loan options to choose from, but they are all made up of two components: principal and interest.
An interest only home loan means that your repayments will only cover the interest on your loan for a set period of time (up to 5 years). They won’t reduce the balance of your principal, which is the amount of money you borrowed to buy your house.
People typically choose this option if they are looking to reduce other loan commitments at the beginning of their home loan (credit card, personal loan), or take advantage of other wealth-building opportunities.
Principal and interest
This option is the typical choice, and pays off a portion of both the interest and principal (total amount borrowed) over the course of an agreed amount of time, up to 30 years. The more of your principal you pay off, the lower the interest added to your loan, which could save you thousands.
Home loan rates and fees
When choosing a home loan you should consider the associated costs of having the loan, both upfront, and ongoing. These may include loan service, loan establishment, Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance, settlement, and drawing fees. Remember we also offer our $5,000 First Home Buyers Grant1 for first time home buyers.
You can take a look at all of our different home loan options, and compare them to see which one is right for you. One of our home loan specialists can help you understand all of the different options and choices, so you get the best home loan package to meet your needs.
This is general advice only and doesn’t take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Conditions, fees and lending criteria apply and are available on request.
Before making an investment decision based on this information, you should assess your own circumstances or consult a financial planner.