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Home Loan applications explained - Greater Bank

Home Loan applications explained

Applying for a home loan can be more than a little overwhelming. That's why we've demystified the process. Here's what we'll ask you for, and what to expect.

Home Loan applications explained - Greater Bank

Applying For Loans

Home Loan Requirements - Financials

After starting a conversation with an expert Greater Bank lender, the next step is to meet at a time and place that suits you for an application interview.

Your lender will let you know exactly what you'll need to bring to this meeting, but initially, they will ask for some supporting documentation to provide a clear picture of your financial situation.

Having the following documentation handy will help speed up the process:

  • Proof of your identity - ie; photo identification showing your full name (including middle name) where applicable.
  • Proof of your income - Your last two payslips and any evidence of rental or dividend income received.
  • Self-employed - If you work for yourself, we'll ask for business and personal tax returns from the previous two years, along with your Notice of Assessment from the A.T.O.
  • Benefits - If applicable, we'll ask for evidence of Family Tax Benefit/Child Support Income
  • Proof of Assets - things like rates notices for any existing owned property, or rego papers for vehicles, etc.
  • Savings & Deposit - We'll also ask for savings account statements for the previous three months, as well as proof of deposit if your deposit isn't coming from existing savings.

Existing Loans

As part of the application process, we'll ask you to bring along statements for any existing loans or credit cards you hold, so we can make sure they're all up to date.

1. Home Loans

For existing Home Loans, we'll ask you to bring along statement proof for the previous six months.

2. Personal Loans

For existing Personal Loans, we'll ask you to bring along statement proof for the previous three months.

3. Credit or Store Cards

For Credit or Store Cards, we'll ask you to bring along statement proof for the previous month, with proof of payment.

General Expenses

At Greater Bank, we have a reputation as a responsible lender.

This means that we take the time to meet with our customers and ensure that we can help them make their dreams a reality, while making sure they have the best loan for their needs.

So that we can get a clear picture of your financial situation and find the best fit for you, your lender may also request some information about your general living expenses.

1. Essentials

Your lender may ask for information around your essential living expenses such as (but not exclusive to) food, transport, utilities, rates, telephone & internet.

They may also ask about some of your discretionary expenses, such as Pay TV/subscriptions, recreation and holidays.

You can use our handy Budget Calculator below to help you get an idea of how your individual expenses tally up.

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2. Insurance and Education

Your lender may also ask you to bring along evidence of some of your ongoing Insurance expenses, for things such as Home and Contents, Private Health, Life and Income Protection Insurance.

As well as this, your lender may request information about your Education and Child Care expenses.

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Home Loan Applications At Greater Bank

We know that applying for a home loan can be a stressful time, with so many things to organise and priorities to juggle. 

That's why our expert lenders are with you every step of the way, holding your hand and doing all the hard work for you so you can focus on getting excited about your new place!

To start a conversation with one of our lenders today, just leave us some details in under a minute via our enquiry form below.

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++$2,000 cashback for loans ≥$250,000 or $2,500 cashback for loans ≥$500,000. Only one (1) Cashback Payment per eligible loan, and for first eligible loan only. Not available in conjunction with any other promotional payment. Offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time. See the full Cashback Offer Terms and Conditions. Terms, conditions, fees, charges and credit criteria apply.

~At the end of the fixed rate period customers can chose to re-fix their loan for another fixed rate period or let the loan revert to the applicable variable interest rate based on the loan and repayment type.

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#Discounted rates include a discount on Home Loans of $150,000 or over and for owner occupied Home Loans with an LVR 80% or below and for investment Home Loan with an LVR 80% or below and apply to new borrowings only. Discounted rate not available for Line of Credit facilities.

+Additional costs may apply if your loan has a fixed rate.

All new interest-only home loans, attract a 0.10% p.a. margin above the applicable Principal and Interest base rate. All new Line of Credit home loans, attract a 0.10% p.a. margin above the applicable Line of Credit base rate. The all-up interest rate which includes any margins, will be set out in your credit contract. View our Terms and Conditions.

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