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About ING

Founded in 1999 as a subsidiary of the multinational Dutch ING Group, ING was Australia’s first direct bank. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of Australia’s leading challenger banks, both in the everyday banking and lending spaces.

ING home loans at a glance

Offset accounts available
Redraw facilities available
Line of credit available
Split rate option available
Green loan available
Ability to make extra repayments
Internet banking available
Salary crediting
Choice of repayment flexibility
Refinance available
Services first home buyers

What types of home loans does ING offer?

ING’s range of home loan products on offer currently includes:

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Who does ING lend to?

ING offers home loans that can suit first home buyers (whether they’re looking to buy with the aid of a guarantor or not), refinancers, those looking for bridging finance between their current home loan and their next loan, property investors and more.

However, when it comes to what types of borrowers ING lends to, there are a few points that you should keep in mind.

The first is that ING has a minimum required loan-to-value ratio (LVR) of 95% meaning it is unlikely that you will be approved for  a home loan with ING if your saved deposit is less than 5% of your total proposed loan size.

ING also likely won’t give you a home loan if you don’t have the capacity to repay your proposed home loan at a rate 3% higher than the advertised interest rate. This is because the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) requires all lenders to assess an applicant’s ability to service their proposed home loan in the event of interest rate hikes.

Can I get an ING home loan as a first home buyer?

Yes, ING provides home loans to first home buyers. While they don’t have a specific home loan product designed for first home buyers, they have several tools and resources available that can help them navigate the process of buying a home for the first time.

Does ING offer the Home Guarantee Scheme?

No, ING is not a participating lender under the Home Guarantee Scheme. With this in mind, if you’re looking to access the scheme, you may want to find a different lender to work with.

The Home Guarantee Scheme helps certain home buyers secure a home loan with a deposit smaller than 20%, without having to pay lenders mortgage insurance (LMI). Applications for one of these schemes can only be made through a participating lender or a mortgage broker acting as an authorised representative of a participating lender.

Can you refinance your home loan with ING?

Yes, you can switch your home loan to ING from another bank by refinancing. Borrowers refinancing their loan with ING can choose either a fixed, standard variable rate or split rate loan to switch to and can add a redraw facility and/or an offset account to eligible loans.

Does ING charge Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)?

ING requires a borrower to take out lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) if the borrower’s LVR is more than 80% – meaning their deposit represents less than 20% of the total loan value. ING allows borrowers to either pay their LMI upfront or pay it off via their home loan repayments.

What home loan fees does ING charge?

As of 15 May, 2024, ING lists two categories of home loan fee: pre-settlement and post-settlement. Please note that these fees may not apply to every home loan product offered by ING, and that they are subject to change without notice.

Fee nameFee amountFee nameFee amount
Settlement fee$299Annual account-keeping fee$180 for Smart Home Loan, $299 for Orange Advantage
Orange Advantage Annual Package Fee$299Change to loan amount$250
Fixed rate application fee$499Product switch$250
Fixed rate lock fee$749Substitution of security$250
Combination loan fee$100Discharge fee$250
Change to letter of offer$250Removal or change of borrower or guarantor$250

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Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking. He’s also a member of both the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

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