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About NAB

NAB (National Australia Bank) is one of Australia’s ‘Big Four’ banks, operating both nationwide and around the world. It offers a range of personal and business banking products, including everyday banking, credit cards, personal loans, home loans and retirement solutions.

NAB specifies climate action, affordable and specialist housing, and backing Indigenous businesses as causes it’s focused on tackling.

NAB 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 NAB offer?

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

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Who does NAB lend to?

NAB offers home loans that may be appropriate for first home buyers, prospective refinancers, those looking to construct a new home on vacant land, those looking for bridging finance between home loans, property investors and more. They also offer split rate loans and interest-only home loans.

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

The first is that NAB 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 NAB if your saved deposit is less than 5% of your total proposed loan size. Additionally, depending on the suburb a property’s located in, NAB may require a lower minimum LVR in order to reduce the perceived risk of lending against a property in that area.

NAB 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 a NAB home loan as a first home buyer?

Yes, NAB 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 to help them navigate the process of buying a home for the first time.

Does NAB offer the Home Guarantee Scheme?

Yes, NAB is one of the 33 participating lenders chosen by the Federal Government to offer the Home Guarantee Scheme. 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 NAB?

Yes, you can refinance your home loan with NAB from another bank. Borrowers refinancing their loan with NAB can choose either a fixed rate, standard variable rate or split rate loan to switch to. You may be able to add a fee-free redraw facility and/or an offset account to eligible loans.

Does NAB charge Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)?

NAB advises that they require a borrower to take out LMI if the borrower’s LVR is 80% or more, meaning their saved deposit represents less than 20% of the total loan value. NAB allows a maximum LVR of 95%.

What home loan fees does NAB charge?

As of 15 May 2024, NAB charges the following home loan fees:

  • Application fee – $600
  • Facility fee (for FlexiPlus Mortgage only) – $250
  • Loan service fee – $8 per month
  • NAB Choice Package annual fee – $395
  • NAB Portfolio Package annual fee – $550
  • NAB Private Portfolio Package annual fee – $550
  • NAB Private Tailored Package annual fee – $395
  • Mortgage discharge fee – $350
  • Production of documents fee – $150

Please note that these fees may not apply to every home loan offered by NAB and are subject to change without notice. Check the Key Facts Sheet of any home loan product you’re looking at to see how its fees stack up.

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Meet our home loans expert, Stephen Zeller

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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