“Heritage Bank Limited is an Australian mutual financial institution,” it says.
“This means we're owned by our customers, not shareholders. Instead of pursuing massive profits, our customer-owned status means we can focus on putting people first through award-winning service, great products, low fees and competitive interest rates.”
What home loan features does Heritage Bank offer?
Heritage Bank offers home loan customers:
Unlimited extra repayments on all home loans
Flexible repayment options
Heritage Bank also provides mobile lending specialists in selected areas to help customers with their home loan needs. Mobile lenders are available for appointments in branch and at home across parts of Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney.
Heritage Bank – Home Advantage Variable Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) ($250k-$700k, LVR < 70%)
Heritage Bank – Fixed Rate Home Loan 1 Year
Heritage Bank – Discount Variable Investment Loan (Interest Only) (LVR 80%-90%)
Heritage Bank – Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) 1 Year
Heritage Bank – Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Interest Only) 1 Year
Heritage Bank – Standard Variable Home Loan
Heritage Bank – Standard Variable Investment Loan (Interest Only)
How can Heritage save customers money?
At the time of writing, Heritage Bank currently offers up to $4,000 Cashback on eligible home loans. They also have home loans with no application fees.
Choosing a Heritage Bank Home Loan
When choosing a home loan, it’s important to work out what you want from your loan and how much it will cost you.
Heritage Bank have a wide range of loans on offer—with different interest rates, product features and fees—it pays to shop around to find the loan that fits your needs and circumstances.
Some loans offer features that may be appropriate for your situation and result in savings over the life of the loan.
Some features you may wish to consider include:
ability to split your loan between fixed and variable interest rates;
ability to make extra repayments;
an offset account;
a redraw facility; and
linked credit card and savings accounts.
Am I eligible for a Heritage home loan?
To be eligible for a Heritage Bank home loan you must:
Be 18 years or older
Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
Not be in a bankruptcy agreement
ID in the form of drivers license, passport, birth certificate, medicare card.
Your most recent pay slip and three months of account statements
Tax returns from the last two years if you are self-employed
How to apply with Heritage?
Heritage offers a four step process to securing a home loan.
Over the phone or face-to-face meetings are available with Heritage lending specialists. Heritage also offers pre-approval.
Submit an application
Fill out an application for the home loan product. A valuation of your property can also be organised during this step if needed.
Once your application has been filled out you can submit the application for assessment.
Heritage’s credit department assesses the loan, looking at your ability to repay the loan including interest, your credit history and a number of other lending criteria.
Loan approval usually takes 1-2 weeks.
Once your loan has been approved, you will be notified and given a settlement date.
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