You may well have heard that the Reserve Bank announced some changes to their LVR (Loan-to-Value Ratio).
They have announced that as of the 1st January, the amount of funds banks can lend with less than 20% deposit is increasing from 10% to 15%. Banks are also able to lend to investors with a 35% deposit compared to the current 40%.
So what does this mean?
If you are a first home buyer, it's going to be slightly easier for you to purchase if you haven't got a 20% deposit. (Note, however that the banks will still decide how generous to be with these applications).
For investors, we predict that the banks will loosen up their policies in line with the reserve banks rules of needing a 35% deposit compared to 40%. This will make some difference particularly to new investors. We don't think these changes are going to be dramatic, but it will have a small effect.
If you think this will impact you, free to get in touch with your friendly Velocity Financial broker. We are always happy to help.
Until next time..
The team at Velocity Financial
Brendon Ojala is a Registered Financial Adviser with Velocity Financial. No investment decision should be taken based on the information in this blog alone. A disclosure statement is available free of charge upon request.