NHFIC has appointed Gateway Bank to offer loans to be guaranteed by the Australian Government

Gateway is proud to partner with the Australian Government on the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS), New Home Guarantee (NHG) and Family Home Guarantee (FHG) Schemes to help more Australians buy their home sooner. You can read more information about each Scheme below, or to find out if you are eligible refer to the Scheme’s eligibility criteria. Please note that this tool is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee that you will receive either a Scheme place or a loan from Gateway Bank.

 

For more information on the home loans you can apply for, see our Owner Occupier Home Loans page. You can also feel good knowing that the interest from your loan does not fund industries that harm the environment, including the fossil fuel, deforestation, tobacco, gambling or live export industries. Read more about our Ethical Banking and Ethical Investing policies here.

 

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The FHLDS is an Australian Government initiative that supports eligible first home buyers to purchase an existing home with a deposit of as little as 5% without the need for Lender's Mortgage Insurance, or LMI. The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) will then provide a guarantee to the lender covering up to 15% of the property’s value. There will be up to 10,000 loans this financial year. The FHLDS can help you buy your first home sooner with a smaller deposit.

New Home Guarantee

The New Home Guarantee, formally known as the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (New Homes), is an initiative from the Federal Government to help first home buyers to build or purchase a newly built home with as little as a 5% deposit without the need for Lenders Mortgage Insurance, also known as LMI. NHFIC will then provide a guarantee to the lender covering up to 15% of the property’s value. Gateway Bank is proud to be helping first home buyers get on the property ladder faster, while also saving them the cost of LMI.

Family Home Guarantee

Gateway Bank is one of the select lenders able to offer access to the Family Home Guarantee. The FHG enables eligible single parents with at least one dependent child, to enter, or re-enter, the property market, with a deposit of as little as 2%, without the need for Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). NHFIC will then provide a guarantee to the lender covering up to 18% of the property’s value. Unlike the other Government Guarantees (FHLDS & NHG), this Scheme is available for eligible single parents regardless of whether they’re a first home buyer or have owned a property before.

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Things you should know:

Please note that the number of available Scheme places are limited each financial year and applying with Gateway Bank does not guarantee a successful application.

Rates advertised apply to principal and interest repayment types only. Gateway reserves the right to vary these interest rates at any time. Comparison rates are calculated based on a loan amount of $150,000 over a 25 year term. WARNING: Comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Applications for finance are subject our standard credit assessment criteria. Full terms and conditions are included in the loan offer. Fees and charges apply.

Footnotes:

  • 1 Special Offer Rate for Aggregate Owner-Occupied Borrowings with Gateway Bank over $500,000.
  • 2 Premium Package Fixed Rate Home Loans revert to the Premium Package Index Rate A/Investment Premium Package Index Rate A upon expiry of fixed rate term.