Here are some of the more frequently asked questions which are posed to us about loans. If your question is not answered below, please contact us.

Applying For A Loan

Q. I am in Australia on an overseas visa – can I apply for a Housing loan?
Yes, anyone over the age of 18yrs can apply for a housing/home loan.

Q. If I apply online, is my privacy protected?
Absolutely. We take privacy very seriously at Best Loans First; see our privacy policy

Q. Can I get pre-approval before purchasing?
Yes we can definitely organise a pre-approval for you.

Q. How long does it take to get approved?
We can usually get you an approval within 48 hours.

Q. What do I need to apply for a loan?
Privacy form signed Bank statement, drivers licence and payslips.

Q. How do I apply?
You can enquire now or simply complete the online application form.
For more information submit an enquiry by clicking on the enquire now button or simply Apply Now


Loan Approvals

Q. Can I get a zero deposit approval?
Depending on your profile you may be eligible for a reduced deposit approval. We will try to get the lowest deposit approval we can.

Q. Is there an Age limit on the Home I wish to purchase?
Most lenders apply age limits. In this case it is best to contact us via the online enquiry form so we can review your specific purchase.

Q. What happens now my loan has been approved?
We will arrange a time for you to sign the documents and arrange to settle the facility, so you can take possession of the goods quickly.

Q. I’ve got a bad credit rating?
We do finance applicants with bad credit ratings. We specialise in this area and have numerous lenders who can assist.

Q. How do I get a good credit rating?
To get a good credit rating it is best if you stay in your loan for a minimum of 6 months and show a good payment history that is early or on time.

General Loan Information

Q. Do I need to have insurance on the House?
Yes, whenever there is finance on a asset you must have a valid certificate of currency (insurance policy) covering you.

Q. Can anyone apply for a loan?
Yes, if you are over 18 years and working full time. We process all application forms thoroughly and if there is a problem we will contact you. In the meantime, simply apply and we can assess your eligibility.

Q. Can you find me a House or Property?
Yes we work with many Real Estate Agents and can locate most Properties. Our process can locate the House your after and Finance the purchase.

Q. Can I finance an interstate Property?
Yes you can. Simply apply now with your details.

Q. I have an international or overseas Drivers licence – can I apply for a Home loan?
This can depend on the visa/PR conditions individual to you.

Q. What term will my loan be over?
Loan Terms can vary but we have access to loans at 30 years. In exceptional cases loan terms can be extended to 40 yrs

Q. Can I buy a House or Property privately? Can I buy from a dealer?
Yes, finance can be arranged for Houses purchased both privately and from Real Estate Agents

Loan Interest Rates

Q. How is the interest calculated?
Interest is calculated daily

Q. What is the interest rate going to be?
Interest rate on your loan is dependent on your individual application. We endeavour to work with you to achieve the best result in your circumstances.

Q. Is the interest rate fixed or variable?
The interest rate is fixed.

Loan Payments

Q. How do I make my loan repayments?
You can choose to make your payments via direct debit or BPAY.

Q. How do I make extra repayments?
You can make extra repayments via BPAY, Bank Cheque or Money Order.

Q. Will I pay less interest if I payout my contract early?
Yes, interest is calculated daily, therefore the less you owe, the less interest you pay.

Q. How can I find out the payout figure?
Call our office for further instruction on obtaining a Payout figure.

Q. When do I make my first payment?
Usually it is a month after the settlement date. This depends on the finance company as there are some instances where we may be able to choose your first payment date.

Q. Can I pay the loan out early?
Yes, all Lenders provide you with a copy of their Terms and Conditions which stipulate how loans can be terminated early. In most cases there may be an early termination fee payable for early payout.