Changes to investment lending

In recent years, many of Australia's lenders have raised their interest rates for investors. In addition, they have tweaked their policy, making the investment loan requirements more complicated. Your local Mortgage Choice broker can help you to understand the changes and make the process easier.

Banks tighten the reins on investment lending

Does it affect you?

What you need to know about investment lending

Government bodies have driven change

In March 2017, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) wrote to all lenders and asked that all interest-only loans be restricted to 30% of new residential mortgage loans.

In response, many of Australia’s lenders started to tweak their investment pricing and policy.

Throughout the first half of 2017, many of Australia’s lenders lifted the interest rates on their suite of investment products by as much as 40 basis points.

These rate movements follow similar adjustments by the banks in 2014 and 2015, after APRA called on the lenders to limit their level of investment activity.

Investor interest rates have risen

Interest rates for many existing investors rose in 2017. If you haven't already taken action, now is an ideal time to talk to a Mortgage Choice broker to see if you could get a better deal.

There are still great deals out there

While interest rates for investor loans have increased, home loan rates in general are lower than they've been in decades. You can still find a great deal, and our wide choice of lenders makes the process easy.

Every lender has different rules

Each lender has different requirements in the area of investment lending. This means some lenders may require a higher minimum deposit. It's hard to know where to go to maximise your chances of having your investment loan approved. That's where we can help to explain your options.

A mortgage broker does all the legwork

Your local Mortgage Choice broker will compare hundreds of loan options from the lenders on our panel to find the right loan for you. So all you need to do is focus on maximising your investment returns.

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See the latest great deals from our panel of over 20 lenders, including the big four banks. Our online comparison tool lets you compare the rates and features of hundreds of loans.

Why choose Mortgage Choice?

Wide choice

We can compare hundreds of highly competitive investment property loan options from a wide choice of lenders, including the big four banks.

No cost to you

Our home loan service is no cost to you because the lenders pay us, so why not tap into our brokers’ expertise?

Less stress

Your Mortgage Choice broker does all the legwork and running around to get you the right investment property loan for you.


Appointments to fit your busy lifestyle, at the time and place that suits you.

Benefits of investing in property


Regular rental income

Unlike other investments like a term deposit or shares, property has the potential to deliver a return from day one.


Scarcity plus ongoing demand

By its nature, land is in limited supply and this helps to underpin long term growth in the value of residential real estate.


Tax Benefits

You are able to claim a tax deduction for a variety of expenses associated with owning a rental property.

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A diverse investment

Australia offers a diverse property market that offers choices between different states and territories; apartments versus houses; and regional or capital city locations.

Unlocking equity to invest

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