The initial Home Package Plus annual fee will be waived and most customers will also be eligible for savings on their Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) , as well as building and contents insurance.
“Housing affordability is creating a barrier for young people wanting to purchase their first home,” Sutherland said. “The average age of home owners across the country has increased by 10 years, and while we know property ownership isn’t for everyone, it’s still a goal for many Australians.
“Our Home Package Plus Special Offer for First Home Buyers gives customers choice by providing the same low rate on a Standard Variable or 5 Year Fixed loan, while also offering a range of discounts on some of the additional fees and products that go with home ownership.
“Where the customer is borrowing more than 80% of the property’s value, we will contribute $1,000 towards their mortgage insurance premium. “Eligible customers will also be offered 20% off the first year’s premium for Suncorp issued building and contents insurance, as well as savings on Suncorp Home Loan Protect for new policies issued.
This offer is especially timely for first home buyers in Queensland, with the Government’s First Home Owner’s $20,000 grant only available until 30 June 2017.
“Entering the property market can be daunting, but these savings could be the difference for many of our customers in realising home ownership.”