It’s these sorts of real life surprises that can cause blips in our ability to pay our bills, and the result can be a problem in our credit history.
Many people with bad credit can be reluctant to apply for a home loan and get misinformed and told they won’t be able to get a loan. This may not be the case. There is a plan b. At Pepper Money we have a range of home loans specifically designed for people who have these sorts of problems. So, if you’re having trouble because of your credit history talk to us at Pepper Money, we’ll do our best to help find a way forward.
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You will need to have documents supporting your current financial position such as recent bank statements, payslips or other proof of income, personal identification and a snapshot of your current asset and liability position.
For PAYG applicants we require two current payslips plus one of the following:
- Most recent group certificate
- Most recent tax return / taxation notice
- Current letter of employment
- Bank statements – to confirm last 3 months salary credits
For Self-Employed applications we need your last two years Tax Returns, two years Tax Assessment Notice and & last 1 month’s business bank statements. If you are self-employed and unable to provide this documents, you may still qualify for an alternative documentation (alt doc) loan. For more details click here.
On some of our loans, we offer finance up to 95% of the purchase price, meaning you can start to look at buying a house once you've saved at least 5% of the purchase price. The deposit amount may also depend on the property and area you’re looking at purchasing.
Remember, there can be extra costs involved when buying a house. You’ll need to cover government and legal fees, which can’t be added to your home loan balance.
- The size of your deposit
- Nature of the security property
- Loan to value ratio (LVR)
- Your income
- Credit history
- Any assets you own
- Any liabilities or credit obligations
- Chosen repayment type – paying off interest-only, or principal and interest
- The purpose of the loan – if it’s for an owner-occupier or investment property
The risk loading will apply for the loan term.
Certain Pepper Money fees can be added to your loan balance, while others will need to be paid upfront – including establishment or application fees, and risk or mortgage insurance fees. Other smaller fees (like fees for an offset sub-account) will be added to your loan each month.
You can view a summary of our home loan fees here.
You’ll also need to pay solicitor fees along with local and state government taxes and levies. These can’t be added to your loan balance and are usually paid upon settlement.
Your Pepper Money Home Loan Journey can take up to six weeks – this is the typical timeframe for a home purchase, however the process may be quicker if all the necessary documentation is provided sooner.
Delays in decisions are often caused by incorrect or missing documentation.
Our home loan borrowing capacity calculator asks a few personal and financial questions to calculate an estimate of how much you may be able to borrow with Pepper Money. After finding out how much you could potentially borrow, you can then either speak to a lending specialist about your situation, or continue on to get an indicative interest rate online.
While a high credit score might help you get a rock-bottom interest rate, it may still be possible to apply for a home loan with a less-than-perfect credit score. While some banks often prefer to lend to those with a perfect credit history and high credit score, at Pepper Money, we take a real life approach to lending and look beyond just your credit score to see what we can do to help. .
Talk to a lending specialist about your situation. We’re here to help.
Some of the big banks may turn applicants away if they have a less-than-perfect credit score. Alternative lenders, such as Pepper Money, look beyond a credit score to understand a customer’s full financial situation before making a decision. This is achieved by taking a more holistic approach than traditional lenders - speaking with customers to understand how any credit problems occurred and considering each borrower’s individual needs and circumstances.
If you’d like to learn more about our home loan options for bad credit, then speak with one of our friendly lending specialists on 137 377. Alternatively, enquire online to request a call back and we'll be in touch.
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We were established in 2000 to help Australians achieve their financial dreams through providing flexible financial solutions that factor in the ups and downs of real life. Since then, we’ve become one of the largest, award-winning non-bank lenders in Australia and New Zealand.
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Information provided is factual information only,and is not intended to imply any recommendation about any financial product(s) or constitute tax advice. If you require financial or tax advice you should consult a licenced financial or ta adviser. All applications are subject to credit assessment, loan eligibility criteria and lending limits. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. The actual interest rate will depend on the borrower’s circumstances and the information verified during the loan application assessment.
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