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Real life happens. Unexpected events, changes in relationships or circumstances, and your situation needs some help. Recent research showed that such big changes in circumstances are pretty common. For example, 39% of Australians said they had been unexpectedly unemployed at some stage. And 22% said they had unexpectedly needed a loan.1

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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.

Pepper Money: Real life home loans for credit impairment.

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Some of the situation's we can help with

  • If you have past defaults (paid or unpaid)

  • Part IX or X debt agreements

  • Discharged bankrupt (more than one day). Watch the real life story here. 
  • Unlimited mortgage arrears (within last 6 months)

  • Late payments on credit / mortgages

  • Refused credit from your bank or another lender

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Important Information

This repayment calculator gives you an estimate of what your home loan repayments could be, based on information you have provided in the calculator. The calculator does not take into account loan establishment or application fees, nor government statutory or lender fees.  It is to be used as a guide only and does not constitute a quote, pre-qualification, approval for credit or an offer for credit and you should not enter commitments based on it.

How our product range may be able to help you

Pepper Essential Home Loan
Pepper Essential

A simple home loan for borrowers with a clear credit history.

Pepper Easy Home Loan
Pepper Easy

A balanced home loan for borrowers who haven't had a credit problem in the last 2 years.

Pepper Advantage Home Loan
Pepper Advantage

A real home loan for borrowers whose circumstances have made getting a loan challenging.

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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 Financial Statements and Certified Tax Returns + Tax Assessment Notice. If you are self-employed and unable to provide these documentation, you may still qualify for an alternative documentation (alt doc) loan. For more details click here

At Pepper Money we can finance home purchases of up to 95% LVR (subject to the loan meeting our eligibility criteria), which means you can start to look at buying once you have saved around 5% of the purchase price. 

However, we recommend at least 10% as an ideal target as it is important to factor in the additional costs you will need to cover when you are taking out a loan. 

At Pepper Money, we offer a range of variable interest rates depending on your individual circumstances. A decision on your rate will be based on a range of different factors including;

  • The amount you need to borrow against the property value; known as the Loan-to-Value Ratio (LVR)
  • The size of your deposit
  • Your source of income
  • Credit history
  • Assets and liabilities 
  • And whether the loan is to purchase an owner-occupied property or an investment property. 

Click here to learn more about our home loan products, or to get an indicative interest rate speak to one of our Lending Specialists on 13 73 77

There are fees associated with every home loan application which should be factored on top of your deposit. For example, establishment and ongoing administration of your loan account, legal fees, stamp duty and mortgage insurance fees.

Get in touch with one of our Lending Specialists on 13 73 77 to understand the full list of fees on a Pepper Money home loan and when these might apply. Alternatively you can view a high level summary of our home loan fees here

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. 

To learn more about Pepper Money Home Loan application process, click here or for more information speak to a Lending Specialists on 13 73 77.

We are Australia’s number 1 non-bank lender - we’ve been awarded Best Non-Bank Lender three times – in 2017 and 2019 at the Australian Mortgage Awards and in 2018 at the Australian Lending Awards.

We live our mission every day: to help you succeed.

We specialise in working on each individual application so we can fully understand your real life situation and help find a suitable solution.

We were set up in 2000 to provide a fresh alternative for those people who needed a home loan that banks weren’t prepared to offer. We now also provide car loans, personal loans, loans for professional equipment, and commercial loans. Learn more about us here.

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Note - All applications are subject to Pepper's normal credit assessment and loan suitability criteria. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply.