1. Self Employed ABN Registration
Reduced minimum ABN registration period to 6 months on Specialist risk grading. Where an applicant’s ABN registration is less than 12 months the borrower should be able to evidence either two years previous employment within a similar occupation or demonstrate appropriate skills and expertise to operate the business – additional income should be verified via two forms of income documentation.
|> 24 months
|> 12 months (where required)
|> 12 months
|> 6 months (where required)
|> 6 months
|> 6 months (where required)
2. Casual Employment
Reduced minimum casual employment term on Near Prime to 6 months current role or 12 months same industry.
|12 months current role
|6 months current role or 12 months same industry
3. Self Employed Full Doc Income Verification
Updated minimum Full Doc requirements to only require one year’s financials for assessment. Where application submitted greater than 6 months from the end of the financial period a recent BAS statement or 3 months trading statements are required.
Where financials are provided covering a two-year period the higher of the last two years can be used in assessment with a reasonable explanation for the variance and support (via BAS or interims) that current year financials are in line.
4. Acceptable Income
Expanded income eligibility and acceptable sources:
|3 months in current employment (6 months if both roles full-time)
|Minimum of 12 months employment in the same industry and confirmation of contract continuity
|$100 per week per boarder (max of 3) where verified by 3 months bank statements
|100% with confirmation the income period aligns to return to work date
|Workers Compensation & Income Protection
|100% with confirmation income ongoing until retirement age
|100% if consistent for 1 year, if paid annually a 2-year average is required
|Investment Income e.g. interest/dividends
|100% where evidenced over 1 year by tax return or portfolio statement
5. Business Purpose
Lending for business purposes including consolidation or cash out now eligible on Prime
6. Joint Commitments
For borrowers with non-applicant spouses that can provide evidence of their spouse’s income living expenses can be assessed as a single person assuming income exceeds their living expense contribution.
For joint owner-occupied commitments 50% of existing commitment can be assessed in servicing with evidence of non-applicants’ income and A&L declaration.
For joint investment commitments servicing can be assessed based on an assumption of 100% of debt commitment including 100% of rental income and 100% of negative gearing.
7. Refinance of Non-Prime loans
Only require 6 months statements on mortgages to be refinanced.
8. General Security Agreement (GSA)
No longer a standard requirement for corporate lending above $1m.
9. Employment Verification
To assist in streamlining application assessment an employment call is no longer required where two secondary income documents are provided, or employer is an ASX 200 or Government organisation. Secondary documents include:
10. Expat Borrowers
New product and pricing for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents residing or deriving greater than 50% of their income from overseas sources. Both PAYG and Self-Employed income sources are acceptable.
Please review the updated product guide for a full overview of product features.
11. Commercial Vacant Land
Acceptable security up to 65% LVR in Category 1 postcodes. Near Prime interest rates and application fee of 1.50% to apply.
12. SMSF – Individual Trustees
Added as an acceptable trustee structure for both residential and commercial SMSF loans.
13. Improved Specialist Lending Assessment
To help support your customers in need of a solution-based approach to lending we have updated our credit impaired risk grade matrix.
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