Find answers to some of the most common questions from our members
The cost of LMI generally depends on the borrower's LVR (Loan to Value Ratio) and amount of money they need to borrow. The cost can vary depending on the lender. For more information on LMI when taking out a Home Loan at People’s Choice please speak to one of our Home Loan Advisers or call 13 11 82.
LMI is a once-off payment made by the borrower at the time of loan settlement, which protects the lender should the borrower no longer be able to meet their loan repayments.
Lenders' Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is an insurance that protects the lender in the event of default by the borrower.
LMI may be required if the borrower doesn't have a minimum of 20% deposit to take out a home hoan.
We can give you a payout figure for any set date by calling us on 13 11 82 or visiting your local branch. This payout figure will only be valid for the date requested. The balance that you view in internet banking does not include any interest accrued, or any fees and charges which may be applicable.
At People's Choice Credit Union we understand that credit is a very important facility which allows you to achieve your personal, financial or lifestyle goals faster than you could if you had to rely on your savings alone.
As a mutually owned financial institution we embrace our responsibility to understand your personal situation when we make recommendations regarding providing, extending or arranging credit for you. This is to ensure you are reasonably likely to meet the obligations you have in respect of repaying the debt and avoid experiencing financial stress.
But we recognise that situations may change from time to time which may inhibit your ability to meet your credit repayment obligations. We understand the pressures that you and your family may experience during these difficult times and we work with you to find a mutually acceptable solution to aid in your overall debt management strategies and to continue to work with you to achieve your financial goals.
To avoid Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance it is generally recommended the borrower keep their LVR (Loan to Value Ratio) below >80% plus any fees (conveyancer, stamp duty, building inspection, etc). If the borrower has a deposit of 20% or more of the property value, then they may not be required to pay LMI. For more information on whether you’ll need LMI please speak to one of our Home Loan Advisers or call 13 11 82.
If you have registered for Internet Banking at People’s Choice, you can set up a scheduled transfer to make recurring payments on your loan. Simply log in to Internet Banking, click on ‘Transfer’ under the ‘Transfer/Pay’ tab, click on the ‘Schedule Payment’ icon and follow the prompts.
Don’t have Internet Banking? Call us on 13 11 82 or visit your nearest branch, so our friendly staff can ask you a few security questions to be sure we're talking to the account holder. We'll then be able to set up your Internet Banking and you can start checking in on your accounts online right away.
If transferring your payment from another financial institution, use the BSB 805 050, your loan account number and your surname for the account name.
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