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Personal identification

  • 100 points of ID are required. A current passport or birth certificate = 70 points. Driver licence = 40 points. (Please note if these documents are in your maiden name, you will also need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate.)
  • Other documents that help build up 100 points include: a Medicare card, credit card, ATM/debit card, council rates notice, pensioner concession card, health care card, tertiary student ID card.

Income details

  • The two most recent payslips from your current employer. (Ideally these will show the company name, number of payslip and year-to-date income figure.)
  • The most recent Group Certificate from your employer.

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  • Rental income statements or bank accounts showing rental income for any investment properties.
  • Proof of share dividends or interest earned.
  • Centrelink letter confirming family tax benefits.
  • Centrelink letter confirming permanent government pension.
  • Private pension group certificate or statement.
  • Proof of any other regular, ongoing income.

Additional documents for mortgage refinancing

  • Documentation on your existing home loan including the date the loan commenced, loan period and any financial penalty payable if you exit the loan early.
  • Statements for the last six months for any existing home loans and personal loans.
  • The most recent council rates notice and building insurance policy on the property or properties being offered as security.
  • Credit cards:

-If you have credit card debt, statements for the last six months; or
-If you don’t owe anything on your credit card, the most recent statement.

Additional documents if you already own a home

  • Statements for the last six months for any existing home loans or personal loans.
  • Your most recent credit card statement.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property you’re buying.
  • Statements for the last six months to show your savings and investment history. (This could include share certificates, savings account statements, term deposit statements, etc.)
  • If other funds are being used for the purchase, evidence showing where the funds are held.
  • If other funds are being given to you, which are not already in your bank account, you will need a Statutory Declaration from the person giving you the money.

Additional documents for First Home Buyers

  • Statement for your First Home Saver Account, if you have one.
  • Statements for the last six months to show your savings and investment history. This could include share certificates, term deposit statements, etc.
  • If other funds are being used for the purchase, evidence showing where the funds are held.
  • If other funds are being given to you, which are not already in your bank account, you will need a Statutory Declaration from the person giving you the money.
  • Your most recent credit card statement.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property being purchased.

Additional documents for investors

If you already have investment property/ies:

  • Evidence of income such as rental statements.
  • A copy of the tenancy lease.
  • A council rates notice.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property being purchased.
  • A letter from a property manager indicating likely rent for the new property.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property being purchased.

Additional documents for borrowers seeking a construction loan

  • A copy of a valid builder’s fixed price tender, including all specifications.
  • A copy of council approved plans.

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