Which lenders in Australia DO NOT have to follow APRA rating requirements (eg. don’t calculate your lvr based on 7.5%).
We are in a situation where St George wouldn’t lend on our last property purchase (even though our negative gearing is only around $10k per annum and last year we paid down our loans at approx. $10k per month off the principal) – we ended up working with a great broker who was able to set us up at Westpac.
The main reason for the difference is that our PPOR here in the USA is a 30 year fixed at 3.5% (27 years left) and yet Aussie banks are insisting that APRA rules require them to calculate that debt at 7.5% (eg a full 100% higher than it ever will be).
So the question I have is are there other lenders that don’t need to follow the APRA guidelines eg does Peppers Group or Latrobe etc with their hard money loans fall outside of APRA guidelines?Richard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
Yes both lenders you mention at present do not adhere to the APRA servicing guidelines.
Yours in Finance
Why does APRA require the big 4 banks to calculate serviceability at 7.5% BUT Latrobe/Pepper Group/Liberty etc don’t need to follow these guidelines?
DeanRichard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
Because they are ADI’s that fall under APRA wing.
Yours in Finance
I checked these two links out
is it just that “banks are govt insured” and “finance companies are not”? or is there something else that differs?
“Finance companies raise funds using debentures and unsecured notes, from retail investors” and deposits sound pretty much the same apart from the Govt guarantee (which doesn’t really matter much if you are the borrower :)