Home loan repayment types
When you take out an ANZ Fixed Rate or Floating Rate Home Loan, you can choose from three different types of repayments:
Table repayments are the most common option. Your repayments stay the same over the term of the loan. Here’s how they work:
- The total amount of interest that must be paid over the term of the loan is added to the principal (the amount you borrow).
- This amount is then divided into equal repayments over the term of the loan.
- You pay more interest than principal at the start, so initially you’re not building up much equity (the amount you own) in your home. However the balance changes over time and later on you repay more principal than interest, and your equity builds up faster.
Here's how it works:
With straight line repayments your repayments are larger at the start, but they reduce a little each time and you pay slightly less interest over the term of the loan. Here’s how they work:
- Your principal (the amount you borrow) is divided into equal repayments over the term of the loan.
- Interest is then applied to each of the principal repayments.
- As the principal is reduced over time you gradually increase the equity in your home. Your repayments also reduce a little each time.
Straight line repayments might suit you if you want to pay less interest in total, and you can afford to make the largest payments at the start.
Interest only repayments are exactly as the name suggests - you only pay the interest with each repayment. The principal (the amount you borrow) must be repaid at the end of the loan term (you can choose a one to ten year loan term).
Interest only repayments might suit you if you expect to achieve some capital gain, to help you pay off the principal at the end of the interest only term.
Lending criteria, terms, conditions and fees apply.
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