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Split Loans

Split Loans
I’m Brodie Brown, Managing Broker here at BH Brown Mortgage Brokers. Based in Fremantle we specialise in home loans for a range of different situations and work with clients right Perth’s Western Suburbs.

SPLIT LOANS EXPLAINED

A split rate home loan is a loan that allows you to split your home loan into multiple loan accounts that attract different interest rates.

A common example is to split your home loan to obtain a variable interest rate on one portion of the loan and a fixed rate on the other.

For example, if you require a loan amount of $350,000, you can decide to split your loan with $250,000 at a variable interest rate and the remaining $100,000 at a fixed interest rate. You will have the flexibility a variable rate loan offers, while still enjoying the interest rate certainty of a fixed rate on a portion of the loan.

I’m Brodie Brown, Managing Broker here at BH Brown Mortgage Brokers. Based in Fremantle we specialise in home loans for a range of different situations and work with clients right Perth’s Western Suburbs.
Split Loans

SPLIT LOANS EXPLAINED

A split rate home loan is a loan that allows you to split your home loan into multiple loan accounts that attract different interest rates.

A common example is to split your home loan to obtain a variable interest rate on one portion of the loan and a fixed rate on the other.

For example, if you require a loan amount of $350,000, you can decide to split your loan with $250,000 at a variable interest rate and the remaining $100,000 at a fixed interest rate. You will have the flexibility a variable rate loan offers, while still enjoying the interest rate certainty of a fixed rate on a portion of the loan.

SPLIT LOANS

Benefits of a split loan

  • Split loans are a comfortable compromise that allows you to enjoy the benefits of both types of mortgages—variable and fixed—at the same time.
  • The fixed rate portion of a split loan offers you some security and protection against sudden interest rate rises.
  • The variable rate portion of a split loan provides flexibility and allows you to take advantage of decreases in interest rates.
  • You can often make extra repayments on the variable portion of the home loan, which could help you pay it off sooner.
  • The variable portion can have additional benefits such as an offset account or a redraw facility.
  • There are no restrictions on how you split your home loan. For example, you can split your home loan down the middle 50/50, or you can split it 30% variable and 70% fixed. However, most lenders only allow two splits.

Things to consider

  • You may miss out on potential savings on the fixed portion of your loan if interest rates should fall.
  • You will pay more on the variable portion of your loan if interest rates rise.
  • There may be additional costs associated with this type of loan.
  • If you need to pay out the loan early within the fixed term, early repayment costs could be charged.
  • Consider where you want to be in the next five years. This will help you choose a loan with features suitable to your goals and objectives.
  • Break costs. The fixed rate portion of your split loan may be subject to break costs if:
    • you want to exit before the end of the fixed term.
    • you prepay part of or your entire loan before the end of your fixed rate period
    • you switch to another product, interest rate or payment type before the end of your fixed rate period.
    • break costs also apply if you want to end the loan as part of selling the property.
  • Calculating break costs. Each bank uses a different formula to work out its break costs, so it’s worth finding out how your lender calculates this fee as the formula is complex. However, in general terms if the current wholesale interest rate for the remaining part of the fixed interest term is lower than the original wholesale interest rate when the fixed interest rate period started, then a Break Cost will be charged.

HOW TO GET STARTED

To get started, call us during business hours on 08-9433-1312 or submit an online enquiry and one of the team will review your request and schedule a time to discuss in more detail.

Doing Finance Differently

It’s what BH Brown does differently to other brokers, banks, loan supermarkets and ‘no service’ digital lenders that ensures the Success of our Clients.

We are Professional Mortgage Brokers, committed to helping Our Clients purchase homes, investment property and projects.

We can arrange construction loans, unlock “hidden equity” to invest and restructure finance for a smooth transition to retirement.

BH Brown excels in solving large, complex, multi-property and multi-entity deals and has the Reputation to prove it.

  • We deliver wealth-focused mortgage and loan advice
  • We make things happen that our clients had been told weren’t able to be done
  • We are all about relationships
  • We take it personally
  • We have every available loan option from Banks to Private Lenders
  • We employ the latest software almost eliminating paperwork and forms
  • We take responsibility and control over the transaction
  • We work for our clients with a sense of urgency
  • We do whatever it takes to make the deal happen
  • We always talk in terms of Your success
  • We Guarantee Our Service

An Impeccable Reputation

Brodie and Josie were complete professionals throughout the whole process. He and his team really do what he says they will do and provide you the best service possible.
Peta Duncan
2024-02-05
Love working with Brodie Brown and his team. Great advice and support. Make the whole process easy:)
Anne-Marie Erickson
2024-02-01
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Brodie Brown and his exceptional team for our first investment property purchase in Perth. From the moment we engaged with Brodie, we were impressed by his professionalism, efficiency, and depth of knowledge. Brodie and his team made the entire process seamless and stress-free for us. They provided continuous touch points throughout, ensuring we were always informed and reassured that everything was proceeding according to plan. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence truly set them apart. We are incredibly grateful for Brodie's expertise and guidance throughout this journey. His dedication to finding the best mortgage solution for us was evident in every interaction we had. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brodie and his team to anyone in need of a mortgage, knowing they'll be in the hands of a true industry expert.
Jon Butler
2024-02-01
It’s always a pleasure to have Brodie and the team at BH Brown manage our mortgages and finances. They have helped my partner and myself obtain mortgages, refinance, restructure and reorder to best suit our current and often changing needs. If ever we are unsure of something or have a question, just a quick phone call and one of the BH Brown team has us the answer, they never fail to offer us sound, practical and knowledgeable advice and outstanding service. Always the highest possible star rating for BHBrown Mortgage Brokers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
Chad Auth
2024-01-31
I’d been on Brodie’s email list (downloaded AND read the book!) for about 6 months, when Troy telephoned to see how we were going and if we needed anything. I didn’t know it at the time but we were actually in a prime position to refinance our new house away from Keystart! I had no idea. So that’s what we did, with no lenders mortgage insurance required to boot! Troy is very friendly, very patient (we took longer than we should have with paperwork etc…) and very professional. The whole process was very easy and pain-free, and we never felt rushed or pressured to continue until we understood things. Troy has helped us out twice now with finance. He was away on holiday the second time, poor guy, and he still helped us out with cheerfulness. Many thanks Troy!! Oh, and I know full well that Brodie’s emails are marketing, but I really do enjoy reading them and learn from them, and I recommend that you sign up to his list!
Cameron Brown
2024-01-30
Brodie and his team provide excellent service and advice, recommend them in a heartbeat.
Jason Wallis
2024-01-14
Brodie and his team were awesome they listened to our circumstances and guided us through the whole process to get the result everyone wanted thoroughly recommend to al expat kiwis because he likes his rugby aswell thanks team
Megan Michelle
2024-01-11
Did a free one off phone consult and Brodie was great in quickly assessing our situation and giving sound advice. Highly recommended.
Kevin Eipe
2024-01-10
Brodie and the team did a great job of finding me the best loan for my situation, and they made the process easy. Highly recommend.
Tim Fisher
2024-01-07
Brodie has been terrific over the last few years offering reliable property and mortgage advice. Highly recommended.
Jack Selva
2023-12-30
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