Do I borrow in Australia or Singapore? **Updated October 2017**

Oct 2017 - AU Mortgage News

Australia or Singapore banks

by David Moss

Do I borrow in Australia or Singapore? This is a question I get asked daily.

I recently spoke at an Australian property event (PropertyGuru Singapore) very much about this exact topic on the differences between the two banking systems when it comes to Aussie home lending.

Lets look at some key mortgage differences between both countries.

Australia based lenders:

The good….

  • Interest rates are at an all time low

  • Sophisticated mortgage products, Fixed & Variable rates

  • 100% offset accounts

  • Full internet banking

  • No TDSR assessment applied

  • Redraw easily available

  • Low fees

  • Lending still available to Aus Citizens and Aus PR’s

  • Cash out for refinances is possible

Lending assessment polices have tightened in 2017

Singapore based lenders:

****The good….well there isn’t any…(October 2017)***

  • All Australian lenders have now withdrawn from lending in Singapore for Australian property.

If you’re impacted by your bank no longer lending, we can help you.

We suggest comparing options from a bank that will not only accept your Singapore income, BUT offers a deal that’s right for your circumstances.

One things for certain, your own bank, regardless of where they’re located , wont be able to explain if another bank has a better deal.

We will.

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