Earn double Velocity Points with Virgin Money’s new home loan offer for first home buyers

Rhianna Dews

04 Mar 2019

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Virgin Money has announced a new offer which gives Aussie first home buyers the chance to earn double Velocity Frequent Flyer Points on their home loans.

With its hot new First Home Buyer Special offer, Virgin Money is giving first home buyers a leg up into the competitive Australian property market, offering 20,000 Velocity Points for every $100,000 drawn at settlement for loans with an LVR up to 90% and waiving the $150 settlement fee and home loan package fee.

The offer also features a special 2-year fixed rate of 3.68% p.a. (3.77% p.a. comparison rate) on owner-occupier, principal and interest home loans with an LVR of up to 90%, and a competitive revert rate of 3.69% p.a.

First home buyers can also receive a 20% discount on Lenders Mortgage Insurance on eligible loans with a minimum LVR between 80.01% to 90%

Plus, those borrowers who need an insurance policy to protect their new home can score a $100 gift card and an additional 10,000 Velocity Points when they purchase a Virgin Money (home, contents or home and contents) Insurance policy before settlement.

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After the fallout from the Royal Banking Commission, lenders have been tightening lending criteria, but according to Virgin Money, this loan aims to take the heat off of first home buyers by offering ongoing rewards points, so they can buy their first home without having to sacrifice it all.

“We want to help as many first home buyers as possible to join the property ladder, which is why we’re offering them such an exciting offer. Buying a home is a huge financial commitment for most Australians and can be a daunting process, especially when it’s your first time,” said Virgin Money’s General Manager, Lending, Cards & Deposits, Johnny Lockwood.

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To cash in on this special offer you must be a first home buyer who is “eligible for the government First Home Owner Grant and/or First Home Buyer government stamp duty concessions.”

Be sure to get in quick though, as this is offer is only available for first home buyers who apply for a Virgin Money Reward Me Home Loan between the 4 March 2019 and 31 May 2019, and settle by 30 August 2019.

Check out the Virgin Money First Home Buyer Special offer, or take a look at some other first home buyer home loan offers in the table below.

First home buyer offers

Rates updated daily. Advertiser disclosure.

  • loans.com.au

    2.88% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.89% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Fixed Home Loan

    This home loan is available for purchase or refinance, complete with 1, 2 or 3 year fixed rate options. Minimum 10% deposit required.

    • 2.88% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 2.89% p.a.

    • $520

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free up to $10,000 p.a.

    • no

    • no

    • $520

    • 90.00%

    • $50,000

    • $1,000,000

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Fixed Home Loan

  • Suncorp

    2.78% p.a. variable

    2.79% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Back to Basics Special

    No monthly account keeping fee, no ongoing annual fee and no loan establishment fee on new lending of $150,000 or more. Get a $2,000 cash bonus when you refinance with an eligible Suncorp Bank Home Loan of $250k+. T&Cs & eligibility criteria apply. Minimum 10% deposit.

    • 2.78% p.a. variable

    • 2.79% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $350.00

    • Yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 90.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • Refinance from another lender to receive a $2,000 cash bonus for loans of at least $250,000 or $3,000 bonus for loans over $750,000. Available for loans with an LVR <90% and applications made by 18 December 2020 and settled by 26 March 2021.

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Back to Basics Special

  • IMB Bank

    2.39% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    3.08% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Fixed Home Loan

    The IMB Fixed Rate Home Loan gives you peace of mind with the security of fixed loan repayments. You can also pay up to 12 months repayments in advance without penalty.

    • 2.39% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 3.08% p.a.

    • $799

    • $6.00 monthly

    • $350.00

    • yes - free up to 1 year in advance

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $799

    • 90.00%

    • $10,000

    • $5,000,000

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Fixed Home Loan

  • AMP Bank

    2.49% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    3.07% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Fixed Rate Loan Professional Package

    Enjoy a fixed rate with the AMP Bank Professional Package Home Loan. Minimum 20% deposit required. Other rates available for interest only option. Pre-qualify today.

    • 2.49% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 3.07% p.a.

    • $295

    • $349.00 yearly

    • $350.00

    • yes - free up to $10,000 p.a.

    • no

    • no

    • $295

    • 80.00%

    • $100,000

    • $499,999

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Fixed Rate Loan

  • Suncorp

    2.49% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    3.28% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Fixed Home Loan Special Offer Home Package Plus

    No monthly account keeping fees & No loan establishment fee. Get a $2,000 cash bonus when you refinance with an eligible Suncorp Bank Home Loan of $250k+. T&Cs & eligibility criteria apply.

    • 2.49% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 3.28% p.a.

    • $0

    • $375.00 yearly

    • $350.00

    • yes - free up to $500 per month

    • no

    • no

    • $0

    • 90.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Fixed Home Loan Special Offer

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