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

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 - last updated 18 August 2022

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  • PAYG Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR<80%

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    3.29% p.a. variable
    3.33% p.a.

    Low variable rate. Ideal for new home buyers or refinancers. Unlimited additional repayments. Unlimited free redraw. Application completely online. Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.. 20% deposit required.

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  • Smart Booster Home Loan

    1 Year Discounted Variable Rate, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, <80% LVR

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    3.74% p.a.variable for 12 months and then 4.23% p.a. variable
    4.22% p.a.

    Already includes July RBA rate increase. No monthly or ongoing fees. loans.com.au has some of the fastest settlement times on the market. They can meet 30-day settlement timeline so you can start saving thousands, as soon as possible! Mozo award-winning online lender, friendly and local Australian based team.

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  • First Home Buyer Loan Special

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    3.44% p.a. variable
    3.47% p.a.

    A low variable rate loan for home buyers. No establishment or ongoing fees to pay. 100% offset account included. Allows for unlimited repayments, redraws and flexible repayment options.

    Details
  • Variable Home Loan

    <80% LVR, Owner Occupier, Interest Only

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    4.74% p.a. variable
    4.19% p.a.

    Fast online application with no fees. Free extra repayments and redraw facility. Min 20% deposit.

    Details

* WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

** Initial monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate, loan amount and term entered. Rates, fees and charges and therefore the total cost of the loan may vary depending on your loan amount, loan term, and credit history. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

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