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

  • Promoted

    Newcastle Permanent

    2.72% p.a. variable

    2.76% p.a.

    $1234

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    Special Real Deal Home Loan

    No ongoing fees. Ability to split your loan between fixed and variable. Winner of Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 for First Home Buyer Loan & Investor Home Loan^.

    • 2.72% p.a. variable

    • 2.76% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - fees apply

    • yes - partial only

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Special Real Deal Home Loan

  • Promoted

    Suncorp

    2.78% p.a. variable

    2.79% p.a.

    $1234

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    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.

    • 2.78% p.a. variable

    • 2.79% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $350.00

    • Yes - free

    • first redraw per month 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 10 July 2020 and settled by 10 November 2020.

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

  • Promoted

    Yard

    2.66% p.a. variable

    2.69% p.a.

    $1234

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    Variable Home Loan

    Yard’s low-rate variable home loan is packed with all features – unlimited additional repayments, free redraw, 100% offset account. Enjoy a simple online application. Only a 10% deposit needed.

    • 2.66% p.a. variable

    • 2.69% p.a.

    • $835

    • $0.00

    • $500.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • Optional - $10 per month

    • $835

    • 90.00%

    • $150,000

    • $5,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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

  • Promoted

    People's Choice Credit Union

    2.69% p.a. variable

    2.69% p.a.

    $1234

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    Basic Variable Home Loan

    A People’s Choice Basic Variable home loan allows you to enjoy a simple, non-complicated home loan with a competitive rate and no upfront or ongoing fees. It also allows you to have the freedom to make extra repayments to pay off your loan sooner.

    • 2.69% p.a. variable

    • 2.69% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $350.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Basic Variable Home Loan

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