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BankSA home loans

Since opening its first branch in 1948, BankSA has become the largest financial institution in South Australia providing an extensive range of housing, personal finance and rural banking services. In 2008, BankSA became part of the Westpac Group.

BankSA’s home loans suit all types of borrowers whether you’re a first home buyer, property investor or refinancer.

You don’t have to live in Australia’s wine state to be eligible for a BankSA home loan. Anyone with a computer or phone can apply for a BankSA home loan as long as you meet the home lending criteria.

Liking what you hear? On this page, you’ll find all you need to know about BankSA home loans including the features to keep an eye out for, how its home loans were rated by the Mozo community and what you’ll need to apply for a BankSA home loan.

What home loans do BankSA offer?

Rates and fees verified as correct at 27 January, 2021. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Fixed Rate Home Loans

If you want to to protect yourself against rising interest rates, BankSA’s fixed home loan is available for loans starting from $10,000. BankSA has a range of fixed rate loan terms including 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year options. With all fixed loans you can also choose between making principal and interest and interest only repayments. With BankSA’s fixed home loan, you can make additional payments of up to $10,000 p.a. without any break costs. You’ll also be able to free up funds later should you need as the loan has a redraw facility, but keep in mind you’ll have to apply and pay a fee every time you redraw. There is a monthly service fee to consider, but you’ll also have the benefit of a partial interest offset facility.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Fixed 3 year rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.84% p.a.

4.96% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

2.24% p.a.

4.12% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

2.84% p.a.

4.89% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

2.64% p.a.

4.63% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

Variable Rate Home Loans

BankSA’s variable home loans are among the most competitive on the market. There is a no frills basic home loan which is available from a minimum loan of $30,000 and a full-featured standard variable rate loan. The loans have a maximum LVR of 95% and are available for loan terms up to 30 years. With BankSA variable loans you’ll be able to pick and choose from a range of flexible features such as additional repayments ability, a redraw facility and repayment pause. If you are looking for your first home loan BankSA’s family pledge feature could save you from paying Lender’s Mortgage Insurance as it allows a family member to use their own home’s equity to provide security for your loan. If you opt for the Standard variable loan option, you’ll be charged a monthly administration fee so take advantage of the full interest offset facility that can help reduce the interest you’ll pay.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.14% p.a.

3.19% p.a.

$0.00

$600

3.97% p.a.

4.02% p.a.

$0.00

$600

3.14% p.a.

3.16% p.a.

$0.00

$100

2.54% p.a.

2.56% p.a.

$0.00

$100

5.14% p.a.

5.31% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

4.55% p.a.

4.72% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

4.83% p.a.

4.88% p.a.

$0.00

$600

4.54% p.a.

4.59% p.a.

$0.00

$600

3.19% p.a.

3.21% p.a.

$0.00

$100

2.99% p.a.

3.01% p.a.

$0.00

$100

5.41% p.a.

5.58% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

5.12% p.a.

5.29% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$700

Fixed Package Home Loan

If you’re borrowing more than $150,000 and love the convenience of having all your important accounts in one spot, the Advantage Package from BankSA could be the right home loan for you. While there is an annual package fee to consider, you can potentially save thousands over the term of your loan through a discounted interest rate and bank fees waived on your home loan, credit card and day to day transaction account. You can even save on your insurance and there are plenty of options to pay off your home loan as quick as possible, such as up to $10,000 p.a. in extra repayments.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Fixed 3 year rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.69% p.a.

4.20% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

2.09% p.a.

3.38% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

2.69% p.a.

4.14% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

2.49% p.a.

3.89% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

Variable Package Home Loan

If you’re looking for even more flexibility with your home loan, take a look at BankSA’s variable rate Advantage Package option. The annual fee applies to your variable rate home loan package, but you’ll still get all the same money-saving benefits as the fixed rate alternative, like a fee free redraw facility and an offset account, as well as unlimited additional repayments. You also have a range of payment options, including weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments, which you can pay via direct debit for added convenience, and the option to split your home loan between fixed and variable rates.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.83% p.a.

4.24% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

3.24% p.a.

3.67% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

4.10% p.a.

4.50% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

3.81% p.a.

4.22% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$100

Line of Credit

Line of Credit

Do you want to purchase an investment property, shares or increase your property’s value through a home renovation? BankSA’s line of credit loan is available from a minimum of $10,000 and allows you to borrow up to 90% of your property’s value to put toward these investments. As with any other line of credit loan there is not set repayment term but you must at least pay monthly and you can make additional repayments without penalty (up to $10,000 p.a. for fixed option) if you want to reduce your interest payments. There is a monthly service fee, but you’ll receive awesome access to your funds via ATMs, EFTPOS, internet and phone banking and a linked Visa Debit card that you can use wherever Visa is accepted.

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee

5.98% p.a.

n/a

$200.00 yearly

$800

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.

‡ Results from this calculation are estimates only as individual lenders apply different formulas. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

BankSA home loan features in a glance

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Interest offset facility

BankSA’s Standard variable and package home loans offers a full interest offset facility which reduces the amount of interest you’ll be charged on your home loan. A partial interest offset facility is available with the Fixed Rate home loan.

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Automatic repayments

You’ll never be late on a payment again when you set up automatic repayments from your nominated BankSA bank account.

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Additional repayments

With a BankSA home loan you have the ability to make fee free additional repayments so you can pay your loan off sooner and reduce your interest repayments over the term of your loan. For BankSA’s fixed rate loan, you can make up to $10,000 p.a. in additional repayments without break costs.

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Deposit Protect Bond

BankSA’s variable, fixed and line of credit loan allow you to apply for a deposit protect bond which is a convenient option when your deposit money isn’t readily available (i.e. tied up in your current home). It is a guarantee that you’ll pay the deposit money at settlement instead of upfront and is often valid for 6 months.

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Family Pledge

This feature allows family members to use their own home’s equity to provide security for a portion of your loan amount so you can avoid Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (required of loans with an LVR that exceeds 80%).

How are BankSA home loans rated?

Mozo users have rated BankSA home loans on price, features, convenience, trust and customer service so you can see what real Aussies have to say about their experiences.

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Recent BankSA home loan reviews

BankSA Basic Home Loan review
Overall 6/10
Great support, industry professionals, could use.

I love my bank for the competitive rates and offers they provide as well as the amazing staff that are always happy to help with the right knowledge. What I dislike is how clunky the online banking and mobile app feel, a bit outdated.

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I love my bank for the competitive rates and offers they provide as well as the amazing staff that are always happy to help with the right knowledge. What I dislike is how clunky the online banking and mobile app feel, a bit outdated.

Price
10/10
Features
8/10
Customer service
5/10
Convenience
5/10
Trust
10/10
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Zak, South Australia, reviewed 7 days ago
BankSA Basic Home Loan review
Overall 7/10
Communication issues

I don't feel that the bank is there for me. I feel there is a huge lack of communication, wouldn't really refer them.

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I don't feel that the bank is there for me. I feel there is a huge lack of communication, wouldn't really refer them.

Price
7/10
Customer service
2/10
Convenience
3/10
Trust
6/10
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David, South Australia, reviewed 7 days ago
BankSA Variable Home Loan (Advantage Package) review
Overall 9/10
We refinanced with BankSa and saved heaps of money

We refinanced with Bank Sa and saved heaps of money with their help. Very helpful and thorough staff.

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We refinanced with Bank Sa and saved heaps of money with their help. Very helpful and thorough staff.

Price
10/10
Features
9/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Sophie, South Australia, reviewed 14 days ago
BankSA Variable Home Loan (Advantage Package) review
Overall 9/10
Excellent bank with great customer service.

I have only recently started using BankSA for my home loans. The customer service I have received every time I have been to a branch, called etc. has been excellent. The team in Murray Bridge South Australia especially have made all my banking needs easy. One thing that can be improved would be the app. I use other banking apps as well as BankSA and I find the other apps to be more user friendly.

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I have only recently started using BankSA for my home loans. The customer service I have received every time I have been to a branch, called etc. has been excellent. The team in Murray Bridge South Australia especially have made all my banking needs easy. One thing that can be improved would be the app. I use other banking apps as well as BankSA and I find the other apps to be more user friendly.

Price
9/10
Features
9/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
7/10
Trust
9/10
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Damien, South Australia, reviewed 16 days ago
BankSA Portfolio Loan (Advantage Package) review
Overall 9/10
Bank SA was so easy to deal with when refinancing

I refinanced my loan with Bank SA and received a $4000 rebate. Online banking is easy and I have an offset account. For a single fee each year I get the top of the line credit card included.

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I refinanced my loan with Bank SA and received a $4000 rebate. Online banking is easy and I have an offset account. For a single fee each year I get the top of the line credit card included.

Price
10/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
8/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Virginia, South Australia, reviewed about 2 months ago

What do you need to apply for a BankSA home loan?

If you are over 18 years old intending to buy a property in Australia or refinancing an existing loan from another financial institution, you can complete BankSA’s online home loan application form which should take 10-15 minutes.  You may need the following information:  

  • Name and contact details of each borrower (if you’re not a current BankSA customer)
  • Statements from the past six months of your savings accounts
  • Most recent payslips or a letter from your employer indicating your gross basic wage if you’re a salary/wage earner. Self employed applicants will need to show copies of their personal income tax return and financial statements for the past two years.
  • Details of any other loans (including HECS or other government debts), credit cards and other expenses of each borrower
  • Details of the property you want to buy (i.e. strata title, plans and specifications)
  • Proof of deposit including receipt of deposit paid, gifts from family/friends etc.
  • Refinancers will need to provide a current loan statement showing the balance owing and payment history for the last year.

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