To say that 2019 has been a big year for 86 400 may be an understatement, but today’s milestone is certainly one of their biggest yet.
After obtaining a full banking licence back in July and fully launching bank accounts and savings accounts to the public in September, 86 400 has today become the first Australian neobank to offer home loans to Australian customers.
In typical neobank fashion 86 400’s home loans aren’t your average offering though, instead they are only available through brokers (for the time being at least) via a completely digitised application and approval process.
According to 86 400, digitising the broker process will all but eliminate paperwork (aside from the contract of sale) and make the approval process up to six times faster than that of the Big Four banks.
Among the chief selling points of this fully digital process for home buyers and refinancers is the ability to capture income and expense statements electronically, verify identification on mobile and sign documents electronically.
“This is a huge moment for the whole team at 86 400, launching our home loans offering just a couple of months after we took our smartbank live to the public,” said 86 400 CEO, Robert Bell.
“We set out to create an entirely new, smarter approach to the home loans application and through technological innovation and collaboration with equally innovative partners we’ve done just that.”
Latest entrant, low rates
Back in September 86 400 launched its Pay Account and Save Account amid plenty of buzz surrounding the low fees and competitive rates it would be able to offer as a neobank. And as of today the Save Account boasts the joint-highest ongoing bonus savings rate in the Mozo database.
So do the 86 400 Own Home Loans live up to the standard they’ve already set, and what kind of fees and features can borrowers expect?
86 400 is offering rates on its Own Home Loan (Fixed) for owner occupiers making principal and interest repayments as low as 2.88% (3.31% comparison rate*) for 2 and 3 year fixed terms, while variable rates on the Own Home Loan will start from 3.09% (3.36% comparison rate*).
According to the latest figures from the Mozo database, 86 400’s 2.88% (3.31% comparison rate*) fixed interest rate for 2 and 3 years positions it as one of the most competitive around.
To see for yourself check out the table below for some of the lowest fixed 3 year rates currently^ in the Mozo database.
86 400 home loans are available to a variety of different borrowers including owner occupiers, investors, purchasers and refinancers and they’ll include features like a redraw facility for both fixed and variable loans and a rate lock option for up to 90 days.
Customers with a variable rate home loan will even be able to reduce their regular repayments by linking their loan to one or multiple offset accounts via an 86 400 Pay or Save account.
There are a number of fees associated with 86400’s home loans though, including a $250 loan advance fee, a $250 annual fee and a potential valuation fee.
Interested in learning more about neobanks like 86 400? Have a browse through our digital banking guide for even more information, or compare 86 400’s home loans with some of the hottest home loans around in the table below.
1 Year Discounted Variable Rate, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, <80% LVR
1.99% p.a.variable for 12 months and then 2.48% p.a.variable
A super low introductory rate home loan with no monthly or ongoing fees. Unlimited free redraws and unlimited additional repayments to help you build your equity and own your home sooner. Multiple loan splits available. (Rates revert after introductory period ends). 20% minimum deposit required.
For more information about these awards go to the link at the bottom of this table.
Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest
1.75% p.a. fixed 3 years
$0 fees and easy application with the Mozo Experts Choice Home Lender Bank of the Year. Choose between weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments. 3 year fixed rates are for new Owner Occupier Principal & Interest loans.