Which bank is best for a reverse mortgage?

by Darren Moffatt on May 29, 2008

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There is no single, easy answer to this question. All of the banks and lenders who provide reverse mortgages in Australia have different rates, fees and product features. The best lender for you will be determined by your specific needs. For example: if you are seeking a 3 year fixed rate, only two lenders in the market offer this option.

Sometimes the cheapest option may not necessarily be the best solution for you. Other factors can come into play: is my lender safe? Will my cash reserve funds always be available for future use? Is the ‘No Negative Equity G’tee’ rock solid? Also, the best lender for your circumstances may be very different from the lender that is best for your friend. It’s a personal thing. In any case it’s very important you get good information and help from an independent source, such as Seniors First.

However, rates are important. There is currently a big difference in the interest rates charged by the banks, and choosing the wrong lender can end up being a very expensive mistake. To check your loan, go here.

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