Interest only loans are where the borrower is only required to pay the interest on the loan rather than principal. These loans tend to be popular mainly with investors who wish to make minimum repayments whilst the property hopefully grows in value or for negative gearing purposes.
Repayment savings do lessen the financial pressure in the short term however there are risks in taking a loan that does not pay off any principal.
One major disadvantage is that even though you are making repayments every month you are not reducing your mortgage. So if the property does not increase in value, it means you are not accumulating equity.
This is general information only and is subject to change at any time. Your complete financial situation will need to be assessed before acceptance of any proposal or product.
Our mortgage broker will discuss your objectives to help you to ensure that this type of loan is the right product for you.