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What is LMI and how is it calculated?

Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is a fee charged by home loan lenders. It is typically required by a lender if the borrower is borrowing more than 80% of the property purchase price. It protects the lender in the event that the borrower defaults and is unable to meet their loan repayment obligations. LMI can be paid in full at settlement, however most lenders will add it to the total loan amount so it can be paid off on top of the borrower’s monthly loan repayment.

LMI is calculated as a percentage of the amount borrowed. The fee the borrower pays increases as the LVR and loan amount increases. This fee varies slightly from lender to lender and depends on a number of variables including if the property is a new purchase or investment, if the property will be owner occupied, and where the property is located since stamp duty is payable on LMI.

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*WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. The comparison rates are based on a loan amount of $150,000 over a loan term of 25 years. Fees and charges apply. All applications are subject to assessment and lender approval. Quoted rate applies only to PAYG loans with LVR of 80% or less with security in non-remote areas. All applications are subject to assessment and lender approval.
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