WHAT IS A SPLIT HOME LOAN?
It’s simply dividing your home loan into two or more loans.
For example, let’s say you have a $200,000 home loan. You could divide your loan into one portion being $150,000 and the other $50,000.
Why would you do that?
It can protect you against rate fluctuations if you, as per in this example, say fix the $150,000 for three years and keep the other $50,000 portion variable with a 100% offset account.
Simple strategies like this can give you security in the home loan market whilst at the same time keeping the flexibility of making extra repayments and redraw with the variable portion.
There are a lot of different options with split loans and every situation is different depending on the clients needs.