You need to have at least 5% genuine savings plus enough funds to cover fees and charges.
Where you have less than a 20% deposit, lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) or, if you are eligible, a First Home Guarantee (formerly the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme) will be required. Speak to a home loan consultant to find out more.
The Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS) assists current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families to achieve homeownership.
DHOAS is administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) on behalf of the Department of Defence.
DHOAS provides eligible current and former serving members of the Permanent Force and the Reserves with a subsidy on the interest of their home loans.
The subsidy is paid monthly, directly into a DHOAS home loan. The amount of subsidy you receive depends on your subsidy tier level and the balance of your home loan up to your subsidised loan limit.
To learn more about Defence Bank DHOAS home loans click here.
To find out more about DHOAS and your eligibility click here.
Yes, we are one of the financial institutions who are able to offer this scheme to our members. To check your eligibility, visit the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) website. Check if you’re eligible.