Heard of interest only loans?

They do serve a purpose but only in certain situations.

An interest-only loan is one that during the interest-only period (typically 5-10 years), your repayments only cover the interest owed to the bank, without paying any of the principal off the loan. While this will result in lower repayments compared to a standard principal and interest loan, your loan balance won’t decrease throughout this period. After the interest-only period, your repayments will change to principal and interest, which will mean increased repayments after this period.

An interest-only loan will only be appropriate in certain situations, but can be very beneficial under some circumstances.

Some circumstances in which you could consider an interest-only loan:

1️. You were purchasing a property for investment purposes.
2. You, for whatever reason, need your repayments to be lower than they would be with a principal and interest loan (again, depends on your situation – you should always borrow within your means).
3. You want to free up your cash flow to invest elsewhere.

If you think an interest-only loan could be what you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll point you in the right direction.

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December 29, 2019