Access an SMSF Loan with a 90% LVR! 

Looking at accessing an SMSF loan for an SMSF investment property purchase? Your SMSF may be able to borrow up to 90% of the property’s value!

This high LVR SMSF loan is a game-changer for many SMSF investors looking to purchase property inside their self-managed super fund.

What a high LVR SMSF Loan product enables:

• Investors looking to diversify their SMSF assets can do so with a lower deposit per property.
• Purchasing subsequent properties inside super is quicker and easier than ever.
• The lenders’ mortgage insurance (LMI) is capitalised into the loan.

As leading SMSF Loan Experts, we have been offered this exclusive opportunity for our clients.

This is a major development for SMSF investors, and we are so excited to be able to offer the opportunity to you.


To discuss how a 90% LVR may open up your SMSF property investment opportunities, talk to the experienced team at SMSF Loan Experts!

Understanding more about loan-to-value ratios

LVR meaning unpacked

Before you enter into a home loan, investment loan or SMSF loan, the property you’re looking at purchasing must be valued. Your loan-to-value ratio (LVR) indicates what percentage of the property’s value you need to borrow money for. Essentially, the higher your LVR, the more of the property is mortgaged. The bigger your deposit, the lower your loan-to-value ratio (in most instances).

Loan to value ratio calculator

No complicated formulas or online LVR calculators are required when getting an estimated LVR. Simply divide the total loan amount by the property’s value.

  • Property value of $1,200,000

  • Mortgage of $960,000

$960,000 ÷ $1,200,000 = 0.8

Therefore, in the above scenario, the LVR is 80% (80% of the property’s value is mortgaged). To understand if the bank valuation is accurate, it’s important to always ensure that you have a general idea of your property’s estimated market value in the current market. Keep in mind the property value may be different to the purchase price.

Should I opt for a higher LVR or lower LVR on a home loan or investment loan?

Depending on your financial situation and the current property market, your LVR may not be totally in your control.

Many borrowers often aim to have a lower LVR as it can indicate a higher borrowing power and potentially attract lower interest rates. A low LVR may also mean you don’t need to pay lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI). However, high LVR loans are common in today’s market and may provide you access to a property market that would otherwise be out of reach.

What is LMI?

Lenders’ mortgage insurance, or LMI, is one of the upfront costs that may need to be paid when taking out home loans and investment loans during the loan application process. If the lender-assessed value of the property results in an LVR that is over their threshold, they may deem the loan to be higher risk and request lenders mortgage insurance to be paid.

LMI protects the lender (not the borrower) in the instance that the borrower defaults on the home loan and isn’t able to repay their debt, and the current market value of the property has dropped since the bank’s property valuation at the loan application stage.

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