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Calculate your lenders mortgage insurance.

Your estimated LMI
Your LVR

This cost is based on a loan amount of $250,000.00, a property value of $300,000.00 and a deposit of $0.00 for a first home buyer.

Not all LMI calculations are the same. They vary between lenders based on a number of factors.

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What is Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)?

Lender's mortgage insurance (LMI) is a one-off premium paid by the borrower, that protects the bank against any loss if you’re unable to repay your loan, and the proceeds of the sale are not enough to pay your loan in full.

You’re likely to need to pay LMI if your loan-to-value ratio (LVR) is more than 80% i.e. you’re borrowing more than 80% of the property’s purchase price. LMI can be paid upfront or it can be capitalised into the loan.

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How is LMI Calculated?

The Lender’s Mortgage Insurance calculation is based on the size of your deposit and your loan amount. If you borrow over 80% of the purchase price of the property, you are likely to need to pay an LMI premium.

How do I avoid paying LMI?

  • Use a financial gift.
  • Take advantage of government schemes.
  • Save a larger deposit.

How to use the calculator and information required

To use our LMI calculator, there are a few key pieces of information you will need to provide:

  • property value
  • loan amount, and
  • whether you are a first home buyer.


Lenders' Mortgage Insurance, or LMI, is insurance that protects the lender, not you. It’s usually a one-off payment made by the borrower at the time of loan settlement. Here are the facts about LMI:
  • LMI is a type of insurance you can expect to pay if you borrow more than 80% of your home’s value.
  • LMI protects the lender – not the borrower.
  • You don’t need to arrange LMI yourself – we will sort it for you.
  • It’s possible to save on LMI by saving a bigger deposit.
If you are looking to get an investment property, LMI payments, including stamp duty and GST, are tax-deductible as borrowing costs based on Section 25.25 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
When borrowing more than 80% of a property’s value, it is generally a condition of the loan that the borrower pays Lenders' Mortgage Insurance (LMI).
You can pay this cost at settlement or you may be able to be include the cost as a part of the loan (so the cost of LMI will be added to your loan repayments over the term of your loan).
Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is insurance that a lender takes out to insure itself against the risk of not recovering the outstanding loan balance if you, the borrower, are unable to meet your loan payments and the property is sold for less than the outstanding loan balance.

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