Big four bank reopens to investor refinancing

The major lender has chosen to once more accept refinancing applications for P&I loans following APRA’s tighter IO guidelines

Big four bank reopens to investor refinancing



The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced it is once more taking in new investor refinancing after putting the brakes on investor lending last February.

From Monday (22 May), the bank will accept new refinance applications for investment home loans with principle and interest repayments, with all applications subject to CBA’s normal lending criteria.

“As Australia’s largest lender, Commonwealth Bank is committed to meeting our customers’ needs as well as ensuring we continue to meet our regulatory requirements.  We continuously review and monitor our loan portfolio across all segments, including investor home lending,” a CBA spokesperson told Australian Broker.

“These changes follow APRA’s announcement in March for banks to reduce the number of interest only home loans, and are aimed at encouraging customers to select principal and interest, where appropriate, to help them own their home faster.”

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