Financial Hardship

We understand that life can be unpredictable. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, we're here to help support you or your business.

People come first. Now and always.

During this challenging period, we’re committed to helping you get through any financial adversity you’re facing. This could be because you’ve lost your job, developed an illness or injury, had a downturn in business, or lost a loved one. We’re here to help you work through these circumstances and get you back on track to financial stability, through our financial difficulty offering.

We have a range of options available. Let us help find a suitable solution, based on your personal situation.

Ways we can help you

  • Deferred loan repayments for up to 6 months on all loans and credit cards
  • Reduced loan repayments for up to 6 months
  • Convert Principal and Interest (P&I) repayments to Interest Only payments (charged at the P&I rate)
  • Extended loan terms

Some questions you may have

What is a deferred loan repayment (sometimes called a repayment holiday)? It’s a set period of time where you won’t need to make any repayments on your loan (for up to a maximum of 6 months). During this time, interest will continue to be charged on your loan, however any late payment penalties will be waived. For home loan customers, deferred loan repayments will be for 3 months with an extension for a further 3 months available after review.

What happens after the deferred loan repayment period? Before the period expires, we'll get in touch to review your position and to discuss how you can bring the account up to date over an agreed period of time. This may result in monthly payments being adjusted (i.e. the amount required may be higher than current repayments and you may incur a higher amount of interest over the life of the loan).

Do these options apply to both Owner Occupied and Investment Home Loans? Yes, they apply to all loans including home loans, personal loans, business loans and credit cards etc.

Does the Interest Only term have a time limit, and is it available for both Owner Occupied and Investment Home Loans? Interest Only repayment options are available on all loan types including Home Loans, Investment Home Loans and Business Loans. Terms will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Still need an issue resolved? We’re here to help you, so if you’re not satisfied with the provided support, please let us know and we’ll do our best to assist you. If you’re still not happy with the outcome, you can lodge a complaint with AFCA.

 

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Financial counselling and support resources available to you

  • For additional support, here are some helpful links:
  • National Debt Helpline
  • Department of Human Services
  • ASIC Money Smart
  • Lifeline
  • Beyond Blue
  • Australian Banking Association

Financial Hardship Enquiry Form

Please submit this form so we can get in contact to discuss your situation.
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Let's make this easy

Let us know your situation.

Our team will contact you in two business days to discuss. If we need more information from you, we’ll let you know.

We’ll provide details of the outcome of your application via email.

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Talk to one of our friendly staff between 9:30am – 5:00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.