Benefits.

  • Get into your first home sooner, with as little as 5% deposit.
  • Option to purchase a home with family or friends.
  • Choose from floating fixed and other home loan options.

 

Qualifying for a First Home Loan.

  • Your total annual household income before tax is $95,000 or less for one borrower, or $150,000 or less for two 
  • You will have to live in the home
  • Must be buying a first home
  • You are a permanent NZ resident or NZ citizen
  • You must be buying a home under the applicable cap for your region - see below for details
  • If you are a KiwiSaver member you might also be eligible for additional assistance.

How it works.

This loan can only be used to purchase an owner occupied property, which means you must live in the house you buy. A First Home Loan gives you the flexibility of being on a fixed or floating interest rate.

Regional caps

You could buy a home valued up to $700,000, depending on where you want to live. 

Auckland: $700,000 for new properties or $625,000 for existing properties.

Queenstown-Lakes: $650,000 for new properties or $600,000 for existing properties.

Wellington City, Hutt City, Upper Hutt City, Porirua City and Kapiti Coast District: $650,000 for new properties or $550,000 for existing properties.

Nelson City, Tasman District, Hamilton City, Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District: $600,000 for new properties or $525,000 for existing properties.

Waimakariri District, Christchurch City and Selwyn District: $550,000 for new properties or $500,000 for existing properties.

Waipā District, Hastings District and Napier City: $600,000 for new properties or $525,000 for existing properties.

Waikato District and Dunedin City: $550,000 for new properties or $425,000 for existing properties.

All other parts of the country: $500,000 for new properties or $400,000 for existing properties.

First Home Loan regional house price caps are effective from 1 April 2021.

Note: when applying for a First Home Loan, you will need to pay a one-off Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) premium1. Learn more.

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Calculators.

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Things you should know.

First Home Loan terms & conditions

1 A Lenders Mortgage Insurance Premium applies. Current First Home Loan and Westpac's home loan lending criteria and terms and conditions apply. An establishment charge may apply.

2 Conditional approval requires a credit check and confirmation of the details provided in your application. Other conditions may also apply depending on the nature of your application.

Westpac Homesaver Terms and Conditions apply. For more details, refer to Westpac HomeSaver.

General Home Loan terms & conditions

Interest rates are subject to change without notice. 

Documents and fees

View terms and conditions for all our home lending products here.