What is Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)?

Lenders Mortgage Insurance is a type of insurance that lenders take out to protect themselves in case the borrower defaults on the loan. Find out more here.
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Lenders Mortgage Insurance is a type of insurance that lenders take out to protect themselves in case the borrower defaults on the loan. Lenders usually charge the borrower a one-off fee to cover this insurance if the amount borrowed is more than 80% of the value of the mortgaged property. LMI is an insurance product that will protect the lender in case the borrower defaults on the loan. This amount is generally paid by the lender up to an LVR (Loan to Valuation Ratio) of 80% (some may go up to 85%), and the borrower will pay if the LVR is above that.

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* Four year fixed rate, owner occupier, P&I loan with a maximum LVR of 70% and a loan amount >$150,000. Lender rates and products may change. We cannot suggest you remain in or switch to any loan until we complete our assessment. Fees and charges apply. ^WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. The comparison rate is calculated on the basis of a loan of $150,000 over a term of 25 years. ± All loan applications are subject to uno assessment and lender approval. uno does not guarantee that it will be able to find a customer a better loan than the one they currently have or to save them money.