The thought of owning a house and lot of your own is everyone’s dream, but of course we can’t just shell out a significant amount of our savings to do so. That’s why it’s best to know where and how you can finance your home. And it all starts with taking out a home loan. Home loans can be used to facilitate the purchase of a vacant lot, house and lot, townhouse unit, or condominium unit. It can even pay for the construction of your home renovation.
To buy a home in the Philippines, we are first taught to go to Pag-IBIG. We are also told to consider financial institutions and, of course, banks.
Banks, in particular, offer programs that make buying a home in the Philippines a whole lot easier because of flexible financing options for every budget. For this blog, Ohmyhome has gathered some of the best home loans our local banks have to offer. This should help homebuyers like you get a proper comparison of what you can expect from each loan.
Home Loan Terms and Amounts
Remember that when you’re applying for a home loan in the Philippines, you should first check out the loan terms. This gives you a clearer picture of how long you’re going to be paying for your house and lot or condo. In general, longer terms mean smaller monthly payments. But this does mean that you’re going to be paying for a larger total sum.
Extended loan terms, meanwhile, are great for homebuyers who don’t have the kind of financing power for an immediate purchase. Although they expect to earn for the foreseeable future.
Loan terms and amounts vary depending on the bank’s specific qualifications and requirements. Here are some of the varying loan terms you might want to consider.
HOUSING LOAN TERMS AND AMOUNTS
|BANK||Maximum loan terms||Minimum loan amount||Maximum loan amount|
|Asia United Bank (AUB)||20 years||P1,000,000||Maximum loan amount of up to 80% of the appraised value|
|Banco de Oro (BDO)||10 years (Vacant Lot)||P300,000||70% of the appraised value|
|15 years (Condo Unit)||P500,000|
|20 years (House & Lot, Townhouse, Construction)||P500,000||80% of the appraised value|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)||10 years (Vacant Lot, Residential Condominium)||P400,000||60% of the appraised value of the vacant lot or residential condominium|
|25 years (House and Lot)||70% of the appraised value of house and lotor80% of the appraised value of house & lot not to exceed P5M (provided applicant is employed and purpose is for owner occupancy)|
|China Bank||10 year (Condominium Unit)15 years (Vacant Lots)25 years (House and Lots)|
|China Bank Savings||15 years (Condominium or Vacant Residential Lot)25 years (House and Lot, House Construction and Renovation, orPurchase of a Townhouse Unit)|
|China Trust Bank||20 years||P500,000||P25 Million|
|EastWest Bank||30 years|
|HSBC Philippines||20 years||P700,000||P30 Million (Home Equity)|
|P50 Million (Home Loan)|
|Land Bank of the Philippines||20 years|
✓Provided combined age of principal borrower and loan term shall not exceed 65 years
|P500,000||For Private Applicants:The borrowing capacity of the individual borrower and his/her spouse (if applicable) shall be based on the 30% of the verified Gross Monthly Income for private applicants gross monthly income|
|For Government Employees:The borrowing capacity shall be based on the amount as required by GAA, after housing loan amortization|
|Maybank||10 years (Home Equity)||P500,000||60% of your home’s appraised value or borrow up to P5 million (whichever is lower)|
|15 years (Loan Refinancing)||P800,000||70% of the appraised value of your house and lot, townhouse, or condominium (up to 60% for a vacant residential lot)|
|Borrower’s age plus the term of the loan should not be more than 65 years old once the loan matures (Home Acquisition)||P800,000||80% of the appraised value of your house and lot, a condo, or a townhouse (60% for vacant lots)|
|Metro Bank||25 years||P500,000|
|Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom)||20 years||P500,000||P20 Million|
|Philippine National Bank (PNB)||10 years (Vacant Lot / Home Improvement)|
20 years (House & Lot, Townhouse, Condominium Unit & House Construction)
|Within Metro Manila: P750,000 (house & lot/ townhouse/ condominium), P500,000 (vacant lot)|
Outside Metro Manila: P500,000 (house & lot/ townhouse/ condominium), P200,000 (vacant lot)
|The maximum loanable amount shall be the lowest of:Actual Need, Paying capacity (up to 30% of gross monthly income can be used as amortization),or Up to 80% of the appraised value of the property for house & lot, townhouse & condominium,or Up to 60% of the appraised value of the property or lot.|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)||20 years|
✓Employed borrowers must be at most 65 years old upon loan maturity
✓Self-employed borrowers must be at most 70 years old upon loan maturity
|P300,000 (Home Renovation)|
P1,000,000(House and Lot, Vacant Lot, Home Refinancing)
|Robinsons Bank||20 years (Locally Employed)|
15 years (OFW and Self-employed)
|Up to 90% of the total contract price (Accredited Developers)|
Up to 80%of the appraised value (Non-Accredited Developers)
|Security Bank||20 years||P1 Million||Up to 80% of the property’s appraised value|
|Sterling Bank of Asia||25 years, with borrower’s age upon maturity not exceeding 65||P500,000.00||P10 Million or up to 80% of the property’s appraised value|
|Union Bank||20 years||P500,000|
|United Coconut Planters Bank||20 years (Construction and Acquisition of House & Lot, Townhouses and Condominium Units)10 years (Refinancing, Multi-purpose Loans, Vacant Lots)||P500,000||Maximum of 70% of the appraised value for house and lot, townhouses, and condominium unitsMaximum of 60% of the appraised value for a vacant lotMaximum of 80% of the contract price for accredited developers|
|Veterans Bank||20 years||P375,000||80% of the appraised value of the collateral, 60% on vacant lots|
|These are indicative figures only and actual interest rates will be the prevailing rates during the time of loan availment.|
The Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) heavily impacts home loan interest rates in the Philippines. And as of February 17, 2022, the BSP maintains its key policy interest rate of 2%. The BSP did so to encourage economic activity and empower home purchases.
Nevertheless, rates still differ from bank to bank. Fortunately, most of these institutions offer a fixed interest rate at least in the first year. This protects your loan from market instability and fluctuations.
|BANK||Loan Type||Interest Rate (based on Fixing Period)|
|1 year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||10 years||15 years||20 years||25 years||30 Years|
|Asia United Bank (AUB)||6.00%||6.50%||7.00%|
|Banco de Oro (BDO)||6.75%||6.75%||6.75%||7.25%||7.25%|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)||6.25%||6.75%||7.25%||9.50%||10.50%||12.00%|
|Security Bank||Regular Home Loan||6.25%||6.75%||7.75%|
|Home Equity Loan||7.25%||7.75%||8.75%|
|These are indicative figures only and actual interest rates will be the prevailing rates during the time of loan availment.**For interest rates of banks not listed, the bank must be contacted directly.|
*While a painstaking effort has been made to summarize the previously mentioned home loan information, these are based solely on what banks have made available on their official websites. For further detail regarding home loan terms and interest rates, requirements, and qualifications, it is best to inquire directly with the banks or their associated loan officers.
*Sources: aub.com.ph, bdo.com, bpiexpressonline.com, cbs.com.ph, chinabank.ph, ctbcbank.com.ph, eastwestbanker.com, hsbc.com.ph, landbank.com, maybank.om.ph, metrobank.com.ph, pbcom.com.ph, pnb.com.ph, rcbcsavings.com, robinsonsbank.com.ph, securitybank.com, sterlingbankasia.com, unionbankph.com, veteransbank.com.ph
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