An investment loan is a type of home loan that someone takes out to buy an investment property. It is a mortgage solution for those who want to buy a property and rent it out to receive income from it, but can’t afford to buy the property without a loan.
Many things about investment loans are different to how standard home loans work because they have stricter eligibility requirements. Investment loans often require a higher loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR), meaning investors need to raise a larger deposit before applying for a loan. They also have a slightly higher interest rate on average than residential home loans do.