WHAT IS LENDERS MORTGAGE INSURANCE AND SHOULD I USE IT?
As a rule, lenders mortgage insurance is required when you don’t have enough deposit, typically less than twenty per cent. Along with your deposit, most lenders will also expect to see proof of consistent savings for a period of at least six months. If you are required to pay LMI, the mortgage insurer may impose similar conditions. These conditions push a lot of borrowers, and particularly first home buyers, out of the market. So, what can you do?