Using your KiwiSaver savings
There are two ways KiwiSaver can help you buy your first home:
If you’ve been in KiwiSaver for at least three years and you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be able to withdraw some of your KiwiSaver savings to go towards the purchase of your first home. This could include everything in your KiwiSaver account less $1,000 and any amount transferred from an Australian complying superannuation scheme.Read more about KiwiSaver
KiwiSaver HomeStart grant
If you’ve been contributing to KiwiSaver for at least three years and you meet the eligibility requirements, you could be eligible for a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant.Find out more
We've got a range of savings and investment options to help get your deposit together.
Earn bonus interest if you don’t make any withdrawals in the calendar month.
Add money whenever you like, then just give us 32 or 90 days’ notice to withdraw some or all of your funds.
Earn a fixed rate of interest on your savings for a fixed term. Terms range from 30 days to five years.
Helpful tips and tools to help with your savings
You might be lucky enough to have family that would like to support you financially to achieve your home ownership dreams.
There are a number of different options for families to consider, the most common ways families help out are gifts, guarantees or by using equity in another home. Our home loan experts can help you understand your options but it's important to us that families receive independent advice before making a big decision like this.
Low deposit options
You may not need a 20% deposit, there are options where a smaller deposit could still get you into your first home.Find out more about low deposit options
Five steps to your first home
Your home is one of the biggest assets you'll ever have, with our simple guide you'll be on the road to buying your first home in no time.Find out more
Home loan calculators
Use our home loan calculators* to get a quick idea of how much you could afford, what you'll need to save for the deposit, and what your repayments could look like.
Enter your income and deposit to get a quick idea of how much you could borrow.
Work out your regular repayments and how quickly you could pay off your home loan.
See what you could borrow based on the repayments you can afford.
Talk to a home loan expert - we're here to help
At any stage of your home buying journey, our home loan experts are available to give you obligation-free advice and guide you through the process right to the end.
Our Mobile Mortgage Managers can come to a location of your choice and our Banking Consultants are available at your local Kiwibank branch. Our home loan team is also available by calling 0800 000 654 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
*The calculators should be treated as a guide only. They don't take into account your individual circumstances and are not financial advice.
Kiwibank Notice Saver is a fund within a Portfolio Investment Entity (PIE). Units in Kiwibank Notice Saver are issued by Kiwibank Investment Management Limited and are distributed by Kiwibank Limited. Download the Terms and Conditions for Kiwibank Notice Saver (PDF 52.0 KB) or pick up a copy from your local Kiwibank.