How it works

  • Apply if your income is less than $85,000 a year — or less than $130,000 a year if you’re buying a house with someone else.
  • The amount you can borrow depends on where you live — check out Housing New Zealand’s website to see how much you could spend.
  • You’ll need to live in the home you buy — you can’t use a Welcome Home Loan if you already own a home or to buy an investment property.
  • You can’t have already owned a home.

You might have to pay a low equity fee — this is a fixed amount that’s worked out based on how much deposit you have. You can choose to pay it up front or add it to your loan.

What next?
You may also be able to use your KiwiSaver to put towards the purchase of your first home. Or you can apply now for a home loan if you’re ready.

Lender’s mortgage insurance applies. Kiwibank (and Welcome Home Loans) lending criteria, terms and conditions, and fees apply. Revolving Credit, Overdraft, and Interest Only home loan options are not available.