Jump to

SMSF (Self-Managed Super Fund) loans can help you invest in residential or commercial property if you don’t have the funds in your SMSF to buy an investment property outright. The property is held in trust for the SMSF in a proper formal structure until the loan has been repaid.

These structures are arranged through accountants and solicitors with appropriate advice provided to explain the suitability. Once they have explained the pros and cons of investing in this way, they may start the process which will enable you to apply for your SMSF loan.

SMSF loans are also known as Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements (LRBAs). This type of loan is a limited recourse loan which means recovery of the debt is limited to the security property and in the event of default, other super fund assets are not at risk.


Self-Managed Super Funds FAQ’s


  1. What is a SMSF loan?
    An SMSF loan is a home loan used by a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to buy investment property. The returns on the investment – whether that's rental income or capital gains – are funneled back into the super fund, increasing your retirement savings.

  2. How much can a SMSF borrow?
    SMSF loans generally allow up to 70% leverage and 20-year terms, with up to five years of interest-only repayments. The minimum loan amount is $150,000 with a maximum of $2,000,000, subject to lender approval of the property and borrowing capacity of the fund.

  3. Can I buy a property from my SMSF?
    Your SMSF can purchase a retirement home either outright (if it has the funds) or by borrowing from a lender. If the fund needs to borrow, the loan must be a limited recourse loan. This means that if the property investment fails, the other assets in the SMSF are protected from creditors.

  4. Can you live in your SMSF property?
    While you can't purchase a property to live in with your SMSF while you're still working, you can however purchase a home which you can live in when you are fully retired. This means that your SMSF can purchase an investment property, which you'd eventually like to live in and rent it out until you retire.

  5. How do I start a SMSF?
    To set up an SMSF you need to consider appointing professionals to help you.

See what our Members have to say!

Discover why businesses love banking with us! View our member testimonials and see how we've helped them achieve their goals.

Your business is our business

Our dedicated business banking specialists are always there to support you and your business.

Have you thought about?

Visa Credit Card

Our award-winning Low-Rate Visa Credit Card offers up to 55 days interest free on purchases and a low ongoing interest rate.

Financial planning

We have a range of financial planning services on offer that can help you achieve your business goals.

We are here to help

Credit eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply.