First Home TOGETHER
Shared Ownership Home Loan
2 year fixed
3 year fixed
- Let's get you into your first home* faster together
- We'll put in up to 10% interest-free towards your 20% house deposit, as well as a regular home loan for the balance
- No limits on your household income
- No caps on the home you can buy
Saving for that 20% deposit? Let's go halves.
First Home TOGETHER is a home loan package where you share ownership of your first home for a while with the Police Credit Union.
We'll lighten the load by giving you up to 10% of the price of your first home interest-free for up to 10 years.
Over time you buy our deposit share from us – to own 100% of your home as soon as possible!
First Home TOGETHER gets you into your first home, faster. If you have at least a 10% deposit, we'll help with the rest to get you to a total 20% deposit!
Want to find out if you're eligible to join the Police Credit Union? You can check here.
* If you’ve previously owned a home you may still be eligible. Check Kāinga Ora’s site first to see if you meet the criteria here.
First Home TOGETHER package
1. Your deposit
At least 10% of the house purchase price. Your deposit can be made up of 1 or more of your KiwiSaver, Police Super Scheme, savings, gifts from whānau, or the First Home Grant.
2. Our 'Deposit Help'
This is up to 10% of the house purchase price provided by the Police Credit Union and is interest-free for up to 10 years. Your deposit plus our Deposit Help will total 20% of the house purchase price.
3. Main home loan
The Police Credit Union also provides a regular home loan to pay for the balance of your home.
What is 'First Home TOGETHER'?
If saving a 20% deposit is stopping you from getting on the property ladder, First Home TOGETHER could help you and your whānau into your own slice of kiwi paradise, by sharing the cost of the deposit with the Police Credit Union. We call this Deposit Help.
With Deposit Help, we'll share ownership of your home. While we’re a co-owner, the home is still yours, and we’re not your landlord; think of us as a silent partner to help you get into your first home but also stay out of the way as much as possible. You don’t pay rent or interest on Deposit Help. You buy our share from us over a period up to 10 years.
Like a regular home loan, you’re responsible for your home and all ongoing costs like rates, insurance, utilities and household repairs and maintenance.
What can you use towards your deposit?
Your deposit can be made up of one or more of the following:
- Your savings
- Gifts from whānau
- Police Super Scheme withdrawal
- KiwiSaver Scheme withdrawal
- First Home Grant
Use our calculator to help you work out your scenario:
- You've found a house - find out how much your deposit needs to be, what ours can be, and what your home loan repayments will look like.
- You've got a deposit - work out the price range of a home you could buy with your deposit, what we could contribute, and what your home loan repayments might be.
You only need a 10% deposit
Saving for a 20% deposit is a real struggle, so we want to remove that barrier. First Home TOGETHER means you can get into your own home with just a 10% deposit.
No income cap
We’re here for all our Police whānau and that's why we don't put a maximum on what you can earn.
No house value cap
We don't put a maximum price on the home that you can buy.
Sell up when you want
We don’t tell you how long to stay in your home. If, for instance, you get a promotion somewhere else in NZ, we don’t want you feeling you have to stay where you are.
Because 'Deposit Help' is interest-free, your home loan repayments are much smaller than if you had to borrow all that money.
We do it all!
With First Home TOGETHER you can do it all through us. We'll be there to guide and support you - we're your one-stop shop!
Others charge an annual management fee and a fee every time you buy back a share in your home - we don't. There are fees if there is a real cost involved, such as getting your home revalued.
First Home Buyer help
Getting serious about starting your first home journey?
Check out some helpful resources including calculators, useful websites and tips and tricks for buying your first home.
How does it work?
Day-to-day it won’t feel any different than a regular home loan.
You live in and look after the home and enjoy having a little slice of NZ to call your own.
We want you to own your home as soon as you can. It’ll look different for everyone, but the goal is to do this within 10 years. To help you with this, we’ll meet with you every year to see how you’re tracking and work with you to achieve the goals of:
- Buying back our share and becoming the full homeowner.
- Keeping your home maintained.
- Helping you with any questions you may have about First Home TOGETHER.
Rates and Fees
|Home Loan Rates|
|1 year fixed||5.38%|
|2 years fixed||5.58%|
|3 years fixed||5.69%|