SMSF Loans

Empower your Self-Managed Super Fund’s growth with our strategic SMSF Loans

What are SMSF Loans?

A Self-Managed Super Fund, or SMSF, is a private superannuation investment fund for your retirement. Not everyone can have their own superannuation fund, so understanding the basics is crucial and consulting with an accountant or financial advisor is recommended.

An SMSF loan is a home loan against your SMSF for the purchase of property for investment purposes. Profits from this investment, whether through capital gains or rental income, are reinvested into the superannuated fund.


  • What is a Self-Managed Super Fund or SMSF ?

    A Self-Managed Super Fund is a retirement investment fund. Before starting one, it’s crucial to understand its basics and seek guidance from a financial advisor. An SMSF loan functions as a mortgage used by the fund to purchase an investment property. Any returns, whether from capital gains or rental income, are reinvested into the fund.

  • Who is eligible for an SMSF loan ?

    Individuals who have an established self-managed super fund (SMSF) complying with Australian superannuation laws and seeking to invest in property through their fund may be eligible for an SMSF loan.

  • What types of properties can be purchased using an SMSF loan ?

    Typically, residential and commercial properties can be purchased through an SMSF loan. However, certain restrictions may apply, and it’s crucial to consult with a financial advisor to understand eligible property types.

  • How much can I borrow with an SMSF loan ?

    The borrowing capacity for an SMSF loan depends on various factors, including the SMSF’s financial situation, the property’s value, and the lender’s criteria. Generally, lenders can offer loans covering a significant portion of the property’s value, often up to 70-80%.

  • Can additional contributions be made to an SMSF to repay the loan faster ?

    Yes, additional contributions can be made to an SMSF to repay the loan faster, potentially reducing the loan term and overall interest paid. However, contribution limits and tax implications should be considered.

  • Can an existing property within an SMSF be refinanced using an SMSF loan ?

    Yes, it’s possible to refinance an existing property within an SMSF using an SMSF loan. However, this decision should be carefully evaluated based on individual circumstances and financial goals.

  • Can I live in a property with an SMSF loan ?

    There are some restrictions when it comes to any property bought with an SMSF loan, namely that you can’t construct a new home, nor can you live in the home at any stage until you retire. We recommend for any questions on this you speak to your accountant or financial advisor.