How Much Can I Borrow?





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How much Can I borrow calculator will determine what amount a lender may lend you based on your income and expenses. This is a guideline and most institutions will also take into consideration the location and type of property as well as personal credit history.


  • Income is taken as you and your partners (if you have one)net incomes, rental incomes and bonus' etc if applicable.
  • Expenses that you can enter are any loans, car loans & credit card repayments.
  • The amount you can contribute to the loan is calculated as the net monthly income minus net monthly expenses.
  • Other expenses taken into consideration in the calculations are "Living Expenses". These are based on the Henderson Poverty Index. Your actual living expenses may be higher than this. Currently the monthly living expenses amount is:
    Single: $1492.22
    Couple: $2169.44
    Dependant: $527.28
  • Credit Card repayments are calculated at 3% of the Limit.
    100% of the Income amount is used
    80% of the rental income amount is used.
  • Borrowing amount is calculated using an Ijarah (rent) rate higher than the current Ijarah (rent) rate. Genworth currently uses 8%. If the value you enter in the Ijarah (rent) Rate field is higher than this then the higher of the two us used.
  • The borrowing amount is rounded down to the nearest $1000.
  • Some lenders have a minimum borrowing amount.
  • One year is 52 weeks exactly, a month is 52/12 weeks and a fortnight is 26 weeks.
  • Ijarah (rent) is calculated by compounding on the same frequency as the repayment stated, i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
  • Repayments are made at the start of each period.
  • Rounding is made at the end of the calculations and not at each payment period
  • It does not take into account up-front fees and monthly/annual account fees.
  • You can email your results to yourself and if you request, a copy of your results and contact information is sent to the web site owner.
  • You can print your results for future reference.
  • You should consult a finance professional before you make decisions based on this calculator.

Borrowing Details

You may borrow (approx.):


Monthly repayments:


Total Ijarah (rent) payable:


Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should be used as an indication only. They are neither a quote nor a pre-qualification for a home loan.