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A personal loan for a wedding

Looking for a wedding loan to help finance your big day? Look no further than an ANZ Personal Loan. We explain how to calculate and apply for a personal loan with us, what common expenses you can expect and where you can make some savings.

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Why choose an ANZ Personal Loan for a wedding

 

Borrow up to $50,000

Borrow a specific amount between $5,000 and $50,000 (subject to approval).

Greater flexibility

Choose a loan term from 1 to 7 years, with weekly, fortnightly, or monthly repayment options.

Personalised rates

Get a personalised interest rate with an ANZ Fixed Rate Loan or an ANZ Variable Rate Loan based on your credit history.

No assets needed

ANZ Personal Loans are unsecured, which means you don’t have to provide an asset, such as your car, as security.

Same-day cash

Get same-day cash when you apply and are approved in-branch by midday, Monday to Friday.disclaimer Deposited into your existing ANZ everyday account.

   

No fees plus redraw

No penalties for making extra repayments or paying off your loan early with an ANZ Variable Rate Loan. Plus, redraw available if you’re ahead on payments.

   

Repayment certainty

Know what your repayments will be and protect yourself from interest rate movements for the life of the loan with an ANZ Fixed Rate Loan.

   

Online convenience

Track your balance and make repayments 24/7 with ANZ Internet Banking or via the ANZ App.disclaimer

   

How to get a personal loan with us

Estimate your personalised interest rate

We tailor our interest rates based on our assessment of your credit score. With a better credit score, you could enjoy one of our lower interest rates.disclaimer This tool will also help you estimate your repayments if you finance your wedding using an ANZ Personal Loan.

Estimate your repayments

Calculate how much you could borrow

Get an indication of how much you may be able to borrow based on your income and expenses. Please note this is an estimate only and your full borrowing amount will only be made available in your Letter of Offer.

Estimate your borrowing power

Choose a personal loan that works for you

If you want your loan repayments to stay the same – even if interest rates change – then an ANZ Fixed Rate Loan could be for you.

If you're looking for flexibility – such as paying off your loan sooner with no exit fees – then an ANZ Variable Rate Loan could be for you.

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Check your eligibility

To be eligible for an ANZ Personal Loan you must:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • earn a minimum of $15,000 per annum; and
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a valid visa.

Read up on the eligibility criteria and documentation we’ll need for each type of loan.

Keep within a budget

Always keep in mind whether you've allocated enough money for all the different costs and services involved.

Start a spreadsheet or use a budget planner to itemise all the expenses you can reasonably expect.

It's also a good idea to do this together so that you're both on the same financial page when it comes to the allocation of money.

Apply for a personal loan

Here's what you need to apply:

  • details of your income, expenses, assets and liabilities
  • your driver's licence, ANZ Account Number or Customer Registration Number (if you have them)

If you're new to ANZ, you’ll need any two of your Australian driver's licence, Medicare card, Australian passport, or Australian visa.

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How much does a wedding cost?

Well, it all depends. If you want your guests to drink French champagne and eat pate foie gras, then things will escalate quickly. Conversely, getting hitched in your parents’ backyard and asking everyone to bring a dish, pot-luck style, will be much more affordable.

While figures vary, according to the Government website Moneysmart,disclaimer the average Australian wedding costs $36,000.

But remember, it’s your day. You don’t have to follow the crowd. Make a date night with your partner to chat about what really matters – and cut out the things that don’t.

Below is a list of common expenses you can expect if you’re planning a more traditional wedding:

  • Wedding ceremony/hire
  • Wedding venue reception/hire
  • Food and beverages and/or catering
  • An officiant (celebrant or minister of a religion)
  • Photography and/or videography
  • Wedding rings
  • Invitations
  • Wedding cake
  • Entertainment
  • Floral arrangements and/or styling
  • Wedding dress
  • Bridesmaids' dresses
  • Groom and groomsmen’s suits
  • Transport
  • Hair and makeup

Draw on your savings or apply for a personal loan?

According to the Moneysmartdisclaimer survey, 82% of couples dipped into their savings to pay for their wedding, while 60% also took out a personal loan and 18% used their credit card.

For those looking to save, you can always set a savings goal in the ANZ App or ANZ Plus App. Set the dollar amount you want to save and track your progress right up to the big day.

How to reduce the risk of blowing your wedding budget

 

Always lead with the budget

Do your research on how much things cost. This will determine the type of wedding you can afford. Go into every conversation, venue viewing and online search with your budget front of mind. Be open about how much you’ve got to spend so that suppliers can tailor things to fit your budget. Don’t be afraid to negotiate.

Don’t look outside your budget

Preventing yourself from looking at things outside your budget isn't easy given that prices aren't always listed, but it's important to do so to avoid disappointment. In other words, if you've only got $3,000 to spend on a wedding dress – try to resist trying on the $10,000 dress.

Keep it real

This is your wedding. Not your friends' or your parents' wedding. You shouldn't be blowing your budget to please others, or to "keep up with the Joneses". So be clear about what's important to you both and make sacrifices where you can.

Tips on where to save some money

The Date

Peak times for weddings in Australia are generally between March and May, and again between September and November, making these the more expensive months. There’s nothing wrong with a winter wedding, so long as it’s inside. Day events are generally more affordable than evening, with midweek often more affordable again.

Venue, food and beverages

This will be your biggest cost, so do your homework here. Consider holding your wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue to save money. Meanwhile, that winery you love may set you back $200 a head and only accept bookings of 100 guests or more. So be creative. Think gastro pubs. Your favourite restaurant. A marquee in your parents’ backyard. Also, ask about feasting platters or grazing tables instead of a sit-down meal to reduce your bill.

The Videographer

Think of all the generations before you who had their wedding lovingly filmed on Beta, VHS and Compact Disc, now in storage somewhere, never to be seen again. Try to find a photographer who doubles as a videographer. Or ask your friends to whip out their phones.

Wedding invitations

We’re living in a digital world, so why not save yourself some money (and a lot of time and effort) by sending out digital invitations? Plus, any absent-minded guests can look up the invite on their phones.

Transport

Do you really need to make a grand entrance in a fancy car? If the answer is yes, find out which guests own a classic or late-model European car. Car enthusiasts like nothing more than to show off their pride and joy, and you’ll get a car service for free. It’s a win-win.

Entertainment

Do you really need a band or DJ? Bands can be expensive while DJs are notorious for playing the songs they want to hear. One of your guests will be a music lover. Give them a brief and ask them to create a six-hour playlist. But make sure they put the song for the wedding dance in a separate folder. Otherwise, you might end up doing the two-step to Hells Bells.

The Wishing Well

A gift registry is a good idea if you need stuff, but not everyone will play by the rules. Expect to receive three kettle and toaster sets. Instead, ask your guests to make a monetary contribution to your Wishing Well. The money you receive can then be used to make a sizeable dent in your wedding loan. If you like this idea, make sure you look at personal loans that allow you to make extra repayments without penalising you.

Bonbonnieres

Bonbonnieres are often a complete waste of time and money. They’ll end up in the bin as soon as your guests arrive home, or worse, in the bin outside the wedding venue. Bonbonnieres might’ve been big in your parents' day, but so too was cask wine.

Personal loan calculators for weddings

 

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The borrowing power shown using this calculator is an estimate based on the income and expenses entered and the credit score you have provided. The interest rate used for the purposes of these calculations is an estimate only and is based on the credit score you have provided. These calculations are also based on an ANZ Variable Rate Loan with a loan term of seven years with monthly repayments. The borrowing power and interest rate estimates are provided for illustrative purposes only. Actual borrowing capacity and your actual interest rate may vary when you complete an application. Your loan amount and actual interest rate will be confirmed in your letter of offer once the application has been assessed and approved. This calculation does not constitute a quote, loan approval, agreement or advice by ANZ. It does not take into account all of your personal or financial circumstances. To apply for an ANZ Personal Loan you must complete an application. All applications are subject to ANZ’s credit assessment criteria. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply.

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ANZ Fixed Rate Loan

I need stability
 

Features

Certainty your repayments won’t change even if rates increase as you’ve locked in a fixed interest rate

 

Things to consider

  • Early repayment charges may apply if you make early or extra repayments, repay your loan early or increase your loan amountdisclaimer
  • No access to extra money paid (redraw)

 

Early repayment charges

You may incur an Early Repayment Cost, which may be significant, if you make early or additional payments. See Early Repayment Costs (PDF) and Consumer Lending Terms and Conditions booklet (PDF).

 

limited time offer

Apply for a new ANZ Personal Loan of $10,000 or more and you could get $500 cashback.disclaimer

Limited to one cashback offer per loan per customer within an 18 month period. Eligibility, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.disclaimer

rates and fees

ANZ Fixed Rate Loan

Interest rate range from  to disclaimer

(Comparison rate range  to )disclaimer


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ANZ Variable Rate Loan

I prefer flexibility
 

Features

Ability to make early or extra repayments, or repay your loan early, without additional costs

Flexibility to increase your loan amount (subject to credit assessment)

Access to extra money paid (redraw)disclaimer

 

Things to consider

  • Your repayments may change as your interest rate may increase or decrease during the term

 

Early repayment charges

Not applicable.

 

limited time offer

Apply for a new ANZ Personal Loan of $10,000 or more and you could get $500 cashback.disclaimer

Limited to one cashback offer per loan per customer within an 18 month period. Eligibility, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.disclaimer

rates and fees

ANZ Variable Rate Loan

Interest rate range from  to disclaimer

(Comparison rate range  to )disclaimer


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Fees explained

Loan approval fee

$150  

Loan administration charge

$10 per month, debited every three months until the loan is closed in ANZ systems.

Late payment fee

$20 will be charged if your repayment is 5 days late or more. A further $20 will be charged monthly until repayments are up to date.

   

Your questions answered

Cashback offer

To receive the $500 cashback offer, a customer must:

(a) Apply for a new ANZ Personal Loan of $10,000 or more, or apply for an increase to their current ANZ Personal Loan which results in a total loan amount of $10,000 or more.

(b) Apply between August 16th 2023 and December 13th 2023.

(c) Draw down funds within 90 days of approval

There is a limit of one $500 cashback offer per eligible customer within an 18-month period. If a customer closes their ANZ Personal Loan account or nominated transaction account before the cashback payment is paid, they will be ineligible for this offer.


A customer can only receive one cashback during any 18-month period. For joint applications, only one cashback payment will be paid in total for the application and will be paid to the first listed applicant.

Customers can apply in branch, over the phone or online. For joint applications, customers must apply in branch.

The cashback amount will be paid into the transaction account in which the loan funds are disbursed within 120 days from the date of draw down.

If we do not have details for an appropriate account, the customer will be contacted via an outbound call.

General

ANZ Fixed Rate Personal Loans and ANZ Variable Rate Personal Loans are unsecured. This means you do not have to use an asset like your car or home as security to get a loan.

  

If you have an ANZ Variable Rate Personal Loan, you can pay off your loan early by making early or extra repayments without additional costs. This could help you to save on the interest you pay over the life of the loan. 

With an ANZ Fixed Rate Personal Loan, early repayment fees and charges, which may be significant, may apply if you make early or additional repayments or repay your loan early. Refer to Early Repayment Charges (PDF) and  ANZ Consumer Lending Terms and Conditions booklet (PDF).

  

ANZ Fixed Rate Personal Loan

An ANZ Fixed Rate Personal Loan gives you the certainty of fixed repayments for the term of your loan. This means if interest rates increase your repayments stay the same.

However, if you're looking to pay off your loan early, make extra repayments or increase your loan amount, early repayment fees and charges may apply. See Early Repayment Charges (PDF) and ANZ Consumer Lending Terms and Conditions booklet (PDF) for further information. You also do not have access to any early repayments made to the loan.

ANZ Variable Rate Personal Loan

With an ANZ Variable Rate Personal Loan, your interest rate may increase or decrease during the loan term, and so may your repayments. You can make early or extra repayments to pay off the loan faster (and save on interest charges), and redraw any extra money you’ve paid on your loan, without additional costs.

  

ANZ Fixed Rate Personal Loan

rates and fees

Loan Approval Fee

$150

Loan Administration Charge

$10 per month, debited every three months until the loan is closed in ANZ systems.

Early repayment charges

Early Repayment Costs may apply if you make early or additional repayments, see Early Repayment Charges (PDF) and ANZ Consumer Lending Terms and Conditions booklet (PDF) for further information.

Late Repayment Fee

$20 will be charged if your repayment is five days late or more. A further $20 will be charged monthly until repayments are up to date

 

ANZ Variable Rate Personal Loan

rates and fees

Loan Approval Fee

$150

Loan Administration Charge

$10 per month, debited every three months until the loan is closed in ANZ systems.

Early repayment charges

Not applicable.

Late Repayment Fee

$20 will be charged if your repayment is five days late or more. A further $20 will be charged monthly until repayments are up to date

   

Applying for a personal loan

Yes, you can apply but your application for an ANZ Personal Loan will be subject to ANZ’s credit assessment criteria.

Your liabilities and other financial commitments, such as an existing personal loan with another lender, will be taken into account when we assess your application for an ANZ Personal Loan.

  

You'll need to provide information on:

  • your income amount and frequency
  • your assets
  • what existing financial commitments you have with ANZ and other financial institutions, such as personal loans, home loans or credit cards
  • your expenses, such as how much you spend on gas, electricity, insurances, food, transport and lifestyle expenses

We ask for this information so that we can verify your financial circumstances and assess your ability to repay an ANZ Personal Loan without substantial hardship. You can explore which ANZ Personal Loan may suit your needs by using our tools and calculators. 

  

If you’re not a permanent Australian resident, you may still be eligible to apply for an ANZ personal loan. You will be required to meet specific visa and income verification requirements. Valid visas include a range of working visas and business visas.  

Working visas

Includes all temporary visa subclasses that allow an individual to work in Australia. This typically includes holders of skilled category visas but can also include some family category visas.

Working holiday visas are not acceptable.

Business visas

Includes all temporary/provisional business visa subclasses that allow business people to establish or manage a new or existing business or invest in Australia. This generally includes holders of business owner, senior executive or investor category visas.

For more details please visit an ANZ branch or call 1800 339 410 to discuss your application. You can also find out what a particular visa entitles the holder to by visiting Department of Home Affairs website.

  

You don’t have to pay stamp duty on any of our personal loans.

But if you’re buying a car, you may need to pay stamp duty to the state or territory government to register it and to transfer its registration. The amount of stamp duty varies between states and territories, and also depending on the type of vehicle.

Remember that this money doesn’t go to us, but to the relevant state or territory government.

  

Any information provided is general in nature and does not take into account your personal needs, financial circumstances or objectives and you should consider whether it is appropriate for you. ANZ recommends you read the applicable Terms and Conditions booklets and the ANZ Financial Services Guide before deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold, a particular product.

All applications for credit are subject to ANZ’s credit assessment criteria. Terms and conditions are available on application. Fees and charges apply. Australian credit licence number 234527.

Cashback offer available to customers who apply for (1) a new ANZ Personal Loan of $10,000 or more or (2) an ANZ Personal Loan increase with a total loan amount of $10,000 or more, between August 16 2023 and December 13 2023. This offer may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. The loan must be approved, and the funds drawn down within 90 days of approval to be eligible for the cashback offer. There is a limit of one $500 cashback offer per eligible customer within an 18-month period. The cashback payment will be paid within 120 days of drawdown into the transaction account which the loan funds are disbursed into. The transaction account must be in the same name as the loan account. For joint applications, only one cashback payment will be paid in total for the application and will be paid to the first listed applicant. For joint applications, the account for funds disbursements must include the name of the first listed applicant. Applications for a joint ANZ Personal Loan or an increase of a joint ANZ Personal Loan may only be made in branch. If a customer closes their ANZ Personal Loan account or transaction account before the cashback payment is paid, they will become ineligible for this offer. Applications for credit are subject to ANZ’s credit assessment criteria. If you have any questions about the tax treatment of the cashback offer, please discuss with a tax agent or the Australian Tax Office.

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Applications must be submitted at an ANZ branch, and approved before noon Monday to Friday (AEST), and customers must have approved funds deposited into an existing ANZ everyday account. For a full list of eligible ANZ everyday accounts, please contact us on 1800 801 485 between 8am to 6pm (AEST) weekdays.

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The ANZ App is provided by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) ABN 11 005 357 522. Super, Shares and Insurance (if available) are not provided by ANZ but entities which are not banks. ANZ does not guarantee them. This information is general in nature only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. ANZ recommends that you read the ANZ App Terms and Conditions available here for iOS (PDF) and here for Android (PDF) and consider if this service is appropriate to you prior to making a decision to acquire or use the ANZ App.

ANZ App for Android is only available on Google Play™. ANZ App for iPhone is only available from the App Store.

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We tailor your interest rate based on our assessment of your credit score. Where you have demonstrated good credit based behaviour, such as not opening too many credit products or making repayments on time for your other credit products, this will be reflected in your credit score and you may be offered a rate in the lower end of our range. Where your credit history isn’t as long, or as good, or you have made many applications in a short period of time, this may negatively impact your credit score and you may be offered a rate at the higher end of the range.

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Based on the Moneysmart website as at 28th February 2023.

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Interest rates as at  and are subject to change.

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These comparison rates are based on a $30,000 Personal Loan for a five year term. The rates are applicable for unsecured loans only. 

WARNING:
 These comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in different comparison rates.

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There are various credit reporting agencies that can hold different information and you may have a credit report with more than one agency. However, ANZ uses the credit score provided by Equifax to determine the applicable interest rate, and therefore recommends that you access your credit report or credit score from Equifax or getcreditscore.com.au (who retrieve the credit score directly from Equifax) for a more accurate estimate.

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The interest rate shown using this calculator is an estimate of what your personalised interest rate could be based on the credit score and loan details you have provided. It is for illustrative purposes only and is based on the accuracy of the information entered, and your actual interest rate may vary when you complete an application and are approved. The estimate does not constitute a quote, loan approval, agreement or advice by ANZ and should not be taken as a guarantee that you will receive this interest rate. Your interest rate will be confirmed in your letter of offer (if approved).

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For the purposes of this calculator, the interest rate estimate is based on the current interest rate range applicable to ANZ Fixed and Variable Rate Personal Loans of  to  (comparison rate  to ). Rates as at  and are subject to change and may impact the estimate provided.

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The repayment amount shown using this calculator is an estimate based on the loan amount and loan term selected, and the credit score you have provided. The estimate is provided for illustrative purposes only and actual repayment amounts may vary when you complete an application and are approved. This calculation does not constitute a quote, loan approval, agreement or advice by ANZ. It does not take into account your personal or financial circumstances. To apply for an ANZ Personal Loan you must complete an application. For an ANZ Fixed or Variable Rate Personal Loan, the repayment amount shown on this calculator includes the Loan Approval Fee of $150, interest and monthly Loan Administration Charge of $10  .

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Fixed rate personal loans aren’t for everyone and early repayment fees and charges, which may be significant, may apply if you make early or additional repayments or repay your loan early. Refer to Early Repayment Charges (PDF) and ANZ Consumer Lending Terms and Conditions booklet (PDF).

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Interest rates as at  and are subject to change. These interest rates may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice and may not be available in conjunction with any other offers, packages, or promotions.

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Terms and Conditions and eligibility criteria apply to ANZ Redraw. For further information on ANZ Redraw please refer to the ANZ Consumer Lending Terms and Conditions (PDF).

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