What is RentBond?
RentBond is a low-cost way to pay your rental bond over time.
When you apply for RentBond, your bond is paid in full to your property manager, and you pay it back in 3, 6 or 12 monthly instalments. It's a personal loan but the funds go directly to your property manager.
Once you're approved for your new rental property, you can get approved for RentBond in a few easy steps.
Same day settlement
Your bond will be paid to your property manager on the same or next business day, depending on the time of day you submit your application. (Refer to FAQs below for more information.)
Before you choose a bond loan, always compare the interest rate & fees. A lot of bond loans include hidden costs. You can calculate your RentBond costs on this page.
How RentBond works
Find your new rental and apply for RentBond
When approved, accept your contract online and make your first repayment
Your full bond is paid directly to your property manager
That’s it! Your monthly instalments are deducted until the loan has been repaid in full
Estimate your repayments
Enter your bond amount and lease term, and your monthly instalment amount and the total amount payable will be calculated.
Your repayments for
$2000.00 RentBond will be
First instalment of $180,
then 12 remaining instalments of $180
Total amount payable: $1200.00View fees & charges
RentBond charges include a fixed interest rate, an application fee of $30, and a monthly administration fee. The interest rate payable varies depending upon the size of the bond and the term over which the bond is financed. The total cost to you is disclosed in bold on the terms and conditions that are provided with each application.
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RentBond is the smart way to pay your rental bond via a payment plan that allows you to spread the cost over 3, 6 or 12 monthly instalments.
Applying is easy. Simply use the easy online application at www.rent.com.au/rentbond. If approved, your acceptance is confirmed and your first instalment is deducted immediately, and payment of the bond is made to your Property Manager.
RentBond is made available by Principal Finance, an independent finance company with a reputation for providing innovative finance solutions across a wide variety of industries for more than 30 years.
Using RentBond is fast and easy.
Step 1: Once accepted for your new rental property, apply for RentBond at www.rent.com.au/rentbond
Step 2: You will be asked to complete your application online with details including the address, the property manager's details, and the bond amount.
Step 3: If approved for RentBond, you will be issued with a RentBond agreement. Once you have accepted the agreement and provided payment details for your RentBond instalments, your bond will be paid to your Property Manager.
Step 4: That's it! We deduct your monthly instalments until the bond has been repaid. Your first instalment is deducted at the time you confirm your acceptance of the contract.
We don't offer pre-approval for RentBond. Once you're approved for the property, complete the quick application online.
Loan charges include a fixed interest rate, an application fee of $30, and a monthly administration fee. The interest rate payable varies depending upon the size of the bond and the term over which the bond is financed. The total cost to you is disclosed in bold on the terms and conditions that are provided with each application.
You can use the repayment calculator on this page to calculate the total cost of the loan over 3, 6 or 12 months.
An application fee of $30 is charged on completed RentBond loans, and a monthly administration fee. The administration fee varies depending upon the size of the bond and the term over which the bond is financed. You can use the repayment calculator on this page to calculate the total cost of the loan over 3, 6 or 12 months.
A reprocessing fee of $15 may be charged if there is a need to reprocess a payment due to a payment default by you, and a cancellation fee of $20 to cover our administrative costs associated with any cancellation of the contract by you.
The limit you can apply for is $2500 or the total of the bond, whichever is greater.
No. If your Property Manager has already received payment from you, you will not be able to use RentBond.
RentBond can be used for any property listed on Rent.com.au by a registered Real Estate Agent. At the moment RentBond can't be used for properties rented through a private landlord, or for properties not listed on Rent.com.au
No. RentBond is only available for the payment of your rental bond, and cannot be used for any other purpose.
No. In order to protect the security of the rental bond payment, the bond will be paid directly to your Property Manager or to the relevant bond authority.
Your bond is returnable to you from the Property Manager as per normal. Your RentBond contract is not tied to your lease.
Applying for RentBond
If your Property Manager is set-up to receive RentBond, and we receive your completed application by 3pm ACST, the bond will be paid into your Property Manager's trust account the same business day.
If your Property Manager is not already set up to receive RentBond, we will contact them to initiate this as quickly as possible, and will let you know the likely settlement date.
For Property Managers that require payment through BPAY, the same timeframes apply however it may take up to 2 business days for the payment to be acknowledged by Rental Bonds Online or the relevant bond authority in your state.
Once you've been accepted for a rental property, complete our easy online application and we will immediately confirm your acceptance and deduct your first instalment. We then provide payment of the bond to your Property Manager.
Once your application has been submitted with your new property address, you will be asked to read and accept your contract online and provide repayment details. Your bond will then be processed either the same day or the next business day, paid directly to your Property Manager.
No. If you apply for RentBond this will not appear on your credit file.
Rent.com.au and Principal Finance's privacy policies apply to all personal information you provide as part of your RentBond application. These policies are available here.
You can contact either Rent.com.au, or Principal Finance. Our contact information is below.
1300 736 810
Monday – Friday, 6am – 5pm AEST
1300 636 333
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm ACST
If you're renting a property in NSW, you have the option to pay your bond directly to your agent, or through the Rental Bonds Online (RBO) service provided by NSW Fair Trading. Depending on which option you use, the RentBond process will vary slightly.
Payment directly to your agent
You can request to pay your bond directly to the agent. If the agent agrees, simply complete the RentBond process and we will contact the agent to obtain details to transfer the funds. Your bond will be paid to the agent either the same day, or the next business day.
Payment to Rental Bonds Online
If your agent requires you to use the RBO service:
- You will receive an email from your agent with a link to the RBO service.
- Follow the steps on the RBO site until you reach the payment section.
- Select BPAY as your payment method.
- A BPAY advice slip will be generated with a Biller Code and Reference number displayed. You will need these numbers for your RentBond application.
- Complete your RentBond application, and in the field marked BPAY, enter the Biller Code and Reference Number.
- Follow the prompts to complete the RentBond process.
- Once your application is approved, we will arrange payment of your bond using the BPAY details you provide.
Please note that while we guarantee same day payment* of your bond, RentBond payments made using BPAY may take up to 2 business days to be acknowledged by Rental Bonds Online.
*Same day payment for applications received and process by 3pm South Australia time each business day.
RentBond can be repaid over either 6 or 12 months. If your lease term is less than 12 months, you will need to repay on the 6 month term.
Yes. You can payout the outstanding balance inclusive of any fees and charges on any day you wish.
You can contact Principal Finance on 1300 636 333 and request a payout statement.
Contact Principal Finance immediately to discuss the matter on 1300 636 333.
If you dishonour your monthly repayment, a reprocessing fee will be charged and we will attempt to redraw again in 7 days. You will be notified by post if this happens. If you then default on the redraw, another fee is charged and a second notice will be sent to you.
There are no fees to process RentBond for agents.
A tenant can apply for $2500 or the total of the bond, whichever is greater.
No, RentBond can only be paid as a direct transfer to your nominated bank account.
This is not a problem for you. Principal Finance is responsible for following up any missed payments, and your agency will not be involved. The bond lodged will also not be touched. This is a matter between Principal Finance and the tenant only.
Loan charges include a fixed interest rate, an application fee of $30, and a monthly administration fee. The interest rate payable varies depending upon the size of the bond and the term over which the bond is financed. The total cost of the loan is disclosed in bold on the terms and conditions that are provided with each application.
RentBond is a short-term, fixed rate loan provided by Principal Finance Pty Ltd. Fees, terms and conditions apply. The total cost to the tenant is disclosed in bold on the terms and conditions that are provided with each application. Rent.com.au earns an upfront commission from Principal Finance Pty Ltd of up to 3% of the RentBond amount financed by Principal Finance Pty Ltd.