This is a little out of the blue. We all know that lender are restricting investment loans, but I'm wondering if this is going a bit too far... Lender announces new policy for investor loans To paraphrase, CUA has restricted all new investment lending (variable and fixed) to 70% LVR. No change to owner occupied loans or existing investment loans. Previously CUA has competed on cheap rates and reasonable assessment policies. Unfortunately this pretty much puts them out of the investment market and makes it harder for existing customers to continue to invest. No more equity releases for a while.