The Bank of Mum & Dad

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The Bank of Mum & Dad (BOMAD) is the colloquial term used to describe parental funding. This funding begins when the children are still young, with things like pocket money. As the child grows into their adult years, the loans become more substantial and can includes loans for cars, 21st birthday parties and even home loans.

Most adult kids fly the nest eventually, but for many, financial support from their parents remains ongoing. Finder research shows that almost half (44%) of Australian parents help their adult offspring out with expenses after they've left home.

Parents are assisting their children by providing money for things like childcare, bills, rent and home loans. In the last 12 months, it is estimated that the BOMAD has $34 billion in outstanding loans.

While the term 'The Bank of Mum & Dad' is relatively new, in reality it’s always been there, now it just has a name. Communities around the world use 'The Bank Of Mum & Dad' as a starting point in their financial journey, and in the US it’s the second largest source of finance outside of credit cards.

$ Billion

Loaned in Australia By Parents


Average Parent Home Loan Contribution


Largest Lender in Australia


Increase in the Past Two Years


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Incredibly, the Bank of Mum & Dad is now one of the largest lenders in Australia AND has grown from $1.8 Billion in 2012 to a staggering $34 Billion in the twelve months preceding May 2021.

While the Bank of Mum and Dad is often the cheapest and safest option, the issue is that in most instances the loan is done with no documentation which has the ability to cause friction in families when repayments are due. With no documentation, both the Parent/Lender and the Child/Borrower are at serious risk.

It may even affect the extended family members when loans are created, not documented and the Parent/Lender passes away. While this is not a nice thought, it is just one of the endless negative possibilities that can be solved with one simple solution -

We have created an Australian, world first system, that manages loan repayments in a simple to use, automated and scheduled manner. We provide the option of a FREE legal loan document or you have the option of uploading your own document to record the loan.

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