• My First Home Scheme Malaysia (Skim Rumah Pertamaku)

    My First Home Scheme (Skim Rumah Pertamaku) is a government housing financing facility that offers young individuals with loans in order to help them buy their first property. The facility provides you with a high financing at competitive rates of interest.

    Profit/Interest Rate

    Let’s take a look at the interest rates offered by participating banks:

    Bank/Financial Institution Interest Rate/Profit Rate
    Affin Bank (BR + 1.01)% p.a.
    Base Rate (BR) = 4.10% p.a.
    AmBank (BR + 0.65)% p.a.
    Base Rate (BR) = 4.10% p.a.
    Bank Islam (BR + 0.80)% p.a.
    Base Rate (BR) = 3.90% p.a.
    CIMB Up to (BR + 1.45)% p.a.
    Base Rate (BR) = 4.15% p.a.
    Hong Leong Bank Base Rate = 4.03% p.a.
    OCBC Base financing rate = 7.01% p.a.
    Mortgage lending rate = 5.70% p.a.
    Base rate = 4.08% p.a.
    RHB (BR + 1.10)% p.a.
    Base Rate (BR) = 3.65% p.a.
    My First Home Schemevmalaysia 2018

    Features and Benefits

    Here are the features and benefits of this housing scheme:

    • Get up to 100% of financing with this facility.
    • Choose from a flexible range of tenures available that can be extended to 35 years.
    • You don’t have to pay 10% down payment or any kind of deposit with this scheme.
    • Covers residential properties only.
    • Buy properties that have a valuation of RM100,000 to RM400,000 with this scheme.
    • Obtain funds for buying a residential property that is owner occupied.
    • Pay monthly instalments via convenient methods of payment like standing instruction and monthly salary deduction.

    Participating Banks

    Here are the banks that offer you loans under My First Home Scheme:

    • Affin Bank
    • Alliance Bank
    • Alliance Islamic Bank
    • AmBank
    • AmIslamic Bank
    • Bank Islam
    • Bank Muamalat
    • CIMB Bank
    • CIMB Islamic
    • Hong Leong Bank
    • Hong Leong Islamic Bank
    • Maybank
    • Maybank Islamic
    • OCBC Bank
    • OCBC Al-Amin
    • Public Bank
    • Public Islamic Bank
    • RHB
    • RHB Islamic Bank
    • Standard Chartered
    • Standard Chartered Saadiq
    • UOB

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Should be 18-35 years old at the time of application.
    • Must not exceed your retirement age before the facility reaches its maturity.
    • Should be a Malaysian citizen.
    • Should be a first-time home-buyer.
    • Must have a monthly income of RM5,000 or less.
    • If you’re applying on a joint basis, the gross income must not exceed RM10,000 per month.
    • The repayment obligation must not be more than 60% of your income.

    Documents Required

    • Identity proof, i.e. MyKad.
    • One of the following documents:
      • Three months’ salary slips.
      • Latest EPF statement.
      • Latest EA form.
      • Employment confirmation letter with details such as name, designation, monthly income, date of joining, and retirement date.
    • BE or B form with recent tax payment receipt.

    How to Apply

    You can apply for My First Home Scheme via any of the participating banks through online channels of the bank or by directly walking into the nearest branch of the bank. You are required to submit the required documents and fill up the application form with the necessary details.

    Fees and Charges

    Stamp Duty As per the Stamp Duty Act, 1949.
    Processing Fee RM0-RM212 (May vary from bank to bank).
    Monthly instalment Calculated on the basis of loan amount disbursed, tenure of the loan, and the prevailing rates of the bank.
    Late payment charges 1% of the instalment due calculated on a daily basis.
    Takaful protection Depends upon the loan amount, tenure of the loan, interest rates, and age of the borrower.

    My First Home Scheme is dedicated to help young adults to own their first house. With the facility, you don’t have to pay a 10% down payment and can get up to 100% of the financing to build or buy your first home. This scheme comes with competitive rates and can be applied for via any of the participating banks.


    Q. Does My First Home Scheme come with a redraw facility?

    A. No, the facility doesn’t come with a redraw feature.

    Q. Do I have to take takaful protection with this scheme?

    A. Yes, it is mandatory to take up the takaful protection on your loan.

    Q. Can I apply for a residential property on a joint basis with my friend/colleague?

    A. No, only immediate family members are eligible for joint application.

    Q. What kind of properties does this plan cover?

    A. The facility covers completed as well as under-construction residential properties.

    Q. I already have a home loan facility for my first home. Can I refinance to the My First Home Scheme?

    A. No, refinancing is not available with this scheme.

    Q. Can I apply for Islamic financing under this facility?

    A. Yes, you can choose from conventional and Islamic financing with this scheme.

    News About My First Home

    • First-Time Homebuyers May Wait for Prices to Drop before Purchase

      The government has announced exemption on stamp duty for first-time homebuyers on properties valued between RM300,001 and RM1 million. The research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd believes that buyers will wait to see the prices drop before going ahead with their purchase. While this may eventually motivate customers to invest in residential property, the sales figures are expected to remain low for the last quarter of 2018. Another factor to consider is that most developers already offer discount on stamp duty, which reduces the impact of the recently introduced reform.  

      Stamp duty has been waived off on transfer instruction for six months, i.e. from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019. As part of the National Home Ownership Campaign, property developers can offer a minimum of 10% discount. The move is expected to motivate customers to buy their first home, and help builders clear out the inventory of unsold units.   

      Kenanga Research acknowledged that a waiver on stamp duty will help the bottom 40% (B40) and middle 40% (M40) of the population. For individuals earning RM2,300 or less per month, stamp duty of up to RM300,000 can be exempted on instruction of transfer and loan agreement. The exemption is applicable only on properties priced up to RM150,000. The research institute said that the move will not benefit most developers because they largely deal with properties valued between RM350,000 to RM400,000.

      BBazaar Malaysia

      14th November 2018

    • Edgeprop Launches Property Portal for First-Time Home Buyers

      EdgeProp Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of The Edge Media Group, has launched a property portal called FundMyHome.com. This portal was launched after the budget 2019 was announced and aims to help first-time home buyers buy and own a home easily.

      They only have to pay 20% of the purchase price of the house. The remaining amount will be added by Maybank, CIMB Bank, and other investors and selected financial institutions. In exchange for the 80% funding, investors expect appreciation in the property's value

      This portal is an ideal platform for those who want to buy their first homes. You don't have to take a housing loan but only pay 20% of the property's price.

      According to Datuk Tong Kooi Ong, Chairman of EdgeProp, since the portal was introduced by members from the private sector, government funding will not be required.

      All the properties available on the portal are completed properties and properties nearing completion. So once the property is bought, the buyer can move into their new home. The properties can also be bought and given for rent.

      This initiative not only helps buyers but also property developers. Currently, there are 1,000 homes available on the portal, each worth RM500,000 and below.

      BBazaar Malaysia

      13th November 2018

    • Selangor Government requests Bank Negara to liberalise loan requirements for first-time home buyers

      The Selangor Government has approached the central bank to discuss how to make loan requirements for individuals under the Rumah Selangorku scheme less stringent.

      Individuals under the scheme, especially those who earn less than RM5,000 a month, are unable to purchase a home as their loan doesn’t get approved easily. With the increase in household debt in the country, the central bank has been taking steps to implement more stringent rules as far as the housing schemes are concerned.

      Haniza Mohamed Talha, the Executive Councillor for Housing and Urban Living, stated that the Selangor Government is assessing a proposal, which will help first-time buyers purchase a home with the help of a collateral, which will be provided by the government to the bank.

      If the individual is eligible, the state government would offer 10% of the property price as collateral. Currently, two banks have been shortlisted to participate in the programme. Once the bank is on board, the state government hopes that more banks will also start providing the service.

      As of now the Rumah Selangorku scheme has started more than 50 projects and have offered loans to more people than their target of 15,000 homes.

      BBazaar Malaysia

      9th October 2018

    • Home Loan Application Process Gets Simpler For First-Time Home Buyers

      The Malaysian Government reconsidered the loan application process for the first-time home buyers. Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad announced that they are coming up with a new home loan application procedure for the young generation who buy their first home.

      Dr. Mahathir said that the government has realised that the banking regulations have been very stringent, thereby making it difficult for the public to own house. He announced about introducing new procedure and loosening the strict rules after a cabinet meeting.

      Zuraida said that as part of the new plans towards improving housing, the ministry will make efforts to change the mentality of the citizens towards housing, especially the low-income earners. A self-renting scheme will be brought in action for the B40 and M40 groups.

      When asked about the complexity of getting a housing loan approved, Zuraida revealed about the discussion with the Economic Affairs Minister on the issue. And, she mentioned that the ministry will come up with a solution that will be a win-win to the public and the banks.

      The Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin had recently given a press statement on making housing an affordable and comfortable option for Bottom-40 and Middle-40 groups. She also announced that she would discuss the matter with the Finance Minister and Bank Negara Malaysia.

      26th June 2018

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