At some stage everyone needs a little extra money, whether it’s to buy a washing machine so you don’t have to spend a fortune at the laundromat, get your kids a tablet so they can progress at school or create a warm, healthy home for your family. Our Everyday Accounts are available for use with our retail partner Home Direct.
Ease financial stress with our Everyday Account
Shopping with a Lifestyle Money Everyday Account provides Kiwi families access to a huge range of products that they can pay off at an affordable rate. Home Direct offers leading household brands, including smartphones, TVs and gaming consoles, furniture and bedding, clothing, footwear, beauty products, toys, and outdoor equipment.
Terms and conditions, eligibility criteria and our responsible lending criteria apply.Apply for finance to shop with Home Direct
Get what you need, when you need it
Lifestyle Money's Everyday Account is available for use when shopping at Home Direct. It is designed to make shopping for everyday items easier, by enabling you to control your account and set it up to align with your lifestyle and budget.
Here’s how our Everyday Account works:
Interest rates from 14.5% per annum
Our interest rates range between 14.5% per annum to 25.5% per annum depending on your risk. You will be advised of your interest rate at the time your Everyday Account is approved. Interest rates are not fixed and are subject to change.
We keep things transparent - see the fees for our Everyday Account below:
|Everyday Account Fees|
|Monthly account fee||$6|
|Missed payment fee||$15|
|Field visit (for payments in arrears)||$65|
Need financial hardship support?
Life brings along all kinds of events that can bring financial strain to families. Whether it be unexpected illness, unemployment, or broken relationships, there's a huge range of things that can bring on some additional hardship.
If you're experiencing a level of financial hardship, we may be able to support you with changes to your Everyday Account. If this sounds like you, come talk to us! In many cases, you can make a financial hardship application and Lifestyle Money can provide that extra support.Learn more about financial hardship support
Frequently asked questions
Can I use my Everyday Account with other retailers aside from Home Direct?
Not at this stage, although it is important to us to offer you greater choices, so this is something we are working on.
How old do I need to be to get an Everyday Account?
You must be at least 18 years old. You also must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and earning or receiving a regular income.
What information will I need to provide when I apply for an Everyday Account?
You’ll need to provide original or certified identity documents. There are three options:
- New Zealand Passport; or
- New Zealand certificate of identity; or
- New Zealand firearms licence; or
- Foreign passport (New Zealand residents only)
- New Zealand Birth Certificate; or
- Certificate of Citizenship; or
- Birth Certificate issued by a foreign government
Together with one of the following:
- New Zealand driver’s license; or
- HANZ 18+ card; or
- Kiwi Access Card; or
- Current international driving permit
- New Zealand driver’s licence
Together with one of the following:
- Bank statement addressed to you and dated within the last 12 months; or
- Any New Zealand Government department statement addressed to you and dated within the last 12 months; or
- Document issued by Government agency that has name and signature, for example New Zealand SuperGold Card or Community Services Card; or
- Credit/Debit/EFTPOS card with name embossed
To ensure we comply with our legal requirements as a responsible lender, we will also need you to provide:
- Up to 3 months current bank statements
- Proof of income you receive or earn from regular sources
- Overview of your current expenses
Once I’m approved for an Everyday Account, can I buy anything I like from Home Direct?
The amount you can spend at Home Direct with your Everyday Account will be determined during the application process and is based on your income and expenses and what you can reasonably afford. You’ll be given a limit and from there you can buy items from Home Direct up to that amount.
You can buy any goods from Home Direct using your Everyday Account (provided you have enough credit available).
What’s the difference between the Everyday Account and Payment Plan?
If you have an Everyday Account, you can spend whatever available credit you have anytime you wish on any items in the Home Direct store. The more you pay off, the more you’ll have available to spend again. If you want to make frequent purchases, the Everyday Account is likely your best option as it enables you to buy when you want (provided you have available credit).
A Payment Plan is a fixed amount that you pay off over a set period of time. If you want to purchase again it will either be via a new Payment Plan Account or via an Everyday Account. Only selected Home Direct product categories are available to purchase using Payment Plan.
Do I have to shop at Home Direct using an Everyday Account?
No, Lifestyle Money also offers a Payment Plan for shopping at Home Direct. Home Direct also accepts credit and debit cards.
What happens if I am unable to meet my repayments?
Please call us on 0800 427 334, ideally before you miss the payment. You’ll find more information on our financial hardship page.
Do you adhere to the Responsible Lending Code?
Yes. We only want you to be approved for an Everyday Account or Payment Plan if it is the right thing for you and your budget.
Want more info? Get in touch!
We’re here to support Kiwis and their financial well-being with payment plans, personal loans, and more. If you’re interested in opening an Everyday Account with Lifestyle Money, or have some other questions about our services, then get in touch and let's talk!
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