Interest Rates

Ballooning Housing Debt Prompts Talk Of Lending Restrictions From Regulators

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 5, 2021

The Australian housing market has an imminent crisis looming. Surging property prices, record-low interest rates and increased lending of high-debt home loans are likely to result in a housing bubble burst due to ballooning housing debt. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority...

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Banks Are Raising Long-Term Interest Rates

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 21, 2021

Australia’s major banks have begun raising long-term fixed interest rates in the past few weeks. Term CBA Westpac ANZ NAB 3 year fixed 2.19% 1.88% 2.04% 1.98% 4 year fixed 2.24% 2.19% 2.24% 2.19% 5 year fixed 2.99% 2.49% 2.24% 2.49% Data accurate as of May 21,...

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Fixed-Rate Home Loans Drop Below 3%

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 11, 2019

Over the last month, several of our lenders announced that they’re decreasing the interest rates on their fixed rate home loan products. Fixed rates have fallen below 3%. We’ve listed the best fixed-rate home loans available from our panel of lenders below. Owner-occupied...

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RBA Says: Expect An Extended Period Of Low Interest Rates

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 11, 2019

Great news for borrowers! The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Governor Philip Lowe says that the cash rate will stay low for the long term. In its 4 September meeting, the RBA has decided to keep the cash rate unchanged at 1%, which means that borrowers can enjoy a longer period...

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RBA Slashes Cash Rate Again – Is Your Lender Passing On The Full Rate Cut?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 10, 2019

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) slashed the cash rate once again by 0.25% – taking the already low cash rate to its new historic low of 1.00%. Relatively, fewer banks are passing on the full rate cut compared to RBA’s rate cut in June. Who passed on the full rate...

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Are Your Mortgage Refinance Documents Prepared?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 9, 2019

A number of lenders have recently announced cuts to their fixed rate home loans so, if you’ve been thinking about it, you may want to refinance your home loan soon to take advantage of these deals. But how do you avoid the rigmarole of preparing for your refinance application? If...

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Westpac First Big 4 To Hike Rates

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 31, 2018

Westpac has become the first of Australia’s largest banks to increase its Standard Variable Rates and it’s “almost certain” the other Big 4 will follow. Update: ANZ and Commonwealth Bank announced that they will also be increasing their variable interest...

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What Happened To My Home Loan Rate?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 28, 2017

Some major lenders have reduced home loan rates on variable rate home loans and hiked investment loans but it’s not all bad news for investors! How much your monthly repayments will change will depend on the lender you’re with and the type of mortgage that you have. Some...

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Newsflash: RBA Cuts Rate Again!

personOtto Dargan access_timeAugust 2, 2016

It’s unlikely your bank will pass it on so what should you do? For the second time in 3 months, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has once again dropped the official cash rate, this time by 25 basis points to a new record low of 1.5%. Some of the banks have already passed...

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Don’t Let Bad Credit Stop You: Get A Great Interest Rate!

personOtto Dargan access_timeNovember 19, 2015

Normally, people with a bad credit history have to go to a specialist lender in order to get approved for a home loan. A specialist lender charges a higher interest rate, which can be anywhere between 2-4% higher than standard interest rates. While this may be the only option...

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