Interest Rates

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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Are Honeymoon Rates Really All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

personOtto Dargan access_timeOctober 12, 2015

Buying a home can be rather expensive when you consider the costs involved and the expenses are at their peak during the first few years of home ownership. A honeymoon rate, or an introductory rate, is a special interest rate discount offered on some home loan packages for a...

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How Much Of Your Home Loan Repayments Are Interest?

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 18, 2015

How much of your home loan repayments are actually reducing your mortgage balance and how much is going to your bank as interest and administration fees? Unless you’re paying interest only, it can be a little tricky trying to figure out the exact amount of interest that makes...

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Is A Fixed Home Loan Actually The Right Choice?

personOtto Dargan access_timeJune 17, 2015

On 6 May 2015, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to a new historical low of 2.00%. This came as a welcome surprise to borrowers as the cash rate was cut from 2.50% to 2.25% just four months earlier in February. With property prices...

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