Aussies urged to save on car loans as providers drive rates down

Aussies could grab a better deal on their car loan this November, after the Mozo database recorded a range of rate cuts across the market in October.

Mozo’s Banking Roundup for October revealed that the Mozo database recorded more changes to the personal loan market during the last month than it had in over a year, with big cuts to car loans in particular.

“Since October 1, we’ve seen five providers make cuts to car loans and while this might not be the biggest number, the cuts themselves have been substantial,” said Mozo’s Head of Product Data, Peter Marshall.

Headlining the raft of market changes was a massive 350 basis point cut to Move’s variable New Car Loan rate which now sits at 5.39%.

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The cut means that savings are to be had for Aussies looking to nab a new car loan. According to Mozo’s Car Loan Comparison calculator, you would have paid in excess of $2,000 in interest on a $15,000 Move New Car Loan over three years, but at the new rate, customers would pay just $1,279 - a saving of $865.

“Aussies can definitely save on their car loan at this time of year. With the end of the year around the corner, a lot of car retailers and manufacturers put on sales and lenders want to get out competitive rates that make car loans that bit more affordable and attractive,” said Marshall.

Move were not alone in reducing their car loan rates, with Auswide Bank and RACV also making noteworthy changes.

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If you’re after the security and certainty of a fixed rate, Auswide’s sweep of personal loan changes included an 80 basis point cut to its Fixed New Car Loan and Fixed Used Car Loan which now sit at 6.99% and 8.99%, respectively.

Despite the host of changes, market leader Community First continues to lead the pack with the lowest interest rate available for secured car loans of just 5.34%.

Other car loans on the market - last updated 16 April 2024

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  • New Car Loan - Special

    Home Owner Discount, Including Demo, Variable, Secured

    Interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    6.24% p.a.
    7.36% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Low variable car loan rate for purchasing new and demo vehicles from dealers. Personalised loan amounts between $5,000 and $150,000. Flexible repayment options. Choose between the 3 to 7 year loan terms. Good credit history. Stable employment history and Australian citizenship or PR required.

    Repayment terms from 3 years to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.24% would cost $35,880.27 including fees.

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  • New Car Loan - Special

    Including Demo, Variable, Secured

    Interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    7.74% p.a.
    8.85% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Low variable car loan rate for purchasing new and demo vehicles from dealers. Extra low rate for qualifying homeowners. Personalised loan amounts between $5,000 and $150,000. Flexible repayment options. Choose between the 3 to 7 year loan terms. Good credit history. Stable employment history and Australian citizenship or PR required.

    Repayment terms from 3 years to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 7.74% would cost $37,153.94 including fees.

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  • Used Car Loan

    Fixed, Secured, No vehicle age limit

    Interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    6.57% p.a.to 18.99% p.a.
    7.19% p.a.to 21.78% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Get a competitive fixed interest rate on a secured used car loan of up to $75,000 depending on your credit score. No vehicle age limits. Easy online application. Fast pre-approval. Pre-approved funds held for up to 3 months. No monthly account keeping fees, no exit fees and no early repayment fees. Flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments on terms from 1 to 7 years.

    Repayment terms from 1 year to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.57% would cost $35,528.12 including fees.

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  • New Car Loan - Special

    Home Owner Discount, Including Demo, Fixed, Secured

    Interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    6.99% p.a.
    8.11% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Eligible for homeowners only. Low fixed car loan rate for purchasing new and demo vehicles from dealers. Early payout options available. Winner of Mozo's Experts Choice Car Loan 2021 award^. Good credit history. Stable employment history and Australian citizenship or PR required.

    Repayment terms from 3 years to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.99% would cost $36,513.67 including fees.

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  • New Car Loan

    Fixed, Secured

    Interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    6.57% p.a.to 18.99% p.a.
    7.19% p.a.to 21.78% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Get a competitive fixed interest rate on a secured new car loan of up to $75,000 depending on your credit score. Easy online application. Fast pre-approval. Pre-approved funds held for up to 3 months. No monthly account keeping fees, no exit fees and no early repayment fees. Flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments on terms from 1 to 7 years.

    Repayment terms from 1 year to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.57% would cost $35,528.12 including fees.

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If you’re ready to apply for a car loan, check out our top tips to making the application process run as smoothly as possible.

Three tips to help get your car loan approved

  • Residency: If you want your car loan approved, you’re absolutely going to need to be an Aussie resident.

  • Borrowing power: You need to be realistic about how much you want to borrow and this will usually depend on how much you earn, so don’t set your sights too high.

  • Keep your credit history clean: Important no matter what type of loan you’re after, the provider is going to trawl through your credit history so stay up to date with your finances and pay all of your bills on time!

* WARNING: The Comparison Rate combines the lender's interest rate, fees and charges into a single rate to show the true cost of a personal loan. The comparison rates displayed are calculated based on a loan of $30,000 for a term of 5 years or a loan of $10,000 for a term of 3 years as indicated, based on monthly principal and interest repayments, on a secured basis for secured loans and an unsecured basis for unsecured loans. This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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