4 good home loan discounts to consider switching for this month

Word on the street is that the RBA may be planning one more rate hike. However, borrowers who are already feeling stretched can improve their situation by refinancing their home loan to a lower rate.

Which home loan providers cut rates?

Lenders have been tinkering with rates since the last time the cash rate was hiked, with some raising and others lowering home loan products. Last week, some providers cut their interest rates on selected home loans. Here are four of the most recent cuts:

  • Bank of Queensland cut rates for its Economy Home Loan (LVR 70%). 
  • Heritage Bank lowered its Discount Variable Home Loan 10 basis points down to 5.79% (5.81% comparison rate) for LVRs below 80%. 
  • ME bank cut rates for their Basic Home Loan by 16 basis points to 5.82% (5.84% comp rate*).
  • Newcastle Permanent cut rates for their Special Real Deal Home Loan.

What are the lowest variable rate home loans?

Most of the lowest rate home loans are just below 6% at the moment. As of 6 November 2023, Mozo’s database lists an average owner-occupier home loan at 6.62% p.a. with the current best rate at 5.59% p.a. (comparison rate 5.59% p.a.).   

  • Pacific Mortgage Group’s Standard Variable Home Loan (LVR 60-80%) currently has the lowest variable rate home loan at 5.59% p.a. (comparison rate 5.59% p.a.).
  • Community First Bank’s Basic Variable Home Loan has a variable rate of 5.69% p.a. (comparison rate 5.74% p.a.).
  • Reduce Home Loans' Basic Home Loan comes with a rate of 5.69% p.a. (comparison rate 5.74% p.a.).
  • The Mutual Bank Special Budget Home Loan has a 5.69% p.a. rate (comparison rate 5.70% p.a.) for borrowers with an LVR <80%.
  • Tic:Toc Variable Home Loan has a rate of 5.69% p.a. (comparison rate 5.70% p.a.).

There are hundreds of home loan providers available, each offering different features. While a low rate loan may be useful, keep in mind that there are other ways of reducing your interest expenses such as extra repayments and offset accounts.

Looking to compare more home loans? Check out our home loans hub page or take a look at some of the providers below.   

Home loan comparisons on Mozo - last updated 2 March 2024

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  • Offset Home Loan

    Package, Owner Occupier, LVR<60%, Principal & Interest

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    Initial monthly repayment
    6.15% p.a. variable
    6.40% p.a.

    Ability to open up to 10 offset accounts per loan account. Fast online application. Linked Debit Mastercard® with fee-free access at ATMs across Australia. Package a credit card with your home loan and the annual card fee will be waived (T&Cs apply). 40% deposit required.

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  • Neat Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR <60%

    interest rate
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    Initial monthly repayment
    6.09% p.a. variable
    6.11% p.a.

    Competitively-priced variable rate loan. Ideal for owner occupiers and investors. No service fees to pay. Make free extra repayments and redraws. Flexible repayment schedule available.

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  • Straight Up

    Obliterate, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, <50% LVR

    interest rate
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    Initial monthly repayment
    6.24% p.a. variable
    6.24% p.a.

    Get a low variable rate depending on your deposit with Athena’s Straight Up Variable Home Loan. AcceleRATES feature helps you to reduce your home loan even faster (T&Cs apply). Zero fees to pay. Free redraw facility. Handy mobile app to manage your home loan.

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  • Flex Home Loan

    Fixed, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR <60%

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    6.64% p.a.
    fixed 3 years
    6.52% p.a.

    Competitive Fixed rate. Multiple offset accounts available. Borrowers can also make extra repayments. Redraw facility available. Simple online application process. 40% deposit required.

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  • Straight Up

    Obliterate, Investor, Principal & Interest, <50% LVR

    interest rate
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    Initial monthly repayment
    6.34% p.a. variable
    6.34% p.a.

    Investors get a low variable rate depending on your deposit with Athena’s Straight Up Investor Variable Home Loan. AcceleRATES feature helps you to reduce your home loan even faster (T&Cs apply). Zero fees to pay. Free redraw facility. Handy mobile app to manage your home loan.

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  • Basic Home Loan

    Fixed, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR<70%

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    5.99% p.a.
    fixed 3 years
    6.13% p.a.

    No upfront or ongoing fees. Free extra repayments and redraw facility. Option to earn Qantas points. Min 30% deposit required. Borrow up to $750,000.

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* WARNING: 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. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

** Initial monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate. You can change the loan amount and term in the input boxes at the top of this table. Rates, fees and charges and therefore the total cost of the loan may vary depending on your loan amount, loan term, and credit history. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

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