A home loan and a trip away? Virgin Money are offering both with new 200,000 Velocity Points offer

Tom Watson

03 Sep 2019

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Spring has finally arrived and with it, the 2019 spring property season! And if the latest sentiment is anything to go by, home hunters are hitting the market again - especially in Sydney and Melbourne. 

It’s not just home buyers gearing up for the Spring property season though, as lenders tweak home loan rates and launch new offers to entice borrowers in a mortgage market which has become increasingly competitive for borrowers thanks to consecutive RBA rate cuts.  

To mark the start of spring, Virgin Money have already hit the ground running with a brand new bonus Velocity Frequent Flyer Points offer for borrowers. 

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New customers who apply for a Virgin Money Reward Me Home Loan before November 29, 2019 may be eligible to receive hundreds of thousands of bonus Velocity Points - enough for an international flight for two. 

The number of points on offer is dependent on the amount borrowers take out though with: 

- 100,000 bonus Velocity Points on offer to new customers who take out a loan between  $300,000 and $999,999

- and 200,000 bonus Velocity Points on offer to new customers who take out a loan over  $1,000,000

The extra sweetener comes on top of Virgin Money’s existing offer which allows eligible borrowers with a Reward Me Home Loan to earn Velocity Points at settlement, on a monthly basis and at regular anniversaries throughout the life of their loan.        

So just how far could these bonus velocity points take you?       

According to Virgin an owner occupier borrower taking out a $500,000 Reward Me Home Loan - which has a 2.99% fixed rate (3.42% comparison rate*) for three years with an LVR below 90% -  could accrue 252,000 Velocity Points over that three year period. 

That would be enough points for two return tickets from Sydney to Los Angeles flying on an economy rewards seat, without taxes and other fees.   

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Virgin Money aren’t alone in offering some seriously competitive rates for borrowers this spring though. Check out the red hot deals on offer below, or read our full review of the Reward Me Home Loan for even more information about Virgin’s loan. 

Hot variable rate home loan offers

Rates updated daily. Advertiser disclosure.

  • UBank

    1.95% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.27% p.a.

    $1234

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    UHomeLoan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest

    1.95% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.27% p.a.

    $0 fees and easy application. Choose between weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments. 3 year fixed rates are for new Owner Occupier Principal & Interest loans.

    UHomeLoan

    $0 fees and easy application. Choose between weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments. 3 year fixed rates are for new Owner Occupier Principal & Interest loans.

    • 1.95% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 2.27% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free up to $20,000 during fixed rate term

    • no

    • no

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $100,000

    • $2,000,000

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • $395 Establishment fee waived for fixed rate loans that settle by 30 September 2021.

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the UHomeLoan

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  • Macquarie

    2.09% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.32% p.a.

    $1234

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    Basic Home Loan

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

    2.09% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.32% 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.

    Basic Home Loan

    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.

    • 2.09% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 2.32% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $400.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 70.00%

    • $150,000

    • $750,000

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Basic Home Loan

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  • Virgin Money

    1.98% p.a.
    fixed 2 years

    2.66% p.a.

    $1234

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    Special Offer Reward Me Fixed Rate Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, LVR <80%, 300k+

    1.98% p.a.
    fixed 2 years

    2.66% p.a.

    Enjoy $3,000 cashback when you refinance with Virgin Money (T&Cs apply). Additional repayments up to $10,000 per annum. Reverts to the discounted variable rate on expiry of the fixed term.

    Special Offer Reward Me Fixed Rate Home Loan

    Enjoy $3,000 cashback when you refinance with Virgin Money (T&Cs apply). Additional repayments up to $10,000 per annum. Reverts to the discounted variable rate on expiry of the fixed term.

    • 1.98% p.a.
      fixed 2 years

    • 2.66% p.a.

    • $450

    • $10.00 monthly

    • $350.00

    • yes - up to $10,000 per annum

    • no

    • no

    • $450

    • 80.00%

    • $300,000

    • -

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • $3,000 cashback for new borrowings of at least $300,000, applications by 29 August 2021, settled by 26 November 2021.

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Special Offer Reward Me Fixed Rate Home Loan

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  • Hot Deal Receive $2,000 cashback when refinancing to 86 400 (T&Cs apply)

    86 400

    1.84% p.a.
    fixed 1 year

    2.63% p.a.

    $1234

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    Own Home Loan

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

    1.84% p.a.
    fixed 1 year

    2.63% 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.

    Own Home Loan

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

    • 1.84% p.a.
      fixed 1 year

    • 2.63% p.a.

    • $250

    • $250.00 yearly

    • $0.00

    • yes - free up to $20,000 per fixed rate term

    • yes - free

    • yes

    • $250

    • 60.00%

    • -

    • -

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • $2,000 cashback for eligible home loans of at least $250,000 with applications received by 30 September 2021 and settled before 31 November 2021.

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Own Home Loan

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