August RBA rate hike: Which banks have increased home loan rates?

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Last Updated: 10:00am 9 August

The Reserve Bank Australia announced another cash rate hike–this time by 50 basis points bringing the official rate to 1.85%.

This is the fourth increase of the year, with many economists speculating that we will continue to see more rate rises well into 2023. Westpac and NAB experts predict that the official cash rate will peak at 3.35%.

In the past three months, we’ve seen lenders increase their interest rates for variable home loan rates, fixed home loan rates, savings accounts and term deposits. In July, we saw about 71% of lenders tracked in Mozo’s database pass the whole 50bp hike to customers. It’s likely that we will see similar movement for August’s rate hike.

Which lenders have moved on home loan interest rates?

Banks and lenders’ response times to today’s announcement will vary. To help you keep track of major changes this page will be regularly updated with the size of the rate hike and when it’ll come into effect.

Below we’ve put a snapshot of the average owner occupier^ home loan rates in Mozo’s database as of 2 August 2022 to reference. These numbers are likely to jump in the coming weeks.

Loan TypeAverage
Variable4.10% p.a.
1-year fixed4.84% p.a.
2-year fixed5.43% p.a.
3-year fixed5.79% p.a.
4-year fixed6.17% p.a.
5-year fixed6.29% p.a.

Big Four

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Commonwealth Bank

  • Effective 12 August, CBA will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.
  • Effective 12 August, the NetBank Saver will increase to 0.85% p.a. with a 5-month introductory rate of 1.80% p.a.
  • Effective 8 August, its 18-month term deposit will be at 3.00% p.a.

ANZ

  • Effective 12 August, ANZ will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.
  • Effective 8 August, ANZ Plus Saver account will increase to 2.50% p.a.
  • Effective 8 August, ANZ will have a 11-month term deposit with a 3.00% p.a. interest rate.

Westpac

  • Effective 18 August, Westpac will increase its variable home loan interest rates
  • Effective 9 August, Westpac will offer a special 4-year fixed rate of 4.99% p.a.
  • Effective 18 August, Westpac Life's interest rate will increase to 1.80%.
  • Westpac's Spend&Save will increase to 3.25% p.a.
  • Westpac eSaver will increase to 0.85% p.a. and its 5 month introductory rate will increase to 1.80% p.a.
  • Effective 8 August, Westpac will offer a 3.00% p.a. rate for 12-23 month term deposits.

NAB

  • Effective 12 August, NAB will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.50% p.a.
  • Effective 12 August, NAB will also increase its iSaver and Reward Saver by 0.50% p.a.
  • It's 12-month term deposits will increase to 3.00% p.a.

Banks

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Macquarie Bank

  • Effective 12 August, home loan variable rates will increase by 0.50% p.a.
  • Effective 5 August, some fixed home loan rates will decrease by 0.75% p.a.
  • Effective 12 August, Macquarie's savings account interest rates will increase by 0.50% p.a. to a total of 2.25% p.a.
  • Effective 3 August, new Macquarie customers receive an introductory savings rate of 3.10% p.a. for the first four months.
  • Effective 4 August, several of Macquarie's term deposit rates will increase. 3 month term (2.35% p.a.), 6 month term (2.70% p.a.), 9 month term (3.00% p.a.), and  12 month term (3.30%)

Bank of Queensland

  • Effective 9 August, BOQ's variable home loan interest rates will increase by 0.50% p.a.

ME Bank

  • Effective 6 August, ME Bank will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

Virgin Money

  • Effective 9 August, Virgin will increase its variable interest rates for home loans by 0.50% p.a.

Bankwest

  • Effective 12 August, Bankwest will increase its variable interest rate for home loans by 0.50% p.a.
  • Bankwest will also increase its savings accounts by 0.50% p.a. Its Variable Hero Rate will be at 2.00% p.a. and its Easy Saver Rate will be at 1.80% p.a.

MyState Bank

  • Effective 15 August, MyState Bank will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

Australian Unity Bank 

  • Australian Unity Bank is increasing its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a from 5 August for existing customers and 12 August for new customers.

Suncorp Bank

  • Effective 12 August, it will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

BankSA

  • Effective 18 August, BankSA will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

Bank of Melbourne

  • Effective 18 August, Bank of Melbourne will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

Newcastle Permanent 

  • Effective 12 August, Newcastle Permanent will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.
  • It will also offer a special 3.05% p.a. interest rates for its 12-month term deposits.

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

  • Effective 12 August, the banks will increase home loan variable interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

Australian Military Bank

  • Effective 17 August, variable home loans will increase by 0.50% p.a.
  • Effective 5 August, Australian Military Bank will increase several of its deposit taking products.

Greater Bank

  • Effective 10 August, Greater Bank will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

RAMS

  • Effective 18 August, RAMS will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

Qudos

  • Effective 18 August, Qudos Bank will increase its variable home loans, personal loans, and some credit cards by 0.50% p.a.
  • Qudos will also increase its Bonus Saver rate by 0.50% p.a., while the QSaver rate will only increase by 0.40% p.a.

Queensland Country Bank

  • Effective 19 August, Queensland Country bank will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

St. George

  • Effective 18 August, St. George will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

ING

  • Effective 9 August, ING will increases its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.
    ING'S Savings Maximiser account will also increase its maximum interest rate to 3.10% p.a.

Family First Credit Union

  • Effective 4 August, Family First Credit Union will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

Bank of us

  • Effective 5 August, Banks of us will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

Auswide Bank

  • Effective 12 August, Auswide Bank will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

AMP Bank

  • Effective 12 August, AMP will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

  • Online Lenders

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    Homestar Finance

    • Effective 4 August, Homestar will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.50% p.a.

    loans.com.au

    • Effective 5 August, loans.com.au will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

    firstmac

    • Effective 5 August, firstmac will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

    Athena Home Loans

    • Effective 4 August, Athena Home Loans will increase its variable home loans by 0.50% p.a.

    Worried about about getting a home loan? Check out our home loan comparison page for more information. Or look at our home loan rate change calculator to see how the new hike might affect your repayments.

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