bcu rolls out home loan cashback deal worth up to $5,000

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Customer-owned bank bcu has announced the launch of a new cashback deal which could see mortgage holders pocket thousands of dollars for taking out a new home loan

Under the offer, new bcu mortgage customers can receive 0.75% of their loan amount as cashback, up to a maximum of $5,000. For instance, borrowers taking out a $400,000 loan could be eligible for $3,000 cashback.

And unlike some cashback deals, bcu’s offer is available to both new home buyers as well as existing owners looking to refinance their loan from another lender.

“As a customer-owned bank, we are not here to make profits for third party shareholders and are able to return as much profit as possible through our competitive product offering,” said senior retail distribution manager, Adam Cross. 

“By calculating the cashback amount each customer can receive as a percentage of their new loan balance, we’re able to create a unique offering without a one size fits all approach. Whether a first home buyer, investor or looking to refinance, each customers’ situation and cashback amount is assessed and determined individually.” 

bcu aren’t alone in providing home loan customers with extra incentives though. According to the latest figures from the Mozo database over 15 lenders are currently offering cashback deals of $1,500 or more, many of which are exclusively for refinancers. 

How do bcu’s home loan rates compare? 

A cashback deal is one thing, but how do bcu's home loans actually stack up? Well, here’s a brief run through of two of bcu’s more cost effective loans. 

OMG Home Loan

The OMG Home Loan is available to both owner occupiers and investors on loan amounts from $150,000 to $1,500,000, plus it gives borrowers access to features like extra repayments and redraw and it comes with minimal fees. It also has some of bcu’s lowest variable rates which you can see compared against the equivalent average variable rate in the Mozo database.

Variable rateMozo average
Owner occupier (P&I, <80% LVR)2.44% (2.45% comparison rate*)3.19%
Investor (P&I, <80% LVR)2.99% (3.00% comparison rate*)3.61%

Fixed Rate Home Loan

bcu’s Fixed Rate Home Loan is also available to both owner occupiers and investors, with loan amounts from just $20,000 all the way up to $2,500,000. In terms of features, borrowers can make extra repayments (redraws are unavailable), and there are also relatively few fees attached. The loan also comes with some very competitive fixed rates. Here are the fixed rates available for owner occupiers (based on an 80% LVR) against the equivalent average fixed rates in the Mozo database.

Fixed rateMozo average
1-year1.87% (4.01% comparison rate*)2.30%
2-year2.09% (3.82% comparison rate*)2.25%
3-year2.19% (3.71% comparison rate*)2.34%
4-year2.49% (3.66% comparison rate*)2.53%
5-year2.79% (3.66% comparison rate*)2.78%

Those are just two of the loans on offer from bcu though. You can find out more about both of them, as well as the other loans available, over at our dedicated bcu home loans page. 

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Ready to see if you can get a better deal on your home loan? Check out some of the hot offers for refinancers in the table below, or browse through an even greater range of deals using the Mozo refinance home loan comparison tables.

Home loan refinance offers - last updated 23 January 2022

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    Smart Booster Home Loan
    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    1.85% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 2.25% p.a. variable
    2.21% p.a.

    New super low introductory rate home loan for two years. Min 20% deposit. No monthly or ongoing fees. Fast settlement times. Mozo award-winning online lender. Friendly, local Australian based team.

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    UHomeLoan - Discount Offer
    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    1.99% p.a. variable
    1.99% p.a.

    Enjoy a super low rate. $0 fees to consider. Fast and easy online application. Free redraw and free extra repayments. Flexible payment terms. Min 20% deposit required.

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  • Variable Home Loan
    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    1.99% p.a. variable
    1.99% p.a.

    Same low variable rate for all. No upfront or ongoing fees. Approval in minutes not weeks with a fast digital application. 100% offset sub account with no account or redraw fees. Comes with a Visa debit card, mobile App, and digital wallet (Apple and Google Pay). Refinance only. 25% deposit or equity required.

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    Celebrate Variable Home Loan
    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    1.89% p.a. variable
    1.89% p.a.

    Fast and efficient online application. Automatic discounts as loan is paid down. Free extra repayments and redraw facility. Zero fees. Min 40% deposit required. Winner of three Mozo Expert's Choice Awards for 2021.

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  • Basic Home Loan
    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    2.14% p.a. variable
    2.14% p.a.

    Competitive low variable rate. No application or account management fees. Flexibility to split your loan and set different repayment types. Fee free withdrawals of your savings.

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  • Discounted Home Value Loan
    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Initial monthly repayment
    1.97% p.a. variable
    1.98% p.a.

    Enjoy competitive rates for owner occupiers. Enjoy unlimited free extra repayments. Flexibility to redraw additional payments for free. No ongoing monthly service fee. Plus, $3,288 cashback offer (conditions apply).

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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, loan amount and term entered. 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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