Best home loans for January 2018: Mozo Editor’s picks

With the beginning of a new year comes the promise of a fresh start, especially for your finances. For most Australians their biggest current or future financial commitment will be a home loan, but how do you know that your mortgage is providing you with the best value?

That depends on your own situation, but one thing’s for sure -  whether you’re refinancing or buying your first home, it never hurts to be open to comparing and even making the switch to a better deal.

Think that could be you? Well the Mozo Editors have pulled together some of January’s standout offers so you can make getting a great home loan deal your top financial priority for 2018.


NAB - Base Variable Rate Home Loan
  • 4.17% variable rate (4.21% comparison rate)
  • Borrow up to 95% LVR
  • No monthly fees
  • Free redraw facility and extra repayments
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The Verdict

The Base Variable Rate Home Loan from NAB ticks both boxes when it comes to a budget-friendly home loan option for the smallest possible deposit. With a competitive 4.17% variable rate (4.21% comparison rate) and the potential to borrow up to 95% of the property’s value (for principal and interest repayments), this could be a great deal to help prospective homeowners get into the market. Plus with no monthly fees, you’ll also be able to keep more of your own money in your pocket, not to mention the option to make free extra repayments which could help you pay off your loan faster.


HSBC - Discounted Home Value Loan
  • 3.59% variable rate (3.60% comparison rate)
  • Extra repayments and redraw facility at no extra cost
  • No application or ongoing fees
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The Verdict

If you’re a prospective owner-occupier in the market for a competitive deal then boy, does HSBC have an enticing offer for you. Featuring a seriously low variable rate of just 3.59% (3.60% comparison rate), the Discounted Home Value Loan can help borrowers cut down their costs with no application or ongoing fees. The loan also comes with the ability to make extra repayments and a handy redraw facility - both at no added cost.


ME - Flexible Home Loan
  • 3.74% variable rate (4.15% comparison rate)
  • 100% offset account
  • No application fee ($395 annual fee)
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The Verdict

In the market for a home loan package that will give you all the bells and whistles as well a competitive 3.74% variable rate (4.15% comparison rate)? Well if you’re looking to borrow between $400,000 and $699,000 then the ME Flexible Home Loan Member Package with its 100% offset account and free redraw facility could be the option for you. While you won’t pay any application or settlement fees, there is an annual fee of $395. 



Click Loans - The Online Home Loan
  • 3.98% variable rate (3.98% comparison rate)
  • Free extra repayments and redraw options
  • No ongoing fees
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The verdict

The Click Loans Online Home Loan boasts some serious value for investors, with a variable rate of just 3.98% (3.98% comparison rate) for loans up to $2 million. It also comes with additional perks like the option to make extra repayments, plus the potential to make free redraws should you need to dip into those extra funds. Just bare in mind that there is a maximum 70% LVR (Loan to Value Ratio), so you’ll need to come up with a decent deposit depending on the property you’re looking at.

* 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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