Fixed rates for Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan fall below 2%!

For the first time ever, fixed home loan rates now start with a 1! That’s right, the Bank Australia Clean Energy Home Loan now sits at a rock bottom 1.79% p.a. (3.10% p.a. comparison rate*) for a three year fixed rate home loan. This comes not long after the Reserve Bank’s emergency cash rate cut in mid-March.

Who is eligible for Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan?

Bank Australia introduced its Clean Energy Home just a few short months ago as an incentive for Australians looking to purchase or build a more environmentally friendly home. 

The details of the loan are pretty much the same as Bank Australia’s Premium Home Loan, but with a 0.40% annual interest rate discount if you can meet the relevant criteria. To get the discount, your home will need to achieve a minimum rating under one of the following energy efficiency schemes:

  • 7 plus star NatHERS rating (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme)
  • 7 plus star Residential Efficiency Scorecard (excludes the impact of installed/installing rooftop solar)
  • Passive House Certification
  • Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2 score 8 points or more on the credit ‘15 Greenhouse Gas Emissions’

Exactly how low are Bank Australia’s fixed rates now?

With Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan you can opt to fix your rate for 1, 2, 3, or 5 years. Granted you are eligible for the 0.40% annual interest rate discount, fixed rates for owner-occupier, principal and interest loans with an LVR of 70% start from the following low rates:

  • 1 year fixed rate - 1.84% p.a. (3.30% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • 2 year fixed rate - 1.79% p.a. (3.09% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • 3 year fixed rate - 1.79% p.a. (3.10% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • 5 year fixed rate - 2.89% p.a. (3.41% p.a. comparison rate*)

In fact, with such low rates, this is the first time ever that fixed home loan rates have fallen to below 2%!^ Plus, if you’re looking to take out a loan with an LVR between 70% and 90% you may still be able to get a loan in the 1% range, with 3 year fixed rates for this size deposit starting from 1.84% p.a. (3.18% p.a. comparison rate*).

Mozo Experts Choice Award winning home loan!

On top of offering some of the lowest fixed home loan rates around, Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan also won a Mozo Experts Choice Award this year!

Every year Mozo’s team of data experts compare home loans available in Australia to determine which ones really are offering borrowers more competitive rates and lots of useful features. Impressed with the bank’s eco-friendly home loan, our expert judges awarded Bank Australia’s variable rate Clean Energy Home Loan the inaugural Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Green Home Loan.

Is there anything else I should know?

This home loan package comes with a number of extra features including an offset account, the ability to make up to $20,000 worth of extra repayments each year, a free redraw facility and the possibility to apply for repayment holidays. 

Of course, as with most premium home loan packages, Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan does come with an annual fee. So you’ll want to make sure the $350 yearly fee is worth it to access all the extra features and eco interest rate discount.

Keen to check out more fixed rate home loans? With rates falling everyday now might be the time to take stock of what’s out there and you can do just that by heading to Mozo’s compare fixed home loans page. 

Home loan comparisons on Mozo

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Last updated 14 July 2024 Important disclosures and comparison rate warning*
  • Optimum Fixed Rate Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    5.69 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.34 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,899
    Go to site

    Lock in a competitive interest rate and enjoy peace of mind for the fixed period. Available for owner occupied new and refinanced home loans with at least 20% deposit. Split option available as well as offset and redraw. Noapplication, ongoing or banking fees. Third Party fees may be applicable - payable within loan repayments. Extra repayments up to $20K per annum permitted. Apply online, 100% member owned credit union.

  • Fixed Rate Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR <80%
    Interest rate
    6.09 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.15 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,027

    Additional repayments of up to $10K per fixed year. Interest rate discounts available. Waiver of $499 application fee when combined with an Orange Advantage Home Loan.

  • Basic Home Loan

    • Fixed
    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR<70%
    Interest rate
    6.25 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.20 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,079
    Go to site

    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.

  • Offset Home Loan

    • Fixed
    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR <70%
    Interest rate
    6.25 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.42 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,079
    Go to site

  • Fixed Rate

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • <80% LVR
    Interest rate
    6.59 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    7.06 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,190

    Enjoy up to $3000 cashback for eligible first home buyers and $2000 cashback for refinancers on eligible home loans with the ANZ Fixed Rate Home Loan. Get the security of repayment certainty with a competitive locked in rate. No ongoing fees to pay. Offset account on 1-year fixed loans ($10/month fee applies). Interest-only payments allowed.

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^This is the first time fixed home loan rates in the Mozo database have fallen to below 2%.

* 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.

^See information about the Mozo Experts Choice Home Loan Awards

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