Get smart about your mortgage with the new loans.com.au home loan offer

Ceyda Erem

06 Mar 2019

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As the saying goes, ‘work smarter, not harder’, and paying off your home loan is no exception.

And if you’ve been on the hunt for a home loan that’s competitive, easy to manage and low on fees, we’ve got good news for you.

Online lender, loans.com.au have just launched their new home loan - the Smart Home Loan - which is now available to both buyers and refinancers.

The Smart Home Loan features a competitive 3.48% variable rate (3.50% comparison rate*), with a maximum LVR of 80%, which if you’re a first homebuyer, means you’ll need a 20% deposit to apply.

There are also no application, ongoing or exit fees with this home loan, making it a great cost cutting option for first homebuyers.

“Loans.com.au have a history of offering good value products to prospective homeowners - their 2018 Mozo Experts Choice Award win for Low Cost Home Loan is proof of that,” said Mozo Product Data Manager, Peter Marshall.

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Borrowers looking to apply for the Smart Home Loan will also be given the option of choosing either a weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayment schedule.

Extra repayments are also available with the Smart Home Loan, which could be good news for borrowers looking to cut down on interest wherever they can. And if they ever need those extra repayments back for whatever reason, there is a free redraw facility available.

However, it’s also worth mentioning that an offset account is not available with the Smart Home Loan and there is also a $300 settlement fee to consider.

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How the Smart Home Loan stacks up

With all the buzz surrounding the new loans.com.au Smart Home Loan, we thought it might be a good idea to pull out our home loan repayments calculator to show it compares to the average variable rate in the Mozo database.

If you took out a $400,000 loan, with an LVR of 80%, to be repaid with P&I repayments over 30 years with the current average variable rate in the Mozo database of 4.34%, your monthly repayments would total $1,989.

Now say you took out the same loan on the same terms but on the Smart Home Loan rate of 3.48%, your monthly repayments would drop to $1,792 - a monthly saving of $197 or, $2,364 a year.

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Securing yourself against a rate hike

But if you prefer the comfort of locking in your rate, but still want the perks of the Smart Home Loan, then you might also want to know about the Smart Home Loan Package, which has just had its 2 year fixed rate cut by 10 basis points, dropping from 3.89% to 3.79% (3.92% comparison rate*).

Investors looking to fix their rate for two years with the Smart Home Loan Package will also be able to take advantage of a rate cut of 10 basis points, from 3.89% to 3.79% (4.32% comparison rate*).

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And if you’d like to check out other home loan offers then head on over to our home loan comparison tool.

5 home loan offers

Rates updated daily. Advertiser disclosure.

  • loans.com.au
    Mozo Expert Choice Badge" style="width:60px;">

    1.85% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 2.25% p.a. variable

    2.21% p.a.

    $1234

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    Smart Booster Home Loan

    2 Year Discounted Variable Rate, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, <80% LVR

    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.

    Smart Booster Home Loan

    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.

    • 1.85% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 2.25% p.a. variable

    • 2.21% p.a.

    • $520

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • Optional - with 0.10% additional interest

    • $520

    • 80.00%

    • $50,000

    • $1,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Smart Booster Home Loan

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  • UBank
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    1.85% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.24% p.a.

    $1234

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    UHomeLoan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest

    1.85% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    2.24% 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.

    • 1.85% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 2.24% 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 2022.

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the UHomeLoan

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  • Hot Deal For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & approved by Dec 15 (Please read the full T&C's)

    Athena
    Mozo Expert Choice Badge" style="width:60px;">

    1.99% p.a. variable

    1.99% p.a.

    $1234

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    Celebrate Variable Home Loan

    <60% LVR, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest

    1.99% p.a. variable

    1.99% 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.

    Celebrate Variable Home Loan

    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.

    • 1.99% p.a. variable

    • 1.99% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 60.00%

    • $100,000

    • $2,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Celebrate Variable Home Loan

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  • Nano

    1.99% p.a. variable

    1.99% p.a.

    $1234

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    Variable Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest

    1.99% p.a. variable

    1.99% p.a.

    Refinance only. Super-fast digital application process. Zero upfront fees. No on-going service fees. Free 100% offset sub account. Apply Online & Refinance before 29 October 2021 for the chance to WIN your home loan interest free - Save up to $1.1 million. T&Cs apply.

    Variable Home Loan

    Refinance only. Super-fast digital application process. Zero upfront fees. No on-going service fees. Free 100% offset sub account. Apply Online & Refinance before 29 October 2021 for the chance to WIN your home loan interest free - Save up to $1.1 million. T&Cs apply.

    • 1.99% p.a. variable

    • 1.99% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • yes - offset sub account

    • $0

    • 75.00%

    • $100,000

    • $2,500,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Monthly

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

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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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