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

  • Promoted

    loans.com.au

    2.48% p.a. variable

    2.50% p.a.

    $1234

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    Smart Home Loan 80

    A low-rate home loan that could save you thousands, with no ongoing fees plus unlimited extra repayments and free redraws. Mozo Experts Choice Low Cost Home Loan 2020.^ You'll need to be borrowing $1 million or less and have at least a 20% deposit required.

    • 2.48% p.a. variable

    • 2.50% 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 Home Loan 80

  • Promoted

    HSBC

    2.09% p.a.
    fixed 2 years

    2.98% p.a.

    $1234

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    Fixed Rate Home Loan

    Have the security of a fixed rate for 2 years with the option to split with one of the HSBC variable Home Loans. No ongoing monthly service fees or annual fees. Mozo Experts Choice Fixed Home Loan 2020^

    • 2.09% p.a.
      fixed 2 years

    • 2.98% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $300.00

    • yes - free up to $10,000 p.a.

    • no

    • no

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $50,000

    • $7,500,000

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Fixed Rate Home Loan

  • Promoted

    Athena

    2.34% p.a. variable

    2.34% p.a.

    $1234

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    Celebrate Variable Home Loan

    Fast online application with no fees. Free extra repayments and redraw facility. Min 40% deposit. Crowned Best New Home Loan for 2020 by the Mozo Experts.^

    • 2.34% p.a. variable

    • 2.34% 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

  • Promoted

    Macquarie

    2.54% p.a. variable

    2.81% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Offset Home Loan Package

    Handy offset account to help pay your home loan off sooner. Up to 10 offset accounts per loan account available. Fee free access at ATMs. Waived credit card annual fee. $0 international purchase fees.

    • 2.54% p.a. variable

    • 2.81% p.a.

    • $0

    • $248.00 yearly

    • $400.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • yes

    • $0

    • 70.00%

    • $150,000

    • $5,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Monthly

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

  • Promoted

    UBank

    2.49% p.a. variable

    2.49% p.a.

    $1234

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    UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

    Enjoy a super low rate, $0 fees and easy application with the Mozo Experts Choice Home Lender Bank of the Year.^ Free redraw with flexible repayments. Min 20% deposit.

    • 2.49% p.a. variable

    • 2.49% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $100,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

*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 the amount and term you entered.

**Initial monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate, and a loan of $500,000 repaid over 25 years. 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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