Home Loan Update: NAB & Westpac adjust fixed & variable rates

Interest rate hike and cut home loan

With yet another pause in the cash rate, borrowers may be wondering if their home loan interest rates will remain static. However, some recent changes by two of the big four - NAB and Westpac - show that both fixed and variable rates can have adjustments up and down. 

Keeping an eye on these movements can help borrowers stay informed about where rates are at and stay tuned in to the property market.

Variable Home Loans

For variable home loans, NAB has simplified its Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) tiers for its Base Variable Rate Home Loan, leading to an overall lower interest rate for higher LVR customers. Owner-occupier loans have decreased from 7.45% p.a. to 6.49% p.a. and from 7.97% p.a. to 7.01% p.a. for Investor loans (from $20,000, principal & interest). 

On the other hand, Westpac has increased rates for its Flexi First Option Home Loan and Flexi First Option Investment Loan (Special Offer). With an LVR of <70% Owner-occupiers have seen rates rise from 5.99% p.a. to 6.09% p.a. while investor loans increased from 6.29% p.a. To 6.39% p.a. (first 24 months of the loan).

Fixed Home Loans

Both banks saw a cut across a range of fixed rate home loans. For example, Westpac's 2 year Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Premier Advantage Package) has decreased from 6.49% p.a. to 6.29% p.a. for an LVR <70%.

NAB has also reduced the 2-year fixed rate for its Tailored Home Loan product. Specifically, the rate for Owner Occupiers, Principal & Interest, with LVR less than 70%, has been reduced from 6.54% p.a. to 6.19% p.a.

Borrowers might want to consider these changes when reviewing home loans. At Mozo, our database offers a range of home loan products (both variable and fixed) that you can compare to take your research further. Start by checking some out in the table below… 

Home loan comparisons on Mozo - last updated 22 April 2024

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    Express Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR <90%

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    6.01% p.a. variable
    6.14% p.a.

    Get fast online approval from the award-winning Bendigo Bank Express Home Loan. Multiple offset accounts and redraw available. 100% offset on variable rate loans and partial offset on fixed rate. Flexible repayment options. New home loans only.

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  • Flex Home Loan

    Fixed, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR <60%

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    5.99% p.a.
    fixed 3 years
    6.37% p.a.

    Competitive Fixed rate. Multiple offset accounts available. Borrowers can also make extra repayments. Redraw facility available. Simple online application process. 40% deposit required.

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  • Discounted Home Value Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR 70-80%

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    6.09% p.a. variable
    6.09% 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. Settlement fee waived on new borrowings from $50,000 (T&Cs apply).

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  • Neat Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR <60%

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    6.14% p.a. variable
    6.16% p.a.

    Competitively-priced variable rate loan. Ideal for owner occupiers and investors. No service fees to pay. Make free extra repayments and redraws. Flexible repayment schedule available.

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  • Fixed Rate

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, <80% LVR

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    6.54% p.a.
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    7.10% p.a.

    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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* 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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