Hot home loan refinance deals - August 2017

Kelly Emmerton   |   10 Aug 2017

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Mortgage stress is on the rise in Australia and just because the RBA has left rates at the record low of 1.50% for another month, doesn’t mean the banks are following suit.

In fact, recent Mozo research shows that 87% of all variable home loan rates have risen in the past two years.

If you’re feeling the squeeze of rising interest rates, it might be time to refinance your home loan to a better deal. Here are three hot refinance deals handpicked by the Mozo money editors:

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Bankwest Equaliser Home Loan
  • 3.72% p.a. variable 3 year intro rate (4.19% p.a. comparison rate)

  • Free extra repayments and online redraw facility

  • No upfront or ongoing fees

Our verdict

With the Bankwest Equaliser home loan, you’ll get a 1.51% discount off the average of three big banks’ standard variable rates for the first three years, so you can switch with confidence.  After the intro period ends your rate will revert to the discounted Bankwest standard variable rate. It’s available to owner occupiers borrowing up to 80% of the property value.

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Bank Australia Basic Home Loan Special
  • 3.74% special variable rate (3.75% comparison rate)

  • No ongoing or upfront fees

  • Mozo's Experts Choice Award Winner 2017

Our verdict

If you’ve built up enough equity in your mortgage that your loan to value ratio is 70% or under, you can snag a special low rate of 3.74% by refinancing with the Bank Australia Basic Home Loan. There are no ongoing or upfront fees to budget for, and you can make use of flexible features like free extra repayments, redraw facility and the chance to take a repayment holiday.

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HSBC Discounted Home Value Loan
  • 3.85% variable rate (3.86% comparison rate)

  • No application or annual service fees

  • Your own Personal Relationship Manager

Our verdict

Savvy refinancers can save a bundle with the low interest rate and must-have features on offer from HSBC. The Discounted Home Value Loan comes with free extra repayments and free redraw facility, and there are no fees whatsoever. Plus, you’ll have the chance to split your loan between fixed and variable rates, and save on interest by making fee-free extra repayments.

*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.

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