Inertia a massive cost to Australian mortgage holders

Monday 26 August 2013

Article by Mozo

According to a recent mortgage attitudes survey by wealth management company, Yellow Brick Road, 62% of respondents hadn't looked at how their home loan compared with others in the market for the past 12 months.

Inertia massive cost to mortage holders

The RBA has dropped the official cash rate to record levels in the past 12 months. The rate is now 2.50%, that's 1% lower than a year ago.

The survey also revealed that 35% had not considered refinancing their home loan to get a better mortgage deal. 

Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, Mark Bouris said there was a strong streak of inertia portrayed in the survey results.

"Australia's low rates are a bonus for those who are motivated, but it starts with you knowing the market. And a low interest-rate environment is no time to be complacent."

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