ING offers relief to variable rate customers, cuts rates by 0.19%

After being crowned Australia’s best bank in the 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Awards, ING has given Aussies one more reason to get on board, reducing variable home loan rates by 0.19% this morning. 

Owner occupiers looking to borrow between $150,000 and $1 million (P&I, ≤80% LVR) will now be able to take advantage of a low 2.59% p.a. variable rate (2.62% p.a. comparison rate*) with the Mortgage Simplifier home loan.

For existing customers paying off a $400,000 loan over 25 years (P&I, LVR <80%), that will see monthly repayments reduced by $39, resulting in savings of $468 over the year.

ING also sharpened rates for its Orange Advantage home loan, which now comes with a 2.64% p.a. variable rate (2.98% p.a. comparison rate*) for owner occupiers borrowing between $150,000 and $1 million (P&I, ≤80% LVR).

The changes come after the online bank hiked fixed rates last week by as much as 0.20%, giving up its market leading position for a number of fixed rate options.

Key changes to Mortgage Simplifier

• $1 million+ (≤80%): 2.55% p.a. (2.58% p.a. comparison rate*)

• $500k+ (≤80%): 2.59% p.a. (2.62% p.a. comparison rate*)

• $150k+ (≤80%): 2.59% p.a. (2.62% p.a. comparison rate*)

• $150k+ (80-90%): 2.69% p.a. (2.72% p.a. comparison rate*)

Key changes to Orange Advantage

• $1 million+ (≤80%): 2.60% p.a. (2.95% p.a. comparison rate*)

• $500k+ (≤80%): 2.64% p.a. (2.98% p.a. comparison rate*)

• $150k+ (≤80%): 2.64% p.a. (2.98% p.a. comparison rate*)

• $150k+ (80-90%): 2.74% p.a. (3.08% p.a. comparison rate*)

Since the RBA’s out-of-cycle decision to reduce the cash rate to 0.25% back in March, the majority of cuts to home loans have been applied to fixed rates. That said, there have still been pockets of activity on the variable rate front.

Bank of Melbourne reduced variable rates by 0.10% for owner occupiers and between 0.20% and 0.30% for investors this month. Its Basic Home Loan now offers 2.64% p.a. (2.66% p.a. comparison rate*) on loans with an LVR of between 60% and 80%.

Westpac also made changes, cutting rates for its Flexi First Option Home Loan by 0.24% for owner occupiers. It now offers rates as low as 2.69% p.a. (2.70% p.a. comparison rate*).

Meanwhile, Reduce Home Loans introduced the Super Saver Variable home loan, which currently sports the lowest variable rate in our database at just 2.19% (2.19% comparison rate*).

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