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

Niko Iliakis

25 Jun 2020

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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*).

If you’re looking to compare what else is on the market, head over to or home loans comparison page, or browse the selection below.

Home loan rates - rates updated daily

  • Promoted

    loans.com.au

    2.57% p.a. variable

    2.59% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    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.^ 20% deposit required. Limited time only.

    • 2.57% p.a. variable

    • 2.59% p.a.

    • $520

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $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

    UBank

    2.59% p.a. variable

    2.59% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    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.

    • 2.59% p.a. variable

    • 2.59% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $200,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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

  • Promoted

    HSBC

    2.09% p.a.
    fixed 2 years

    2.98% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    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

    Suncorp

    2.29% p.a.
    fixed 2 years

    3.32% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Fixed Home Loan Special Offer Home Package Plus

    No monthly account keeping fees & No loan establishment fee. Get a $2,000 cash bonus when you refinance with an eligible Suncorp Bank Home Loan of $250k+. T&Cs & eligibility criteria apply.

    • 2.29% p.a.
      fixed 2 years

    • 3.32% p.a.

    • $0

    • $375.00 yearly

    • $350.00

    • yes - free up to $500 per month

    • no

    • no

    • $0

    • 90.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • Refinance from another lender to receive a $2,000 cash bonus for loans of at least $250,000 or $3,000 bonus for loans over $750,000. Available for loans with an LVR <90% and applications made by 10 July 2020 and settled by 10 November 2020.

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

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