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. Advertiser disclosure.

  • loans.com.au

    1.99% p.a.variable for 12 months and then 2.48% p.a. variable

    2.47% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Smart Booster Home Loan

    A super low introductory rate home loan with no monthly or ongoing fees. Unlimited free redraws and unlimited additional repayments to help you build your equity and own your home sooner. Multiple loan splits available. (Rates revert after introductory period ends). 20% minimum deposit required.

    • 1.99% p.a.variable for 12 months and then 2.48% p.a. variable

    • 2.47% p.a.

    • $520

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • Optional - with 0.10% additional interest

    • $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 Booster Home Loan

  • UBank
    Mozo Expert Choice Badge

    2.34% p.a. variable

    2.34% 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.

    • 2.34% p.a. variable

    • 2.34% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 80.00%

    • $100,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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

  • Athena
    Mozo Expert Choice Badge

    2.19% p.a. variable

    2.19% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Celebrate Variable Home Loan

    Fast online application with no fees. Free extra repayments and redraw facility. Min 40% deposit. Crowned Best New Home Loan for 2020 by the Mozo Experts.^

    • 2.19% p.a. variable

    • 2.19% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • $0

    • 60.00%

    • $100,000

    • $2,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Celebrate Variable Home Loan

  • Virgin Money

    2.04% p.a.
    fixed 2 years

    2.79% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Special Offer Reward Me Fixed Rate Home Loan

    Enjoy $3,000 cashback when you refinance with Virgin Money (T&Cs apply). Additional repayments up to $10,000 per annum. Reverts to the discounted variable rate on expiry of the fixed term.

    • 2.04% p.a.
      fixed 2 years

    • 2.79% p.a.

    • $450

    • $10.00 monthly

    • $350.00

    • yes - up to $10,000 per annum

    • no

    • no

    • $450

    • 80.00%

    • $300,000

    • -

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • $3,000 cashback for new borrowings of at least $300,000 with applications made by 22 Jan 2021 and settled by 23 April 2021.

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

^See information about the Mozo Experts Choice Home loans Awards