Lenders have begun slashing their home loan fixed rates

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Homeowners might finally have a chance to catch their breath. Not only did cash rate hikes momentarily halt this month, but several lenders have slashed their fixed rate home loans

Recently, Mozo’s database recorded significant fixed rate cuts from the Bank of Queensland, ME Bank, Macquarie and Tic:Toc. In fact that there were a total of 262 fixed rate cuts in April so far!

Bank of Queensland’s Discounted Fixed Rate for Owner Occupiers (P&I)

Fixed ratePrevious rateNew rate
2-year5.94% p.a.5.54% p.a.
3-year5.84% p.a.5.44% p.a.
4-year5.99% p.a.5.69% p.a.
5-year5.99% p.a.5.64% p.a.

Bank of Queensland’s Fixed Rate for Owner Occupiers (P&I)

Fixed ratePrevious rateNew rate
2-year6.29% p.a.5.89% p.a.
3-year6.19% p.a.5.79% p.a.
4-year6.36% p.a.6.04% p.a.
5-year6.34% p.a6.04% p.a.

ME’s Flexible Home Loan for Owner Occupiers (P&I)

Fixed ratePrevious rateNew rate
2-year6.04% p.a.5.64% p.a.
3-year5.99% p.a.5.54% p.a.
4-year6.14% p.a.5.79% p.a.
5-year6.39% p.a.5.79% p.a.

Tic:Toc Fixed Home Loan for Owner Occupiers (P&I)

Fixed RatePrecious rateNew rate
1-year5.49% p.a.5.29% p.a.
2-year5.59% p.a.5.29% p.a.
3-year5.44% p.a.5.29% p.a.

Macquarie Basic Home Loan for Owner Occupiers (P&I)

Fixed RatePrecious rateNew rate
1-year5.85% p.a.5.55% p.a.
2-year5.55% p.a.5.45% p.a.

Mozo's banking expert Peter Marshall says. "The RBA held off lifting the cash rate last month, for the first time in almost a year. This has given lenders some confidence that we are either at or near the end of the rate hike cycle, and that rates should start coming down again within the next year."

It’s still too early to tell if more lenders will continue to cut fixed rates, but there’s a glimmer of hope for homeowners experiencing mortgage stress. At this point in time, most of the other lenders in our Mozo database are holding firm with current rates. 

So the next few months will be important for many borrowers. Corelogic says that while a pause doesn’t necessarily mean interest rate hikes are done, it is likely that the ‘tightening cycle’ is close to topping out. Most forecasts have interest rates either at a peak or almost at a peak with one more hike in the wings, as per Corelogic.

For more information on the latest home loan news, check out Mozo’s news and advice page. Alternatively, compare fixed rate home loans below.

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