loans.com.au announces 0.25% home loan rate reduction following March RBA cut

Online lender loans.com.au has announced that it will be taking the axe to variable rate home loans following the Reserve Bank’s decision to reduce the official cash rate from 0.75% to 0.50% at its March meeting yesterday afternoon.

Loans wasted no time in announcing its own decision, informing borrowers that it would be reducing variable home loan interest rates by 0.25% for all existing customers just hours after the official RBA decision. 

According to loans.com.au, the rate cut will come into effect on March 26 and it will have an impact on the following home loans. 

  • Smart Home Loan: Rate will reduce from 2.78% (2.80% comparison rate*) to 2.53% (2.55% comparison rate*) for borrowers with an LVR below 75%. 

  • Essentials Variable: Rate will reduce from 3.04% (3.06% comparison rate*) to 2.79% (2.81% comparison rate*) for borrowers with an LVR below 90%.  

  • ZIP Home Loan: Rate will reduce from 3.08% (3.10% comparison rate*) to 2.83% (2.85% comparison rate*) for borrowers with an LVR below 80%.

  • Offset Variable: Rate will reduce from 3.12% (3.14% comparison rate*) to 2.87% (2.89% comparison rate*) for borrowers with an LVR below 80%. 

The latest decision means that the online lender has now passed on 0.85% out of a possible 1.00% in cuts to its variable rate customers following Reserve Bank moves in June 2019, July 2019, October 2019 and March 2020. 

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    Initial monthly repayment
    3.14% p.a.
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    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR<80%

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    3.29% p.a.
    3.33% p.a.

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  • Variable Home Loan 70

    variable rate
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    Initial monthly repayment
    3.10% p.a.
    3.12% p.a.

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    <60% LVR, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest

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    Initial monthly repayment
    3.79% p.a.
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* WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

** Initial monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate, loan amount and term entered. Rates, fees and charges and therefore the total cost of the loan may vary depending on your loan amount, loan term, and credit history. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

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