Loans.com.au launches a new solar home loan with a discount

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More Aussies are looking for greener alternatives in home ownership in 2022, and now more lenders are offering competitive home loans with a focus on the environment.

One example is online lender loans.com.au, which has announced a new solar home loan.

The new loan starts at 4.63% p.a. (5.05% p.a. comparison rate*) for owner-occupiers looking to add solar panels to their homes. For investors, rates start at 4.89% p.a. (5.31% p.a. comparison rate*).

Plus, loans.com.au offers borrowers who install a large enough solar power system, an interest rate discount for five years of 0.60% per year.

“Our Solar Home Loan will help people cut their mortgage repayments and their energy bills, while also fighting climate change by moving them to clean, renewable solar power,” says loans.com.au managing director, Marie Mortimer. 

To qualify for loans.com.au's new solar home loan, you must either have solar panels or be planning to install solar panels. 

This solar home loan comes with no monthly or ongoing fees and unlimited additional repayments with unlimited redraws. Loans.com.au also offers an offset sub-account for an extra 0.10% p.a. on top of your loan.

How does loans.com.au's solar home loan compare?

For starters, the solar home loan is 57 basis points below the 5.21% average variable home loan in Mozo’s database. It’s also 34 basis points below the 4.97% p.a. average green home loan variable rate in our database. 

Loans.com.au is one of the many lenders now offering green loans to customers looking for sustainable options to combat the climate crisis. 

If you’re looking to buy property soon, check out Mozo’s home loan guides and tips. Alternatively, you can start comparing home loans below.

Home loan comparisons on Mozo - last updated 26 May 2024

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    Fixed, Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR<70%

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    6.25% p.a.
    fixed 3 years
    6.20% p.a.

    No upfront or ongoing fees. Free extra repayments and redraw facility. Option to earn Qantas points. Min 30% deposit required. Borrow up to $750,000.

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  • Discount Variable Home Loan

    Owner Occupier, LVR<70%

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    5.99% p.a. variable
    6.01% p.a.

    A low rate home loan for owner-occupiers packed with great features including unlimited extra repayments, free online redraw, no application or monthly admin fees. Rate will vary depending on LVR. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice 2024 Low Cost Home Loan Award^

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  • Discounted Home Value Loan

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, LVR 70-80%

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    Initial monthly repayment
    6.09% p.a. variable
    6.09% p.a.

    Enjoy competitive rates for owner occupiers. Enjoy unlimited free extra repayments. Flexibility to redraw additional payments for free. No ongoing monthly service fee. Settlement fee waived on new borrowings from $50,000 (T&Cs apply).

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  • Fixed Rate

    Owner Occupier, Principal & Interest, <80% LVR

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    6.54% p.a.
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    7.10% p.a.

    Enjoy up to $3000 cashback for eligible first home buyers and $2000 cashback for refinancers on eligible home loans with the ANZ Fixed Rate Home Loan. Get the security of repayment certainty with a competitive locked in rate. No ongoing fees to pay. Offset account on 1-year fixed loans ($10/month fee applies). Interest-only payments allowed.

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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. You can change the loan amount and term in the input boxes at the top of this table. 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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