Meet Greater Bank’s new 2.99% one-year fixed home loan
In an event that needs to be seen to be believed, Greater Bank have today cut their fixed home loan rates across 1 - 5 year terms for owner occupiers and 1 - 3 year terms for investors to what might be an unprecedented low for the lender.
While home loan providers slashing rates is hardly out of the ordinary, Greater Bank have made the move to drop their 1 year fixed rate on their Great Rate Home Loan by a whopping 50 basis points, from 3.49% to a rock bottom 2.99% (4.42% comparison rate*) - the lowest 1 year fixed rate on the market.
The mutual bank has also cut two and three year fixed rates, now 3.39% (4.36% comparison rate*) and 3.49% (4.29% comparison rate*), respectively.
“As a customer-owned bank, we don’t have shareholders which allows us to redirect funds to directly benefit our customers. This is why we are in a position to offer the most affordable one-year fixed rate home loan in the market,” said Greater Bank Chief Executive Officer, Scott Morgan.
“These are the lowest fixed term rates I have seen in my time in the banking sector and the perfect opportunity for new and existing customers to look at their current financial position and consider fixing their home loan.”
So without further adieu, meet Greater Bank’s new 2.99% one-year fixed home loan.
But despite the new jaw dropping rates, Mozo’s Product Data Manager, Peter Marshall believes that for borrowers, it could still be worth playing hard to get.
“While it might be tempting to grab one of the very low fixed rates around right now, if the RBA cuts the cash rate by 50bp over coming months we could be seeing variable rates that start with a '2', so it might be worth sticking with a variable rate for now until we see what happens,” he said.
One option for borrowers wanting the best of both worlds is to lock-in at a super low fixed rate, and then split their loan between fixed and variable rates, a feature the Great Bank loan offers. That way, any future rate cuts will apply to the variable rate portion of the loan.
But if you’d like to find out how the new Greater Bank Great Rate Home Loan compares to other fixed rates on the market, head on over to our home loan comparison tool.
* 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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