NAB increases fixed home loan rates by up to 60 bp

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NAB has become the latest Big Four Bank to raise fixed rates for home loans, joining ANZ, Westpac, and CommBank in the continuing saga of the April rate-hike scramble

These latest changes apply to its owner-occupier P&I loans, with 50 basis point increases to 2, 3, and 5-year terms and a whopping 60 bp jump on 4-year terms. There have been no changes made to 1-year terms on the same product.

These rising fixed rates signal mounting anticipation over an impending rise in the official RBA cash rate, which economists at all four major banks predict will move as early as June

As a result, the overwhelming majority of fixed rates under 2% p.a. have disappeared from the market entirely.

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The table below shows the new fixed rates on the NAB Tailored Home Loan (Fixed) for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments.

NAB Tailored Home Loan (Fixed) (P&I) - 22 April 2022

TermChangeCurrent Rate
1-year
0 bp
3.09% p.a. (4.52% p.a. comparison rate*)
2-year50 bp4.09% p.a. (4.57% p.a. comparison rate*)
3-year50 bp4.59% p.a. (4.67% p.a. comparison rate*)
4-year50 bp4.89% p.a. (4.78% p.a. comparison rate*)
5-year60 bp5.09% p.a. (4.89% p.a. comparison rate*)

These new rates now represent NAB’s cheapest basic fixed home loan option.

Comparing their lowest rates with the other Big Four, we can get an idea about how NAB’s changes reshuffle the pecking order.

Big Four fixed rate home loans comparison (OO, P&I) - 22 April 2022

BankLowest 2-year rateLowest 5-year rate
CommBank
3.94% p.a. (4.59% p.a. comparison rate*)
4.64% p.a. (4.74% p.a. comparison rate*)
Westpac3.99% p.a. (4.61% p.a. comparison rate*)4.89% p.a. (4.85% p.a. comparison rate*)
ANZ4.04% p.a. (3.34% p.a. comparison rate*)4.94% p.a. (3.80% p.a. comparison rate*)
NAB4.09% p.a. (4.57% p.a. comparison rate*)5.09% p.a. (4.89% p.a. comparison rate*)

Each of the Big Four banks have escalated their fixed rates in the past three weeks alone. The changes further push interest rates back to pre-pandemic levels and beyond, at a time when soaring house prices and costs of living continue to squeeze consumer wallets.

More than ever, keeping a finger on the pulse of the property market will give first home buyers a much needed advantage.

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Looking for a home loan? Use our fixed rate comparison tool to help find competitive rates.

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Last updated 13 July 2024 Important disclosures and comparison rate warning*
  • Optimum Fixed Rate Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    5.69 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.34 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,899
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    Lock in a competitive interest rate and enjoy peace of mind for the fixed period. Available for owner occupied new and refinanced home loans with at least 20% deposit. Split option available as well as offset and redraw. Noapplication, ongoing or banking fees. Third Party fees may be applicable - payable within loan repayments. Extra repayments up to $20K per annum permitted. Apply online, 100% member owned credit union.

  • Fixed Rate Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR <80%
    Interest rate
    6.09 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.15 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,027

    Additional repayments of up to $10K per fixed year. Interest rate discounts available. Waiver of $499 application fee when combined with an Orange Advantage Home Loan.

  • Basic Home Loan

    • Fixed
    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR<70%
    Interest rate
    6.25 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.20 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,079
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    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.

  • Offset Home Loan

    • Fixed
    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR <70%
    Interest rate
    6.25 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    6.42 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,079
    Go to site

  • Fixed Rate

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • <80% LVR
    Interest rate
    6.59 % p.a.
    Fixed 3 years
    Comparison rate
    7.06 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,190

    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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