October RBA rate hike: Which banks have increased home loan rates?

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Last Updated: 10 October at 12:35 pm

The Reserve Bank Australia increased the cash rate by 25 basis points at its October meeting, continuing a six month long campaign to bring inflation under control. The decision leaves the cash rate sitting at 2.60% — the highest it's been since August 2013.

With each change to the cash rate this year, lenders have been quick to raise their variable home loan rates in kind. This has been the case across the market with few exceptions. As in previous months, chances are that financial institutions won't hesitate to pass on the rate hike to customers.

Which lenders have moved on home loan interest rates?

Response times to the announcement will vary between lenders. To help you keep track of significant changes, this page will be regularly updated with popular lenders' decisions, including the size of the increase and when it will come into effect.

Below, we’ve also included a snapshot of the average owner occupier^ home loan rates in Mozo’s database as of 4 October 2022 for reference. These numbers are likely to jump up significantly in the coming weeks.

Loan TypeAverage
Variable4.98%
1-year fixed5.06%
2-year fixed5.57%
3-year fixed5.81%
4-year fixed6.07%
5-year fixed6.30%

Big Four

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ANZ

  • Effective 14 October, ANZ will increase rates on variable home loans by 25 basis points.
  • Effective 12 October, ANZ Plus Save account will increase to 3.25% p.a.

Commonwealth Bank

  • Effective 14 October, CBA will increase interest rates on variable home loans by 25 basis points.
  • Effective 14 October, CBA will increase several of its savings accounts.
  • Effective 10 October, the bank will also increase a number of its term deposits. Its 12 month deposit will increase to 3.35% p.a. and its 18 month term deposits will increase to a special 3.70% p.a.

NAB

  • Effective 14 October, NAB will increase rates on variable home loans by 25 basis points.

Westpac

  • Effective 18 October, Westpac will increase rates on variable home loans by 25 basis points.
  • It has also increased the interest rate several of its savings accounts.

Banks

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Macquarie Bank

  • Effective 14 October, Macquarie will increase its variable home loans by 0.25% p.a.
  • Effective 6 October, its savings accounts welcome rate will increase to 4.00% p.a. for the first four months.
  • Effective 14 October, the ongoing interest rate for savings and everyday transaction accounts will increase tp 3.20% p.a.
  • Its 1-year term deposits will increase to 3.80% p.a.

Suncorp

  • Effective 14 October, Suncorp will increase its home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

MyState Bank

  • Effective 17 October, MyState Bank will increase its home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.
  • It will also increase its Bonus Saver Account by 0.40% p.a.

ING

  • Effective 11 October, ING will increase its variable home loans by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Savings Maximiser account will increase to 4.05% p.a.

Bank of Queensland

  • Effective 14 October, Bank of Queensland will increase its variable home loan by 0.25% p.a.

ME Bank

  • Effective 15 October, ME Bank will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.25% p.a.

Bankwest

  • Effective 14 October, Bankwest is increase its variable home loans by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Hero Bonus Saver will increase to 2.75% p.a. and its Easy Saver will increase to 2.60% p.a.

Newcastle Permanent 

  • Effective 14 October, home loan variable home loans will increase by 0.25% p.a.

St. George/Bank of Melbourne/BankSA

  • Effective 18 October, these banks will increase home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

MyState Bank

  • Effective 15 November, MyState Bank will increase home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

Bendigo Bank

  • Effective 11 November, Bendigo Bank will increase home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.
  • Effective 23 November, its Reward Saver deposit products will increase by 0.25% p.a.

Great Southern Bank

  • Effective 9 November, Great Southern Bank will increase its home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

Online Lenders

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Virgin Money

  • Effective 14 October, Virgin Money will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.25% p.a.

Athena

  • Effective 7 October, Athena will increase its owner occupier home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a. It will increase its investor home loan variable rates by 0.10% p.a.

Nano

  • Effective 11 October, Nano will increase its home loans variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

loans.com.au

  • Effective 10 October, loans.com.au will increase its home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

Looking for the right home loan? Visit our home loan comparison page, where you'll be able to filter your search by rate and type. And if you're an existing borrower, be sure to use our rate change calculator to see how rate hikes of various sizes might affect your repayments.

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Home loan comparisons on Mozo

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Last updated 15 June 2024 Important disclosures and comparison rate warning*
  • Unloan Variable

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR <80%
    Interest rate
    5.99 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    5.90 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,995
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    Built by CommBank, the Unloan is the first home loan with an increasing discount (conditions apply) for borrowers. No application or banking fees. No monthly account keeping or early exit fees. Apply online in minutes.

  • Basic Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.16 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
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    Enjoy a low rate home loan with $0 application fee and $0 ongoing fees. Flexibility to split your loan and set different repayment types. Fee free redraw from your loan using online banking. Flexible ways to repay. 40% Deposit required.

  • Unloan Variable

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR <80%
    Interest rate
    5.99 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    5.90 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,995
    Go to site

    Built by CommBank, the Unloan is the first home loan with an increasing discount (conditions apply) for borrowers. No application or banking fees. No monthly account keeping or early exit fees. Apply online in minutes.

  • Discount Variable Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<70%
    Interest rate
    5.99 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.01 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,995
    Go to site

    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^

  • Variable Home Loan 90

    • Principal and Interest
    • LVR <90%
    Interest rate
    6.04 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.06 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,011
    Go to site

    Affordable home loan rate for buyers or refinancers. No monthly or ongoing fees. Option to add an offset for 0.10%. Access to savings with unlimited redraws available. Minimum 10% deposit required.

  • 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.

  • The Better Home Loan Special Offer

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR<80%
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Enjoy a variable rate home loan with a bunch of features from Police Credit Union. Make extra repayments at any time without penalty. No monthly, annual or upfront fees. Free online redraw. Minimum 20% deposit. Qualifying criteria applies. Minimum loan amount is 200K. For new customers only. Mozo Experts Choice Home Lender Credit Union of the Year 2023.

  • Basic Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.16 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Enjoy a low rate home loan with $0 application fee and $0 ongoing fees. Flexibility to split your loan and set different repayment types. Fee free redraw from your loan using online banking. Flexible ways to repay. 40% Deposit required.

  • Mortgage Simplifier

    • LVR<80%
    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.17 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043

    Get a competitive variable rate with ING’s Mortgage Simplifier. Free extra repayments, no monthly or annual fees. Freedom to make free extra repayments or redraws.

  • Offset Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.39 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Ability to open up to 10 offset accounts per loan account. Fast online application. Linked Debit Mastercard® with fee-free access at ATMs across Australia. Package a credit card with your home loan and the annual card fee will be waived (T&Cs apply). 40% deposit required.

  • 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.

  • 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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* 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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