Rate hike shock hits 1 in 2 borrowers

Kelly Emmerton

04 Jun 2018

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Has your budget been feeling a little tighter than usual lately? It’s no surprise, considering Mozo data reveals that 43 lenders have hiked variable rates for home loan customers since August 2016.

“1 in 2 Aussie borrowers have been stung by out-of-cycle rate rises since the last RBA rate change in 2016, according to a Mozo survey,” said Mozo Director Kirsty Lamont.

Despite this, 8 in 10 borrowers haven’t even thought about switching to a better deal - a decision that could be costing them tens thousands of dollars. By switching from 4.00% variable rate to a 3.70% rate, borrowers could shave $17,245 off a $350,000 mortgage over 25 years.

“There’s no reason for Aussies to be overpaying on their mortgage, since half of the lenders in Mozo’s database now offer a rate under 3.70% to new customers. So if you’re paying too much, today could be the day to switch,” said Lamont.

Get started by comparing some of the lowest home loan rates available in the table below.

Low rate home loans - June 2018 - rates updated daily

  • HSBC

    3.59% p.a. variable

    3.61% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Discounted Home Value Loan

    Discounted rate for the life of the loan. A relationship manager to help you through the application process.

    • 3.59% p.a. variable

    • 3.61% p.a.

    • $150

    • $0.00

    • $300.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free online

    • no

    • 90.00%

    • $50,000

    • $7,500,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Discounted Home Value Loan

  • UBank

    3.59% p.a. variable

    3.59% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

    A low rate Home Loan with no bank fees on variable rate loans. Easy & fast to apply. Choose between flexible repayments and make extra repayments for free on a variable rate home loan.

    • 3.59% p.a. variable

    • 3.59% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $200,000

    • $699,999

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

  • Athena

    3.49% p.a. variable

    3.51% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Opening Offer Variable Home Loan - Refinance Only

    No application fees, no monthly fees & no annual fees. Stay-great rates for the entirety of the loan, so you pay it off faster.

    • 3.49% p.a. variable

    • 3.51% p.a.

    • $488

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $100,000

    • $2,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Opening Offer Variable Home Loan - Refinance Only

  • Virgin Money

    3.69% p.a. variable

    3.83% p.a.

    $1234

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    Reward Me Variable Rate Home Loan

    Competitive rates from 3.69% p.a. Plus receive 20,000 Velocity Points for every $100,000 drawn at settlement.

    • 3.69% p.a. variable

    • 3.83% p.a.

    • $150

    • $10.00 monthly

    • $320.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • yes

    • 80.00%

    • $750,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Reward Me Variable Rate Home Loan

  • Hot Deal Brand New Offer

    loans.com.au

    3.48% p.a. variable

    3.50% p.a.

    $1234

    Product details Close details
    Smart Home Loan

    A low-rate home loan that could save you thousands. No application or ongoing fees. Unlimited additional repayments. Unlimited free redraws with no minimum redraw amount.

    • 3.48% p.a. variable

    • 3.50% p.a.

    • $520

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $50,000

    • $1,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Smart Home Loan

*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.

Want more options for refinancing your home loan to a better deal? Check out our refinancing loan comparison hub.

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