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

  • Promoted

    loans.com.au

    3.03% p.a. variable

    3.05% 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, Limited time only.

    • 3.03% p.a. variable

    • 3.05% 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

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    UBank

    3.09% p.a. variable

    3.09% p.a.

    $1234

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    UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

    One of Australia's leading digital banks. Easy & fast to apply. Free redraw with flexible repayments. Min. 20% deposit required. Low rate and no bank fees (on variable loans). Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 in the Low Cost Home Loan category.^

    • 3.09% p.a. variable

    • 3.09% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $200,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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

  • Promoted

    Athena

    3.09% p.a. variable

    3.05% p.a.

    $1234

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    Variable Home Loan

    Low rates, no fees, and automatic rate match. New-comer Athena wants you to love them and leave them. Refinance only. Minimum 20% deposit.

    • 3.09% p.a. variable

    • 3.05% p.a.

    • $0

    • $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 Variable Home Loan

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    Hot Deal Earn 300,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply by 31 August

    ANZ

    3.38% p.a. variable

    3.42% p.a.

    $1234

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    Simplicity PLUS Special Offer LVR <80%

    Competitive low rate. No upfront or monthly fees. Flexibility to make extra repayments and redraw. Plus, score 300,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply for a home loan over $300,000 by 31 August 2019, and settle by 31 Jan 2020. Minimum 20% deposit required.

    • 3.38% p.a. variable

    • 3.42% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $160.00

    • yes - free

    • yes

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $50,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    • Apply for a home loan over $300,000 by 31 August 2019, and settle by 31 Jan 2020 to earn 300,000 Qantas Points.

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Simplicity PLUS Special Offer LVR <80%

*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 the amount and term you entered.

**Initial monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate, and a loan of $500,000 repaid over 25 years. 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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