RBA rate cut: Is your lender naughty or nice?

Kirsty Lamont

03 Oct 2019

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  • 15+ lenders pass through October rate cut to home borrowers

  • UBank, Athena, Homestar and FreedomLend only lenders to pass on full cut

  • Big banks pocket billions with rate cut delay tactics

Online lenders UBank, Athena, Homestar and FreedomLend are on top of the rate cut nice list this month, moving with lightning speed to announce they are passing through the Reserve Bank's October rate cut in full.  

By contrast, the Big 4 banks were the first to make the naughty list this month, and were quickly followed by other mainstream banks including St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank SA, Bankwest and Suncorp in denying mortgage customers the full benefit of the RBA cut.

While not all online lenders have passed on the rate cut in full, they have been far more generous with their cuts than the banks and the switching savings on offer right now are eye opening. A typical owner occupier with a $300K home loan can now save close to $5,000 by switching to the best rate on the market.

Ready to take advantage of the latest cut to find a better deal?  Start by comparing the latest ultra low rate home loans in the table below.

LOW RATE HOME LOAN COMPARISONS - rates updated daily

  • Promoted

    loans.com.au

    2.88% p.a. variable

    2.90% p.a.

    $1234

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    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.

    • 2.88% p.a. variable

    • 2.90% 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

  • Promoted

    UBank

    2.84% p.a. variable

    2.84% p.a.

    $1234

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    UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

    Free redraw with flexible repayments. Min 20% deposit. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 in the Low Cost Home Loan category^.

    • 2.84% p.a. variable

    • 2.84% 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

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    Athena

    2.84% p.a. variable

    2.80% p.a.

    $1234

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    Variable Home Loan

    Get the low rate you deserve with Athena, one of Australia's newest direct lenders. No fees and fee-free redraw. The same low rates for new and existing customers. Score loyalty bonus for making repayments. Min 20% deposit.

    • 2.84% p.a. variable

    • 2.80% 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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    Well Home Loans

    2.82% p.a. variable

    2.86% p.a.

    $1234

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    Well Balanced

    Well Balanced home loan is a low rate home loan with free online redraw and no valuation fee. Purchase, Refinance or Equity Release purposes allowed. Best New Home Loan in Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^

    • 2.82% p.a. variable

    • 2.86% p.a.

    • $785

    • $0.00

    • $300.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • Optional - $10 per month

    • 80.00%

    • $200,000

    • $2,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Well Balanced

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    Tic:Toc

    2.79% p.a. variable

    2.80% p.a.

    $1234

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    Variable Home Loan

    Tic:Toc’s award-winning online platform could save you thousands. No fees, fee-free redraws and an optional offset account for $10 per month. Minimum 10% deposit. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 for Online Home Lender of the Year 2019.^

    • 2.79% p.a. variable

    • 2.80% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $325.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • Optional - $10 per month

    • 90.00%

    • $50,000

    • $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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    Homestar

    2.74% p.a. variable

    2.77% p.a.

    $1234

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    Star Essentials Home Loan

    One of the lowest home loan rates in town packed with essential features. No application or ongoing fees. Unlimited additional repayments with free online redraws. Min. loan size $150k, no construction loans.

    • 2.74% p.a. variable

    • 2.77% p.a.

    • $596

    • $0.00

    • $535.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $150,000

    • $850,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Star Essentials Home Loan

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    Queensland Country Credit Union

    3.49% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    3.90% p.a.

    $1234

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    RateSaver

    No Annual or Monthly Loan Maintenance Fees. Pay up to $10,000 in additional repayments each year. Borrow up to 90% LVR.

    • 3.49% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 3.90% p.a.

    • $500

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - up to $10,000 per year

    • no

    • no

    • 90.00%

    • $100,000

    • $5,000,000

    • Fixed

    • Interest Only

    • Investor

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the RateSaver

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    IMB Bank

    3.13% p.a. variable

    3.19% p.a.

    $1234

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    Budget Home Loan

    Start with only 10% minimum deposit. Unrestricted additional repayments and free redraw facility.

    • 3.13% p.a. variable

    • 3.19% p.a.

    • $799

    • $0.00

    • $350.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • 90.00%

    • $75,000

    • $5,000,000

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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

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    HSBC

    2.95% p.a. variable

    2.97% p.a.

    $1234

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    Discounted Home Value Loan

    Unlimited free extra repayments and no ongoing service fees when you apply by the 31st January 2020. (T&Cs apply). Get help with the application process with an HSBC relationship manager, requires a minimum of 10% deposit at a max of 80% LVR. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 in the Low Cost Home Loan category.^

    • 2.95% p.a. variable

    • 2.97% p.a.

    • $150

    • $0.00

    • $300.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free online

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $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

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    Bank of Queensland

    2.99% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    3.72% p.a.

    $1234

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    Discount Fixed Rate 300k+

    Minimum loan amount of $300k. 20% deposit needed. Free additional repayments up to $5,000 per year.

    • 2.99% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 3.72% p.a.

    • $450

    • $10.00 monthly

    • $320.00

    • yes - free up to $5,000 p.a

    • no

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $300,000

    • -

    • Fixed

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Discount Fixed Rate 300k+

*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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