Record low rates fuel home loan comparison boom

Kirsty Lamont

26 Jun 2019

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Interest in low rate home loans is surging in the weeks since the Reserve Bank’s cash rate cut, as Aussie borrowers hit comparison sites in search of cheaper mortgage deals. The New Daily reports that tens of thousands of Australians have taken up the Treasurer’s advice to “shop around and get the best possible deal”.

With the ultra low rates currently on offer, it's no surprise so many borrowers have decided its time to compare and cash in. Loans.com.au, Athena, Reduce Home Loans and HomeStar have all cut variable rates below 3.35%, offering refinancers the chance to save thousands.

Before you scratch your head trying to work out who these lenders are, it’s worth remembering there’s nothing to fear from small lenders. The only thing you’ll give up by leaving the top end of town is an opportunity to pay a higher interest rate.

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  • Promoted

    loans.com.au

    3.03% p.a. variable

    3.05% 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.

    • 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

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    UBank

    3.34% p.a. variable

    3.34% p.a.

    $1234

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    UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

    Enjoy a low rate & no bank fees (on variable loans) from one of Australia's leading digital banks. Easy & fast to apply, you'll get free redraw with flexible repayments. Min. 20% deposit required. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 in the Low Cost Home Loan category.

    • 3.34% p.a. variable

    • 3.34% 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

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    Athena

    3.09% p.a. variable

    3.05% p.a.

    $1234

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    Variable Home Loan

    With 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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    Bank of Queensland

    2.99% p.a.
    fixed 3 years

    4.19% p.a.

    $1234

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    3 Year Discount Fixed Rate

    Apply by 31 August 2019. Minimum loan amount of $300k and LVR max of 80%. Free additional repayments up to $5,000 per year. $1,000 cashback for first home buyers

    • 2.99% p.a.
      fixed 3 years

    • 4.19% 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

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    Newcastle Permanent

    3.49% p.a. variable

    3.49% p.a.

    $1234

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    Special Real Deal Home Loan

    Special Real Deal owner occupied home loan with principal and interest repayments and an LVR of less than 90%

    • 3.49% p.a. variable

    • 3.49% p.a.

    • $0

    • $0.00

    • $0.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - fees apply

    • yes - partial only

    • 90.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Special Real Deal Home Loan

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    HSBC

    3.47% p.a. variable

    3.48% p.a.

    $1234

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    Discounted Home Value Loan

    As of 22nd July HSBC will be reducing this rate to 3.27% p.a.* (3.28% p.a. comparison rate^) so enquire now and be one of the first to make the most of this great rate. Enjoy unlimited free extra repayments and no ongoing service fees when you apply by 31 July (t&cs apply). Get help with the application process with an HSBC relationship manager. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 in the Low Cost Home Loan category.^

    • 3.47% p.a. variable

    • 3.48% 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

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    Heritage Bank

    3.57% p.a. variable

    3.62% p.a.

    $1234

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    Discount Variable Home Loan

    Enjoy no monthly administration fees, and the ability to make extra repayments with Heritage Bank's Discounted Variable Rate Home Loan. Featuring a great low rate, experience the difference this established bank has to offer.

    • 3.57% p.a. variable

    • 3.62% p.a.

    • $750

    • $0.00

    • $250.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • no

    • 80.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Discount Variable Home Loan

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    Well Home Loans

    3.02% p.a. variableApply now to get this rate from 29 Jul

    3.03% p.a.Apply now to get this rate from 29 Jul

    $1234

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    Well Balanced

    A low rate home loan for variable owner occupied loans, up to 90% LVR and no fees. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 for the Best New Home Loan.^

    • 3.02% p.a. variableApply now to get this rate from 29 Jul

    • 3.03% p.a.Apply now to get this rate from 29 Jul

    • $150

    • $0.00

    • $300.00

    • yes - free

    • yes - free

    • Optional - $10 per month

    • 90.00%

    • $10,000

    • $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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    Bank of Queensland

    3.54% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 4.01% p.a. variable

    4.06% p.a.

    $1234

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    2 Year Intro Rate Variable Home Loan

    Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments to align with your pay cycle or budget needs. Make additional repayments anytime to reduce the interest on your loan and pay your loan off sooner. Available for construction loans.

    • 3.54% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 4.01% p.a. variable

    • 4.06% p.a.

    • $150

    • $10.00 monthly

    • $320.00

    • yes - free

    • yes

    • yes

    • 90.00%

    • $150,000

    • -

    • Variable

    • Principal & Interest

    • Owner Occupier

    • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the 2 Year Intro Rate Variable 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.

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