The winners and losers of the RBA rate cut, which are you?

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Less than 24 hours after the RBA’s decision to cut rates, lenders have already begun to announce whether they’ll be passing on the cut to their customers. 

According to new Mozo research, the decision to cut the official cash rate this time around will also depict winners and losers across the country. 

Mozo found that home loan holders with stable incomes will be the biggest winners post RBA rate cut, as they’re in a top position to refinance their mortgage to some of the best rates on the market. 

“Another cut to official interest rates will be great news for many home loan customers, with historically low interest rates offering significant opportunities to switch lenders and reduce their monthly repayments,” said Mozo Director Kirsty Lamont.   

Mozo calculated that the average variable home loan rate now sits at 3.19%, down form 3.34% from last month. This means that a $400,000 loan for an owner occupier making principal and interest repayments could see a $33 monthly saving on their mortgage. 

Peering into the database, Well Home Loans currently offers the leading variable home loan rate at a super low 2.17% (2.20% comparison rate*), followed by Reduce Home Loans at 2.19% (2.23% comparison rate*) and Tic:Toc offering 2.19% (2.20% comparison rate*). 

“Perhaps the biggest challenges for people with a mortgage looking to save will be getting comfortable with the names of smaller lenders who continue to offer the most competitive interest rates,” said Lamont. 

On the other hand, avid savers will once again take a hit, with 76 of deposit-takers cutting rates this year and dropping the highest 6 month term deposit to 1.20% from Judo Bank, 54 basis points above the average rate of 0.66%.

Best 6 month term deposit rates 

Provider6 month term depositBalance after 6 Months
Judo Bank1.20%$10,060
BankVic1.15%$10,058
Firefighters Mutual Bank1%$10,050
Health Professional Bank1%$10,050
Teachers Mutual Bank1%$10,050
UniBank1%$10,050

Source: Mozo.com.au 28 October 2020 at $25,000

In terms of at-call savings accounts, Mozo found that the average ongoing savings rate currently sits at a measly 0.57%. However, ING and My State Bank both share the leading savings rate of 1.50%, while Westpac still offer a rate of 3% to customers under 30.

Top 5 ongoing savings account interest rates

ProviderProductBest ongoing ratesOn $10,000 after 12 Months
INGSavings Maximiser1.50% (0.10% base rate)$10,150
MyState BankBonus Saver1.50% (0.15% base rate)$10,150
Australian UnityActive Saver1.25% (0.25% base rate)$10,150
MOVE BankBonus Saver1.20% (0.25% base rate)$10,121
UpSaver Account1.10% (0.10% base rate)$10,111

Source: mozo.com.au 3 November 2020, conditional bonus rates at $10,000

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