Which banks have cut home loan interest rates so far?

On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank decided to decrease the cash rate once more, bringing it down to a record low 1.00%. Since then, attention has turned to banks and lenders to see how much of the cut will flow through to home loan customers. 

And while they haven’t been as proactive as they were following June’s RBA cut, we’ve still seen plenty of action. 22 lenders have made moves since Tuesday, with eight opting to pass on the full cut. 

Smaller lenders shine

First out the gate were online lenders Athena and Homestar. Given that many non-bank lenders compete on rate, there was an expectation that these two would continue their cut streak in the lead-up to Tuesday’s decision, and they didn’t disappoint. Both passed on the full 0.25% cut to home loan customers without delay.

Athena’s variable rate home loan now sits at 3.09% p.a. (3.05% comparison rate*), while rates for Homestar’s Star Essentials Home Loan start at a super low 2.99% p.a. (2.99% p.a. comparison rate*).

ANZ saves face, passes on full cut

Among the Big 4 banks, only ANZ passed on the full cut, likely looking to restore a bit of goodwill after the blowback it received for withholding so much last time.

The reductions will come into effect 12 July, and will apply to both home and investment loans. Owner occupiers paying principal and interest will soon be looking at variable rates in the range of 4.93% p.a. (5.23% p.a. comparison rate*).

As for the rest of the major banks, they didn’t give us much reason to celebrate. NAB and Commonwealth Bank passed on only 0.19%, while Westpac reduced rates by 0.20% for owner occupiers and 0.30% for investors making interest only repayments.

On the decision, Westpac Chief Executive, David Lindberg said, “It’s critical that we continue to carefully manage our business in a sustainable way for the longer term and take into account the diverse needs of all our stakeholders.”  

Who else has made a move?

Along with ANZ, Athena and Homestar, there are a handful of lenders that have passed on the full cut to variable home loan customers. As of writing, these are:

Amount cutAmount cut in June
ANZ-0.25%-0.18%
Athena-0.25%-0.25%
Firstmac-0.25%-0.20%
Greater Bank-0.25%-0.25%
Homestar-0.25%-0.25%
loans.com.au-0.25%-0.20%
Newcastle Permanent-0.25%-0.25%
State Custodians-0.25%-0.18%

The lenders that have made reductions short of the full cut are much more numerous. As of writing, they are:


Amount cutAmount cut in June
Aussie-0.20%-0.25%
Bank of Melbourne-0.20%-0.20%
BankSA-0.20%-0.20%
Bankwest-0.19%-0.25%
Commonwealth Bank-0.19%-0.25%
ING-0.20%-0.25%
Macquarie-0.20%-0.25%
ME Bank-0.15%-0.25%
NAB-0.19%-0.25%
Reduce Home Loans-0.20%-0.25%
RAMS-0.20%-0.20%
St George-0.20%-0.20%
Suncorp-0.19%-0.20%
Westpac-0.20%-0.20%

For a more up-to-date look, make sure to check in with our Naughty or Nice table, which we’ll be updating each time we get news of key lenders’ decisions.

And if your lender has been slow to make a move, or has withheld more of the cut than you’re comfortable with, you’ll be glad to hear there are plenty of appealing options on the market right now. Below is a selection, but if you’re after more, be sure to visit our variable rate home loan comparison page.

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Last updated 23 June 2024 Important disclosures and comparison rate warning*
  • Basic Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.16 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
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    Enjoy a low rate home loan with $0 application fee and $0 ongoing fees. Flexibility to split your loan and set different repayment types. Fee free redraw from your loan using online banking. Flexible ways to repay. 40% Deposit required.

  • Unloan Variable

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR <80%
    Interest rate
    5.99 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    5.90 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,995
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    Built by CommBank, the Unloan is the first home loan with an increasing discount (conditions apply) for borrowers. No application or banking fees. No monthly account keeping or early exit fees. Apply online in minutes.

  • Offset Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.39 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Ability to open up to 10 offset accounts per loan account. Fast online application. Linked Debit Mastercard® with fee-free access at ATMs across Australia. Package a credit card with your home loan and the annual card fee will be waived (T&Cs apply). 40% deposit required.

  • Unloan Variable

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR <80%
    Interest rate
    5.99 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    5.90 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,995
    Go to site

    Built by CommBank, the Unloan is the first home loan with an increasing discount (conditions apply) for borrowers. No application or banking fees. No monthly account keeping or early exit fees. Apply online in minutes.

  • Discount Variable Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<70%
    Interest rate
    5.99 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.01 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $2,995
    Go to site

    A low rate home loan for owner-occupiers packed with great features including unlimited extra repayments, free online redraw, no application or monthly admin fees. Rate will vary depending on LVR. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice 2024 Low Cost Home Loan Award^

  • Variable Home Loan 90

    • Principal and Interest
    • LVR <90%
    Interest rate
    6.04 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.06 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,011
    Go to site

    Affordable home loan rate for buyers or refinancers. No monthly or ongoing fees. Option to add an offset for 0.10%. Access to savings with unlimited redraws available. Minimum 10% deposit required.

  • The Better Home Loan Special Offer

    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    • LVR<80%
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Enjoy a variable rate home loan with a bunch of features from Police Credit Union. Make extra repayments at any time without penalty. No monthly, annual or upfront fees. Free online redraw. Minimum 20% deposit. Qualifying criteria applies. Minimum loan amount is 200K. For new customers only. Mozo Experts Choice Home Lender Credit Union of the Year 2023.

  • Basic Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.16 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Enjoy a low rate home loan with $0 application fee and $0 ongoing fees. Flexibility to split your loan and set different repayment types. Fee free redraw from your loan using online banking. Flexible ways to repay. 40% Deposit required.

  • Mortgage Simplifier

    • LVR<80%
    • Owner Occupier
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.17 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043

    Get a competitive variable rate with ING’s Mortgage Simplifier. Free extra repayments, no monthly or annual fees. Freedom to make free extra repayments or redraws.

  • Offset Home Loan

    • Owner Occupier
    • LVR<60%
    • Principal & Interest
    Interest rate
    6.14 % p.a.
    Variable
    Comparison rate
    6.39 % p.a.
    Initial monthly repayment
    $3,043
    Go to site

    Ability to open up to 10 offset accounts per loan account. Fast online application. Linked Debit Mastercard® with fee-free access at ATMs across Australia. Package a credit card with your home loan and the annual card fee will be waived (T&Cs apply). 40% deposit required.

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* 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.

** Initial monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate. You can change the loan amount and term in the input boxes at the top of this table. 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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