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Bank Australia Basic Home Loan

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The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan of at least $150,000 with an LVR below 70%

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan of at least $150,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan of at least $10,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a principal & interest loan of at least $200,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a principal & interest loan of at least $10,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a interest only loan of at least $10,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a interest only loan of at least $200,000 with an LVR below 80%

Choose the version of this loan that suits you best

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 70%

    Loan: $150,000

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR 70%-80%

    Loan: $150,000

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $10,000

  • Investor (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $200,000

  • Investor (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $10,000

  • Investor (Interest Only)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $10,000

  • Investor (Interest Only)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $200,000

Rate
2.59% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.63% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595
Rate
2.94% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.98% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595
Rate
3.20% p.a.
Comparison Rate
3.24% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595
Rate
2.85% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.89% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595
Rate
3.41% p.a.
Comparison Rate
3.45% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595
Rate
3.71% p.a.
Comparison Rate
3.75% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595
Rate
3.05% p.a.
Comparison Rate
3.09% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$595

Mozo editorial review Bank Australia Basic Home Loan

Last updated: 10 September 2020.

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What's hot
  • 2.59% variable rate (2.63% comparison rate*) (for <=70% LVR)
  • 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner
  • Free extra repayments and redraw facility
What's not
  • No offset account available
  • $595 application fee
Mozo snapshot

Attention home loan seekers: If you are looking for a great value home loan, the Bank Australia Basic Home Loan is one to put on your hit list. Why? The Basic Home Loan has all the handy essentials you need to fulfil your home ownership dreams - no monthly fees, flexible repayments and a competitive variable rate of 2.59% (2.63% comparison rate*) for borrowers with an LVR equal to or less than 70%. 

The cherry on top? The Basic Home Loan took out a Best First Home Buyer Loan Award in the 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Awards

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Key features

With low variable interest rates and a range of flexible features, the Basic Home Loan is a loan that will suit everyone from first home buyers through to seasoned property investors. For owner occupiers with more than a 30% deposit or under a 70% LVR, variable rates start from a low 2.59% (2.63% comparison rate*), while if you have an LVR of more than 70%, but less than 80%, you could be still be looking at a decent rate of 2.94% (2.98% comparison rate*).

You can borrow up to 80% LVR, which means that for first home buyers and investors, the minimum deposit required is 20%, while the maximum loan term for the Basic Home Loan is 30 years.

There are a number of repayment options that come standard with the Basic Home Loan. For instance, you can choose your repayment frequency to suit your payday and not the banks. Options include weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments.

There isn't an offset account attached to the Basic Home Loan but you can make extra payments and there is a redraw facility available if you decide you need the money later on.


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Who is it good for

Value seekers. Why pay a higher interest rate when the Basic Home Loan has all the essential features you want in a home loan?

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Any catches

One thing to keep in mind, no offset account is available with this mortgage, which may not be optimal for every borrower.

With the Bank Australia Basic Home Loan, you'll also need to budget for a few fees, including a $595 application fee and a $250 discharge fee once you've finished paying off your loan.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.59% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.63% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $150,000

  • none

  • none

  • 70.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.94% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.98% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $150,000

  • none

  • 70.00%

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 3.20% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 3.24% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $10,000

  • none

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.85% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.89% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $200,000

  • none

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 3.41% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 3.45% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $10,000

  • none

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 3.71% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 3.75% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $10,000

  • none

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Interest Only

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 28 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 3.05% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 3.09% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $595.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $250.00

Other financial bits
  • $200,000

  • none

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Interest Only

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • yes

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

  • none

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.

Customer Reviews

How are Bank Australia home loans rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
7.9/10
Price
7.8/10
Features
7.2/10
Customer service
7.7/10
Convenience
7.3/10
Trust
7.8/10

Latest reviews of Bank Australia Basic Home Loan

  • Overall 6/10
    Local manager that can make decisions. “Green “

    Local branch with manager authorised to ok loans quickly. Green conscious with money sourcing and investing. Members ie customers own bank. Little feed back review once loan is established.

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    Local branch with manager authorised to ok loans quickly. Green conscious with money sourcing and investing. Members ie customers own bank. Little feed back review once loan is established.

    Price
    4/10
    Features
    7/10
    Customer service
    5/10
    Convenience
    9/10
    Trust
    6/10
    Less
    Rob, Victoria reviewed 3 months ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Made the whole home loan process easy.

    The experience I've had with Bank Australia has been exceptional. Both through my lender and teller at a branch. Professional, dedicated, and thorough, as well as being decent people they genuinely seem care about the work they do and providing great customer service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bank Australia, nor the Home Loan team.

    Read full review

    The experience I've had with Bank Australia has been exceptional. Both through my lender and teller at a branch. Professional, dedicated, and thorough, as well as being decent people they genuinely seem care about the work they do and providing great customer service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bank Australia, nor the Home Loan team.

    Price
    7/10
    Features
    9/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    9/10
    Trust
    10/10
    Less
    Gob, Victoria reviewed 8 months ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Great customer service

    Easy banking.

    Read full review

    Easy banking.

    Price
    8/10
    Features
    5/10
    Customer service
    7/10
    Convenience
    9/10
    Trust
    9/10
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    Tiffany, Victoria reviewed about 5 years ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Great customer service

    They were extremely helpful when I applied for this loan. They were helpful and were patient with all my questions.

    Read full review

    They were extremely helpful when I applied for this loan. They were helpful and were patient with all my questions.

    Price
    10/10
    Features
    8/10
    Customer service
    6/10
    Convenience
    10/10
    Trust
    10/10
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    Carole, Victoria reviewed over 5 years ago
  • Overall 7/10
    Competitive home loan rates and friendly service

    Very competitive home loan rates. MECU interests are its members not shareholders. All profits are invested back into the bank to provide fairer fees and banking for members.

    Read full review

    Very competitive home loan rates. MECU interests are its members not shareholders. All profits are invested back into the bank to provide fairer fees and banking for members.

    Price
    7/10
    Features
    7/10
    Customer service
    7/10
    Convenience
    7/10
    Trust
    7/10
    Less
    Belinda, Victoria reviewed over 5 years ago
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About Bank Australia

Bank Australia is a customer owned bank. Formerly bankmecu, Bank Australia has over 130,000 customers which act as shareholders of the bank. It offers a full range of products including home loans, savings, credit cards and loan products, and because its shareholders are its customers, they benefit from lower rate and fees. Bank Australia also invests up to 4% of its profits in various community projects every year.

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2.59% p.a. variable

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2.34% p.a.

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UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

2.49% p.a.

2.49% p.a.

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Back to Basics

2.68% p.a.

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Economy

2.59% p.a.

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n/a

n/a

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2.95% p.a.

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2.06% p.a.
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2.38% p.a.

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n/a

n/a

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$0.00

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AcceleRATES Variable Home Loan

2.34% p.a.

2.34% p.a.

$0.00

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UHomeLoan - Discount Offer

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2.49% p.a.

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2.29% p.a.

2.32% p.a.

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2.19% p.a.

2.22% p.a.

$0.00

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2.38% p.a.

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2.47% p.a.

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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.