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Bank of Queensland home loans

Since 1874, Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has been one of Australia’s leading regional banks. With more than 250 branches across Australia, BOQ’s services are available to all Australians - not just those that live in the sunshine state. BOQ is completely independent of the big banks and has an extensive range of home loans including variable, fixed, package and line of credit options.

What home loans do Bank of Queensland offer?

Rates and fees verified as correct at 18 January, 2021. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Fixed Rate Home Loans

BOQ’s fixed rate home loan allows you to choose from a range of fixed terms starting from 1 year up to a 5 year fixed period. You’ll be able to borrow up to 90% LVR with the principal and interest repayments. With BOQ’s fixed rate home loan, you’ll be able to make up to $5,000 p.a. in additional repayments, but you won’t have the luxury of a redraw facility. There is also a monthly account maintenance fee to consider. If you opt for the 1 year fixed rate, you’ll have the option of a mortgage offset facility which could help to save you on interest over the year.

Home loan repayments calculator

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Product Fixed 3 year rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

2.49% p.a.

3.10% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

2.09% p.a.

3.01% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

3.84% p.a.

3.44% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

3.64% p.a.

3.39% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

2.99% p.a.

3.73% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

2.59% p.a.

3.63% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

4.29% p.a.

4.06% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

4.04% p.a.

4.00% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

Variable Rate Home Loans

Bank of Queensland offers three variable rate home loans ranging from a no frills, basic home loan to a full featured home loan called Clear Path. You can borrow up to 90% of your property’s value with all BOQ variable rate loans and because they all have a monthly account maintenance fee, it’s a good idea to take advantage of all the loan’s features such a split loan facility, the ability to make unlimited additional repayments and a redraw facility ($100 minimum). With the standard variable, 2 year intro rate or Clear Path home loan options, you’ll get the extra benefit of a 100% mortgage offset facility which can help you to save on interest over the life of your loan.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.42% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.09% p.a.

3.29% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

2.99% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.09% p.a.

3.22% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

2.99% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.09% p.a.

3.22% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

2.79% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.09% p.a.

3.18% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

4.38% p.a.

4.52% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

3.99% p.a.

4.13% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

3.80% p.a.

3.96% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

2.64% p.a.

2.81% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

2.59% p.a.

2.76% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

3.34% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.77% p.a.

3.83% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

3.19% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.77% p.a.

3.81% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

3.24% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.77% p.a.

3.82% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

3.09% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.77% p.a.

3.79% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

4.95% p.a.

5.08% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

4.70% p.a.

4.83% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$150

4.02% p.a.

4.18% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

3.04% p.a.

3.20% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

2.99% p.a.

3.16% p.a.

$10.00 monthly

$450

Line of Credit

Line of Credit

For the investor wanting to add to their portfolio, Bank of Queensland offers a line of credit loan starting from $25,000. With BOQ’s line of credit loan, you’ll be able to borrow up to 90% of the property value which can be put towards purchasing shares, an investment property or renovating your home without needing to apply for extra funds. Like other standard line of credit loans, you’ll only be charged interest on the outstanding balance and there are no set repayment terms giving you the flexibility to pay any amount, as long as the balance stays within your approved credit limit. You’ll not be charged an application fee, but there is a monthly account maintenance fee.

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee

4.78% p.a.

n/a

$10.00 monthly

$150

6.65% p.a.

n/a

$10.00 monthly

$645

5.22% p.a.

n/a

$10.00 monthly

$150

7.04% p.a.

n/a

$10.00 monthly

$645

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.

‡ Results from this calculation are estimates only as individual lenders apply different formulas. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

Bank of Queensland home loan features in a glance

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Additional repayments

If you’re looking to pay off your home loan sooner, BOQ’s home loans gives you the flexibility to make extra repayments whenever you like and without penalty with the exception of the fixed loan which caps additional repayments at $5,000 p.a.

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No application fees

With BOQ’s variable (Basic, Clear path) and line of credit home loans you will not have to pay any loan application fees.

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Maximum 95% LVR

For owner-occupiers, BOQ’s variable and fixed rate loans allow you to borrow up to 95% of the property’s value which means you’ll only need to save a 5% deposit. Keep in mind all loans over an 80% LVR will require lenders mortgage insurance.

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Fee savings

With BOQ’s basic variable and fixed loans, you can nominate your Reverse Charges Account to be free of monthly account maintenance fees.

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Top Up

Featured in the Clear Path home loan, this facility safeguards you against overdrawing by allowing you to use the limit on your credit card account to cover cheque or periodical payment overdrawing against another account. However, Top Up will only activate if you have sufficient available credit in your credit card account.

How are Bank of Queensland home loans rated?

Mozo users have rated Bank of Queensland home loans on price, features, convenience, trust and customer service so you can see what real Aussies have to say about their experiences.

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7.5/10
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Recent Bank of Queensland home loan reviews

Bank of Queensland Home Loan review
Overall 8/10
Good in store customer service

Great customer service, still waiting to hear back about interest rates for loans after a week.

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Great customer service, still waiting to hear back about interest rates for loans after a week.

Price
5/10
Features
7/10
Customer service
9/10
Convenience
9/10
Trust
9/10
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Dwayne, Western Australia, reviewed 3 days ago
Bank of Queensland Clear Path Variable Rate Home Loan review
Overall 7/10
Good personalised service.

BOQ has good personalised service and has matched interest rates from competitors. Would be better if there were no ATM withdrawal fees as limited bank-owned ATMs, but other than that quite satisfied with the bank.

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BOQ has good personalised service and has matched interest rates from competitors. Would be better if there were no ATM withdrawal fees as limited bank-owned ATMs, but other than that quite satisfied with the bank.

Price
8/10
Features
8/10
Customer service
9/10
Convenience
7/10
Trust
8/10
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Guada, New South Wales, reviewed about 2 months ago
Bank of Queensland Home Loan review
Overall 6/10
BOQ has great customer service.

They should demolish their 10 fees on their home loans and be more competitive with interest rates.

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They should demolish their 10 fees on their home loans and be more competitive with interest rates.

Price
4/10
Features
4/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
4/10
Trust
6/10
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Michelle, Western Australia, reviewed about 2 months ago
Bank of Queensland Fixed Rate review
Overall 8/10
Friendly staff.

Customer service.

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Customer service.

Price
7/10
Features
8/10
Customer service
8/10
Convenience
8/10
Trust
8/10
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Mel, Queensland, reviewed 2 months ago
Bank of Queensland Fixed Rate review
Overall 6/10
Mortgage - interest rate.

Customer service has been helpful in the past however interest rate is still quite high for the current market at 3.8%.

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Customer service has been helpful in the past however interest rate is still quite high for the current market at 3.8%.

Price
5/10
Features
3/10
Customer service
6/10
Convenience
4/10
Trust
7/10
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Denae, Western Australia, reviewed 3 months ago

What do you need to apply for a Bank of Queensland home loan?

You’ll need to supply BOQ with the standard paperwork that you’ll need for any home loan. This information includes: 

Personal ID including driver’s license, passport, birth certificate and medicare card.

Income details such as latest payslips and bank statements and latest Tax Assessment Notices, tax returns and P/L statement for both personal and business if self-employed.

Evidence of savings history, for example, latest account statements and credit card statements.

Purchasing?
If you’re purchasing a property, you’ll need a copy of the signed Contract of Sale and details of your solicitor/conveyancer.

Refinancing?
If you’re refinancing, you’ll need to provide the latest home loan statements and credit cards statements showing repayment history. 

Eligible for FHOG?

If you’re a first home buyer applying for the First Home Owners Grant, you’ll need identification and any supporting documentation.

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