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Bankwest home loans

Bankwest has been offering Australians personal and business banking services since 1895. Bankwest joined the Commonwealth Bank Group in 2008 becoming part of Australia’s largest provider of financial services.

Bankwest has a reputation for ‘making banking easier’ and has a wide range of competitive fixed, variable and package home loans to suit whatever your borrowing needs are.

If you think a Bankwest home loan could be a good choice, we’ve made things nice and simple by giving you all the information you need here on this page. You’ll find out what home loans Bankwest offers, the features you should keep an eye out for and what documents you should have at the ready to apply for a Bankwest home loan.

What home loans do Bankwest offer?

Rates and fees verified as correct at 26 January, 2021. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Fixed Rate Home Loans

If knowing exactly what your loan repayments will be is important to you, Bankwest’s Fixed Rate Loan is definitely something to consider. You have a choice of terms to choose from 1 year to a period of 5 years. It is available for loans starting from $20,000 and if you’re an owner occupier you can borrow up to 90% of the property’s value (up to 80% LVR for investors). With the Fixed Rate Loan you can make extra repayments up to $10,000 a year and there is a redraw facility should you need to free up funds at a later date but you’ll be charged an access fee. While there is a monthly service fee, you’ll also be able to save a bit on interest repayments with the loan’s optional offset facility which allows you to offset up to 40% of the loan amount.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

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

2.27% p.a.

4.28% p.a.

$12.00 monthly

$545

3.59% p.a.

4.88% p.a.

$12.00 monthly

$545

2.53% p.a.

4.24% p.a.

$12.00 monthly

$545

3.19% p.a.

5.08% p.a.

$12.00 monthly

$545

2.69% p.a.

4.75% p.a.

$12.00 monthly

$545

Variable Rate Home Loans

Bankwest caters to all borrowing needs with its variable home loan options from first time buyers with the SuperStart home loan, the internet savvy with the Online Home Loan through to investors with the Premium Select option. A variable rate home loan from Bankwest is a perfect fit if you are looking for home loan flexibility. You get competitive interest rates, money saving features like an offset account (monthly fee applies) and the ability to make free extra repayments and a choice of weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

5.10% p.a.

5.12% p.a.

$0.00

$250

4.75% p.a.

4.77% p.a.

$0.00

$250

3.42% p.a.

3.69% p.a.

$0.00

$250

3.77% p.a.

3.79% p.a.

$0.00

$250

3.42% p.a.

3.69% p.a.

$0.00

$250

5.53% p.a.

5.55% p.a.

$0.00

$250

5.40% p.a.

5.42% p.a.

$0.00

$250

4.02% p.a.

4.04% p.a.

$0.00

$250

4.15% p.a.

4.17% p.a.

$0.00

$250

4.02% p.a.

4.04% p.a.

$0.00

$250

Fixed Package Home Loan

The Complete Home Loan Package from Bankwest is a great choice if your loan is $200,000 or more and you love the idea of saving money by combining your accounts. With Bankwest’s package you’ll receive a discounted home loan interest rate, plus several fees on your home loan (i.e. application, property valuation) and the annual fee on your rewards credit card will be automatically waived. There is an annual package fee on the fixed rate option, but you’ll have a complete range of money savvy features at your fingertips including additional repayment flexibility, a 40% offset account and the choice of interest based repayments.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

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

2.07% p.a.

3.44% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

3.39% p.a.

3.77% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

2.33% p.a.

3.50% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

2.99% p.a.

4.10% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

2.49% p.a.

3.97% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

Variable Package Home Loan

You might also opt for a variable rate Complete Home Loan Package from Bankwest if you’re borrowing more than $200,000 and want to combine your accounts to save some cash. The variable option comes with all the benefits of the fixed, plus a fee free redraw facility and an optional 100% offset account, which means any money in the account will be offset daily against your home loan principal to reduce the amount of interest you are charged.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.86% p.a.

4.28% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

3.67% p.a.

4.09% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

3.32% p.a.

4.00% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

4.05% p.a.

4.47% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

3.92% p.a.

4.34% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

4.05% p.a.

4.47% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

3.92% p.a.

4.34% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$250

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.

Bankwest home loan features in a glance

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Offset facility

Saving on your interest repayments is easy with an optional 100% offset facility that is available with Bankwest’s variable and package home loans, but there may be a monthly fee charged. The Fixed Rate home loan has an optional 40% offset facility.

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Split your loan

With Bankwest’s Complete Home Loan Package, you can split your loan between a fixed and variable rate. Not only will you have the certainty of a fixed rate, you’ll be able to access all the flexibility of a variable home loan.

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Additional repayments

Want to pay your home loan off sooner and reduce the interest you’re charged over the life of the loan? Bankwest’s home loans have the handy feature of additional repayment flexibility. If you have the Fixed Rate home loan you won’t miss out either because you can make up to $10,000 in extra repayments every year without penalty.

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Online-exclusive home loan

You can apply and manage your home loan exclusively online with Bankwest’s Online Home Loan. There are no ongoing fees and you’ll get all the flexible features of the other variable home loans, but it is only available on loan amounts from $100,000 to $1,000,000.

How are Bankwest home loans rated?

Mozo users have rated Bankwest 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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Recent Bankwest home loan reviews

Bankwest Home Loan review
Overall 10/10
Bankwest is the best.

I have been banking with Bankwest for many many years now and I just cant fault them anywhere!

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I have been banking with Bankwest for many many years now and I just cant fault them anywhere!

Price
10/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Kristy, Victoria, reviewed 7 days ago
Bankwest Complete Variable Home Loan (Package) review
Overall 6/10
It’s a good bank to get into the home loan market.

Bankwest isn’t a bad bank, however the closest branch to me is an hour away and online and over the phone service is average.

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Bankwest isn’t a bad bank, however the closest branch to me is an hour away and online and over the phone service is average.

Price
7/10
Features
7/10
Customer service
4/10
Convenience
7/10
Trust
5/10
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Amanda, Queensland, reviewed 11 days ago
Bankwest Complete Variable Home Loan (Package) review
Overall 10/10
Great bank, products and services.

Great products and service always. Have negotiated with our financial advisor to drop our interest rates as soon as there’s been a change in them. Bit disappointed that we can’t take advantage of the latest changes - apparently we don’t have enough equity in our house to warrant the rate cut. I would have thought we’re very good candidates for this as it would mean we’d free up some money and be able to pay extra off mortgage!

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Great products and service always. Have negotiated with our financial advisor to drop our interest rates as soon as there’s been a change in them. Bit disappointed that we can’t take advantage of the latest changes - apparently we don’t have enough equity in our house to warrant the rate cut. I would have thought we’re very good candidates for this as it would mean we’d free up some money and be able to pay extra off mortgage!

Price
8/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Jacqueline, Western Australia, reviewed 14 days ago
Bankwest Complete Variable Home Loan (Package) review
Overall 8/10
A good bank for a loan if you have multiple jobs

They gave us a home loan when no other bank would. I work part-time plus have a casual job on top of that, and my partner works part time. They are a good bank to go with if you don't have two full-time contracts, and lets face it, the work force is becoming ever more casualized these days.

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They gave us a home loan when no other bank would. I work part-time plus have a casual job on top of that, and my partner works part time. They are a good bank to go with if you don't have two full-time contracts, and lets face it, the work force is becoming ever more casualized these days.

Price
6/10
Features
9/10
Customer service
9/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
8/10
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Taylor, New South Wales, reviewed 19 days ago
Bankwest Home Loan review
Overall 9/10
Very happy

Very happy with Bankwest great interest loans, very informative of ways to save.

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Very happy with Bankwest great interest loans, very informative of ways to save.

Price
10/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
8/10
Trust
10/10
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Donna, Victoria, reviewed about 1 month ago

What do you need to apply for a Bankwest home loan?

To apply for a Bankwest home loan, you’ll need these details handy:

  • Personal details
  • Employment details
  • Financial details including income, assets and liabilities (i.e. loans with another financial institution)

If you are new to Bankwest and applying for a home loan in person, you’ll need to bring along a form of identification such as a passport or driver’s licence.

Once you’re ready for full approval, you may need to provide these documents depending on your situation:

  • Recent payslips displaying your employer’s name if you’re a PAYG employee and financial statements with tax returns for the last two years if you’re self employed
  • If you’re receiving any additional income such as rental income, government benefits or trust income, you’ll need to provide supporting documentation
  • Copy of signed Offer and Acceptance/Contract of Sale
  • Copy of signed building contract and plans and specifications
  • Recent home loans statements from another financial institution if you’re refinancing.


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