based on 1666 People's Choice banking product reviews as rated by Mozo community

People's Choice home loans

Adelaide-based People's Choice is one of Australia's largest credit unions with over 375,000 members. In addition to a range of other banking products People's Choice offer a number of fixed, variable and package home loans to owner occupier and investor borrowers. In 2021, People's Choice were named among just a handful of winners of a  Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Investor Fixed Home Loan.

What home loans do People's Choice offer?

Rates and fees verified as correct at 04 August, 2021. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Fixed Rate Home Loans

For homeowners wanting to lock down a rate for between 1-5 years and the repayment certainty that comes with it, People's Choice offers the one fixed rate home loan for both owner occupiers and investors. The Fixed Rate Home Loan (which you can read more about in the links below) comes with principal and interest and interest-only options on loan amounts starting from $20,000, as well as minimum deposit requirements of either 5% or 10% depending on whether you're an investor or owner occupier. The loan also allows extra repayments to be made (free up to $10,000 per annum), but there are a number of fees to consider including the $8 monthly service fee. 

Home loan repayments calculator

years

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

3.39% p.a.

4.76% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

2.49% p.a.

4.13% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

2.89% p.a.

4.91% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

2.69% p.a.

4.65% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

Variable Rate Home Loans

People's Choice also currently offers two variable rate home loans: the Basic Variable Home Loan and the Standard Variable Home Loan. Available to both owner occupiers and investors, the People's Choice variable home loans are more feature-rich alternatives to the fixed rate loan, offering up free extra repayments and a free redraw facility (minimum redraw of $1,000). While the Standard Variable  Home Loan comes with an offset account, the Basic Variable Home Loan comes with the advantage of a much lower interest rate. Both loans also come with a number of fees attached, but you can check out those details and more by heading to the linked reviews below. 

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments

4.23% p.a.

4.24% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.19% p.a.

3.20% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.68% p.a.

3.69% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.49% p.a.

2.49% p.a.

$0.00

$0

4.48% p.a.

4.49% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.34% p.a.

3.35% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.93% p.a.

3.94% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.64% p.a.

2.65% p.a.

$0.00

$0

5.06% p.a.

5.21% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

4.51% p.a.

4.66% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

4.69% p.a.

4.70% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.99% p.a.

3.00% p.a.

$0.00

$0

4.33% p.a.

4.34% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.79% p.a.

2.80% p.a.

$0.00

$0

4.99% p.a.

5.00% p.a.

$0.00

$0

4.58% p.a.

4.59% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.94% p.a.

2.95% p.a.

$0.00

$0

5.46% p.a.

5.61% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

5.16% p.a.

5.31% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$750

Fixed Package Home Loan

If you're looking to bundle your fixed home loan with a number of other discounted banking products from People's Choice, the First Home Buyer Fixed Rate Loan (Package) or Fixed Rate Home Loan (Package) could be just what you're after. As the name suggests, the First Home Buyer Fixed Rate Loan (Package) is only available for first time owner occupier buyers, whereas the Fixed Rate Home Loan (Package) is available to both owner occupiers and investors on loans starting from $100,000. 

Home loan repayments calculator

years

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

p.a.

n/a

$395.00 yearly

$0

p.a.

n/a

$395.00 yearly

$0

p.a.

n/a

$395.00 yearly

$0

p.a.

n/a

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.79% p.a.

3.40% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.09% p.a.

3.10% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.94% p.a.

3.55% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.24% p.a.

3.23% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.59% p.a.

3.50% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.39% p.a.

3.30% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.74% p.a.

4.30% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.54% p.a.

3.45% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

Variable Package Home Loan

For owner occupiers and investors looking to mix the benefits of a package offer as well as competitive variable rates, the People's Choice Variable Home Loan (Package) could be the best bet. Lending is available from $100,000 and the loan comes complete with features like an offset account, redraw facility and extra repayments, though there is the $395 yearly service fee to consider. 

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments

3.54% p.a.

3.94% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.84% p.a.

3.26% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.99% p.a.

3.40% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.69% p.a.

4.10% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.34% p.a.

3.76% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.14% p.a.

3.55% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.29% p.a.

3.70% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

People's Choice home loan features in a glance

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Repayment flexibility

Many of People's Choice fixed and variable rate home loans gives borrowers the opportunity to make use of flexible features such as extra repayments and a redraw facility. Customers will also be able to make their repayments on a schedule that suits their own budget or their pay cycle: either weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

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Offset account

Want to reduce the amount of interest you're paying on your loan while also having funds easily at hand in case you need them? An offset account could be just the feature you're after, and the good news is that a number of People's Choice home loans (including the Standard Variable Home Loan and several of the packaged loans) come with one attached.

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Packaged home loan options

Peoples Choice offer regular fixed and variable rate home loans, but they also offer package loans for borrowers who are interested in saving money on fees and rates with other People's Choice banking products including credit cards, bank accounts and personal loans.

How are People's Choice home loans rated?

Mozo users have rated People's Choice 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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People's Choice home loans
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182 Reviews

Recent People's Choice home loan reviews

People's Choice Home Loan
Overall 6/10
They don't take customer needs seriously

The products are ok but not outstanding. I don't like the shortened opening hours/days for the physical branches. It is also frustrating that all branches are not open for all types of banking. Online banking is not user friendly for pmoney transfers as it mandates a 3rd party app to be able to make or schedule payments to another person. Also that 3rd party app is only for one member number. If you have two memberships you cannot use the same device eg mobile phone to transfer money to another person.

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The products are ok but not outstanding. I don't like the shortened opening hours/days for the physical branches. It is also frustrating that all branches are not open for all types of banking. Online banking is not user friendly for pmoney transfers as it mandates a 3rd party app to be able to make or schedule payments to another person. Also that 3rd party app is only for one member number. If you have two memberships you cannot use the same device eg mobile phone to transfer money to another person.

Price
7/10
Features
7/10
Customer service
5/10
Convenience
3/10
Trust
6/10
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Mary, Northern Territory, reviewed 5 months ago
People's Choice Variable Home Loan (Package)
Overall 9/10
Friendly staff reasonable rates charges & features

People's Choice have a good range of home loans at reasonable rates. If you take out a home loan package there are no fees other than an annual fee - all refinancing, redraws, etc. are at no additional cost. They offer unlimited redraw facilities and the best thing I like is you can have as many offset accounts as you want - I currently have six for different purposes which makes saving up for different things easier. The staff are friendly and genuinely want to help you achieve your financial goals.

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People's Choice have a good range of home loans at reasonable rates. If you take out a home loan package there are no fees other than an annual fee - all refinancing, redraws, etc. are at no additional cost. They offer unlimited redraw facilities and the best thing I like is you can have as many offset accounts as you want - I currently have six for different purposes which makes saving up for different things easier. The staff are friendly and genuinely want to help you achieve your financial goals.

Price
7/10
Features
9/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
8/10
Trust
9/10
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Malcolm, South Australia, reviewed 5 months ago
People's Choice Home Loan
Overall 8/10
Peoples Choice- my choice

Happy with PCCU, bit slow about keeping in touch, but have been punctual once contacted!

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Happy with PCCU, bit slow about keeping in touch, but have been punctual once contacted!

Price
9/10
Features
8/10
Customer service
4/10
Convenience
8/10
Trust
8/10
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Robyn, South Australia, reviewed 6 months ago
People's Choice Standard Variable Rate Loan
Overall 7/10
So so.

So so!

Price
4/10
Features
6/10
Customer service
5/10
Convenience
5/10
Trust
6/10
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Corey, South Australia, reviewed 7 months ago
People's Choice Fixed Rate Home Loan
Overall 4/10
Great products but terribly run.

Poor communication, care factor very low, didn't really listen, etc. Good rates, great fees but the worst customer service in the country.

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Poor communication, care factor very low, didn't really listen, etc. Good rates, great fees but the worst customer service in the country.

Price
6/10
Features
6/10
Customer service
2/10
Convenience
7/10
Trust
4/10
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Sam, South Australia, reviewed 7 months ago

What do you need to apply for a People's Choice home loan?

Prospective borrowers can start the home loan application process with People's Choice online and once they've filled in some initial details about the property they're looking to buy, they can either continue the application online or request a call from a People's Choice representative. Like all applications, it's worthwhile getting some information together before starting the process though including: 

  • Personal details for each applicant (if necessary)
  • Contact details including a valid email address
  • Proof of salary (i.e. payslips) and evidence of other income including government payments and rental income
  • Statements for any liabilities including credit cards or other existing loans
  • A copy of your council rates notice
  • A copy of your driver's licence or passport
  • Home loan statements (if you’re refinancing)

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