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Secured Personal Loans

Secured personal loans let you borrow against your car or other asset in return for a lower interest rate. Compare secured loans in Australia with Mozo and find a loan to fit your borrowing needs.

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What’s the difference between secured and unsecured loans?

A secured loan is a loan when an asset owned by you is put up as security for the loan. In return for putting up the asset as security you generally pay a lower interest rate as their is less risk to a lender. An unsecured loan is where you don’t have to put up any collateral for the loan but because there is higher risk, you generally have to pay a higher interest rate. For more info, check out our guide on types of personal loans.

What interest rate will I pay on a secured personal loan?

Most lenders will have a choice between a fixed interest rate and a variable interest rate. Variable rate secured loans often have more flexibility such as extra repayment options and redraws but rates are usually higher than fixed rates. Fixed rate loans are lower but you don’t have the ability to change your repayments.

Can I repay a secured loan out early?

Yes, but you may have to pay a fee and/or it will depend on how much time is left on the personal loan. Some lenders will waive fees if there is less than 6 months left. Variable rate loans generally also have more flexibility with early payouts. With fixed rate personal loans, you’ll generally have to pay break costs on top of an early penalty fee so this is a more expensive option

Secured personal loan comparisons on Mozo - last updated 20 September 2021

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    Car Loan

    Fixed, Secured

    interest rate
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    Monthly repayment
    5.35% p.a.
    5.65% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 5.35% would cost $34,507.61 including fees.

    Available for all New and Used cars up to 7 years. A quick and easy, 100% online application with loans up to $75,000. No printing. No paper. No fuss. No monthly account keeping fees, no exit fees and no early repayment fees.

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    Car Loan

    Fixed

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    4.89% p.a.to 8.89% p.a.
    5.44% p.a.to 9.46% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 4.89% would cost $34,276.58 including fees.

    Enjoy competitively low rate car loans from 4.89% (comparison rate 5.44% p.a.) between $10,000 and $100,000 for new, demo and used vehicles. Take advantage of flexible 3, 5 or 7 year loan terms. No early repayment or exit fees. You must be 21 years or over to qualify and earn above $35,000.

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    Secured Car Loan

    Fixed

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    4.74% p.a.to 16.01% p.a.
    5.01% p.a.to 16.31% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 4.74% would cost $33,949.23 including fees.

    Low personalised rates, ideal for borrowers with excellent credit. No monthly account fees, no early payout fees, so you can pay off your loan sooner. Borrow between $5,000 and $64,000. Easy online application, receive a response in minutes and approved funds within 24-48 hours!

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    Car Loan - Excellent Credit

    Fixed, Unsecured

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    5.95% p.a.to 19.99% p.a.
    5.95% p.a.to 21.0% p.a.based on $10,000
    over 3 years

    Terms from 2 to 5 years. Representative example: a 3 year $10,000 loan at 5.95% would cost $11,538.74 including fees.

    Be rewarded for your good credit history with low rates. Plus there are no ongoing fees and you can pay off your loan with no early repayment penalties. Simply apply online and get a quote in minutes.

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    Mozo Experts Choice 2021
    New Car Loan

    Including Demo, Fixed, Secured

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    4.67% p.a.
    5.22% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 4.67% would cost $34,096.76 including fees.

    Low fixed car loan rate for purchasing new and demo vehicles from dealers. There is no monthly or ongoing fees and early payout options available. Winner of Mozo's Experts Choice Car Loan 2021 award^.

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    Discounted Green Car Loan

    Variable, Secured

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    5.29% p.a.
    5.56% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 5.29% would cost $34,402.89 including fees.

    Bank First Green Loan offers low Car Loan rates to reward you for purchasing a lower emissions vehicle. Free redraw, flexible repayments and no monthly fees.

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    Secured Car Loan

    Fixed

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    6.79% p.a.
    7.16% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.79% would cost $35,729.09 including fees.

    Reach your goal sooner without being penalised with $0 early payout fee. $0 monthly fees. Choose to make either monthly, fortnightly or weekly repayments to suit your income and budget. Winners of Australia's Best Large Credit Union in 2020.

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    Used Car Loan

    Fixed, up to 7 years old

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    5.29% p.a.to 9.99% p.a.
    5.84% p.a.to 10.56% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 5.29% would cost $34,606.89 including fees.

    Low rate car loans from 4.69% p.a. (comparison rate 6.03% p.a.) for up to $100,000 for new and used cars. Flexible loan terms from 3, 5 or 7 years.

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    Mozo Experts Choice 2021
    Clean Green Car Loan

    New or Used, Fixed, Secured

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    3.97% p.a.
    4.51% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 3.97% would cost $33,525.38 including fees.

    No monthly or ongoing fees. Get a 0.70% discount on your car loan interest rate if you buy a qualifying green car. Winner of Mozo's Experts Choice Green Car Loan 2021 award^.

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    Discounted Green Car Loan

    Fixed, Secured

    interest rate
    comparison rate
    Monthly repayment
    5.29% p.a.
    5.56% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 5.29% would cost $34,402.89 including fees.

    Bank First Green Loan offers low Car Loan rates to reward you for purchasing a lower emissions vehicle. Free redraw, flexible repayments and no monthly fees.

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*WARNING: The Comparison Rate combines the lender's interest rate, fees and charges into a single rate to show the true cost of a personal loan. The comparison rates displayed are calculated based on a loan of $30,000 for a term of 5 years or a loan of $10,000 for a term of 3 years as indicated, based on monthly principal and interest repayments, on a secured basis for secured loans and an unsecured basis for unsecured loans. 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.

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Harmoney Personal Loan
Overall 5/10
charges interest for every payment not monthly

The website says it calculates interest daily and applies it monthly but it doesn't. it applies it at every payment you make. The borrower statement does not show you when interest is due to be charged it just shows you how much interest was debited from each payment you make.

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The website says it calculates interest daily and applies it monthly but it doesn't. it applies it at every payment you make. The borrower statement does not show you when interest is due to be charged it just shows you how much interest was debited from each payment you make.

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Overall 10/10
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Latitude are an honest, open and communicative financial company. After my recent experience, I can only recommend them to everybody who requires secure financial assistance speedily!!

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Latitude are an honest, open and communicative financial company. After my recent experience, I can only recommend them to everybody who requires secure financial assistance speedily!!

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Overall 1/10
AVOID

I wound up thru a broker with Plenti. Big mistake. They tell you there's no early exit fee. Trouble is, you pay admin fees for the life of the loan, which are significant. Early exit fee by proxy, and stealth. Don't go near them. Rate setter was a great co. Once a co lists, it's ALL about greedy boards, and delivery. This co has lost its way from its original mindset. AVOID!

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I wound up thru a broker with Plenti. Big mistake. They tell you there's no early exit fee. Trouble is, you pay admin fees for the life of the loan, which are significant. Early exit fee by proxy, and stealth. Don't go near them. Rate setter was a great co. Once a co lists, it's ALL about greedy boards, and delivery. This co has lost its way from its original mindset. AVOID!

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1/10
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1/10
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1/10
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1/10
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Adrian, Victoria, reviewed 21 days ago

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