Home loan comparison

Buying a home or looking to refinance? The table below features home loans
with some of the lowest interest rates on the market for owner occupiers.

Lender
Advertised rate Comparison rate Monthly repayment Rate TypeOffsetRedrawOngoing FeeUpfront FeesLVRLump Sum RepaymentAdditional RepaymentsPre-approval
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LIMITED TIME OFFER

Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 2yr (LVR < 80%)

  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
  • For purchase and refinance, min 20% deposit
  • No ongoing or monthly fees, add offset for 0.10%
LIMITED TIME OFFER

Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 2yr (LVR < 80%)

  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
  • For purchase and refinance, min 20% deposit
  • No ongoing or monthly fees, add offset for 0.10%
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100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNTNO APPLICATION FEE OR ONGOING FEES

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Owner Occupied) (LVR < 60%)

  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • 100% full offset account
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNTNO APPLICATION FEE OR ONGOING FEES

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Owner Occupied) (LVR < 60%)

  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • 100% full offset account
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
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AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 70%)

  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 70%)

  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^
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REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Nano Home Loans Variable Owner Occupied, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)

  • Refinance only. Fast online application
  • No Nano fees. Free 100% offset sub account
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card & instant payments
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Nano Home Loans Variable Owner Occupied, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)

  • Refinance only. Fast online application
  • No Nano fees. Free 100% offset sub account
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card & instant payments
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Fixed Rate Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (NSW and ACT only) 3 Years (LVR < 95%)

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NO ONGOING FEES

Basic Home Loan Fixed (Principal and Interest) (LVR 70%-80%) 3 Years

NO ONGOING FEES
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YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Evaporate (LVR 60%-70%) (Principal and Interest)

YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*
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Fixed Rate Home Loan 1 Year (LVR < 80%)

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YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Celebrate (LVR < 60%) (Principal and Interest)

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Celebrate (LVR < 60%) (Principal and Interest)

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
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Orange Advantage Home Loan Fixed 1 Year (LVR ≤ 80%)

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100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT

Offset Package Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 60%)

100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT
FixedMore details
FREE REDRAW FACILITY

Fixed Rate OO P&I - 2 Years

FREE REDRAW FACILITY
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NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Owner Occupied) (LVR < 80%)

NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES
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UNLIMITED EXTRA REPAYMENTS

Basic Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 60%)

UNLIMITED EXTRA REPAYMENTS
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Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 80%)

  • Application completely online
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 80%)

  • Application completely online
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^
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NO ONGOING FEES

Basic Flyer Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR 60%-70%)

NO ONGOING FEES
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YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*
  • Lower your rate the more you pay off your loan
  • Automatic rate match
  • No on-going fees
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*
FixedMore details
NO ONGOING FEES

Fixed Rate OO P&I - 3 Years

NO ONGOING FEES
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FREE REDRAW FACILITY

Basic Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR 70%-80%)

FREE REDRAW FACILITY
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LIMITED TIME OFFER

Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 1yr

  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
  • No ongoing fees
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
LIMITED TIME OFFER

Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 1yr

  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
  • No ongoing fees
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
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100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT

Offset Package Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR 60%-70%)

100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT
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Fixed Options Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 1 Year

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Tailored Home Loan Fixed (Principal and Interest) 3 Years

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Fixed Rate Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 1 Year (LVR > 80%)

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Fixed Rate Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 1 Year

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Fixed Rate Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 3 Years (LVR < 80%)

Base criteria of: a $400,000 loan amount, variable, fixed, principal and interest (P&I) home loans with an LVR (loan-to-value) ratio of at least 80%. However, the ‘Compare Home Loans’ table allows for calculations to made on variables as selected and input by the user. All products will list the LVR with the product and rate which are clearly published on the Product Provider’s web site. Monthly repayments, once the base criteria are altered by the user, will be based on the selected products’ advertised rates and determined by the loan amount, repayment type, loan term and LVR as input by the user/you. Rates correct as of October 19, 2021. View disclaimer.

 

A home loan is likely to be the biggest expense you will ever have. While the home itself will cost several hundred thousand dollars at least, the interest component of that loan could easily add another couple of hundred thousand dollars. The average home loan can last 25-30 years, which is a long time to pay something off. The longer you have the loan for, the more you’ll have to pay.

But what if there was a way to reduce the length of your home loan, and save on interest? By making an extra lump sum payment off your loan, you can.

Any extra repayment you make - be it lump sum repayments or recurring repayments above the minimum - can save you money simply because it reduces the principal on the loan, aka the borrowed amount left to repay. Interest is charged on this principle amount, so the smaller the principal, the less there is to charge interest on.

Also the more you repay, the quicker you’ll pay off the loan. Our home loan extra repayment & lump sum payment calculator can show you just how much difference extra repayments can make to your overall loan.

All you have to do with our extra repayment/lump sum calculator is:

  • Enter the loan amount and the loan term (the length of the loan)
  • Enter your loan’s interest rate
  • Enter your repayment frequency
  • Enter how much your extra lump sum payment will be, or how much extra you’ll be paying per month
  • Specify how far into the loan schedule you’ll make these extra repayments

Let’s say you have a 25-year, $400,000 home loan at a 3.50% interest rate. Using our lump sum repayment calculator, you can estimate that a $25,000 one-off payment into your home loan could shave 21 months and $17,500 off your home loan.

Using our extra repayment calculator, if you started paying an extra $200 a month into that same home loan, you could save more than 4 years and $38,000.

So if you’ve received some extra cash lately (like a work bonus or an inheritance) or just want to get ahead of your loan, then use our extra repayment and lump sum calculator to see how much you could save by using that money to pay down your mortgage.

 

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Disclaimers

The entire market was not considered in selecting the above products. Rather, a cut-down portion of the market has been considered which includes retail products from at least the big four banks, the top 10 customer-owned institutions and Australia’s larger non-banks:

  • The big four banks are: ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac
  • The top 10 customer-owned Institutions are the ten largest mutual banks, credit unions and building societies in Australia, ranked by assets under management in November 2020. They are (in descending order): Great Southern Bank, Newcastle Permanent, Heritage Bank, Peoples’ Choice Credit Union, Teachers Mutual Bank, Greater Bank, IMB Bank, Beyond Bank, Bank Australia and P&N Bank.
  • The larger non-bank lenders are those who (in 2020) has more than $9 billion in Australian funded loans and advances. These groups are: Resimac, Pepper, Liberty and Firstmac.
  • If you click on a product link and you are referred to a Product or Service Provider’s web page, it is highly likely that a commercial relationship exists between that Product or Service Provider and Savings.com.au

Some providers' products may not be available in all states. To be considered, the product and rate must be clearly published on the product provider's web site.

In the interests of full disclosure, Savings.com.au, Performance Drive and Loans.com.au are part of the Firstmac Group. To read about how Savings.com.au manages potential conflicts of interest, along with how we get paid, please click through onto the web site links.

*The Comparison rate is based on a $150,000 loan over 25 years. Warning: this comparison rate is true only for this example and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.