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.

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%. If products listed have an LVR <80%, they will be clearly identified in the product name along with the specific LVR. The product and rate must be clearly published on the Product Provider’s web site. Monthly repayments were calculated based on the selected products’ advertised rates, applied to a $400,000 loan with a 30-year loan term.

 

Negative gearing tax deduction

According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), a rental property is negatively geared if the net rental income is less than the cost of owning the property, including expenses and the interest on the loan. When you have a net rental loss, you can claim a deduction for the full amount lost on your other sources of income, such as your salary, reducing your taxable income.

This can be pretty tax-effective, which is why many investment properties are negatively geared.

Our negative gearing calculator can help you estimate how much a negatively geared property could cost you each year compared to how much you could save on personal income tax.

Negative gearing calculator

Our negative gearing calculator can give property investors an estimate of the tax benefits they could receive, based on the following information:

  • The purchase price of the property
  • The loan amount
  • The loan term
  • The interest rate on your loan, and the repayment type (principal and interest, interest-only)
  • Your rental income and gross personal income (before tax)
  • Fees you have to pay on the property (council rates, strata fees, insurance, repairs and maintenance etc.)

While this calculator can give you an estimate on how much your taxable income tax could be affected by negative or positive gearing, you shouldn’t base your investment decisions on it. Consider consulting a qualified financial adviser or accountant.

 

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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): Credit Union Australia, 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.

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