Queensland Country Bank launches sub-3% car loan

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on June 01, 2020
Queensland Country Bank launches sub-3% car loan

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Queensland Country Bank today launched a variable 2.99% p.a. car loan (3.60% p.a. comparison rate*) over five years.

The loan is on variable terms over five years, which means the rate could change at any time.

This loan is a two percentage point decrease on its previously-lowest-rate car loan.

Other car loans slashed include:

  • New and Demo Cars up to 7 Years term: 3.99% p.a. rate (4.60% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • 'New Car Loan' for cars up to 3 years old: 4.99% p.a. rate (5.59% p.a. comparison rate*)

A Queensland Country Bank spokesperson told Savings.com.au the slashed rates were timely due to end of financial year sales and the increased small business instant asset write off amount.

"With many car dealerships currently offering significant end of financial year discounts on new and demonstrator vehicles, we decided to make our offering even more competitive by introducing the 2.99% p.a. interest rate," they said.

"We were also conscious that the increased instant asset write-off for businesses, which was temporarily increased from $30,000 to $150,000 during the COVID pandemic, reduces to the previous level on 30 June this year.

"By reducing our interest rates in the lead-up to the benefits of the scheme being reduced, we hoped to help local businesses wishing to take advantage of the instant asset write-off secure their new vehicles at a very competitive interest rate."

Various fees include a $120 establishment fee, a document fee, and a $5 per month 'loan maintenance' fee. 

While variable loans can change at any time, particularly subject to Reserve Bank cash rate changes, Queensland Country Bank's headline rate compares favourably with some of the lowest rate fixed-interest car loans currently available, as seen in the table below.

Lender

FixedNew1 yearMore details
GET APPROVED WITHIN 24 HOURS
  • Approval in 24 hours
  • No ongoing fees, no discharge fee
  • Flexible repayment options
GET APPROVED WITHIN 24 HOURS

New Car Loan - Special

  • Approval in 24 hours
  • No ongoing fees, no discharge fee
  • Flexible repayment options
FixedNew, Used99 yearsMore details
APPLY ONLINE
  • No ongoing fees
  • No early exit penalty
  • Flexible repayment options
APPLY ONLINE

Car Loan

  • No ongoing fees
  • No early exit penalty
  • Flexible repayment options
FixedNew2 yearsMore details
QUICK APPLICATION PROCESS WITH NO FEES
  • Quick application process and no monthly fees
  • Low fixed interest rates with terms of up to seven years
  • New car loans cover cars up to 3 years old
QUICK APPLICATION PROCESS WITH NO FEES

New Vehicle Fast Loan Low Rate

  • Quick application process and no monthly fees
  • Low fixed interest rates with terms of up to seven years
  • New car loans cover cars up to 3 years old
FixedNew1 yearMore details
  • Quick application process and no monthly fees
  • Low fixed interest rates with terms of up to seven years
  • New car loans cover cars up to 3 years old

Green Car Loan Fixed

  • Quick application process and no monthly fees
  • Low fixed interest rates with terms of up to seven years
  • New car loans cover cars up to 3 years old

*Comparison rates based on a loan of $30,000 for a five-year loan term. 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. Rates correct as of August 20, 2022. View disclaimer.


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Harrison is Savings.com.au's Assistant Editor. Prior to joining Savings in January 2020, he worked for some of Australia's largest comparison sites and media organisations. With a keen interest in the economy, housing policy, and personal finance, Harrison strives to deliver and edit news and guides that are engaging, thought-provoking, and simple to read.

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