ANZ hikes fixed home loan rates by almost 50 basis points

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on June 11, 2021
ANZ hikes fixed home loan rates by almost 50 basis points

ANZ has hiked long-term fixed rates by up to 45 basis points for owner-occupiers today, while some rates received cuts.

The big four bank raised the interest rates on its four and five-year Breakfree Residential fixed rate home loans for those making principal and interest repayments.

The following loans were affected:

  • The Breakfree Residential four year fixed rate with a Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) less than 80% was raised by 25 basis points to 2.49% p.a. (3.26% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • The Breakfree Residential five year fixed rate with an LVR less than 80% was raised by 45 basis points to 2.69% p.a. (3.30% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • The Breakfree Residential four year fixed rate with an LVR 80-90% was raised by 25 basis points to 2.54% p.a. (3.40% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • The Breakfree Residential five year fixed rate with an LVR 80-90% was raised by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (3.44% p.a. comparison rate*)

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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

VariableMore details
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%
VariableMore details
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
FixedMore details
USE A MARKET LEADING APP TO HELP YOU PAY OFF YOUR LOAN SOONER

Fixed Home Loan 1 year (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • Make up to $20,000 additional repayments per fixed term
  • Redraw available – lets you access any extra loan repayments you’ve made
  • Choose to rate lock for 90 days (fee applies)
USE A MARKET LEADING APP TO HELP YOU PAY OFF YOUR LOAN SOONER

Fixed Home Loan 1 year (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • Make up to $20,000 additional repayments per fixed term
  • Redraw available – lets you access any extra loan repayments you’ve made
  • Choose to rate lock for 90 days (fee applies)
VariableMore details
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

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

  • No application or ongoing fees.
  • 100% free offset sub account.
  • Fast online application, approval in minutes not weeks.
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card, Apple and Google Pay
  • Refinance loans and variable rates only.
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

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

  • No application or ongoing fees.
  • 100% free offset sub account.
  • Fast online application, approval in minutes not weeks.
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card, Apple and Google Pay
  • Refinance loans and variable rates only.
VariableMore details
ZERO APPLICATION FEES

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

  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
  • No upfront or ongoing fees
ZERO APPLICATION FEES

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

  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
  • No upfront or ongoing fees

Rates correct as of January 17, 2022. View disclaimer.


ANZ also cut the fixed interest rate by up to 15 basis points on its two year Breakfree Residential loan to just 1.94% p.a (3.24% p.a. comparison rate*), the first time ANZ has offered a sub-2% loan. 

ANZ joins fellow big four lender Westpac in hiking rates this week, after Westpac announced on Tuesday it would be raising rates by up to 10 basis points.

Commonwealth Bank announced in May it was marginally increasing its three and four-year fixed rates by 5 basis points, while ING announced increases to some of its four and five-year fixed rates by up to 80 basis points.

Lenders have been able to offer historically low interest rates of late, partly thanks to the Reserve Bank's Term Funding Facility (TFF) providing cheap funds. 

Data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) revealed on Wednesday the number of new loans with high debt-to-income ratios increased in the March quarter as banks drew from the TFF. 

ANZ yesterday forecast the Reserve Bank (RBA) would be forced to increase the cash rate in 2023.

ANZ economists said inflation and wage growth, along with a drop in the unemployment rate, would mean the RBA would have to take the cash rate to 0.50% ahead of the RBA's schedule. 


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Alex joined Savings.com.au as a finance journalist in 2019. He enjoys covering in-depth economical releases and breaking down how they might affect the everyday punter. He is passionate about providing Australians with the information and tools needed to make them financially stable for their futures.

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