Citi, HSBC and Pacific Mortgage Group cut fixed home loan rates

author-avatar By on October 22, 2019
Citi, HSBC and Pacific Mortgage Group cut fixed home loan rates

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With at least one more cash rate cut expected in the near future, a few more lenders have cut fixed home loan rates below 3.00% p.a. – enticing borrowers to lock in their interest rates.

Retail banks Citi and HSBC, plus Sydney-based non-bank lender Pacific Mortgage Group, are among those now offering sub-3.00% p.a. fixed rates for three years or more.

Notably, Citi even cut some of its five-year fixed loans below the 3.00% p.a. threshold for both owner-occupiers and investors.

On the surface, the newly advertised fixed rates compare favourably with some of the lowest variable home loan rates on the market, although there can be added dangers to fixed-rate products.

Below are some of the lowest variable home loan rates on offer across the big four banks, customer-owned banks and larger non-banks.

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
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.^
FixedMore details
NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

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

NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

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 16, 2021. View disclaimer.

Citi fixed rate cuts

Citi cut a number of fixed-rate home loans for owner occupiers and investors by up to 70 basis points to as low as 2.74% p.a. (comparison rates differ, see below).

Mortgage Plus (package) Standard home loans:

  • One-year fixed Mortgage Plus Standard for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of 250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (3.33% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Two-year fixed Mortgage Plus Standard for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of 250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (3.31% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed Mortgage Plus Standard for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of 250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (3.29% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Five-year fixed Mortgage Plus Standard for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of 250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (3.26% p.a. comparison rate*)

Standard Fixed home loans:

  • One-year Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (5.24% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Two-year Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (5.00% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (4.79% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Five-year Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 45 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (4.42% p.a. comparison rate*)

Investment loans (without Mortgage Plus):

  • One-year Investment Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 70 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (5.26% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Two-year Investment Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 70 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (5.05% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year Investment Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 70 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (5.26% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Five-year Investment Standard Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $250k+ has been cut by 70 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (4.52% p.a. comparison rate*)

HSBC fixed rate cuts

HSBC cut some of its owner occupier fixed rates by up to 44 basis points to as low as 2.75% p.a. (comparison rates differ, see below).

  • One-year Premier Residential Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $500k+ has been cut by 24 basis points to 2.75% p.a. (3.50% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year Premier Residential Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $500k+ has been cut by 44 basis points to 2.75% p.a. (3.45% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • One-year Residential Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments has been cut by 44 basis points to 2.75% p.a. (3.50% comparison rate*)

Pacific Mortgage Group fixed rate cuts

Lesser-known Pacific Mortgage Group have made smaller cuts to a couple of its fixed home loans for owner occupiers, slashing rates on both by 20 basis points to 2.74% p.a. (comparison rates differ, see below).

  • Two-year Residential Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments has been cut by 20 basis points to 2.74% (2.83% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year Residential Fixed for borrowers making P&I repayments has been cut by 20 basis points to 2.74% (2.82% p.a. comparison rate*)

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.

*Comparison rate is based on a loan of $150,000 over a term of 25 years. Please note the comparison rate only applies to the examples given. Different loan amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees and costs savings, such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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William Jolly joined Savings.com.au as a Financial Journalist in 2018, after spending two years at financial research firm Canstar. In William's articles, you're likely to find complex financial topics and products broken down into everyday language. He is deeply passionate about improving the financial literacy of Australians and providing them with resources on how to save money in their everyday lives.

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