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Fixed rate home loans

Looking to take out a home loan soon? Savings.com.au has collated some of the lowest-rate fixed home loans on the market for you to consider.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, buy another one for your family, or refinance your current home loan to a better value one, Savings.com.au has compiled some of the lowest fixed home loan interest rates available on the market this month for both owner-occupiers and investors. We’ll be comparing some of the lowest fixed home loan rates available for:

Compare home loans with fixed-rates

Here is a snapshot of some of the lowest fixed home loan rates from a variety of lenders.

Lender
Advertised rate Comparison rate Monthly repayment Rate TypeOffsetRedrawOngoing FeeUpfront FeesLVRLump Sum RepaymentAdditional RepaymentsPre-approval
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FREE REDRAW FACILITY

Fixed Rate OO P&I - 2 Years

FREE REDRAW FACILITY
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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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NO ONGOING FEES

Fixed Rate OO P&I - 3 Years

NO ONGOING FEES
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NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

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

NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES
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Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) 3 Years (LVR > 80%)

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Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) 2 Years

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Tailored Investment Loan Fixed (Principal and Interest) 1 Year

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Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) 1 Year (LVR < 70%)

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Fixed Rate Investment Loan (Interest Only) 1 Year (LVR < 80%)

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Fixed Rate Home Loan 2 Years (LVR < 80%)

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Fixed Rate Home Loan (Interest Only) 2 Years (LVR 80%-90%)

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Fixed Rate Investment Loan 1 Year (LVR 80%-90%)

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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) 2 Years

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Tailored Home Loan Fixed (Principal and Interest) 3 Years

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Fixed Options Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 1 Year

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Package Fixed Rate Home Loan (Interest Only) 2 Years (LVR 80%-90%)

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Fixed Rate Investment Loan 3 Years (LVR < 80%)

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Your Way Plus Fixed Home Loan 1 year (Principal and Interest) (LVR 80%-90%)

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Package Fixed Home Loan (Principal and Interest) 2 Years (LVR 80%-95%)

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Ultimate Fixed Investment Loan (Interest Only) (NSW, ACT & QLD only) 2 Years

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Basic Home Loan Fixed 2 Year (LVR 60%-70%)

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Premium Plus Package Fixed Rate Home Loan Special (Principal and Interest) 3 Years

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.

Fixed rate home loans FAQs

Why a home loan fixed interest rate?

A fixed interest rate, as the name might suggest, fixes the interest rate you pay in place for the duration of the term specified. For example, a three-year fixed interest rate at 2.50% p.a. will stay at that 2.50% p.a. rate for three years regardless of economic pressures or the lender’s needs, before reverting to a standard variable rate. 

Cash flow certainty is arguably the biggest advantage of a fixed-rate loan. Your repayments staying the same for a known period of time can make it much easier to budget, as you know exactly how much your repayments will be. This often makes fixed-rate home loans popular for investors and first-time buyers over the first two-three years that they own a property for.

Of course, this can also be a disadvantage if interest rates drop. The locked nature of a fixed rate home loan means any reductions in a lender’s interest rates for any reason (such as recent changes to the cash rate) won’t be passed on to you, which can cause you to lose out on hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Also the variable rate the loan will revert to at the end of the fixed-rate period (known as the revert rate) can be significantly higher than some of the lower variable rates on offer, so you may want to consider refinancing to a different loan around this time. 

Fixed vs variable home loan rates

A variable rate home loan, on the other hand, is a home loan where your interest rate will move along with changes to the market. So if you have a home loan with a variable rate of 2.50% p.a. interest rate, and your lender decides to drop rates by 25 basis points, your home loan rate should now be 2.25% p.a.

Although variable rate home loans have a higher degree of uncertainty than fixed loans, they can be cheaper for you, particularly in times where rates are regularly falling. They also tend to have appealing features like the ability to make extra repayments, offset accounts and redraw facilities, which most fixed loans don’t allow. 

See our article on fixed vs variable rates to learn more about which one you should choose, and see what interest rates are currently to give you an idea of whether they might rise or fall. 

So is now a good time to fix your rate? 

This is a difficult question to answer, as choosing between a fixed or variable interest rate depends on your own situation as well as the broader economic environment. For example, it might be a bad idea to fix your interest rate if: 

  • Interest rates are falling 
  • You don’t want to be stuck with a particular lender (switching from a fixed-rate incurs high exit fees) 
  • You like flexibility in a loan (many don’t allow extra repayments or extra features)
  • You plan on quickly flipping the home within the fixed-rate period 

Mortgage Choice CEO Susan Mitchell told Savings.com.au that fewer borrowers now are fixing their interest rates due to recent Reserve Bank rate cuts in 2019, saying “our home loan approval data shows that demand for fixed-rate home loans has dropped since the RBA’s back to back cash rate cuts in June and July". 

But as of 2021, fixed-rate lending has seen an increase in popularity, with the majority of interest rate cuts from banks and lenders being for fixed loans. This is particularly true among the loans below the 2% per annum benchmark.  

If you want secure repayments and a basic, no-frills interest rate that’s also quite low for a short period of time, then a fixed loan could be the right option for you. 

“Fixed-rate home loans are a good idea if you want certainty for your home loan repayments because you might be dealing with budget constraints or foresee a change to your cash flow and you want more control over your finances,” Ms Mitchell said.

“I think we often fall into the trap of chasing the lowest interest rate and while it’s an important part of the decision when choosing a home loan, lender policy, loan structure and features should not be overlooked.

“For example, a borrower may benefit from a redraw facility or an offset account, features which come at a cost but could be beneficial to the borrower over time. It’s worth noting as well that not all borrowers will qualify for the lowest rate on the market.”

See more information in our ‘should you fix your interest rate‘ article. You can also consider a split home loan if you want to get the best of both types of interest rates.

Can you pay off a fixed rate home loan early?

If you repay your fixed rate home loan before the end of the fixed term, you will have to pay a break fee which may cost thousands. Other admin fees may also apply. If you want the freedom to repay your home loan early, a fixed rate home loan may not be the best option for you.

Savings.com.au’s two cents

Although they’re becoming less popular in a low-rate environment, fixed-rate home loans still represent a viable option for many home buyers. Just make sure you consider your financial situation before committing to a fixed-rate loan, as you don’t want to make the wrong choice.

If you are looking for a good low-rate fixed loan, then these home loans could be a good place to start. You can also keep up with the latest home loan rate movements by checking our home loan news page.

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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.

*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.