Customer-owned banks slash home loan rates

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on December 04, 2020
Customer-owned banks slash home loan rates

Northern Inland Credit Union, BCU, Hunter United, and LCU all cut home loan interest rates recently, with a couple of new advertised rates under 2%.

Lenders have continued to lower their mortgage rates, despite December's cash rate remaining unchanged at 0.10%

Buying a home or looking to refinance? The table below features home loans with some of the lowest variable 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
ZERO APPLICATION FEESFEE FREE OFFSET

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 FEESFEE FREE OFFSET

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
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.

Rates correct as of January 21, 2022. View disclaimer.

Northern Inland Credit Union introduced a couple of different home loans with an advertised interest rate below 2%, adding to the list of near 40 lenders to have already done so.

For example, the new 'Dream Value' home loan is 1.89% p.a. (2.28% p.a. comparison rate*).

The loan is variable, for owner occupiers paying principal & interest (P&I) with a maximum LVR of 60%, and is offered to new borrowers as a 'special offer' only. 

This is one of only a few products under 2% on a variable basi, as many are on a fixed basis instead. 

BCU also cut a fair few home loans for owner occupiers and investors alike.

The owner occupier two year fixed loan paying P&I was cut by 14 basis points down to 1.98% p.a. (3.76% p.a. comparison rate*).

For investors, the lowest rate to get a cut was the two year fixed loan paying P&I, cut by 21 basis points down to 2.18% p.a. (3.92% p.a. comparison rate*).

Meanwhile, Hunter United cut a few of its 'No Regrets' home loans by 10 basis points.

For first home buyers, the variable rate is now 2.69% p.a. (2.69% p.a. comparison rate*), and borrowers can have up to 90% LVR.

ragrets

Source: Tenor GIF

LCU also introduced a home loan under 2% - its 'Introductory Home Loan' is 1.99% p.a. (3.12% p.a. comparison rate*).

It's a three-year fixed rate for new owner occupiers paying P&I. 

Reduce Home Loans also cut a few of its 'Home Owners Dream' loans by 25 basis points.

For example, its one-year fixed loan with a maximum LVR of 80% is now 1.94% p.a. (2.71% p.a. comparison rate*).


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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. 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. Savings.com.au, yourmortgage.com.au, yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au, and Performance Drive are part of the Savings Media group. In the interests of full disclosure, the Savings Media Group are associated with the Firstmac Group. To read about how Savings Media Group manages potential conflicts of interest, along with how we get paid, please visit the web site links at the bottom of this page.

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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 is passionate about breaking down complex financial topics for the everyday consumer.

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