Heritage, CUA, Auswide, Horizon slash home loan rates

author-avatar By on February 12, 2021
Heritage, CUA, Auswide, Horizon slash home loan rates

It was another fairly busy week for customer-owned banks, as Heritage, CUA, and Auswide all cut home loan rates by up to 45 basis points.

Heritage Bank interest rate cuts

Heritage cut a wide variety of home loan interest rates by up to 19 basis points this week. Some of the key ones were:

  • Home Advantage Investment Variable P&I <80% 150k+: 19 basis point cut to 2.99% p.a. (3.38% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Home Advantage Owner Occupier Variable 90% $700k+: 9 basis point cut to 2.99% p.a. (3.38% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • DIscount Variable Owner Occupier P&I <80%: 9 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (2.64% p.a. comparison rate*)

This is how these lenders stack up among the wider owner occupier home loan market, as seen in the table below.

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
WIN YOUR HOME LOAN INTEREST FREE

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

  • WIN your home loan interest free and save up to $1.1 million. Refinance by 29 October. T&Cs apply.
  • Refinance Only. Fast online application, refinance in minutes, not weeks.
  • No Nano fees, Free 100% offset sub account. Mobile app. Visa debit card & instant payments.
WIN YOUR HOME LOAN INTEREST FREE

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

  • WIN your home loan interest free and save up to $1.1 million. Refinance by 29 October. T&Cs apply.
  • Refinance Only. Fast online application, refinance in minutes, not weeks.
  • No Nano fees, Free 100% offset sub account. Mobile app. Visa debit card & instant payments.
VariableMore details
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

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

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

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

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
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.^
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

Rates correct as of September 25, 2021. View disclaimer.

CUA interest rate cuts

CUA slashed a few home loans on the 'Accelerate' line for both investors and owner occupiers, all by 20 basis points. 

  • Accelerate Variable P&I: Down to 2.94% p.a. (2.99% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Accelerate Variable IO: Down to 3.44% p.a. (3.08% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Inv Accelerate Variable P&I: Down to 3.37% p.a. (3.42% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Inv Accelerate Variable IO: Down to 3.72% p.a. (3.56% p.a. comparison rate*)

CUA's changes come after it announced it would be renaming itself to 'Great Southern Bank'.

Auswide Bank interest rate cuts

Auswide Bank cut a wide variety of investor loans by up to 45 basis points. Some of the key ones were:

  • Freedom Package Inv Variable IO 75%: 45 basis point cut to 2.99% p.a. (3.40% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Freedom Package Inv Fixed P&I 3 Years 75%: 30 basis point cut to 2.29% p.a. (4.10% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Basic Variable Investment Loan P&I 75%: 40 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (2.61% p.a. comparison rate*)

The 'Freedom Package' loans are discounted as a 'special offer', meaning the discounted rate could end at any time. 

Horizon Bank interest rate cuts

Horizon Bank cut fixed home loans between one and three years for both owner occupiers and investors. They were all cut by 20 basis points. Some details are:

  • 1 Year: Down to 2.19% p.a. (3.41% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • 2 Years: Down to 2.19% p.a. (3.30% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • 3 Years: Down to 2.19% p.a. (3.20% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Inv 1 Year: Down to 2.44% p.a. (3.66% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Inv 2 Years: Down to 2.44% p.a. (3.55% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Inv 3 Years: Down to 2.44% p.a. (3.45% p.a. comparison rate*)

These comparison rates are for borrowers paying P&I, borrowing up to 80% LVR (i.e. a 20% deposit).


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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.

*The Comparison rate is based on a $150,000 loan over 25 years. 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.

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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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