Gateway Bank slashes home loans by up to 124 basis points

author-avatar By on September 18, 2020
Gateway Bank slashes home loans by up to 124 basis points

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In a subdued week for rate movements, Gateway Bank led the charge, with its biggest cuts coming in the investment home loan space.

The 124 basis point cut belonged to the variable investment Low Rate Essentials home loan for LVRs over 85%.

The rate is now down to 3.60% p.a. (3.62% p.a. comparison rate*)

Borrowers with LVRs up to 85% also saw the same home loan cut by 104 basis points, now down to 3.40% p.a. (3.42% p.a. comparison rate*).

Owner-occupiers also saw some big cuts, with the variable Low Rate Essentials product with a maximum 90% LVR seeing a 95 basis point haircut - now down to 3.15% p.a. (3.18% p.a. comparison rate*).

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 investors.

Lender
Advertised rate Comparison rate Monthly repayment Rate TypeOffsetRedrawOngoing FeeUpfront FeesLVRLump Sum RepaymentAdditional RepaymentsPre-approval
VariableMore details
GET A FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT FOR NO EXTRA COST

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Investment) (LVR < 60%)

  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • 100% full offset account
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
GET A FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT FOR NO EXTRA COST

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Investment) (LVR < 60%)

  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • 100% full offset account
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
VariableMore details
WIN YOUR HOME LOAN INTEREST FREE

Nano Home Loans Variable Investor, 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 Investor, 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
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • No application fee
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • No application fee
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
VariableMore details
FREE REDRAW FACILITY

Smart Investor Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • Option to add an offset for 0.10%
  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30 day settlement
  • No on-going or monthly fees
FREE REDRAW FACILITY

Smart Investor Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • Option to add an offset for 0.10%
  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30 day settlement
  • No on-going or monthly 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 September 27, 2021. View disclaimer.

Elsewhere, it was a subdued week for rate changes, with Australian Unity the only other lender of note to cut in the past seven days.

Some home loans to see changes were:

  • Health Wealth Happiness Fixed P&I 1 Year: 15 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (2.91% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Health Wealth Happiness Fixed P&I 3 Years: 15 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (2.86% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Kick Starter Discount Variable P&I: 15 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (2.62% p.a. comparison rate*) 

Various other packaged and non-packaged loans for both owner-occupiers and investors were cut by between 10 and 15 basis points. 

Note that 'discounts' and 'special offers' could expire at any time.

New 'lowest ever' home loan

At the start of the week, Reduce Home Loans also introduced its 'lowest ever' home loan.

Called the 'Rate Cutter', it's a variable product for owner-occupiers, primarily aimed at those with either a big deposit or those who are refinancing and have built up some equity, as it has a maximum LVR of 60%.

The rate is 1.89% p.a. (1.92% p.a. comparison rate*).

Reduce also has another sub-2% advertised rate home loan for borrowers with a smaller deposit.

Overall, in Savings.com.au's market research, there are ten lenders offering sub-2% home loans.


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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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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