Gateway Bank slashes home loans by up to 124 basis points

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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
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Variable Investor, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)(LVR <75%)

  • 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

Variable Investor, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)(LVR <75%)

  • 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.
VariableMore details
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION
  • No application fee
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION
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. *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. Rates correct as of January 28, 2022. 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. 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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