NAB raises fixed home loan rates, Macquarie cuts variable

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on May 12, 2021
NAB raises fixed home loan rates, Macquarie cuts variable

This morning two major lenders made some changes to home loans, with NAB raising fixed home loans and Macquarie cutting variable home loan rates.

NAB increased interest rates on four owner occupier home loans: two packaged loans and two non-packaged loans.

These rate increases apply to: 

  • Tailored Fixed P&I 4 Years: 21 basis point rise to 2.29% p.a. (3.91% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Tailored Fixed P&I 5 Years: 25 basis point rise to 2.59% p.a. (3.88% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Choice Package P&I 4 Years: 21 basis point rise to 2.19% p.a. (3.76% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Choice Package P&I 5 Years: 25 basis point rise to 2.49% p.a. (3.76% p.a. comparison rate*)

The Choice Package 4 year loan is now out of the sub-2% range, after becoming one of the first of the big four banks' loans to be cut below that threshold after the Reserve Bank's November 2020 cash rate cut.


Buying a home or looking to refinance? The table below features home loans with some of the lowest 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
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
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.
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

Rates correct as of January 18, 2022. View disclaimer.

Meanwhile, Macquarie cut a few variable home loans for owner occupiers and investors by up to 20 basis points:

  • Variable OO P&I 60% LVR: 15 basis point cut to 2.34% p.a. (2.34% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Variable OO P&I 70% LVR: 15 basis point cut to 2.39% p.a. (2.39% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Variable Investor P&I 60% & 70% LVR: 20 basis point cut to 2.49% p.a. (2.49% p.a. comparison rate*)

In a note to brokers, Macquarie also said it raised interest rates on four and five-year fixed mortgages.

"We hope these great new rates and our industry-leading processing times lead to more opportunities and conversations with your clients," the note said.

Macquarie's current time to assessment is one day.

These changes follow on from lender Tic:Toc's cuts to variable loans and increases to fixed loans yesterday, with WestpacAussieUBank, and Citi increasing rates, too, in recent weeks.

Also this week: UBank removes LMI for 15% deposits, Athena cuts variable rates


Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash

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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