RBA rate cut: Who’s passing on the cut?

Dominic Beattie By on June 4, 2019
 
home loan rba rate cuts

Is your lender passing on the RBA’s latest cash rate cut? Savings.com.au keeps you posted on which banks and lenders are cutting home loan interest rates.

After nearly three years of holding the cash rate at 1.50%, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut rates by 0.25% points (25 basis points) from 1.50% to 1.25%.

Keep on top of Savings.com.au’s rolling updates of which lenders are passing on this cut below.

If this month’s rate cut has you thinking it’s time to switch home loans, see how your loan’s interest rate compares with some of the current sharpest home loan rates Savings.com.au has found on offer across the big four banks, the top 10 customer-owned institutions and the larger non-banks:

Brand Advertised rate Comp rate* Monthly repayments  
Purchase or Refi, P&I 80% Smart Home Loan 3.28% 3.30% $1,747 More details
Base Variable Rate P&I Special Offer <80% 3.54% 3.58% $1,805 More details
Great Rate Discount Variable $150k+ 3.57% 3.58% $1,811 More details
Advertised rate Comp rate* Monthly repayments
Purchase or Refi, P&I 80% Smart Home Loan
3.28% 3.30% $1,747
More details
Base Variable Rate P&I Special Offer <80%
3.54% 3.58% $1,805
More details
Great Rate Discount Variable $150k+
3.57% 3.58% $1,811
More details

*Data accurate as at 17 June 2019. See disclaimer. This table shows (at the time of writing) some of the sharpest rates on offer from the big 4, the top 10 customer-owned institutions (e.g. not-for-profits, credit unions etc.) and the larger non-banks (for their variable, P&I, owner-occupier, non-honeymoon home loans with a loan amount of $400,000).

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Which banks have cut interest rates?

Stay tuned for updates on the latest home loan interest rate cuts below.

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Note: P&I = Principal and Interest, IO= Interest Only, OO=Owner-occupiers

Adelaide Bank interest rate (pending)

AMP Bank interest rate cut

ANZ Bank interest rate cut

Athena interest rate cut

Australian Unity interest rate cut (pending)

Auswide Bank interest rate cut

Bank Australia interest rate cut

Bank First interest rate cut

Bank of Melbourne interest rate cut

Bank of Sydney interest rate cut

BankSA interest rate cut

BankVic interest rate cut

Bankwest interest rate cut

BCU interest rate cut

Bendigo Bank interest rate cut

Beyond Bank interest rate cut

BOQ interest rate cut

Citi interest rate cut

ClickLoans interest rate cut (pending)

Commonwealth Bank interest rate cut

Community First Credit Union (pending)

Credit Union SA interest rate cut

CUA interest rate cut

Defence Bank interest rate cut

Delphi Bank interest rate cut (pending)

Easy Street interest rate cut (pending)

Gateway Bank interest rate cut

G&C Mutual Bank interest rate cut (pending)

Greater Bank interest rate cut

Heritage Bank interest rate cut

Homestar Finance interest rate cut

Homestart Finance interest rate cut

Horizon CU interest rate cut

HSBC interest rate cut

Hume Bank interest rate cut (pending)

Hunter United interest rate cut

IMB Bank interest rate cut

ING interest rate cut

Liberty interest rate cut (pending)

Loans.com.au interest rate cut

Macquarie Bank interest rate cut

ME Bank interest rate cut

Mortgage House interest rate cut (pending)

MOVE Bank interest rate cut

MyState interest rate cut

NAB interest rate cut

Newcastle Permanent interest rate cut

People’s Choice CU interest rate cut

Pepper Money interest rate cut

P&N Bank interest rate cut

QBank interest rate cut

Qudos Bank interest rate cut

RACQ Bank interest rate cut

RAMS interest rate cut

Reduce Home Loans interest rate cut

Regional Australia Bank interest rate cut (pending)

Resimac interest rate cut (pending)

SCU interest rate cut

St. George Bank interest rate cut

Suncorp Bank interest rate cut

Teachers Mutual Bank interest rate cut

The Mutual Bank interest rate cut

TicToc interest rate cut

UBank interest rate cut

UniBank interest rate cut

Unity Bank interest rate cut

Virgin Money interest rate cut

Westpac interest rate cut

AMP Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable rate home loans, for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June for new customers (17 days after RBA’s decision), and 24 June for existing customers (20 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

ANZ Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 18 basis points (0.18% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loan rates for new and existing customers  
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 14 June 2019 (10 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.63% (3.67% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers with up to 80% LVR  
  • Other info: 

Athena interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: New and existing owner-occupier and residential investment customers making P&I or IO repayments  
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 04 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.34% (3.30% comparison rate*) for OO, P&I refinance customers with up to 80% LVR  
  • Other info: 

Australian Unity interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: pending
  • Applies to:  
  • Announcement date
  • Effective date:
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Auswide Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: Variable home loan customers, for both owner occupiers and investors with principal and interest payments
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 2 July 2019 (28 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info: In addition, Auswide Bank has reduced interest rates to business loans by 25 basis points for P&I payments.

Bank Australia interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Variable mortgage interest rates for all owner occupier home loan and investment loan customers
  • Announcement date:  6 June 2019 (2 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 24 June 2019 (20 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Bank First interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 7-30 basis points (0.07-0.30% points)
  • Applies to:  Standard Home Loan (25 points), Premier Package Home Loan (16 points), Complete Home Loan (8 points), First Rate Home Loan (7 points), other variable home loan rates (15 points) and fixed home loan rates (up to 30 points)
  • Announcement date:  11 June 2019 (7 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June 2019 (17 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: Interest rate will also decrease by up to 20 points on select savings accounts and term deposits.

Bank of Melbourne interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-35 basis points (0.20-0.35% points)
  • Applies to: Variable OO home loan P&I (20 points), variable OO home loan IO (20 points), variable residential investment property loan P&I (20 points), and variable residential investment property loan IO (35 points)
  • Announcement date: 05 June 2019 (1 day after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:  3.54% (3.59% comparison rate) for Basic Promo Variable P&I 60%.
  • Other info: 

Bank of Sydney interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-25 basis points (0.20-0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  All standard variable interest rate for all home loans (25 points) and for all investment home loans (20 points)
  • Announcement date:  7 June 2019 (3 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

BankSA interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-35 basis points (0.20-0.35% points)
  • Applies to: Variable OO home loan P&I (20 points), variable OO home loan IO (20 points), variable residential investment property loan P&I (20 points), and variable residential investment property loan IO (35 points)
  • Announcement date: 05 June 2019 (1 day after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:  3.59% (3.64% comparison rate) for Basic Promo Variable P&I with 95% LVR or less.
  • Other info: 

BankVic interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Variable interest home loan rates for both owner-occupied and investor variable loans
  • Announcement date:  12 June 2019 (8 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 13 June 2019 (9 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.63% (3.67% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers. Also offering 2-year introductory rate of 3.54% (4.32% comparison rate)   
  • Other info: Existing borrowers will see their standard repayments reduced from 24 June 2019.

Bankwest interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Standard variable rate mortgages
  • Announcement date:  6 June 2019 (2 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

BCU interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: variable OO home loans and variable investment home loans, available for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date: 4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 01 July 2019 (27 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

Bendigo Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 15-20 basis points (0.15-0.20% points)
  • Applies to: All new and existing owner occupier and investor principal & interest loan customers (20 points), and interest-only variable term loans (15 points)
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 28 June 2019 (24 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

Beyond Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 15-25 basis points (0.15-0.25% points)
  • Applies to: New and existing standard variable home loan customers (25 points), and already discounted home loans (15-25 points)
  • Announcement date: 13 June 2019 (9 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

BOQ interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loan rates with the exception of the Clear Path OO P&I home loan, which will drop by 15 (0.15%) basis points
  • Announcement date: 6 June 2019 (2 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

Citi interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: Variable home loan rates
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

ClickLoans interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: pending
  • Applies to:
  • Announcement date:
  • Effective date:
  • New lowest advertised rate:
  • Other info:

Commonwealth Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loan rates for new and existing customers  
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

Credit Union SA interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20 basis points (0.20% points)
  • Applies to: All new and existing variable rate home loans with exception to the Variable Package Special Offer rates  
  • Announcement date:  18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 27 June 2019 (23 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: No existing rates for home loans will be reduced below the new Variable Package Special Offer rates. Credit Union SA has further reduced its Owner Occupied Variable Home Loan Package and Investment Variable Home Loan Package, effective Monday 17 June 2019.

CUA interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 10-25 basis points (0.10-0.25% points)
  • Applies to: Most CUA home loan products including the Standard Variable, Discount Variable and Fresh Start home loans (25 points), and the Accelerate and Balance variable home loan products (between 10 to 15 points).   
  • Announcement date:  6 June 2019 (2 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.49% (4.65% comparison rate) for 3-year OO P&I fixed rate home loan
  • Other info: 

Defence Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable rate home loans   
  • Announcement date:  7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

Gateway Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: New and existing members of all of Gateway Bank’s variable owner-occupied and investment loans   
  • Announcement date:  11 June 2019 (7 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: Interest rate will also decrease for a range of term deposit products as well as eMax Saver and Edge Accounts.

Greater Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: “Variable base rate for Owner Occupied loans, Investment loans and Business loans”
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 11 June 2019 (7 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised variable rate: 3.57% (3.58% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers borrowing at least $150,000 with up to 90% LVR
  • Other info: 

Heritage Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20 basis points (0.20% points)
  • Applies to: Variable home loan rates
  • Announcement date:  7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June 2019 (17 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

Homestar Finance interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loans for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (for new customers), 11 June 2019 (for existing customers)
  • Effective date: 4 June 2019 – new customers (0 days after the RBA’s decision), 22 July 2019 – existing customers (48 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.24% (3.24% comparison rate) on OO, P&I refinance home loan up to 80% LVR
  • Other info: 

Homestart Finance interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: Standard variable rate home loans
  • Announcement date:  6 June 2019 (2 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 20 June 2019 (16 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

Horizon CU interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable rate mortgage products
  • Announcement date:  7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 1 July 2019 (27 days after the RBA’s decision) for existing borrowers, 11 June 2019 (7 days after RBA’s decision) for new borrowers
  • New lowest advertised variable rate: 4.04% (4.21% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers with up to 95% LVR. Also offering 2-year introductory rate of 3.64% (4.51% comparison rate*)
  • Other info: 

HSBC interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 22 basis points (0.22% points)
  • Applies to: Variable home loan interest rates for owner occupier and investors
  • Announcement date:  7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 17 June 2019 (13 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.47% (3.48% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers with up to 80% LVR.
  • Other info: 

Hunter United interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25-41 basis points (0.25-0.41% points)
  • Applies to: Variable home loans (up to 25 points), and fixed rate home loans (up to 41 points). Reductions will vary across Principal and Interest loans as well as Interest Only loans for both owner occupiers and investors.
  • Announcement date:  7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 14 June 2019 (10 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.47% (3.59% comparison rate*) for OO P&I first home buyers up to 90% LVR.
  • Other info: 

IMB Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Residential and business lending products
  • Announcement date:  6 June 2019 (2 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June 2019 (17 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: In addition, IMB announced reductions to its 1, 2 and 3-year fixed rate loans for Owner Occupier borrowers, taking the rate to 3.49%pa. For Investors, 1 and 3-year home loan fixed rates have been reduced to 3.79%pa.

ING interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All new and existing customers with an ING variable rate home loan
  • Announcement date:  5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

Loans.com.au interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20 basis points (0.20% points)
  • Applies to: All existing and new variable home loan customers
  • Announcement date:  11 June 2019 (7 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 14 June 2019 for existing customers (10 days after the RBA’s decision), 11 June 2019 for new customers (7 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.28% (3.30% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers up to 80% LVR
  • Other info: 

Macquarie Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All standard variable home loan interest rates
  • Announcement date: 5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June 2019 (17 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

ME Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loan rates
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 27 June 2019 (23 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

MOVE Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: up to 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  All variable home loan interest rates for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date:  13 June 2019 (9 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 1 July 2019 – existing customers (10 days after the RBA’s decision), 13 June 2019 – new customers (9 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.49% (3.52% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers with up to 95% LVR.   
  • Other info: Economy, Straightforward and First Home Loans will be reduced by 10 basis points.

MyState interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20 basis points (0.20% points)
  • Applies to:  Standard variable home loan rate for both new and existing loans
  • Announcement date:  12 June 2019 (8 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 27 June 2019 (23 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info:

NAB interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  All variable home loan interest rates for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 14 June 2019 (10 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.54% (3.58% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers with up to 80% LVR.   
  • Other info: 

Newcastle Permanent interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Standard variable home loans across owner occupier and investment products
  • Announcement date: 5 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 17 June 2019 (13 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

People’s Choice CU interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Standard variable home loan rates for existing members and variable business loan rates
  • Announcement date: 11 June 2019 (7 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Pepper Money interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Standard variable residential home loans
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 24 June 2019 (20 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

P&N Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 18-39 basis points (0.18-0.39% points)
  • Applies to:  Entire lending portfolio (18 points), 2 to 3-year fixed term loans 80% LVR (39 points), ‘& Home Loan Intro Rate’ product (25 points), and ‘& Home Loan’ product (18 points)
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 28 June 2019 (24 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

QBank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 18 basis points (0.18% points)
  • Applies to:  Variable home loan products for owner occupiers and investors
  • Announcement date: 13 June 2019 (9 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: Mortgage secured overdraft rates will also be reduced by 0.18% per annum.

Qudos Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to:  Existing customers of variable rate home loans and car loans
  • Announcement date: 5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

RACQ Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All existing variable home loans
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 12 June 2019 (8 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised variable rate: 3.44% (3.44% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers   
  • Other info: 

RAMS interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-35 basis points (0.20-0.35% points)
  • Applies to: variable home loan OO P&I (20 points), variable residential investment property loan P&I (20 points), variable home loan OO IO (20 points), and variable residential investment property loan IO (35 points)
  • Announcement date: 5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.79% (5.28% comparison rate) for 2-year P&I fixed rate home loan with 90% LVR or less
  • Other info:

Reduce Home Loans interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: New customers
  • Announcement date:  5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 04 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.19% (3.19% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers up to 80% LVR  
  • Other info: 

SCU interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-25 basis points (0.20-0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All existing variable rate Mortgage Secured Consumer Loans (25 points) and new Mortgage Secured Consumer Loans (20 points)
  • Announcement date:  12 June 2019 (8 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 01 July 2019 (27 days after the RBA’s decision) for existing loans and 14 June 2019 (10 days after RBA’s decision) for new loans
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.57% (3.61% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers  
  • Other info: 

St. George Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-35 basis points (0.20-0.35% points)
  • Applies to: Variable OO home loan P&I (20 points), variable residential investment property loan P&I (20 points), variable OO home loan IO (20 points), and variable residential investment property loan IO (35 points)
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.58% (3.60% comparison rate) for Basic Promo Variable P&I <60% home loan  
  • Other info: 

Suncorp Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20 basis points (0.20% points)
  • Applies to: Variable home loans, for owner occupiers and investors
  • Announcement date: 5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June 2019 (17 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Teachers Mutual Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: Flexi Choice and My First Home Loan variable rate with P&I repayments (new and existing customers)
  • Announcement date: 17 June 2019 (13 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 1 July 2019 – existing customers (27 days after the RBA’s decision), 25 June 2019 – new customers (21 days after RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 
  • Other info: 

Tic Toc interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: Up to 20 basis points (0.20% points)
  • Applies to: New and existing customers
  • Announcement date: 13 June 2019 (9 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 13 June 2019 (9 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.27% (3.28% comparison rate*) for OO P&I customers   
  • Other info: 

The Mutual Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable rate owner-occupied home loans and investment home loans
  • Announcement date: 5 June 2019 (1 day after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 21 June 2019 (17 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: New fixed interest rate home loans will be reduced from 5 June 2019, with existing variable home loan interest rates reducing by 0.25% effective 21 June 2019.

UBank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loan rates for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date: 7 June 2019 (3 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 28 June 2019 (24 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 1-year fixed Owner Occupier P&I rate will also decrease to 2.99% p.a. (4.09% comparison rate) from June 14.

UniBank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: Flexi Choice and My First Home Loan variable rate with principal and interest repayments for all new loans
  • Announcement date: 17 June 2019 (13 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Unity Bank interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 15-18 basis points (0.15-0.18% points)
  • Applies to: Variable OO home loan rate (18 points) and variable investment property loan rate for investors (15 points)
  • Announcement date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 01 July 2019 (27 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Virgin Money interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 25 basis points (0.25% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loans for existing owner occupiers and investors
  • Announcement date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 25 June 2019 (21 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate:   
  • Other info: 

Westpac interest rate cut

  • Rate cut: 20-35 basis points (0.20%-0.35% points)
  • Applies to: All variable home loan interest rates for new and existing customers
  • Announcement date:  4 June 2019 (0 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • Effective date: 18 June 2019 (14 days after the RBA’s decision)
  • New lowest advertised rate: 3.79% (4.80% comparison rate) for Premier Advantage Fixed Options P&I 3 years 150k+ with 95% LVR or less 
  • Other info: 35 basis point cut only applies to residential investment IO loans. Other variable home loans reduced by 20 basis points

Disclaimer

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 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 2018. They are (in descending order): Credit Union Australia, 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 2019) has more than $9 billion in Australian funded loans and advances. These groups are: Resimac, Pepper, Liberty and Firstmac.

In the interests of full disclosure, Savings.com.au 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 includes both the interest rate and the fees and charges relating to a loan, combined into a single percentage figure. The interest rate per annum is based on a loan credit of $150,000 and a loan term of 25 years.

Dominic Beattie
Dominic Beattie is Savings.com.au’s Content Manager. He has been writing and editing articles on finance, business and economics since 2015, having previously worked as a Senior Journalist at financial research and comparison website Canstar. Dominic aspires to help everyday Australians discover simple and effective ways to comfortably manage their finances and save money, without sacrificing their joie de vivre.
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