Suncorp, Adelaide and Qudos Bank reduce fixed rates

author-avatar By on November 08, 2019
Suncorp, Adelaide and Qudos Bank reduce fixed rates

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More banks are dropping their fixed home loan rates, enticing borrowers to lock in their rate.

With at least one more cash rate cut expected in the coming months, it’s likely these won’t be the last cuts to fixed rates we’ll see.

Many economists are tipping the Reserve Bank to take the cash rate to a further record low of 0.5% at its first meeting of 2020 in February.

Non-majors Suncorp and Adelaide Bank, and customer-owned Qudos have all dropped their fixed home loan rates, with many below 3%.

Earlier this week, popular online lender loans.com.au slashed its fixed interest rates by 20 basis points across the board, bringing some of its fixed rates below 3% for the first time.

Below are some of the lowest variable home loan rates on offer across the big four banks, customer-owned banks and larger non-banks.

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
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.^
FixedMore details
NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

Basic Home Loan Fixed (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 70%) 3 Years

NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING 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 28, 2021. View disclaimer.

Suncorp fixed rate cuts

Suncorp has cut fixed rates by up to 40 basis points, effective from 8 November.

The cuts apply to fixed home loan products on both principal and interest (P&I) and interest-only (IO) repayments for new owner-occupier and investors.

Suncorp Home Package Plus with Special Offer for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments:

  • Two-year fixed rate for loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 10 basis points 2.89% p.a. (3.75% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed rate for loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 10 basis points 2.89% p.a. (3.70% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Five-year fixed rate for first home buyers with an LVR of up to 95% has been cut by 40 basis points 2.99% p.a. (3.27% p.a. comparison rate*)

Suncorp Home Package Plus with Special Offer for investors making P&I repayments:

  • Two-year fixed rate for loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.19% p.a. (4.04% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed rate for loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.19% p.a. (3.99% p.a. comparison rate*)

Suncorp Home Package Plus with Special Offer for investors making IO repayments:

  • Two-year fixed rate for loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 20 basis points to 3.39% p.a. (4.06% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed-rate loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 20 basis points to 3.39% p.a. (4.02% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Two-year fixed rate for loans with an LVR of up to 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.49% p.a. (5.05%

Adelaide Bank fixed rate cuts

Adelaide Bank has lowered its fixed rates by up to 10 basis points, effective from 6 November for new customers.

Adelaide Bank SmartFix:

  • Two-year fixed for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.89% p.a. (3.26% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments has been cut by 8 basis points to 2.91% p.a. (3.25% p.a. comparison rate*)

Adelaide Bank SmartSaver:

  • Two-year fixed for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.89% p.a. (3.07% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments has been cut by 8 basis points to 2.91% p.a. (3.06% p.a. comparison rate*)

Qudos Bank fixed rate cuts

Customer-owned Qudos has also reduced its fixed rates for new owner-occupiers making P&I repayments by 10 basis points, effective from 4 November.

Qudos fixed rate cuts for owner-occupiers with 80% LVR:

  • One-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 80% has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.89% p.a. (3.30% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Two-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 80% has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.89% p.a. (3.26% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 80% has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.89% p.a. (3.23% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Four-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 80% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.09% p.a. (3.26% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Five-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 80% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.09% p.a. (3.24% p.a. comparison rate*)

Qudos fixed rate cuts for owner-occupiers with 90% LVR:

  • One-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (3.31% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Two-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (3.28% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Three-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (3.25% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Four-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.19% p.a. (3.29% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Five-year fixed for loans with an LVR of 90% has been cut by 10 basis points to 3.19% p.a. (3.28% comparison rate*)

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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Emma Duffy is Assistant Editor at Your Mortgage and  Your Investment Property Mag, which are part of the Savings Media Group. In this role, she manages a team of journalists and expert contributors committed to keeping readers informed about the latest home loan and finance news and trends, as well as providing in-depth property guides. She is also a finance journalist at Savings.com.au which she joined shortly after its launch in early 2019. Emma has a Bachelor in Journalism and has been published in several other publications and been featured on radio.

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