Suncorp, QBank make cuts to home loan rates

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on January 31, 2020
Suncorp, QBank make cuts to home loan rates

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It was a quiet week for home loan rate cuts, with very few lenders cutting rates ahead of the Reserve Bank's cash rate decision next week.

Following the news of a fall in the unemployment rate and a slight lift in inflation, the RBA is now widely-expected to hold rates steady, rather than cut. 

Two Queensland-based finance stalwarts were among the few Australian home loan lenders cutting home loan interest rates this week. 

Suncorp

Suncorp made cuts to a variety of home loan products, including loans for investors and owner occupiers, including both interest only (IO) and principal and interest (P&I) loans. 

Owner Occupiers

  • Back to Basics OO IO 150k+: An 81 basis point cut to 3.03% p.a. (3.04% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Home Package Plus Variable OO IO 90% (Special Offer): A 55 basis point cut to 3.29% p.a. (3.65% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Home Package Plus First Home Buyer Variable <90% LVR: A 55 basis point cut to 3.29% p.a. (3.30% p.a. comparison rate*)

Investors

  • Home Package Plus Package Investment Variable IO 90%: A 10 basis point cut to 4.87% p.a. (4.96% p.a. comparison rate*)

Be aware that 'Special Offer' rates may be withdrawn at any time. 

QBank

Q Bank made cuts to two of its home loan products:

  • Residential Fixed <95% LVR 3 yrs: A five basis point cut to 2.89% p.a. (3.75% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Fixed Investor <90% LVR 3 yrs: A five basis point cut to 3.14% p.a. (4.12% p.a. comparison rate*)

To compare, here is a selection of owner-occupier variable low-rate P&I loans:

Lender

Variable
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UNLIMITED REDRAWSSPECIAL OFFER
  • 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%
UNLIMITED REDRAWSSPECIAL 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%
Variable
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100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNTNO APPLICATION FEE OR ONGOING FEES
  • 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
Variable
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NSW/VIC/SA METRO & INNER REGIONAL AREAS
NSW/VIC/SA METRO & INNER REGIONAL AREAS

Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest)

  • $5000 Cashback. T&Cs Apply.
Variable
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REFINANCE ONLY
  • A low-rate variable home loan from a 100% online lender. Backed by the Commonwealth Bank.
REFINANCE ONLY

Variable Rate Home Loan – Refinance Only

  • A low-rate variable home loan from a 100% online lender. Backed by the Commonwealth Bank.
Variable
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NO ONGOING FEESFREE REDRAW FACILITY
  • Rate Match Guarantee. Tic:Toc will match the rate on identical variable P&I home loans. T&C's Apply.
NO ONGOING FEESFREE REDRAW FACILITY

Live-in Variable Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 90%)

  • Rate Match Guarantee. Tic:Toc will match the rate on identical variable P&I home loans. T&C's Apply.

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 be 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 June 28, 2022. View disclaimer.


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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 strives to deliver and edit news and guides that are engaging, thought-provoking, and simple to read.

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