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 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.
- 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*)
- 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Be aware that 'Special Offer' rates may be withdrawn at any time.
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:
Base criteria of: a $400,000 loan amount, variable, principal and interest (P&I) home loans with an LVR (loan-to-value) ratio of at least 80%. The product and rate must be clearly published on the Product Provider’s web site. Introductory rate products were not considered for selection. Monthly repayments were calculated based on the selected products’ advertised rates, applied to a $400,000 loan with a 30-year loan term. Rates correct as at 26 March 2020. View disclaimer.
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