Teachers Mutual, RACQ, Greater Bank & others trim fixed rates below 3%

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on August 30, 2019
Teachers Mutual, RACQ, Greater Bank & others trim fixed rates below 3%

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The only way is down for mortgage rates, as home loan interest rates starting with a two become the new norm.

Interest rates have never been so low and the question on many borrower’s lips is “should I fix my rate”?

Some of Australia’s biggest banks plus a few smaller lenders are now offering some of the lowest mortgage rates in history off the back of the most recent 0.25% cash rate cut from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) in July.

But with more cash rate cuts likely to come, home loan interest rates should only continue to fall further.

At the time of writing, Greater Bank currently offers one of the lowest fixed home loan interest rates at 2.79%. RACQ Bank isn’t far behind though, recently cutting rates to 2.80% on its fixed owner-occupier home loans.

Looking for a low variable rate home loan? The table below displays owner-occupier products which may represent the best of the big four banks, best of the top 10 customer-owned banks and the best of the larger non-banks.

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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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ZERO APPLICATION FEESFEE FREE OFFSET
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • The shorter your loan, the less interest you pay in the long run.
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
  • The shorter your loan, the less interest you pay in the long run.
Variable
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AN EASY DIGITAL APPLICATION
  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
AN EASY DIGITAL APPLICATION

Neat Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 60%)

  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
Variable
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NO APPLICATION FEES
  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
NO APPLICATION FEES

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
Variable
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NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES
  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Evaporate (LVR 60%-70%) (Principal and Interest)

  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
Variable
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NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES
  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
NO UPFRONT OR ONGOING FEES

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Owner Occupied) (LVR < 80%)

  • No ongoing fees - None!
  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Easy online application, find out if you're approved quick!
  • Redraw- Access your additional payments if you need them
  • Use the app to get loan insights to help you pay off your home loan faster
Variable
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UNLIMITED EXTRA REPAYMENTS
UNLIMITED EXTRA REPAYMENTS

Basic Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 60%)

    Variable
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    EASY DIGITAL APPLICATION
    EASY DIGITAL APPLICATION

    Neat Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR 70%-80%)

      Variable
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      $0 APPLICATION FEE
      $0 APPLICATION FEE

      Budget Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

        Variable
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        100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT
        100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNT

        Offset Package Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 60%)

          Variable
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          LIMITED TIME OFFER
          • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
          • No ongoing or monthly fees, add offset for 0.10%
          • Extra repayments + redraw services
          LIMITED TIME OFFER

          Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 1yr

          • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
          • No ongoing or monthly fees, add offset for 0.10%
          • Extra repayments + redraw services

          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.

          RACQ Bank mortgage rate cuts

          Queensland’s RACQ Bank this week cut fixed home loan rates by up to 39 basis points across its fixed owner-occupier home loans.

          • Choices Package two-year fixed home loans up to $20k have been reduced by 39 basis points to 2.90% p.a (comparison rate 4.40% p.a.)
          • Choices Package three-year fixed home loans up to $20k have been reduced by 19 basis points to 2.80% p.a (comparison rate 4.27% p.a.)
          • Three-year fixed has been reduced by 19 basis points to 2.90% p.a. (comparison rate 4.23% p.a.)

          People’s Choice Credit Union mortgage rate cuts

          People’s Choice Credit Union cut rates on their fixed products for owner-occupiers this week by up to 95 basis points.

          • One-year fixed for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest (P&I) for loans over $100k have been reduced by 95 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 4.34% p.a.)
          • Two-year fixed for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest (P&I) for loans over $100k have been reduced by 19 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 4.25% p.a.)

          Teachers Mutual Bank mortgage rate cuts

          Customers of Teachers Mutual Bank can now enjoy fixed home loan rates of 2.98% p.a. (comparison rates differ, see below) with the bank this week slashing rates by 50 basis points.

          The changes apply to owner-occupiers paying principal and interest, effective from 29 August 2019.

          • One-year fixed rates have been cut by 50 basis points to 2.98% p.a. (comparison rate 4.62% p.a.)
          • Two-year fixed rates have been cut by 50 basis points to 2.98% p.a. (comparison rate 4.47% p.a.)

          Greater Bank mortgage rate cuts

          Greater Bank has been busy cutting rates across a number of their fixed rate products by 20 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rates differ).

          The changes are effective from 30 August 2019.

          • Great Rate Discount four-year fixed for a loan size of over $150k has been reduced to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 3.71% p.a.)
          • Great Rate Discount five-year fixed for a loan size of over $150k has been reduced to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 3.64% p.a.)
          • Great Rate four-year fixed has been reduced to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 3.71% p.a.)
          • Great Rate four-year fixed has been reduced to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 3.64% p.a.)

          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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          William Jolly joined Savings.com.au as a Financial Journalist in 2018, after spending two years at financial research firm Canstar. In William's articles, you're likely to find complex financial topics and products broken down into everyday language. He is deeply passionate about improving the financial literacy of Australians and providing them with resources on how to save money in their everyday lives.

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