Two lenders introduce new sub-2% home loans

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on August 06, 2020
Two lenders introduce new sub-2% home loans

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Easy Street Financial Services and Community First Credit Union introduced home loans with advertised rates below 2.00% p.a, but each are slightly different.

Easy Street and Community First join three others in the sub-2% rate war, however both lenders differ slightly in what's on offer.

  • Easy Street: Variable home loan, maximum LVR of 80%, minimum 750k loan, 1.95% p.a. (1.99% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Community First: two-year intro 'Accelerator Package' rate, minimum 100k loan, 1.99% p.a. (3.25% p.a. comparison rate*)

Easy Street's loan requires a maximum LVR of 80%, meaning borrowers will need a 20%-or-greater deposit, and the minimum loan size is $750,000.

With Community First there is a bit of flexibility - the variable loan has a maximum LVR of 80%, while the two-year fixed rate has a maximum LVR of 95%.

The variable rate is an intro rate for two years, and both lenders' rates are for owner-occupiers. 

Both lenders are offering their sub-2% home loans as 'special offers' that are only applicable for those who apply and get approved by 31 October 2020.

Buying a home or looking to refinance? The table below features home loans with some of the lowest variable interest rates on the market for owner-occupiers.

Lender

Variable
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  • Min 30% deposit
  • No monthly or ongoing fees, add 0.10% for offset
  • Unlimited redraws

Variable Home Loan (LVR < 70%)

  • Min 30% deposit
  • No monthly or ongoing fees, add 0.10% for offset
  • Unlimited redraws
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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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 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 ONGOING FEES

Yard PAYG 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

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 August 15, 2022. View disclaimer.

An Easy Street spokesperson told Savings.com.au that the low comparison rate allows larger borrowers to "cut through a lot of the noise".

"We have higher than anticipated liquidity, [and] the opportunity to provide consumers with a great low rate home loan," they said.

"We know that larger mortgage holders stand to make large savings when switching to a lower rate and we just wanted to let the market know that we can do bigger loans."




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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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