In the past week, two lenders - Community First Credit Union and Easy Street Financial Services - introduced home loans below the 2.00% p.a. mark.

However, only one had a comparison rate under 2.00% p.a. to go with it.

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

VariableMore details
Online ExclusiveUp To $4K Cashback
  • Immediate cashback upon settlement
  • $2,000 for loans up to $700,000
  • $4,000 for loans over $700,000
Online ExclusiveUp To $4K Cashback

loans.com.au – Variable Basic Cashback Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 70%)

  • Immediate cashback upon settlement
  • $2,000 for loans up to $700,000
  • $4,000 for loans over $700,000
VariableMore details
Unlimited RedrawsApply In Minutes
  • Low Deposit (<95% LVR) with No LMI required
  • Unlimited Redraw and additional repayments
  • No Application or ongoing fees
Unlimited RedrawsApply In Minutes

Sucasa – Ultra Low Rate (Variable) - <95% LVR - No LMI (New Purchases)

  • Low Deposit (<95% LVR) with No LMI required
  • Unlimited Redraw and additional repayments
  • No Application or ongoing fees
VariableMore details
Refinance OnlyApply In Minutes
  • No application or ongoing fees. Annual rate discount
  • Unlimited redraws & additional repayments. LVR <80%
  • A low-rate variable home loan from a 100% online lender. Backed by the Commonwealth Bank.
Refinance OnlyApply In Minutes

Unloan – Variable Rate Home Loan – Refinance Only

  • No application or ongoing fees. Annual rate discount
  • Unlimited redraws & additional repayments. LVR <80%
  • A low-rate variable home loan from a 100% online lender. Backed by the Commonwealth Bank.
Important Information and Comparison Rate Warning

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. Some products will be marked as promoted, featured or sponsored and may appear prominently in the tables regardless of their attributes. All products will list the LVR with the product and rate which are clearly published on the product provider’s website. 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 February 29, 2024. View disclaimer.

In the wider market, it was a fairly subdued week for home loan interest rate reductions. 

Two key lenders to make notable rate reductions were Bank of Us and Bank First.

Bank of Us - a Tasmanian-based lender that was the first to introduce a sub-2.00% home loan a few weeks back - made some further rate changes to its fixed products. Some key changes were:

  • FlexiDiscount Fixed 3 Years 80%: 64 basis point cut to 2.49% p.a. (2.74% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • FlexiDiscount Fixed 1 Year 80%: 44 basis point cut to 2.49% p.a. (2.78% p.a. comparison rate*)

A variety of other fixed owner-occupier loans were cut, including some 90% LVR loans.

Meanwhile, at the start of August Bank First also made some cuts, primarily to its variable 'Premier Package' home loans for both owner-occupiers and investors. Some key cuts were:

  • Premier Package Inv 80%: 15 basis point cut to 2.88% p.a. (3.32% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Premier Package O/O 80%: 15 basis point cut to 3.33% p.a. (3.76% p.a. comparison rate*)

Various 90% LVR products were also cut.

Newcastle Permanent, AMP also cut

Newcastle Permanent made a few cuts to its 'Real Deal' home loans, with some as special offers. Some key cuts were:

  • Real Deal P&I 80% Special Offer: 13 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (2.63% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Real Deal P&I 80% Inv Special Offer: 12 basis point cut to 2.99% p.a. (3.03% p.a. comparison rate*)

Similar loans across different maximum LVRs and ones paying interest-only were also cut.

Meanwhile, AMP made just two cuts on Wednesday. They were to its variable 'Professional Package' home loans as a special offer:

  • P&I 80% 100-499k: 14 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (3.00% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • P&I 80% 500k+: 10 basis point cut to 2.59% p.a. (3.00% p.a. comparison rate*)

Note that as with most lenders, special offers can be withdrawn at any time.





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