Bank of Us matches low-rate home loan offer

author-avatar By on October 04, 2021
Bank of Us matches low-rate home loan offer

In the latest home loan news, Bank of Us matched a home loan interest rate which could be Australia's lowest ever.

On Thursday Tasmania-based Bank of Us cut its 'FlexiDiscount' one-year fixed-rate home loan by 20 basis points.

For owner occupier borrowers with 80% LVR, the advertised rate is now 1.59% p.a. (2.43% p.a. comparison rate*).

This is a limited time offer for Tasmanian residents only, open to new lending through 10 December.

This matches Greater Bank's lowest advertised rate announced just over a week ago.

However, Greater Bank's home loan rate is fixed for two years, and features a slightly lower comparison rate.

Bank of Us also reduced its variable FlexiDiscount offer for owner occupiers by 10 basis points down to 2.09% p.a. (2.11% p.a. comparison rate*).


Some other customer-owned banks adjusted home loan rates in the past week.

On Friday, Teachers Mutual and its subsidiary Firefighters Mutual increased interest rates on a number of home loans, including:

  • Your Way P&I Fixed 4 Years: Up 20 basis points to 2.49% p.a. (3.73% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Your Way P&I Fixed 5 Years: Up 20 basis points to 2.94% p.a. (3.79% p.a. comparison rate*)

Similar hikes were also applied to its investment product lines.

Earlier, Great Southern Bank made a variety of cuts, most notably:

  • Basic Variable P&I 80%: 10 basis point cut to 2.39% p.a. (2.44% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Investment Fixed P&I 1 Year: 30 basis point cut to 2.39% p.a. (4.07% p.a. comparison rate*)

It also increased interest rates by 5 basis points on its owner occupied home loans fixed for two and three years.

Qudos Bank reduced rates on three home loans for owner occupiers:

  • No Frills P&I 80%: 5 basis point cut to 2.39% p.a. (2.39% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Fixed P&I 80% 1 Year: 10 basis point cut to 1.89% p.a. (2.71% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Fixed P&I 80% 2 Years: 10 basis point cut to 1.89% p.a. (2.64% p.a. comparison rate*)

Hume Bank also moved rates on a wide range of home loans by 5 basis points, most notably:

  • myBlue P&I Fixed 1 Year 90%: Up to 1.94% p.a. (2.40% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • myBlue Investment P&I Fixed 2 Years 60%: Down to 2.29% p.a. (2.50% p.a. comparison rate*)

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

Lender
Advertised rate Comparison rate Monthly repayment Rate TypeOffsetRedrawOngoing FeeUpfront FeesLVRLump Sum RepaymentAdditional RepaymentsPre-approval

VariableMore details
LIMITED TIME 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%
LIMITED TIME 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%
VariableMore details
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
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
VariableMore details
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Nano Home Loans Variable Owner Occupied, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)

  • Refinance only. Fast online application
  • No Nano fees. Free 100% offset sub account
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card & instant payments
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Nano Home Loans Variable Owner Occupied, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)

  • Refinance only. Fast online application
  • No Nano fees. Free 100% offset sub account
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card & instant payments
VariableMore details
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Celebrate (LVR < 60%) (Principal and Interest)

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Celebrate (LVR < 60%) (Principal and Interest)

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
VariableMore details
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 70%)

  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 70%)

  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^

Rates correct as of October 27, 2021. View disclaimer.


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Disclaimers

The entire market was not considered in selecting the above products. Rather, a cut-down portion of the market has been considered which includes retail products from at least the big four banks, the top 10 customer-owned institutions and Australia’s larger non-banks:

  • The big four banks are: ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac
  • The top 10 customer-owned Institutions are the ten largest mutual banks, credit unions and building societies in Australia, ranked by assets under management in November 2020. They are (in descending order): Great Southern Bank, Newcastle Permanent, Heritage Bank, Peoples’ Choice Credit Union, Teachers Mutual Bank, Greater Bank, IMB Bank, Beyond Bank, Bank Australia and P&N Bank.
  • The larger non-bank lenders are those who (in 2020) has more than $9 billion in Australian funded loans and advances. These groups are: Resimac, Pepper, Liberty and Firstmac.
  • If you click on a product link and you are referred to a Product or Service Provider’s web page, it is highly likely that a commercial relationship exists between that Product or Service Provider and Savings.com.au

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.

In the interests of full disclosure, Savings.com.au, Performance Drive and Loans.com.au are part of the Firstmac Group. To read about how Savings.com.au manages potential conflicts of interest, along with how we get paid, please click through onto the web site links.

*Comparison rate is based on a loan of $150,000 over a term of 25 years. Please note the comparison rate only applies to the examples given. Different loan amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees and costs savings, such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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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 is passionate about breaking down complex financial topics for the everyday consumer.

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