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.

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LenderHome LoanInterest Rate Comparison Rate* Monthly Repayment Repayment type Rate Type Offset Redraw Ongoing Fees Upfront Fees LVR Lump Sum Repayment Additional Repayments Split Loan Option TagsFeaturesLinkCompare
6.04% p.a.
6.06% p.a.
Principal & Interest
Featured 4.6 Star Customer Ratings
  • No monthly or ongoing fees
  • Unlimited free redraw
  • No application fee
5.99% p.a.
5.90% p.a.
Principal & Interest
Featured Apply 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.
6.14% p.a.
6.16% p.a.
Principal & Interest
Featured Unlimited Redraws
  • No annual fees - None!
  • Get fast pre-approval
  • Unlimited additional repayments free of charge
  • Redraw freely - Access your additional payments when you need them
  • Home loan specialists available today
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 . 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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