With three cash rate cuts from the Reserve Bank this year and at least one more expected in the near future, it’s never been a better time to be a borrower.

After cutting rates this week, big four bank Westpac, its subsidiaries St George and Bank of Melbourne, the customer-owned Teachers Mutual, plus NAB-owned online bank UBank are now among the many lenders offering home loans with advertised rates below 3% p.a.

Below are some of the lowest variable home loan rates on offer across the big four banks, customer-owned banks and larger non-banks.

Lender

VariableMore details
4.6 Star Customer RatingsIncludes Nov RBA Rate Increase
  • Low rates for purchase and refinancing
  • Simple online application process
  • No fees, unlimited redraws, 0.10% offset
4.6 Star Customer RatingsIncludes Nov RBA Rate Increase

loans.com.au – Variable Home Loan (LVR < 90%)

  • Low rates for purchase and refinancing
  • Simple online application process
  • No fees, unlimited redraws, 0.10% offset
VariableMore details
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
Unlimited Redraws

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

  • 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
VariableMore details

ANZ – Standard Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

    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 November 29, 2023. View disclaimer.



    Base criteria of: a $400,000 loan amount, variable, principal and interest (P&I) home loans with an LVR (loan-to-value) ratio of at least 80%. Introductory rate products were not considered for selection. Monthly repayments were calculated based on the selected products’ advertised rates, applied to a $400,000 loan with a 30-year loan term. Rates correct as at 1 November 2019. View disclaimer.

    Westpac fixed rate cuts

    Westpac has cut a number of its fixed rates and doubled the discount for new borrowers with big deposits.

    Borrowers who have a healthy deposit of at least 30% will receive 10% off the headline rate. Borrowers with smaller deposits won’t receive any discounts. The discount isn’t available to existing customers.

    The discount will apply to owner-occupier and investment loans, variable and fixed loans including package deals.

    The big four bank has also reduced rate cuts for a number of its fixed home loans:

    • Two-year fixed Premier Advantage for borrowers making principal and interest (P&I) repayments with a loan size of $150k with an LVR of 70% has been cut by 5 basis points to 2.88% p.a. (comparison rate 3.75% p.a.)
    • Three-year fixed Premier Advantage for borrowers making principal and interest (P&I) repayments with a loan size of $150k with an LVR of 70% has been cut by 5 basis points to 2.88% p.a. (comparison rate 3.75% p.a.)

    UBank variable rate cuts

    UBank finally materialised the rate cuts it announced earlier in the month following the RBA rate cut, slashing various rates by 25 basis points:

    • Discount offer for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $200k has been cut by 25 basis points to 2.84% p.a. (comparison rate 2.84% p.a.)
    • Discount Offer for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $700k+ has been cut by 25 basis points to 2.84% p.a (comparison rate 2.84% p.a.)
    • Discount Offer for owner-occupiers making P&I repayments with a loan size of $100-199k has been cut by 25 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (comparison rate 2.99% p.a.)

    Teachers Mutual Bank rate cuts

    Starting from today, Teachers Mutual Bank is launching a special one-year introductory rate of 2.80% p.a. (3.29% p.a. comparison rate*) for its Classic Home Loan.

    The rate is available for a limited time only to owner-occupiers with a deposit of at least 20%, with a loan size from $250,000 to $1,000,000 from any Teachers Mutual Bank Limited Brand (Firefighters Mutual Bank, Health Professionals Bank, Teachers Mutual Bank or UniBank.

    Bank of Melbourne variable rate cuts

    Bank of Melbourne is now offering variable rates as low as 2.94% p.a. (comparison rates differ, see below):

    • Basic Promo Variable for borrowers making P&I repayments with an LVR of 60% has been cut by 15 basis points to 2.94% p.a. (2.96% p.a. comparison rate)
    • Basic Promo Variable for borrowers making P&I repayments with an LVR between 60% and 80% have been cut by 15 basis points to 2.99% p.a. (3.01% p.a. comparison rate)
    • Basic Promo Variable for borrowers making P&I repayments with an LVR between 80% to 95% has been cut by 15 basis points to 3.04% p.a. (3.06% p.a. comparison rate)

    St George variable rate cuts

    Like fellow Westpac Subsidiary Bank of Melbourne, St George is also offering new rates as low as 2.94%, with the bank cutting by 15 basis points:

    • Basic Promo Variable for borrowers making P&I repayments with an LVR of at least 60% has been cut to 2.94% p.a. (2.96% p.a. comparison rate*)
    • Basic Promo Variable for borrowers making P&I repayments with an LVR of 60% to 80% has been cut to 2.99% p.a. (3.01% p.a. comparison rate*)
    • Basic Promo Variable for borrowers making P&I repayments with an LVR of over 80% has been cut to 3.04% p.a. (3.06% p.a. comparison rate*)


    Lender

    VariableMore details
    4.6 Star Customer RatingsIncludes Nov RBA Rate Increase
    • Low rates for purchase and refinancing
    • Simple online application process
    • No fees, unlimited redraws, 0.10% offset
    4.6 Star Customer RatingsIncludes Nov RBA Rate Increase

    loans.com.au – Variable Home Loan (LVR < 90%)

    • Low rates for purchase and refinancing
    • Simple online application process
    • No fees, unlimited redraws, 0.10% offset
    VariableMore details
    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
    Unlimited Redraws

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

    • 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
    VariableMore details

    ANZ – Standard Variable Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)

      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 November 29, 2023. View disclaimer.

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