Westpac, ANZ, Macquarie and others cut fixed home loan rates

In the wake of cuts to variable home loan rates following the Reserve Bank’s decision to lower the cash rate for a second time in as many months, a number of lenders have also made big rate reductions to fixed home loan rates.

Banks vs credit unions vs non-banks: what’s the difference?

Not all banks are created equal. There can be a distinct difference between banking with a big four behemoth like CommBank compared to, say, an online-only non-bank lender, or a not-for-profit community bank in a surfing village.

National dwelling values fall 0.6% in March

CoreLogic’s latest home value index results for March 2019 show the national average dwelling value fell by 0.6%, which is actually the smallest month-to-month decline since October 2018.

ING makes changes to both fixed and variable home loan rates

One of Australia’s largest retail banks, ING, has lowered interest rates across a number of its owner-occupier and investment home loan products by up to 40 basis points, while raising some interest-only rates for owner-occupiers.