Home loan interest rates are moving! Has your lender passed on the full rate cut?
With the Reserve Bank Board’s decision to cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 1.25%, all eyes are on the banks to see if they’ll pass on the full rate cut to their home loan customers.
So, what is your lender doing? Here is a list of the variable rate cuts that have been announced for owner occupiers.
|Lender||Rate Change||Effective Date|
|AMP||-0.25% p.a.||21 June 2019|
|ANZ||-0.18% p.a.||14 June 2019|
|Athena||-0.25% p.a.||4 June 2019|
|Bank of Melbourne||-0.20% p.a.||18 June 2019|
|BankSA||-0.20% p.a.||18 June 2019|
|Bankwest||-0.25% p.a.||25 June 2019|
|Bank of Queensland||-0.25% p.a. *||25 June 2019|
|Commonwealth Bank||-0.25% p.a.||25 June 2019|
|CUA||-0.25% p.a. **||18 June 2019|
|Greater Bank||-0.25% p.a.||11 June 2019|
|HSBC||-0.22% p.a.||17 June 2019|
|IMB||-0.25% p.a.||21 June 2019|
|ING||-0.25% p.a.||25 June 2019|
|Macquarie Bank||-0.25% p.a.||7 June 2019|
|ME||-0.25% p.a.||27 June 2019|
|NAB||-0.25% p.a.||14 June 2019|
|RAMS||-0.20% p.a.||18 June 2019|
|St.George||-0.20% p.a.||18 June 2019|
|Suncorp Bank||-0.20% p.a.||21 June 2019|
|UBank||-0.25% p.a.||28 June 2019|
|Virgin Money||-0.22% p.a.||25 June 2019|
|Westpac||-0.20% p.a.||18 June 2019|
A rate cut is great news for borrowers! Let’s say you currently have a $400,000 home loan with an interest rate of 4% p.a. over a 30-year term. If your lender passes on the full 0.25% p.a. rate cut to you, your new rate will be 3.75% p.a. Your repayments would decrease from $1,909.66 to $1,852.46. That’s a difference of $57.20 a month or $686.39 a year. You could use those extra savings to help pay down your mortgage!
If your lender has decided not to pass on the full rate cut to you or your rate for home loan is no longer competitive, it might be time to refinance with a new lender.
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* Bank of Queensland announced it will reduce all variable home loan interest rates by 0.25% p.a., with the exception of those linked to the Clear Path Owner Occupier Principal and Interest rate, where the reduction will be 0.15% p.a.
** A reduction of 0.25% p.a. will be passed on to most CUA home loan products including the Standard Variable, Discount Variable and Fresh Start home loans. Reductions of between 0.10% p.a. and 0.15% p.a. will be applied to the Accelerate and Balance variable home loan products.