All of August’s out-of-cycle home loan rate changes

Adam Smith 2 August 2017

house and money1The RBA hasn't moved, but lenders are already starting to. It might be time to look for a better home loan deal.

Lenders seem intent on either wooing owner-occupiers with rate cuts or discouraging investors and interest-only borrowers with rate hikes. In July, we saw 17 lenders move on rates outside of any change to the official cash rate. We've already learned that some lenders are preparing to raise rates for investors in August.

We'll keep track of all the changes by lenders in the finder.com.au database. Remember, if your lender raises their rates or fails to respond to the market by lowering rates, it might be time to look for a better deal.

Major bank changes

LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
Westpac Down 0.05% - 0.20%

Property Loan Premier Advantage Package - 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed Rate (owner occupier + investor), Property Loan - 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor), Premier Advantage - 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor)

1 Aug
Westpac Up 0.11% - 0.31%

Westpac Fixed Options Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor), Westpac Fixed Options Home Loan Premier Advantage Package - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner + investor)

1 Aug

Other lenders

LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
eMoneyUp 0.35%PRIME Variable LVR 80% Pro Pack (owner occupier + investor, interest only)8 Aug
Freedom LendUp 0.05% - 0.35%Variable Home Loan (owner occupier + investor)1 Aug
Heritage BankUp 0.09% - 0.50%Bank Advantage Package - Living Equity (owner occupier + investor)1 Aug
HomeloansDown 0.02% - 0.10%Optima Variable (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest + interest only)21 Aug
loans.com.auUp 0.10 - 0.25%Offset Variable (Investor, P&I and IO),Essentials - Variable (investor),Essentials - Smart Loan Package P&I, Essentials - Smart Loan IO,Offset Variable - Package Offset (investor, P&I and IO)1 Aug
Move Up 0.10% - 0.40% Wealth Builder, Standard Variable Home Loan (investor), myWealth Package Loan (investor) 1 Aug
Newcastle Permanent Building Society Down 0.10% Premium Plus Package - new customer only (owner occupier + interest only) 21 Aug
LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
Bank AustraliaDown 0.20%

Premium Fixed - 3 Years Fixed LVR <80% (owner occupier), Premium Home Loan Package - 3 Years Fixed LVR <80% and LVR >80% (owner occupier), Basic Fixed 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier)

18 Aug
BankSADown 0.10%

Advantage Package Home Loan - 4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I)

1 Aug
BankSAUp 0.05% - 0.25%Advantage Package Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier,IO + investors, IO), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier,IO +investors, IO),Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I), Portfolio - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed, Portfolio Home Loan with Advantage Package - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (investor, IO)1 Aug
BankwestUp 0.09% - 0.20%Complete Home Loan Package - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier)11 Aug
Bank of MelbourneDown 0.10%

Advantage Package Home Loan - 4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I)

1 Aug
Bank of MelbourneUp 0.05% - 0.25%

Advantage Package Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier,IO + investors, IO), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier,IO +investors, IO),Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I), Portfolio - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed, Portfolio Home Loan with Advantage Package - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (investor, IO)

1 Aug
Freedom LendDown 0.05% - 0.20%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3, 5 Fixed Years (owner occupier)1 Aug
Freedom LendUp 0.01% - 0.35%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Fixed Years (owner occupier + investor)1 Aug
HomeloansUp 0.02% - 0.10%Optima Fixed - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Fixed Years (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest + interest only)21 Aug
HomeloansDown 0.09% - 0.30%Optima Fixed - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest + interest only)21 Aug
loans.com.au Up 0.05% - 0.20%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, Fixed Years (owner occupier + investor)1 Aug
MoveUp 0.05 - 0.25%

Lockit Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed Rate (owner occupier + investor)

25 Aug
Newcastle Permanent Building SocietyDown 0.5% 0.20%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, Fixed Years specal offer (owner occupier P&I + IO) 14 Aug
Newcastle Permanent Building SocietyDown 0.10%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 Fixed Years (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest only + interest only)28 Aug
People's ChoiceUp 0.15%People's Choice Fixed Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor), People's Choice Credit Union Home Loan Package - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor)18 Aug
St.GeorgeDown 0.10%Advantage Package Home Loan - 4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I)1 Aug
St.GeorgeUp 0.05% - 0.25%Advantage Package Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier,IO + investors, IO), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (owner occupier,IO +investors, IO),Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier, P&I), Portfolio - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed, Portfolio Home Loan with Advantage Package - 1,2,3,4,5 Years Fixed (investor, IO)1 Aug

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3.52%
3.54%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A basic home loan with a competitive rate and low fees.
3.52%
3.53%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable rate product with no application or valuation fees offered by a 100% online lender.
3.59%
3.60%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Enjoy a low variable rate with no ongoing fees and borrow up to 90% of the value of the property.
3.64%
3.67%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A home loan with a competitive variable rate, limited fees and plenty of flexibility.
3.54%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A variable rate home loan with competitive rate, redraw facility and offset account.
3.69%
3.69%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A special limited time offer for owner occupiers. An IMB Transaction Account must be opened with this loan.
3.58%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A low interest rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no application fee or ongoing fees with this loan.
3.88%
4.89%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A fixed rate package with flexible repayment options. 350K NAB Rewards Points offer available. Terms and conditions apply.
3.64%
3.67%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A low rate home loan with no ongoing fees.
3.77%
3.81%
$200
$0 p.a.
95%
A basic home loan with a low interest rate and a redraw facility available.
3.65%
3.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A competitive variable rate home loan with no application fee.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
110%
Requires a family member to act as guarantor. Discounted rate available with family pledge loans. Family pledge loans
require no LMI and no deposit. NSW, Qld and ACT only.
3.59%
3.96%
$0
$349 p.a.
90%
A variable package loan for a larger loan size with no monthly fees.
3.60%
3.62%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Take advantage of a 100% offset account along with no annual or application fees.
3.62%
3.62%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A discounted, competitive variable rate loan with limited fees.
3.74%
3.75%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A special variable rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees.
3.68%
3.83%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
A low interest rate home loan that allows borrowers to borrow up to 80% of the property value.
3.64%
4.03%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Apply for a new owner occupier loan or refinance from another lender and receive this discounted rate.
3.64%
3.64%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A low-rate basic home loan requiring a 30% deposit.
3.94%
3.71%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Apply online for this fixed rate, low-fee loan with redraw facilities and an optional offset account.
3.78%
3.78%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A basic low-rate home loan that still offers some useful features.
3.89%
3.91%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Package your owner-occupied loan with your investment loan and enjoy low rates for both.
3.69%
4.47%
$0
$375 p.a.
90%
Discount off an already competitive 2 year fixed rate for loans over $150k. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.99%
4.41%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
A discounted home loan variable rate that comes with a competitive package, an eligible credit card and an offset transaction account.
3.65%
4.84%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
A 2 years fixed platinum package that has $0 application and a loan redraw facility.
4.19%
3.78%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Tic:Toc's fixed rate owner occupier loan has a competitive rate, limited fees and a fast, easy online application process.
4.09%
4.12%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
This loan has a high max insured LVR, making it an option for low deposit borrowers.
3.97%
4.02%
$445
$0 p.a.
90%
Get a competitive rate without features you may not use.
4.09%
4.12%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Access a fee-free offset account and a special interest rate for investors.
3.97%
3.97%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A competitive variable rate home loan with no ongoing fees.
3.99%
3.99%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A flexible low-rate variable home loan that lets you combine your loan with other financial products.
4.19%
4.19%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
100% offset account, unrestricted additional repayments and no monthly account keeping fees
3.89%
4.87%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Enjoy a low interest rate and borrow up to 90% (with LMI) of your property's value.
3.94%
3.97%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access the equity in your home with a competitive interest-only rate and no application fee.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A low rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees. Free home & contents insurance for 1 year. T&Cs apply. Note that to be eligible for this loan you must be QLD resident.
3.69%
4.00%
$0
$350 p.a.
95%
Fix your rate for 3 years and borrow up to 95% LVR.
$0
$0 p.a.
A basic low-rate home loan that still offers some useful features.
3.68%
3.69%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A no frills loan with a competitive rate and a maximum LVR of 95%.
3.69%
3.71%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A great interest rate home loan offer with unlimited redraw and unlimited extra payments.
3.64%
3.78%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
A competitive variable rate home loan with flexible features. You can earn 30,000 Velocity Points for every $100k you borrow (for a limited time, subject to eligibility requirements).
3.69%
3.69%
$0
$398 p.a.
70%
Enjoy a low variable rate with no application and ongoing fees.
3.99%
4.03%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Enjoy a basic home loan with a high LVR and no application or ongoing fees.
3.59%
4.42%
$600
$0 p.a.
95%
This competitive introductory rate is a limited time offer for new owner-occupiers
3.68%
3.69%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Get a low variable rate along with some important basic features.
3.79%
3.79%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Minimum loan amount for this basic home loan is $750000.
4.39%
5.42%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
95%
Lock in a fixed interest rate term for repayment certainty.
3.99%
4.99%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A package home loan with fee free extra repayments available during the fixed term.
3.85%
4.95%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A discounted package rate for owner occupiers with the ability to package a Qantas rewards earning Amplify credit card. $1,500 cashback available for refinancers. Conditions apply.
3.88%
4.88%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Refinance from your existing loan and get a $1,250 rebate. Lock in a discounted fixed rate with a low service fee.

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