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

Adam Smith 9 August 2018 NEWS

July was the busiest month yet for out-of-cycle rate changes. What will August bring?

August's meeting officially marked two years of the Reserve Bank leaving the official cash rate on hold at 1.50%. The RBA now looks likely to leave the cash rate untouched through the rest of the year and perhaps even all of 2019, with CoreLogic's Tim Lawless speculating that a rate rise is unlikely to happen until at least January of 2020.

Lender activity doesn't look set to slow down, though. July was the year's busiest month yet for out-of-cycle rate changes. 26 lenders in Finder's database moved on rates outside the Reserve Bank.

As activity in the lending market heats up, it could be a great time to consider refinancing your home loan. We'll keep tabs on all this month's out-of-cycle rate moves in the table below, and continue to update as more lenders announce changes. Keep checking back to see if your lender has moved on rates, and if you could be getting a better deal.

Major bank changes

LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
ANZDown by 0.90%Simplicity PLUS Home Loan - LVR <80% Special Offer Discount (Owner Occupier, PI)August 2
Commonwealth BankUp by 0.30%Introductory Home Loan - 12 Months Discounted Loan (IO)August 13
NABUp by 0.48%Base Variable Rate Home Loan - Owner Occupier (P&I)August 13
LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
ANZDown by 0.10% - 0.26%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2, 3 Years Fixed (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Breakfree Package Home Loan - 2, 3 Years Fixed (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Interest in Advance Loan (Yearly) - 2 Years With Breakfree Package + Without Breakfree PackageAugust 2
NABUp by 0.50%Choice Package Home Loan - 4 Year Fixed (Owner Occupier P&I)August 13
NABDown by 0.50%Choice Package Home Loan - 5 Year Fixed (Owner Occupier P&I), Defence Force Choice Package Fixed Home Loan - 5 YearsAugust 13

Non-major lenders

LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
AMPDown by 0.02% - 0.30%Professional Package Line of Credit -$100,000 to $249,999 + $250,000 to $499,999 + $500,000 to $749,999 + $750,000 and above (Owner Occupier +Investor, IO), Professional Package Variable Rate Home Loan - $100,000 to $249,999 + $250,000 to $499,999 + $500,000 to $749,999 + $750,000 and above (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO), Basic Package Variable Rate Loan - (Investors, P&I + IO)August 22
Arab Bank of AustraliaUp by 0.10%Bridging Loan - Standard + With Interest Capitalisation, HeadStart Home Loan - Variable Rate, The Basics Home Loan - Variable, Essentials Home Loan - Variable, Revolving Line of CreditAugust 1
BankwestUp by 0.29%Complete Home Loan Package Variable - LVR <=90% (Owner Occupier, P&I)August 24
BankwestDown by 0.30%Premium Select Home Loan - $20k+ (LVR 80% to 90%) (Investor, P&I)August 24
ClickLoansUp by 0.04% - 0.35%The Online Investor Home Loan - LVR <70% + <80%, The Online Home Loan - LVR <80% + <70% + <70% with Offset, The Online Home Loan Bad CreditAugust 1
CUAUp by 0.25%Fresh Start Variable Home Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Fresh Start Variable Home Loan - Construction (Owner Occupier + Investor, Interest Only), Fresh Start Basic Variable Home Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Fresh Start Basic Variable Home Loan - Construction (Owner Occupier + Investor, Interest Only)August 21
First Option Credit UnionUp by 0.10%Premium Home Loan - $150k to $600k + $800k+ + $600k to $800k (Owner Occupier + Investor, IO), Classic Home Loan - Interest Only (Owner Occupier + Investor)August 1
Gateway Bank Up by 0.09% - 1.31%Construction Loan, Investment Construction Loan, Land Loan - Variable Rate (Owner Occupier, P&I), Standard Variable Rate Home Loan (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I), Equitismart Line of Credit (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I), Low Rate Essentials Variable Rate Home Loan - LVR 80% to 85% (Investor, P&I)August 10
Gateway Bank Down by 0.01% - 0.50%Investment Land Variable, Standard Variable Rate Home Loan - Investor, IOAugust 10
Greater BankUp by 0.09%Great Rate Home Loan - Discounted Variable ($150K+ Owner Occupier + Investor) P&I + IO New Loans only, Great Rate Home Loan - Variable (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO), Ultimate Home Loan - Discounted Variable ($150K+ Owner Occupier + Investor) P&I New Loans only, Ultimate Home Loan - Variable (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO)August 15
Heritage BankUp by 0.05% - 0.43%Standard Variable Home Loan - (Owner Occupier) Existing customers only, Living Equity Line of Credit - (Owner Occupier) Existing customers only, Advantage Package - Living Equity (Owner Occupier + Investor) Existing customers onlyAugust 20
Heritage BankDown by 0.07% - 0.33%Discount Variable Home Loan - LVR <=80% + <=90% + <=95% (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I) New Customers Only, Advantage Package - Standard Variable LVR <=80% + <=90% + <=95% $150k to $249k + $250k to $699k + $700k +(Owner Occupier, P&I) New Customers Only, Living Equity Line of Credit - (Investor) Existing customers onlyAugust 20
Horizon Credit Union Down by 0.10%Home Sweet Home LoanAugust 24
HSBCUp by 0.02% - 0.98%Home Equity Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investor, IO), Home Value Loan - Variable Rate (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO), Variable Home Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO), Home Smart Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investment), Premier Home Loan - Variable (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I), Premier Home Equity Loan - Variable (Owner Occupier + Investment, Interest Only), Premier Home Smart Loan - Variable (Owner Occupier + Investment), Premier Variable Home Loan - (Investor, IO), Premier Market Linked Home Loan - Investors (HKD + USD)August 6
IMBDown by 0.10% - 0.23%Accelerator Home Loan - LVR <=95% $300k+ (Owner Occupier), Essentials Home Loan - LVR <=85 (Investor, IO)August 22
ME BankDown by 0.20% - 0.75%Basic Home Loan - LVR <=80% + > 80% (Owner Occupier, P&I)August 30
Mortgage HouseUp by 0.03%Advantage Variable Home Loan - LVR 80 Special (Investor, P&I)August 1
Newcastle Permanent Building SocietyUp by 0.08% - 0.12%Premium Plus Package Home Loan - Tier 1: below $500k + Tier 2: Over $500k + Tier 3: Over $750k + Tier 4: Over $900k + Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 combined loan balances below $500,000 (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Real Deal Home Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Real Equity Home Loan - Real Equity Credit Facility, Real Options Home Loan - (Owner Occupier, P&I + IO), Premium Variable Rate Home Loan - (Owner Occupier + Investor, P&I + IO), Premium Plus Package Home Loan - New Customer Offer ($150k+ Owner Occupier, P&I + IO) Discount 1 + Special Offer ($150,000+ Investor, P&I + IO)August 1
People's Choice Credit UnionUp by 0.10%Basic Variable - (Investor, IO)August 1
QBANKUp by 0.35%Classic Plus Package - $100k to $249k + $250k+ (Investor)August 8
Reduce Home LoansUp by 0.10%Investor Rate Buster Variable 100% Offset - LVR up to 80%August 1
Reduce Home LoansDown by 0.05%Cash Back Rate Buster Escape Home LoanAugust 1
Virgin MoneyUp by 0.05%Variable Home Loan - LVR <= 80% (<$500k Owner Occupier, P&I)August 27
LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective]
Bank of MelbourneUp by 0.04% - 0.20%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2, 3 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I), Advantage Package Home Loan - 2,3 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO)August 14
Bank of MelbourneDown by 0.04%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Investor, IO), Advantage Package Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Owner Occupier, P&I)August 14
BankSAUp by 0.04% - 0.20%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2, 3 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I), Advantage Package Home Loan - 2, 3 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO)August 14
BankSADown by 0.04%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Investor, IO), Advantage Package Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed Promotional, new loans only (Owner Occupier, P&I)August 14
BankwestDown by 0.05% - 0.45%Fixed Rate Home Loan -1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed Rate (Owner Occupier + Investment)August 24
Heritage BankUp by 0.05% - 0.14%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2, 3 Years Fixed Rate (Owner Occupier, P&I + Investor, IO) New Customers Only, Advantage Package - 2, 3 Years Fixed (Owner Occupier, P&I + Investor, IO) New Customers OnlyAugust 20
Heritage BankDown by 0.04% - 0.70%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 5 Years Fixed Rate (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO) New Customers Only + Existing customers only, Advantage Package - 1, 2, 3, 5 Years Fixed (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I + IO) New Customers Only + Existing customers onlyAugust 20
Horizon Credit UnionDown by 0.10% - 0.20%Fixed Rate Home Loan -1, 2, 3 Years Fixed (Owner Occupier + Investment)August 24
Hume BankDown by 0.04% - 0.10%Fixed Home Loan - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I), Refinance Fixed Home Loan - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I)August 29
IMBDown by 0.11%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (LVR <=85% Investor, P&I + IO)August 22
Northern Inland Credit Union Down by 0.25% - 0.45%Smart Fixed Home Loan - 1, 2, 3 Years (Owner Occupier + Investment, P&I)August 16
People's Choice Credit UnionDown by 0.05% - 0.35%Investment Fixed - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years P&I + IO, Home Loan Package -1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed Package (Investor, P&I + IO)August 9
Tic:TocDown by 0.05% - 0.10%Live in Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2 Years (Owner Occupier, P&I)August 27

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Rates last updated October 16th, 2018
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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comp Rate^ (p.a.) Application Fee Ongoing Fees Max LVR Monthly Payment Short Description
3.64%
3.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A simple mortgage with a competitive interest rate and no application or monthly fees. Borrow up to $2 million from a convenient online lender.
3.57%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get a very low interest rate and pay fewer fees. Enjoy a fast online application process and add a 100% offset account for $10 a month.
3.59%
3.59%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Enjoy flexible repayments, a redraw facility and the ability to split your loan. Plus, pay no application or ongoing fees.
3.64%
3.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Get a low interest rate loan with no ongoing fees. Plus you can make extra repayments and free redraw online. Available with just a 10% deposit.
3.54%
3.57%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable interest rate product aimed at refinancers looking to switch to a lower rate.
3.64%
3.64%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A basic variable home loan that offers a competitive interest rate with no application fees and no ongoing fees.
3.54%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get a competitive rate, save on fees and access a 100% offset account plus redraw facility. $900 cashback offer.
3.64%
3.64%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A low interest rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees.
3.75%
3.75%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
Pay no application or ongoing fees and get a flexible loan with the ability to split up to 6 times.
3.68%
3.82%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
Get double Velocity Frequent Flyer Points with this mortgage to spend on flights and more (for a limited time, subject to eligibility requirements). Redraw facility available on this variable rate home loan. Competitive interest rate.
3.88%
3.89%
$500
$0 p.a.
95%
This variable rate loan offers flexible repayments and a redraw facility. Available with a 5% deposit.
3.59%
3.62%
$0
$350 p.a.
90%
Get a low variable interest rate and buy a property with just a 10% deposit. 100% offset account attached.
3.49%
4.57%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Loans over $150k get a discount off an already low fixed rate. Available for NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.87%
3.91%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
Get Velocity Frequent Flyer Points at settlement, monthly and every three years, plus the option to make up to $10,000 a year in extra repayments.
3.68%
3.70%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable rate mortgage for owner occupiers that comes with a no fee debit card with a $5,000 limit.
3.79%
3.79%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access an offset account and pay no application or ongoing fees on this special variable rate for owner-occupiers.
3.64%
3.59%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fast, 100% online application process. Very limited fees. Optional offset account (with fee).
3.74%
4.13%
$0
$349 p.a.
90%
Get a sharp rate plus package discounts and a 100% offset account.
3.69%
4.12%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Unlock a range of savings with this competitive package home loan offer. Offset account and redraw facility included.
3.84%
3.85%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
Keep your LVR at 70% or below and enjoy a special discounted rate. Also, pay no application or ongoing fees.
3.64%
3.78%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
Earn double Velocity Frequent Flyer Points on your mortgage for a limited time (subject to eligibility requirements). Plus, access a 100% offset account to save on interest.
3.79%
3.82%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A variable investor mortgage with a high borrowing amount so you can fund a large purchase.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A basic owner-occupier home loan with a low variable rate that requires a 20% deposit.
3.68%
3.70%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
This loan offers a competitive variable rate and a 100% offset account to help save you on interest repayments.
3.75%
4.00%
$0
$248 p.a.
70%
Borrowers with a 30% deposit can get this competitive rate.
3.70%
3.70%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
Get a discount for keeping your LVR at 70% or below with this innovative online lender.
3.88%
4.51%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Lock in a very competitive 2 year rate and get package discounts on your credit card and offset account. $1,500 cashback available (conditions apply).
3.84%
3.84%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no application or ongoing fees and get access to a free redraw facility with this innovative online lender.
3.59%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Apply online and get fast approval for this fixed rate, low-fee loan with redraw facilities. Add a 100% offset account for a small fee.
3.72%
4.10%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
New borrowers or refinancers can get a discounted rate with this package loan. Bonus $1,500 cashback for refinancers.
3.62%
3.62%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A low deposit mortgage with a competitive rate and plenty of flexibility. QLD residents only. Eligible borrowers can get a 15% discount on home and contents insurance for the life of their loan.
3.72%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Save on interest by taking advantage of a 100% offset account along with no ongoing fees or application fees.
3.85%
3.85%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no application and ongoing fees with Macquarie Bank Basic Home Loan. Split and redraw facilities included.
3.67%
3.69%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A great interest rate home loan offer with unlimited redraw and unlimited extra payments.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
110%
Pay no deposit or LMI and get a discounted rate with this family pledge loan. Requires a family member to act as guarantor. NSW, Qld and ACT only.
3.69%
4.08%
$0
$349 p.a.
90%
Package your loan with other AMP products and save on rates and fees.
3.71%
3.71%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A variable rate home loan that has a lot of flexible features. This loan has a 100% offset account.
4.13%
4.14%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Access a fee-free offset account and a special interest rate for investors.
3.89%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Borrow up to 90% of the value of the property you're buying, and pay no application fee.
3.77%
3.79%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Buy your home with just a 10% deposit, few fees and a reasonable interest rate.
3.93%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A low-fee line of credit loan from an online lender. Unlock the equity in your home and make interest-only repayments with a competitive rate.
3.99%
4.86%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access a fee-free 100% offset account and pay no application or ongoing fees.
3.69%
4.54%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
A fixed rate loan with a 100% offset account and the option to make additional repayments. Loans over $150k receive a discounted rate. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no application or ongoing fees and get access to a redraw facility and flexible repayment schedule.
3.89%
3.91%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
This variable rate loan keeps the features simple and fees low. This loan is offered by a 100% online lender.
3.59%
4.14%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A one year fixed rate offer with no ongoing bank fees.
3.94%
4.95%
$595
$0 p.a.
90%
Borrow up to 90% of the value of the property you're buying and pay no application or ongoing fees.
4.04%
3.93%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fix your rate for 1 year and make interest-only payments.
3.99%
4.62%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors can enjoy flexible repayments and an easy application process with this pioneering online lender.
3.89%
4.24%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fix your rate and minimise repayments for 2 years with this interest-only investor mortgage.
4.14%
4.81%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no application fees and access a fee-free redraw facility with this fixed rate loan.
3.89%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no application or ongoing fee and borrow up to 80% LVR.
3.74%
4.01%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive 3 year fixed rate with no ongoing bank fees.

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