Fixed rate demand hovers near record highs

Adam Smith 2 November 2017 NEWS

percent lockMore than one in four borrowers are choosing to lock in their rate.

New figures from Mortgage Choice show fixed rate home loans accounted for 28.23% of all mortgages written by the broker in October. The figure was little changed from last month, when fixed rates accounted for 28.33% of home loans.

“Over the past four months, fixed rate demand has consistently sat above 28%. The last time we saw this level of consistent fixed rate demand was back in early 2013,” Mortgage Choice chief executive John Flavell said.

Flavell said borrowers were choosing to fix their home loan as forecasts of a Reserve Bank rate rise firms. He predicted the official cash rate could rise “in the not too distant future”.

“Indeed, market conversations around home loan interest rates have changed from ‘if rates rise’, to ‘when rates rise’. Borrowers are acutely aware that a rise in the official cash rate is now largely inevitable, and subsequently are increasingly opting for certainty and security around their mortgage payments,” Flavell said.

Flavell argued that competition in the fixed rate space was also encouraging more borrowers to consider locking in a rate.

“We continue to see Australia’s lenders adjust the interest rates on their fixed rate products for both investors and owner-occupiers. Some have slashed the interest rates on their fixed rate products by as much as 20 basis points in recent weeks. This would no doubt influence some borrowers’ home loan product decisions.”

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3.89%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Pay no application or ongoing fee and borrow up to 90% LVR.
3.74%
4.01%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
An online home loan offer with a fixed interest offer for 3 years.
3.64%
3.59%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fast, 100% online application process. Very limited fees. Optional offset account (with fee).
3.75%
4.72%
$0
$299 p.a.
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Owner-occupiers can enjoy a discounted fixed rate, a rate lock feature and the ability to make additional repayments.
3.69%
4.86%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Special discounted rate for first home buyers. Start your home buying journey with 2 years of fixed repayments at a competitive rate plus package discounts. Available with a 10% deposit.
3.89%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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3.49%
4.57%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
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3.87%
3.91%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
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3.74%
4.69%
$0
$395 p.a.
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3.69%
4.13%
$500
$0 p.a.
95%
Competitive 3-year rate for homeowners. Comes with a low deposit option and 100% offset account.
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.
3.99%
3.92%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
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3.85%
4.18%
$500
$0 p.a.
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4.69%
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$349 p.a.
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4.89%
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4.14%
$395
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3.89%
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$248 p.a.
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3.99%
4.86%
$0
$395 p.a.
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4.24%
$0
$0 p.a.
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4.09%
4.40%
$0
$0 p.a.
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3.99%
5.35%
$600
$0 p.a.
90%
Competitive rates for fixed for 3 years with redraw facility.
4.08%
3.87%
$0
$248 p.a.
80%
Borrow up to 80% LVR with no application fee and ongoing fees.
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3.86%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A two year fixed rate home loan with no annual or application fees.
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4.75%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Enjoy a competitive rate with no application fee for this package loan.
3.69%
4.93%
$600
$0 p.a.
95%
Competitive rates for fixed for 3 years with no ongoing fees.
3.79%
4.87%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Low deposit home loan. Enjoy flexible repayment options while paying limited fees.
3.94%
3.92%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Lock in your interest rate for 2 years and enjoy flexibility, an optional offset account and a fast online application process.
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3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Lock in a short interest loan term with a low interest rate.
3.99%
4.62%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors can enjoy flexible repayments and an easy application process with this pioneering online lender.
3.99%
4.86%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access a fee-free 100% offset account and pay no application or ongoing fees.
3.69%
4.38%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A discounted 1 year fixed rate for home buyers that's available with a 10% deposit. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
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.
3.69%
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 $150000 receive a discounted rate. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
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3.96%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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3.84%
4.53%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Enjoy discounts on banking products and insurance with this package loan. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
4.24%
4.00%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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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.
4.33%
4.21%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
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4.29%
4.26%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
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4.04%
3.93%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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3.89%
5.05%
$595
$0 p.a.
90%
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4.36%
4.00%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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4.49%
4.27%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
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4.01%
$395
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3.91%
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$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
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5.35%
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3.82%
$0
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4.20%
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$395 p.a.
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4.62%
$345
$0 p.a.
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$0
$395 p.a.
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5.01%
$0
$395 p.a.
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4.53%
$0
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$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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4.42%
$345
$0 p.a.
80%
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4.24%
4.00%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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4.86%
$0
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$595
$0 p.a.
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$395
$0 p.a.
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$0
$0 p.a.
95%
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4.49%
4.27%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Fixed rate loan with a 100% offset account and a 10% deposit option.
4.09%
5.06%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
Flexible fixed rate home loan which will allow you to take break from repayments if you're ahead of scheduled repayments.
4.04%
5.15%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
A fixed rate home loan offer from Commonwealth Bank.
4.13%
5.25%
$295
$12 monthly ($144 p.a.)
90%
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3.59%
4.14%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Refinance with UBanks low 1 year fixed rate offer. No application fee.
3.59%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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3.49%
4.57%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Loans over $150000 get a discount off an already low fixed rate. Available for NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.69%
4.75%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Enjoy a competitive rate with no application fee for this package loan.
3.59%
4.14%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A one year fixed rate offer with no ongoing bank fees.
3.75%
4.72%
$0
$299 p.a.
95%
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3.94%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Lock in a short interest loan term with a low interest rate.
3.99%
5.25%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
Enjoy a low rate fixed home loan with the ability to borrow up to 95% of the property value.
3.89%
5.05%
$595
$0 p.a.
90%
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4.62%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
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3.87%
$0
$248 p.a.
80%
Borrow up to 80% LVR with no application fee and ongoing fees.
4.09%
5.09%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Secure a competitive 1-year fixed rate with low ongoing fees. Score 200-500,000 Velocity Points when you get this loan.
3.69%
4.38%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A discounted 1 year fixed rate for home buyers that's available with a 10% deposit. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
4.25%
4.18%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Fix your rate for a year and borrow up to 90% of your home's value.
3.84%
3.91%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get instant online approval and flexible repayment options with this fixed rate mortgage for investing.
4.24%
4.68%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Fix your investment repayments for 1 year. You can get this loan with a 10% deposit. Available in QLD, NSW and ACT only.
4.04%
5.38%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
A 1 year fixed rate home loan from Commonwealth Bank.
4.04%
3.93%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fix your rate for 1 year and make interest-only payments.
4.09%
4.87%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Buy your investment property and set your repayments for the first year. Available in QLD, NSW and ACT only.
4.24%
5.42%
$600
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
95%
Enjoy a 1-year fixed rate with flexible features such as redraw, rate lock, a partial interest offset facility, repayment pause and more.
3.79%
4.75%
$375
$15 monthly ($180 p.a.)
95%
A fixed rate home loan with 100% offset account.

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3.59%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fast, 100% online application process. Very limited fees. Optional offset account (with fee).
4.09%
3.89%
$0
$248 p.a.
80%
Fixed rate home buyer product with very low fees.
3.74%
4.69%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Enjoy a discounted fixed rate and the ability to package the loan with other financial products.
4.14%
3.96%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors can go from application to full approval in as little as 20 minutes with this innovative online lender.
3.85%
4.18%
$500
$0 p.a.
95%
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3.92%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
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3.85%
4.65%
$499
$0 p.a.
95%
Get a competitive rate along with flexible repayment options.
3.89%
4.24%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Fix your rate and minimise repayments for 2 years with this interest-only investor mortgage.
3.75%
4.63%
$0
$299 p.a.
95%
Owner-occupiers can enjoy a discounted fixed rate, a rate lock feature and the ability to make additional repayments.
3.89%
3.94%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
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3.75%
5.04%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
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4.87%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
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4.54%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
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3.79%
5.07%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
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3.89%
5.12%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
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3.94%
4.95%
$595
$0 p.a.
95%
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4.40%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
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3.79%
4.19%
$0
$350 p.a.
95%
New customers can enjoy flexible repayments and a partial offset account.
4.33%
4.21%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Lock in your interest rate for two years and enjoy package discounts.
3.79%
5.07%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
Get a partial offset account and the option to make interest-only repayments.
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.
3.99%
4.86%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access a fee-free 100% offset account and pay no application or ongoing fees.
3.94%
3.92%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Lock in your interest rate for 2 years and enjoy flexibility, an optional offset account and a fast online application process.
3.94%
5.25%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
Competitive fixed rate offer from a Big Four bank. Refinancers could be eligible for $2,000 cashback.

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4.09%
4.30%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A low-fee fixed rate home loan with a redraw facility. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
4.09%
4.10%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
An online only home loan with a great 5 year fixed rate. Available for refinance and purchases.
4.09%
4.53%
$0
$299 p.a.
95%
Owner-occupiers can enjoy a discounted fixed rate, a rate lock feature and the ability to make additional repayments.
4.59%
4.02%
$250
$0 p.a.
80%
Buy a home to live in and lock in the interest rate for 5 years.
4.09%
4.87%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A competitive fixed rate offer from one of the Big Four banks.
4.19%
4.57%
$499
$0 p.a.
95%
Get the certainty of a rate lock and the flexibility to make additional repayments.
4.39%
5.06%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Fix in a competitive rate for five years and pay no establishment or monthly fees.
4.34%
4.99%
$600
$8 monthly ($96 p.a.)
95%
A flexible five year fixed rate home loan. Available with a 5% deposit.
4.46%
4.08%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get quick online approval for Tic:Toc's fixed rate owner occupier home loan. Low fees, flexible repayments.
4.49%
4.56%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Lock in a 5 year fixed rate on your investment loan and pay no ongoing fees.
4.24%
4.87%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A competitive fixed rate loan with flexible features. Available with a 5% deposit.
4.56%
4.18%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
This fixed rate investment loan has a competitive interest rate, limited fees and flexible repayment options. Apply online and get quick approval.
4.09%
4.87%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
You can save on several Westpac products by packaging your 5-year fixed rate home loan. Unlock Velocity Points for borrowing over $250,000 and get more out of your mortgage.
4.39%
5.07%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A competitive interest rate with a range of repayment choices.
4.49%
4.56%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Forget about rate rises for 5 years and minimise repayments on your investment mortgage.