New home loan rate changes for March 2017 [updated]

Jodie Humphries 24 March 2017 NEWS

March rate changes

Seven months of no change from the RBA hasn't stopped lenders from making changes to interest rates.

UPDATE 30 March 2017: ING Direct and Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank.

As predicted, the RBA made the decision to keep the cash rate on hold for another month. Lenders, however, have started changing rates. After already making out-of-cycle moves earlier this year as well as in November and December last year, there is no longer any expectation that lenders will wait to change interest rates in line with the RBA.

Big four bank changes

Lender Change Loans affected Date effective
ANZ Up 0.25% Variable Rate Home Loans (investor, principal and interest) 31 Mar
ANZ Up 0.36% - 0.40% Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier + investor, interest only) 22 Apr(late July for existing)
CBA Up 0.03% - 0.26% Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest + interest only) 8 May
NAB Up 0.07% - 0.25% Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier + investor) 24 Mar
NAB Up 0.19% - 0.80% Interest Only in Advance Fixed Rate - Tailored 2, 3 and 4 Years Fixed, Interest Only in Advance Fixed Rate - 2, 3 and 4 Years with Choice Package 24 Mar
NAB Down 0.05% - 0.25% Interest Only in Advance Fixed Rate - Tailored 1 and 5 Years Fixed, Interest Only in Advance Fixed Rate - 1 and 5 Years with Choice Package 24 Mar
Westpac Up 0.03% - 0.28% Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier + investor and principal & interest + interest only) 24 Mar
Westpac Up 0.78% - 1.00% SMSF Investment Property Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 Years Fixed 24 Mar
Westpac Down 0.40% - 0.47% Advantage Package Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1 Year Fixed (owner occupier + investor) Advantage Package Low Doc Loan - 1 Year Fixed (owner occupier + investor) Fixed rate products have also been split between interest only repayments and principal and interest. 24 Mar

All other rate changes

LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
AMPUp 0.07% - 0.28%Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest + interest only)31 Mar(3 Apr for existing customers)
Bank of MelbourneUp 0.03% - 0.30%Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier + investor, principal and interest + interest only)8 May
BankSAUp 0.08% - 0.32%

Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier, interest only), Variable Rate Home Loans (investor, principal and interest + interest only)

8 May
BankwestUp 0.15%

Complete Home Loan Package - Variable (investor), Premium Select Home Loan - Variable (investor) Equaliser Home Loan - Variable (investor)

15 Mar
Beyond BankUp 0.10%

Low Rate Special Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier)

7 Mar
Bendigo BankUp 0.25%

Variable Rate Home Loans (investor)

31 Mar
CUAUp 0.10% - 0.27%

Start Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor), Start Basic Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor), Fresh Start Access - Variable (owner occupier + investor)

30 Mar
Delphi BankUp 0.25%

Residential Investment

31 Mar
Heritage BankUp 0.10% - 0.11%

Advantage Package Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier)

14 Mar
HomeloansUp 0.05% - 0.25%

Optima Line of Credit (owner occupier), Optima Offset Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor)

23 Mar
Illawarra Credit UnionUp 0.05% - 0.15%Variable Lite & Variable Home Loans (owner occupier)1 Mar
IMBUp 0.05%Accelerator Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier)13 Mar
ING DirectUp 0.25%Orange Advantage Home Loan (investor), Mortgage Simplifier Home Loan (investor)4 Apr
Macquarie BankUp to 0.05%

Basic Home Loan - Variable LVR <=80%, LVR <=90% (owner occupier + investor), Offset Package Home Loan - Variable LVR <=80%, LVR <=90% (owner occupier + investor)

6 Mar
Macquarie BankDown 0.05 - 0.10%

Basic Home Loan - Variable LVR <=90% (owner occupier), Offset Package Home Loan - Variable LVR <=90% (owner occupier)

6 Mar
Macquarie BankUp 0.25%

Basic Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor), Offset Package Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor)

23 Mar
MEUp 0.14-0.15%

Flexible Home Loan With Member Package (owner occupier + investor)

31 Mar
MOVEUp 0.30%Wealth Builder - Variable (investor), Flexi Home Credit - Variable1 Mar
People's Choice Credit UnionUp 0.19%Basic Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier)15 Mar
St.GeorgeUp 0.08% - 0.31%Variable Rate Home Loans (owner occupier, interest only), Variable Rate Home Loans (investor, principal and interest + interest only)8 May
Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank

Up 0.07% - 0.10%

Standard Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor), Complete Home Loan - Variable (owner occupier + investor), Education Package - Variable (owner occupier + investor), Complete Home Loan - First Home Buyer Variable (owner occupier + investor), Education Package - First Home Buyer (owner occupier + investor)

21 Mar
Western CityUp 0.05% - 0.15%Variable Lite & Variable Home Loans (owner occupier)1 Mar
LenderChangeLoans affectedDate effective
BankwestUp 0.15%Complete Home Loan Package - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (investor), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (investor)15 Mar
Beyond BankUp 0.05% - 0.10%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier), Total Home Loan Package - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier)7 Mar
Catalyst MoneyUp 0.20%Fixed Lite Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier), Fixed Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier)3 Apr
CUAUp 0.15% - 0.31%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (investor), Premium Fixed Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (investor)21 Mar
Greater BankUp 0.05% - 0.010%Ultimate Home Loan - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor), Ultimate Discounted Home Loan - 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor)27 Mar
Greater Bank Down 0.05%Great Rate Home Loan - 2, 3, Years Fixed (owner occupier), Great Rate Discounted Home Loan - 2, 3, Years Fixed (owner occupier)27 Mar
Heritage BankUp 0.10%Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1,2,3 (owner occupier + investor), Advantage Package Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1,2,3 (owner occupier + investor)9 Mar
HomeloansUp 0.25%Optima Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor)23 Mar
Illawarra Credit UnionUp 0.20%Fixed Lite Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier), Fixed Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier)3 Apr
IMB

Up 0.10%

Platinum Package - 2 & 3 Years Fixed rate (owner occupier + investor), Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2 & 3 Years Fixed Rate (owner occupier + investor)

6 Mar
ING DIRECT

Up 0.10%

Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3, 4, 5 Years (Investor)

4 Apr
Macquarie Bank

Up 0.25%

Basic Home Loan - 2, 3, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor), Offset Home Loan Package - 2, 3, 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor)

23 Mar
MOVE

Down 0.06%

Lockit Home Loan - 1 Year Fixed rate

1 Mar
Newcastle Permanent

Up 0.10%

Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 Years Fixed (both), Fixed Rate Special Offer - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 Years Fixed (owner occupier)

27 Mar
People's Choice Credit Union

Up 0.05%

Home Loan Package - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier)

15 Mar
Teachers Mutual Bank

Up 0.07%

Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Years Fixed (owner occupier + investor)

24 Mar
Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank

Up 0.05% - 0.20%

Standard Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Years Fixed Rate (owner occupier + investor), Complete Home Loan - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Years Fixed Rate (owner occupier + investor), Education Package - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Years Fixed Rate (owner occupier + investor)

21 Mar
Western City Credit Union

Up 0.20%

Fixed Lite Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier), Fixed Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (owner occupier)

3 Apr

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Rates last updated June 25th, 2019
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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comp Rate^ (p.a.) Application Fee Ongoing Fees Max LVR Monthly Payment Short Description
2.99%
4.09%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Fix your mortgage for 1 year with a very competitive rate and no ongoing fees.
3.44%
3.44%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A simple mortgage with no application or ongoing fees that has extra repayments plus split and redraw options. Requires a 30% deposit.
3.47%
3.48%
$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.
2.99%
4.19%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Get one of the lowest rates on the market with this fixed rate mortgage. Available with just a 10% deposit. Guarantor option available. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
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. UBank will cut its variable rates for new and existing customers on June 28, making this rate even lower.
3.39%
4.30%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
A low fixed rate loan that lets you borrow up to 90% of your property's value.
3.54%
3.57%
$445
$0 p.a.
90%
NSW and ACT customers only. Get a special discount for a limited time when you open an IMB Transaction Account.
3.57%
3.61%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A simplified mortgage with a low interest rate and a redraw facility. Approval fee waived for a limited time.
3.54%
3.54%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Low fee loan with extra repayments. Pay no application and ongoing fees and take advantage of split and redraw options.
3.49%
3.88%
$0
$349 p.a.
90%
Get a sharp rate plus package discounts and a 100% offset account.
3.49%
3.52%
$500
$0 p.a.
95%
This mortgage combines a very sharp interest rate with a 100% offset account and it's available with a 5% deposit.
2.99%
4.40%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
Get one of the lowest fixed mortgage rates on the market plus a 100% offset account. Available with just a 10% deposit. Guarantor option available. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.49%
4.40%
$445
$6 monthly ($72 p.a.)
90%
NSW and ACT customers only. 2 years fixed interest terms and free access to redraw facility online.
3.49%
3.49%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
95%
Lock in a competitive rate for three years while you pay off your home. 100% offset account attached.
3.24%
3.88%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive fixed interest rate product with no ongoing bank fees.
3.57%
3.58%
$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.
3.47%
3.57%
$0
$8 p.a.
90%
First home buyers can get a competitive variable rate, avoid big fees and use a 100% offset account. Available with a 10% deposit.
3.65%
3.66%
$500 (if over 80% LVR)
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable mortgage for home buyers. This loan has flexible repayments and an optional redraw facility.
3.44%
4.39%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
Home buyers can lock in a very competitive fixed interest rate for 2 years.
3.59%
4.35%
$600
$0 p.a.
95%
Competitive rates for fixed for 3 years with no ongoing fees.
3.50%
3.55%
$600
$0 p.a.
90%
Competitive variable rate mortgage with a partial offset account. Get this loan with a 10% deposit.
3.44%
3.48%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
Get a competitive variable rate and a 100% offset account.
3.85%
4.18%
$500
$0 p.a.
95%
Apply for Easy Street fixed rate home loans and get a competitive loan with a fixed interest rate.
3.59%
3.99%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Get interest rate discounts and waived fees on this package loan with a 100% offset account. $500 cashback offer for first homebuyers borrowing over 80% and paying LMI.
3.49%
3.88%
$0
$349 p.a.
90%
Package your loan with other AMP products and save on rates and fees.
3.64%
3.64%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access an offset account and pay no application or ongoing fees on this special variable rate for owner-occupiers.
3.79%
4.99%
$445
$6 monthly ($72 p.a.)
90%
NSW and ACT customers only. A 3 years fixed rate investor which allows extra repayments to be made.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
Investors with a 30% deposit can get this low rate loan to fund their property portfolio. Take advantage of split and redraw facilities.
3.69%
3.69%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Competitive, flexible rate mortgage with simple features and low fees. Low deposit option available.
3.59%
3.48%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
Get a low interest rate and a mortgage with flexible, basic features. No application or ongoing fees. Requires a 30% deposit.
3.54%
4.06%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
Get a low discounted rate for 2 years plus a 100% offset account. And you can get the loan with a 10% deposit.
3.99%
4.00%
$500 (if over 80% LVR)
$0 p.a.
80%
A variable investment mortgage with flexible repayments and an optional redraw facility.
3.89%
4.29%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A package loan that offers discounts and a 100% offset account.
3.49%
4.32%
$445
$6 monthly ($72 p.a.)
90%
NSW and ACT customers only. 3 years fixed interest terms and free access to redraw facility online.
3.49%
3.48%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
Fix to a low interest rate for two years while paying off your home and taking advantage of a 100% offset account.
3.99%
3.99%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get a discounted, low-fee investor loan from a convenient online lender. 20% deposit required. UBank will cut its variable rates for new and existing customers on June 28, making this rate even lower.
3.64%
4.49%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
Low fixed rate loan for home buyers. Available with a 10% deposit. 100% offset account attached.
3.72%
4.04%
$0
$299 p.a.
80%
A competitive package rate for loans above $150,000. Optional 100% offset account.
3.63%
4.56%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A package home loan with a sharp fixed rate and a 10% deposit option for low deposit borrowers.
3.44%
3.70%
$0
$248 p.a.
70%
Borrowers with a 30% deposit can get this competitive rate. Cut down on interest costs with a 100% offset account.
3.57%
3.58%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
New customers can get a discounted variable rate and a fee-free redraw facility. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.69%
3.86%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
This high LVR fixed rate loan allows you to borrow up to 95% of the value of the property you're buying. Approval fee waived for a limited time.
3.39%
4.38%
$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.
3.39%
4.57%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors can enjoy flexible repayments and an easy application process with this pioneering online lender.

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