New year, new home loan rate hikes

Adam Smith 5 January 2017 NEWS

graph penBanks have started 2017 by hiking variable home loan rates.

Home loan interest rates began to move upward in the wake of December’s RBA meeting which saw the Reserve Bank leave the official cash rate untouched at 1.50%. While lenders began their round of rate rises with fixed rate products, an increasing number of lenders are now announcing out-of-cycle variable rate moves.

Virgin Money announced it would raise both fixed and variable rates on some of its products for owner occupiers and investors from 6 January. The lender lifted its three-,four- and five-year fixed rates by 20 basis points for owner occupiers, and raised investor four-year fixed rates by 24 basis points and five-year fixed rates by 19 basis points. It also lifted variable rates by 10 basis points for both owner occupiers and investors.

What will happen to rates in 2017?

Virgin Money coupled its rate rises with a significant rate cut for some fixed rate products. The lender trimmed its one-year fixed rate by 16 basis points for owner occupiers and by 21 basis points for investors. It also dropped its two-year fixed rate by 26 basis points for owner occupiers and 30 basis points for investors.

ME also announced it would move on variable rates, effective from 4 January. The bank lifted variable rates by 10 basis points for both owner occupiers and investors. The changes apply to the lender’s Basic Home Loan, Flexible Home Loan and Flexible Home Loan with Member Package.

Suncorp has also lifted variable rates, with changes to come into effect from 23 January. The bank will raise owner-occupier variable rates on its Back to Basics and Standard Variable products by 15 basis points. However, Suncorp said it would also reverse 15 basis points of reductions to interest rates on its 55 Plus savings accounts.

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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comp Rate^ (p.a.) Application Fee Ongoing Fees Max LVR Monthly Payment Short Description
3.59%
3.59%
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$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.
3.44%
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.
3.39%
4.41%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
A low fixed rate loan that lets you borrow up to 90% of your property's value.
2.99%
4.09%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A one year fixed rate offer with no ongoing bank fees.
3.58%
4.26%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Get a low 3 year fixed rate with a 100% offset account and package discounts.
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.
3.24%
3.88%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive fixed interest rate product with no ongoing bank fees.
2.99%
4.40%
$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.
3.49%
3.49%
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$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
95%
Lock in a competitive rate for three years while you pay off your home. 100% offset account attached.
3.65%
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%
4.51%
$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.
3.44%
3.48%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
Get a competitive variable rate and a 100% offset account.
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.
3.79%
4.22%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Unlock a range of savings with this competitive package home loan offer. Offset account and redraw facility included.
3.74%
4.13%
$0
$349 p.a.
90%
Package your loan with other AMP products and save on rates and fees.
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.
3.74%
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.
3.43%
4.26%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Lock in a competitive rate for owner occupiers for two years. Extra repayments up to $30,000 over the life of the fixed period can be made.
3.79%
3.79%
$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.
3.69%
4.21%
$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%
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.
3.57%
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.
3.99%
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%
4.63%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
Low fixed rate loan for home buyers. Available with a 10% deposit. 100% offset account attached.
3.97%
4.28%
$0
$299 p.a.
80%
A competitive package rate for loans above $150,000. Optional 100% offset account.
3.63%
4.74%
$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.
3.69%
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%
4.57%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors can enjoy flexible repayments and an easy application process with this pioneering online lender.

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