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Current interest rates in Australia

Currently the average variable home loan interest rate is 4.63% but you can find rates as low as 2.44%. Is it time to switch?

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What does a competitive interest rate look like in the current home loan market? It's probably lower than you think. You can see some of our lowest rates in the table below or read on to learn more about how interest rates work.

Average interest rates versus the lowest rates*

Rates May 2020Data
Average variable mortgage interest rate4.44%
Lowest variable rate available on Finder2.44%
Average 3-year fixed mortgage interest rate3.35%
Lowest 3-year fixed rate available on Finder2.14%

*Rates are averages taken from all comparable loans in Finder's database, which covers a large portion of the Australian mortgage market.

Here are some current Australian mortgage rates

While there are some rates on the market that may be lower, Finder lets you compare a range of competitive rates from lenders large and small. And if you can't find what you're looking for or just need more help, you can also speak to a mortgage broker.

Data indicated here is updated regularly
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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comp Rate^ (p.a.) Application Fee Ongoing Fees Max LVR Monthly Payment Short Description
UBank UHomeLoan Variable Rate - Discount offer for Owner Occupiers, P&I Borrowing over $200,000
2.59%
2.59%
$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.
loans.com.au Smart Home Loan - (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.63%
2.65%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get a low variable interest rate and pay 0 application or ongoing fees with this convenient online lender.
HSBC Home Value Loan - Promotional Offer (Owner Occupier P&I)
2.65%
2.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Get a low interest rate loan with no ongoing fees. Plus you can make extra repayments and free redraw online.
Bankwest Complete Home Loan Package Variable - $200k+ LVR <=80% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.73%
3.18%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
A low variable rate loan with a 100% offset account and package discounts.
Suncorp Back to Basics Home Loan - Better Together Special Offer $150k+ LVR<=90% Incl. LMI (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.78%
2.79%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Get one free online redraw per month and pay no ongoing fees. Application fees are waived for loans above $150,000. Eligible refinancers can receive a cashback of $2,000 or more.
Homestar Star Essentials Home Loan - $150K to $850K LVR up to 80% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.44%
2.47%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A low rate variable mortgage with minimal fees and redraw facility. Requires a 20% deposit.
Greater Bank Great Rate Home Loan - Discounted 1 Year Fixed LVR ≤90% ($150K+ Owner Occupier)
2.19%
3.54%
$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.
State Custodians Low Rate Home Loan with Offset - LVR up to 80% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.65%
2.67%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
This loan offers a competitive variable rate and a 100% offset account to help save you on interest repayments. This loan is not available for construction.
Heritage Bank Discount Variable Home Loan - LVR <=80% (Owner Occupier, P&I) New Customers Only
2.78%
2.80%
$600
$0 p.a.
80%
Family guarantee option available. Enjoy flexible repayments and a low minimum loan amount.
State Custodians Low Rate Home Loan with Offset - LVR up to 60% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.49%
2.51%
$0
$0 p.a.
60%
A competitive rate with no application or ongoing fee. This loan is not available for construction.
HSBC Premier Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Year Fixed LVR 80% or below (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.25%
3.12%
$300
$35 monthly ($420 p.a.)
80%
A competitive fixed rate loan with low monthly fees and the option of a dedicated relationship manager.
Gateway Bank Low Rate Essentials Variable Rate Home Loan - Special offer LVR up to 80% and over $500k (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.76%
2.79%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive, flexible variable rate mortgage for home buyers borrowing above $500,000. Eligible new home buyers with low deposits can apply for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme with this lender and avoid LMI costs.
Suncorp Home Package Plus Fixed - 2 Year Fixed Rate Special Offer $150k+ LVR ≤90% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.29%
3.32%
$0
$375 p.a.
90%
Eligible refinancers can receive a cashback of $2,000 or more.
UBank UHomeLoan - 3 Year Fixed Rate (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.29%
2.90%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive fixed interest rate loan with no ongoing fees. Requires a 20% deposit.
Greater Bank Great Rate Discount Variable with Family Pledge Home Loan - Up to 110% LVR
3.11%
3.12%
$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.
Hume Bank Fixed Home Loan - 2 Year <70% LVR (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.29%
4.06%
$600
$0 p.a.
70%
A competitive fixed rate loan for home buyers with a 30% deposit saved.
UBank UHomeLoan - 1 Year Fixed Rate (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.29%
3.12%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Fix your mortgage for 1 year with a very competitive rate and no ongoing fees.
Macquarie Bank Offset Home Loan Package - LVR ≤ 80% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.89%
3.16%
$0
$248 p.a.
80%
Has a 100% offset account which helps you save on the amount of interest you pay on your mortgage.
Gateway Bank Low Rate Essentials Variable Rate Home Loan - Special offer LVR up to 80% and over $500k (Investor, P&I)
3.04%
3.07%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors with 20% deposits can get this flexible variable mortgage with low fees and a reasonable rate.
State Custodians Low Rate Home Loan with Offset - LVR 80% to 90% (Owner Occupier, P&I)
2.95%
2.97%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Save on interest with a free 100% offset account and buy your property with just a 10% deposit. This loan is not available for construction.
UBank UHomeLoan - 1 Year Fixed Rate (Investor, P&I)
2.44%
3.57%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
Investors can enjoy flexible repayments and an easy application process with this pioneering online lender.
State Custodians Low Rate Home Loan with Offset - LVR 80% to 90% (Investor, P&I)
3.20%
3.22%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Access a fee-free offset account and a special interest rate for investors. This loan is not available for construction.
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More information about Australian mortgage rates

There are two graphs below. The first one tracks the average monthly rates according to an analysis of Finder's database. The second graph shows the lowest rate on the market each month. It's a helpful way to just how much you can save by comparing interest rates.

Check out more detailed mortgage data on our home loans statistics page

How much difference does a higher or lower interest rate make?

When you borrow money to finance the purchase of a home, banks don't just hand the funds out for free. Not only will you have to pay back the money you borrow, but you'll also have to repay the interest that accumulates on that principal amount.

When comparing home loans, checking out the current average home loan interest rate on this page gives you a quick and easy way to compare rates for different mortgages on the market at any given time.

Even a slight variation in interest rates can make thousands of dollars of difference over the life of a home loan. For example, let’s consider a $500,000 home loan with principal and interest repayments and a loan term of 30 years. The table below shows the overall cost of this loan with an interest rate of 2.75% p.a. and 3.00% p.a.

Loan ALoan B
Interest rate3.00% p.a.2.75% p.a.
Loan amount$500,000$500,000
Monthly repayment amount$2,108.02$2,041.21
Total cost of loan$758,887.26$734,834.13
Total interest paid$258,887.26$234,834.13

As you can see, the 0.25% p.a. lower interest rate of Loan B results in a saving of more than $24,000 across the 30-year loan term. That clearly demonstrates just how important it is to get a competitive interest rate. Use our home loan repayment calculator to see how a higher or lower interest rate could affect your mortgage repayments.

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Logo for UBank UHomeLoan Variable Rate - Discount offer for Owner Occupiers, P&I Borrowing over $200,000
UBank UHomeLoan Variable Rate - Discount offer for Owner Occupiers, P&I Borrowing over $200,000

Take advantage of a low-fee mortgage with a special interest rate of just 2.59% p.a. and a 2.59% p.a. comparison rate.

Logo for HSBC Home Value Loan - Promotional Offer (Owner Occupier P&I)
HSBC Home Value Loan - Promotional Offer (Owner Occupier P&I)

Get a low interest rate loan with no ongoing fees. Plus you can make extra repayments and free redraw online.

Logo for Suncorp Back to Basics Home Loan - Better Together Special Offer $150k+ LVR<=90% Incl. LMI (Owner Occupier, P&I)
Suncorp Back to Basics Home Loan - Better Together Special Offer $150k+ LVR<=90% Incl. LMI (Owner Occupier, P&I)

Get one free online redraw per month and pay no ongoing fees. Application fees are waived for loans above $150,000. Eligible refinancers can receive a cashback of $2,000 or more.

Logo for loans.com.au Essentials - Variable (Owner Occupier, P&I)
loans.com.au Essentials - Variable (Owner Occupier, P&I)

A competitive interest rate home loan with interest only options. Interest rate 2.79% p.a.
comp rate of 2.81% p.a.

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    AllanMay 31, 2019

    Hi, I have a mortgage of $90,000 remaining could I change to another bank with this amount. I have a variable interest rate and receive a discount of 1.12% my rate being 4.15%. I would like to transfer to a bank with a more competitive rate.
    Thank you.

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      NikkiJune 1, 2019

      Hi Allan,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Yes, you can change your mortgage to get better rates by doing a refinance home loan and you may refer to this page to get started. On the page you’ll find:

      – a table that lists out the brands offering refinancing
      – benefits of refinancing
      – steps on refinancing
      – average costs
      – other refinancing FAQs

      To get started comparing, enter the information needed on the three fields provided and click calculate. It will show the providers based on what you are filtering out (on the black bar). A mortgage broker is the best person to reach out to see your options for refinancing. They can give you a multitude of options according to your situation. In the meantime, to give you an estimate of your monthly repayments, you may use the calculator we have on this page.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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