Average home loan interest rates
Compare a selection of current, competitive interest rates from our database and check the monthly interest rate averages from the ABS.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics tracks the monthly averages for fixed and variable interest rates. This is a useful way to look at broad changes in interest rates across the market, but the rates on finder.com.au are a better example of current market offers. It always pays to compare as much as you can.
Here are some current Australian mortgage rates
Here are some of the lowest mortgage interest rates available through finder.com.au. These are mostly principal and interest owner-occupier loans.
|Product||Interest rate||Comparison rate|
|UBank UHomeLoan Variable Rate - Discount offer for Owner Occupiers, P&I||3.09% p.a.||3.09% p.a.|
|loans.com.au Essentials - Variable (Owner Occupier, P&I)||3.19% p.a.||3.21% p.a.|
|HSBC Home Value Loan - (Owner Occupier P&I)||3.27% p.a.||3.28% p.a.|
|Tic:Toc Live in Loan Variable Rate - Principal & Interest||2.99% p.a.||3.13% p.a.|
|Yellow Brick Road Rate Smasher Home Loan||3.7% p.a.||3.7% p.a.|
|loans.com.au Package Special - 3 Year Fixed (Owner Occupier, P&I)||3.19% p.a.||3.43% p.a.|
|Well Home Loans Balanced Variable - (Owner occupier, P&I)||3.07% p.a.||3.09% p.a.|
|NAB Base Variable Rate Home Loan - Principal and Interest (limited time special offer for owner occupiers only)||3.55% p.a.||3.59% p.a.|
|Tic:Toc Live in Loan Fixed Rate - 1 Year (Owner Occupier, P&I)||2.99% p.a.||3.22% p.a.|
|ING Fixed Rate Home Loan - 1 Year Fixed Rate (Owner Occupier with Orange Advantage)||3.75% p.a.||4.45% p.a.|
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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 25 years. The table below shows the overall cost of this loan with an interest rate of 3.75% p.a. and 4.00% p.a.
|Loan A||Loan B|
|Interest rate||4.00% p.a.||3.75% p.a.|
|Monthly repayment amount||$2,639.18||$2,570.66|
|Total cost of loan||$791,755.26||$771,196.80|
|Total interest paid||$291,755.26||$271,196.80|
As you can see, the 0.25% p.a. lower interest rate of Loan B results in a saving of more than $20,000 across the 25-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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