Home loans with 2 at the front are going to become the new norm: RateCity

Home loans with 2 at the front are going to become the new norm: RateCity
Home loans with 2 at the front are going to become the new norm: RateCity

There are six lenders with variable home loans rates with a two at the front, according to RateCity.com.au.

They expect six to climb to 20 at the next RBA cut, if banks pass on at least 0.20 per cent to borrowers. 

RateCity research director Sally Tindall said owner occupier rates starting with a ‘2’ could become the new norm if the RBA made two more cuts to the cash rate.

“With two more rate cuts on the cards, we could see the lowest variable rate drop below 2.60, potentially even below 2.50 per cent.

“From here on in, lenders are going to be hard pressed to pass RBA cuts on in full, but rivalry in the home loan market will keep pushing rates down, even if it’s not by as much as the RBA would like.

“This pressure will force more banks to offer owner occupier rates under 3 per cent, especially for people with a decent amount of equity in their property.

Reduce Home Loans and Mortgage House offer the lowest variable rate at 2.89 per cent.

Home loans with 2 at the front are going to become the new norm: RateCity


In the fixed rate space, 28 banks already have rates under three per cent, with 77 lenders taking the axe to fixed home loans in the past two months as banks price in future cuts.

“Some of the sharpest rates are reserved for fixed customers, starting from 2.79 per cent for one year, and 2.94 per cent for five years.

“Even the major banks’ 3-year fixed rates are lower than their basic variable rates – a sign that the banks think the only way is down for the cash rate.”

The big four banks gap between fixed and variable rates.

Home loans with 2 at the front are going to become the new norm: RateCity

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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