CUA cuts three-year fixed rate to 5.73%, undercutting big four banks

CUA, Australia’s biggest credit union, has cut its fixed-rate products below that of the big four banks on the back of an advertising campaign urging customers to ditch the major banks. 

The CUA has is offering a one-year fixed-rate home loan at 5.65% and two- and three-year fixed-rate home loan at 5.73%. 

Last week the Commonwealth Bank cut its one- and three-year fixed mortgages by 20 basis points to a rate of 5.79% per annum for both products.

The CUA says its one-year fixed rate is 35 basis points lower than the average of the big fours’ and its two- and three-year fixed rate is 27 basis points lower. 

CUA’s rate cuts are effective from July 18. 

“CUA is committed to offering customers the best deal we possibly can. Because our customer-owned model enables us to focus entirely on our customers, not on shareholders, we have more flexibility to make rate decisions that are in their best interests,” says Jason Murray, CUA’s acting general manager for products and marketing. 

According to Ratecity.com.au, Greater Building Society offers a one-year fixed-rate home loan at 5.64% as well as three-year rate fixed home loan at 5.79%.

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger was a property writer at Property Observer

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