Average mortgage holder $127 a month better off after 2019 cuts

Average mortgage holder $127 a month better off after 2019 cuts
Joel RobinsonDecember 7, 2020

The average mortgage holder is $127 a month better off after three rate cuts since June, research from RateCity.com.au has found.

The figures are based on a big four customer with a discounted variable rate and a $400,000 loan with 25 years remaining.

If the borrower chose to invest the savings back in to their mortgage by leaving their repayments the same, they would be over $24,000 ahead over the remainder of the mortgage, which would be paid off two years and three months sooner.

Sally Tindall, RateCity research director said, despite no rate cut yesterday, variable mortgage holders have come out in front this year.

“Home owners are very much ahead this year – our research shows that the average Australian mortgage holder is now saving an estimated $127 a month thanks to the three RBA cuts this year, even though they weren’t passed on in full,” she said.

Impact of three rate cuts in 2019 – average mortgage holder

Estimated savings June to December


RBA cumulative cuts since June


Average cumulative cuts from big four banks


“While it’s tempting to spend your money at the shops, putting the money into your mortgage could help you pay it off months, even years earlier.

“Our research also shows while the average owner-occupier rate has dropped 0.57 per cent in the last year, the lowest rate has dropped by 0.75 per cent. 

“If you’re willing to shop around there are rock bottom rates available,” she said. 


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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