Interest Rates On Hold For October at 1.5%

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced that it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. The economy has shown some signs of growth and it is expected that inflation is tracking to exceptions.

The new Reserve Bank Governor, Phillip Lowe, warned earlier this month that the government are required to play a bigger part in stimulating economic growth rather than rely on the RBA to reduce interest rates. This is a warning that unless something catastrophic happens, further reductions in interest rates are less likely in the future.

We expect that most lenders will leave their variable interest rates unchanged but we will continue to monitor lenders for rate changes outside the official rate. If there are any changes we will list them below.

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank No Change Announced
AMP No Change Announced
ANZ No Change Announced
Bank of Melbourne No Change Announced
Bank of Queensland No Change Announced
BankWest No Change Announced
Citibank No Change Announced
Commonwealth Bank No Change Announced
ING Direct Bank No Change Announced
ME Bank No Change Announced
Heritage Bank No Change Announced
NAB No Change Announced
St George Bank No Change Announced
Suncorp Bank No Change Announced
Westpac No Change Announced

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Banks Passing on the 0.25% Interest Rate Cut for August 2016

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UPDATE 3:15 pm: Commonwealth Bank (CBA) have only passed on 0.13% of the 0.25% rate cut. We expect other banks and lenders to follow their lead.

Not long after the Commonwealth Banks decision NAB, ANZ and Westpac have all reduced variable interest rates but not by the full amount. They are making their mortgage holders wait between 10 and 21 days from the date of the announcement before they pass on the rate cut.

We have observed in the past that when interest rates increase, the full 0.25% or more amount is passed onto consumers and they are increased within a week from the announcement.

Soon after the Reserve Bank of Australia announced they will reduce the official cash rate from 1.75% to 1.50%, the major banks and many other lenders have not made a decision as yet.

We will keep you updated on how much and  the major lenders are going to reduce their interest rates with our trusty interest rate table.

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank -0.10%  29th August
AMP -0.10%  22nd August
ANZ -0.12%  12th August
Bank of Melbourne -0.13%  23rd August
Bank of Queensland -0.15%  31st August
BankWest -0.10%  23rd August
Citibank -0.15%  23rd August
Commonwealth Bank -0.13%  19th August
ING Direct Bank -0.12%  15th August
ME Bank -0.10%  23rd August
Heritage Bank -0.10%  24th August
NAB -0.10%  19th August
St George Bank -0.14%  23rd August
Suncorp Bank -0.10%  24th August
Westpac -0.14%  23rd August

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Interest Rates Stable For July 2016

Three days after the 2016 election The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced that it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.75% . There is a very strong chance that  variable interest rates are likely to fall next month but we will have to wait and see.

We expect that most lenders will leave their variable interest rates unchanged but we will continue to monitor lenders for rate changes outside the official rate. We will also keep to up to date with commercial loan interest rates.

If you have any questions about the announcement or interest rates, please feel free to contact us.

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Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank No Change Announced
AMP No Change Announced
ANZ No Change Announced
Bank of Melbourne No Change Announced
Bank of Queensland No Change Announced
BankWest No Change Announced
Citibank No Change Announced
Commonwealth Bank No Change Announced
ING Direct Bank No Change Announced
ME Bank No Change Announced
Heritage Bank No Change Announced
NAB No Change Announced
St George Bank No Change Announced
Suncorp Bank No Change Announced
Westpac No Change Announced

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Lenders Passing on the 0.25% Rate Cut for May 2016

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Soon after the Reserve Bank of Australia announced they will reduce the official cash rate from 2.00% to 1.75%, the major banks and many other lenders have decided to pass on the full interest rate cut of 0.25%.

Interestingly, NAB were the first to make the announcement to reduced their variable home loan and investment loan  interest rates by 0.25% while Westpac, CBA and ANZ were quick to follow.

Other lenders such as  St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank SA, and BOQ also reduced their rates by the prescribed amount.

We will keep you updated on how much and  the major lenders are going to reduce their interest rates with our trusty interest rate table.

 

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank -0.20% 30th May 2016
AMP -0.20% 23rd May 2016
ANZ -0.19% 13th May 2016
Bank of Melbourne -0.25% 23rd May 2016
Bank of Queensland -0.25% 18th May 2016
BankWest -0.20% 20th May 2016
Citibank No Announcement Yet
Commonwealth Bank -0.25% 20th May 2016
ING Direct Bank -0.25% 20th May 2016
ME Bank -0.25% 16th May 2016
Heritage Bank -0.20% 23rd May 2016
NAB -0.25% 16th May 2016
St George Bank -0.25% 23rd May 2016
Suncorp Bank -0.25% 25th May 2016
Westpac -0.25% 23rd May 2016

 

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RBA Hold Interest Rates while Banks Hike Them

mortgage-rates-up1-300x225UPDATE: ING DIRECT will increase variable interest rates on all residential loan products by 0.18% p.a. effective from 15 January 2016. 

At yesterdays’s board meeting the Reserve Bank decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at the current low of 2.00%.
However, over the last few weeks the major banks and other lenders have been busy increasing their interest rates for owner occupier and investment home loans.

While the big banks copped all the negative publicity it seems a universal interest rate increase across all lenders.

In the table below I have summarised how much each lender had increased their interest rates and when they will pass this on to their consumers. While some lenders have not made announcements yet, I believe they will shortly or I cannot find a media statement saying they have increased their rates.

 

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank +.07 – 0.17% 20 Nov 2015
Bendigo Bank +0.12% 20 Nov 2015
AMP +0.18% 20 Nov 2015
ANZ +0.18% 20 Nov 2015
Bank of Melbourne +0.15% 20 Nov 2015
Bank of Queensland +0.29% 10 Aug 2015
BankWest +0.18% 17 Nov 2015
Citibank No Announcement Yet
Commonwealth Bank +0.15% 20 Nov 2015
ING Direct Bank +018% 15 Jan 2016
Member equity bank ( ME) No Announcement Yet
RAMS Home Loans +0.15% 20 Nov 2015
NAB +0.17% 12 Nov 2015
St George Bank +0.15% 20 Nov 2015
Suncorp Bank +0.16% 20 Nov 2015
Westpac +0.20% 20 Nov 2015

Where to From Here?
While these changes affect banks and non-banks in different ways there are discounts that still can be found.

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Interest Rates Drop by 0.25% – Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB,Westpac, ING

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced that it will move the official cash rate from 2.25% to a new record low of 2%.

In a close call among economists,  the RBA drop rates to stimulate the Australian economy and to put downward pressure on the Australian dollar.

It is expected that Australia’s  home loan lenders will drop their variable interest rates by 0.25% easing the monthly repayment made by borrowers.

We will keep you updated on how much and  the major lenders are going to reduce their interest rates with our trusty interest rate table.

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank -0.20% 25th May 2015
AMP -0.20% 22nd May 2015
ANZ -0.25% 8th May 2015
Bank of Melbourne -0.20% 18th May 2015
Bank of Queensland -0.20% 26th May 2015
BankWest -0.17% 19th May 2015
Citibank No Announcement Yet
Commonwealth Bank -0.20% 13th May 2015
ING Direct Bank -0.25% 18th May 2015
Member equity bank ( ME) -0.25% 22 May 2015
RAMS Home Loans -0.20% 22nd May 2015
NAB -0.20% 13th May 2015
St George Bank -0.20% 18th May 2015
Suncorp Bank -0.20% 15th May 2015
Westpac -0.22% 18th May 2015

 

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