September 2017 Australian Interest Rates Remain Stable

Today’s October meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5%.

While the economists keep changing their mind on the economic future of the country, one this is for certain is that banks are forced to make lending for difficult for borrowers that seek interest only loans and property investment loans . We have seen in the last few months that interest rates have risen and the amount you can borrow against the property has reduced from 80 to 90 percent depending on the lender.

Banks and other lenders are continually reviewing their variable and fixed interest rates and we will keep you updated on any changes that may occur in the next month.

INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

No changes reported.

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

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

To view and compare current home loan and investment loans click the link below.

If you are looking for a commercial loan or looking for a better deal please visit our commercial loans website.

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Home Loan Repayment Calculator Update

Smart Search Finance has upgraded its Home Loan Repayment Calculator. It is easier to use,  device and cross browser compatible for different device types

The calculator calculates mortgage repayments for both home and investment loans. for both variable and fixed rate loans. It also calculates the comparison rate (the “real” interest rate paid over the life of the loan), total fees, total cost of loan, interest paid and many other features.

To use this calculator  click here.

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June Commercial Loan Interest Rate Update

Over the last month we have seen commercial loan interest rates remain stable or fall by up to 30 basis points for some products.

Full doc variable commercial property loans have decreased by 24 points while 2 and 3 year rates have also fallen by up to 30 points for one lender. Other interest rates have remained stable in the last 30 days.

Low doc commercial loans have not changed over the last month unlike their full doc cousins.

Below is an outline of interest rates available from Smart Search Finance below. These are only indicative rates and may vary depending on security type and risks factors associated with the loan.

Commercial Loans – Full Doc Interest Rates (Indicative Only)

Lender Loan Type Security Type Interest Rate Max LVR  
Commercial Reference Rate from Variable 3.40% Up to 75% Enquire
Bank Variable Residential Security 4.20% 80% Enquire
Bank Fixed Rates From Residential Security 4.44% 80% Enquire
Bank Variable Rates From Commercial Security 4.20% 60-75% Enquire
Bank Lease Doc Variable Commercial Security 4.54% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank Commercial Equity Loan From Commercial Security 5.75% 60% to 75% Enquire
Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 4.44% 75% Enquire
Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 4.70% 75% Enquire
Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 4.44% 70-75% Enquire
Bank 4 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 5.10% 75% Enquire
Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 5.24% 75% Enquire

Low Doc Commercial Loans – Interest Rates (Indicative Only)

Lender Loan Type Security Type Interest Rate Max LVR  
Bank Low Doc Variable From Residential Security 5.39% to 5.99% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank Low Doc Fixed Rate From Residential Security 4.79% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank Lease Doc Variable Commercial Security 4.54% 60% to 80% Enquire
Non Bank No Doc Commercial Security 7.35% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 4.79% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 5.19% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 5.04% 60% to 80% Enquire
Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate From Commercial Security 5.54% 60% to 80% Enquire

If you are looking for more information on a commercial loans or looking for a better deal please visit our commercial loans website.

We have also updated our commercial loan calculator with more options to calculate the cost of finance.

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Variable Interest Rates On Hold For March

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Today’s March 7th meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. We expect this to remain stable for the remainder of the year.

In the last months we have seen a number of lenders increasing some of their variable rate products. We have seen increases in interest only loans and property investment loans for new and existing borrowers. This is an attempt to slow down the housing boom by making it more expensive for property investors to make future purchases. However, money is so cheap at the moment that even the small rate rises is having very little effect.

Banks and other lenders are continually reviewing their variable and fixed interest rates and we will keep you updated on any changes that may occur in the next month.

INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

No changes reported.

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

 

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

To view and compare current home loan and investment loans click the link below.

If you are looking for a commercial loan or looking for a better deal please visit our commercial loans website.

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Commonwealth Bank To Increase Variable Loan Rates

 

Today the Commonwealth Bank announced that they will be increasing interest rates for its Variable Investment Home Loan and Viridian Line of Credit (VLOC) products effective Friday 16 December 2016.

Investment home loan rates will increase by 0.07% and VLOC will increase by 0.15%.

Please note they are not increasing interest rates for owner occupied home loans, business loans and fixed rates.

If you have any questions about these announcements, please feel free to contact us.

If you are looking for a commercial loan or looking for a better deal please visit our commercial loans website.

We recommend that you view and compare current home loan and investment loans click the link below.

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Melbourne Cup Day Interest Rates Stable at 1.50%

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On Melbourne Cup day the Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced that it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5%.

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

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

To view and compare current home loan and investment loans click the link below.

If you are looking for a commercial loan or looking for a better deal please visit our commercial loans website.

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