Westpac Bank Follow NAB and Increase Variable Interest Rates

Similar to NAB, Westac have announced today that they will increase its variable interest rates for its home and investor loans effective from Friday 24th March.

Variable interest rates for owner occupier home loans will increase by 0.03%.

Variable interest rates for interest only home loans and business rate loans will increase by 0.08%.

Interest rates for residential investment loans will increase by 0.23% for principle and interest repayments and for interest only loans will increase by 0.28%.

We expect other lenders to follow and we will keep you up to date with any changes.

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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

 

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February Variable Interest Rates Remain at 1.50%

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Today’s February 6th 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 next few months.

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

 

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ING Direct Home Loan Increase Interest Rates By 0.15%

ING Direct have announced that they will be increasing their variable interest rates on all residential home loan products for new and existing customers by 0.15% p.a. These changes will be effective from 12th December 2016.

ING Direct have also increased their commercial loan interest rates for existing customers by 0.20%. For new business, their commercial mortgages are increasing by 0.10% to 0.20%. Similar to residential loans, the commercial rates will take effect from 12th December 2016.

Before the Decmeber RBAs announcement of not changing interest rates, NAB and Westpac also increased interest rates for certain home loan and investment loan products. You can read about it here. There seems to be a trend happening where lenders are increasing their variable interest rates.

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

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Rates On Hold Until February 2017

 

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Today the Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced that it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. The RBA will not meet again until the first Tuesday in February 2017 so interest rates will remain stable until then.

However, some banks have been increasing their interest rates for specific products. See article Westpac and NAB Increase Variable Interest Rates. We expect that most lenders will follow Westpac and NAB lead in increasing interest rates but we will keep you updated as each  lender makes an announcement.

UPDATED INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAB announced that it will increase it variable rate on property investment loans by 0.15% for new and existing customers. These changes will take affect next Monday on the 12th December.

From December 16, Westpac will increase its variable interest rates for owner occupied and investment rate by 0.08% for interest only loans. Westpac’s line of credit loans, equity access loan, will increase by 0.15%. We expect Westpacs subsidiaries St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank SA and RAMS all to make similar adjustments to their interest rates.

ING Direct have announced that they will be increasing their variable interest rates on all residential home loan products for new and existing customers by 0.15% p.a. These changes will be effective from 12th December 2016.

UPDATE Friday 9th December

ANZ Bank will increase their Residential Investment Property Loan Index Rate (applicable to investors with a Standard Variable Residential Investment Loan) by 0.08% and ANZ Equity Manager interest rate effective 16th December.

There are no interest rate changes to ANZs  Owner Occupier home loan customers and there is no change to Simplicity PLUS home or residential investment loans.Adelaide Bank and Bendigo Bank will increase their residential mortgage variable interest rate by 0.10% p.a., effective 15th December 2016.

UPDATE Tuesday 13th December

Commonwealth Bank will increase its investment home loan rates by 0.07% and VLOC (Veridian Line of Credit) by 0.15%. There no changes for owner occupied home loans, business loans and fixed rates.

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank +0.10% 15th December
AMP No Change Announced
ANZ See Above
Bank of Melbourne See above
Bank of Queensland No Change Announced
BankWest No Change Announced
Citibank No Change Announced
Commonwealth Bank See above
ING Direct Bank +0.15%  12th December
ME Bank No Change Announced
Heritage Bank No Change Announced
NAB See above
St George Bank See above
Suncorp Bank No Change Announced
Westpac See above

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

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Westpac and NAB Increase Variable Interest Rates.

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A day before the RBAs December interest rate announcement, Westpac and NAB have increased interest rates for property investment loans and  interest only home loans.

NAB announced that it will increase it variable rate on property investment loans by 0.15% for new and existing customers. These changes will take affect next Monday on the 12th December.

From December 16, Westpac will increase its variable interest rates for owner occupied and investment rate by 0.08% for interest only loans. Westpac’s line of credit loans, equity access loan, will increase by 0.15%.

We expect other lenders to follow NAB and Westpac interest rate decisions and we will keep you up to date of any changes that may affect your home loan and investment loan repayments.

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.

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