Interest Rates On Hold For October at 1.5%



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

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

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