October Interest Rates Down 0.25% – ANZ, Westpac, NAB, CBA, ING, Suncorp

Update 12th October 2012: ANZ announces a 0.20% drop in their variable rate 0.05% short of the full rate decrease

Rates announces by AMP, Bank West, Bank of Melbourne and Bendigo Bank. Adelaide bank will not pass on the rate cut until the 26th October making their customers pay the higher interest rate for 24 days after the rate cut was announced.

Friday 5th October NAB and Commonwealth Bank ( CBA ) announced that they will drop variable interest rates by 0.20%. Westpac are only dropping their rates by 0.18%. We are still waiting on ANZ and many other lenders make their decision.

Thursday 4th October ING reduces rates by the full 0.25%

Tuesday BOQ reduces rates by 0.20%

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut
Adelaide Bank/ Bendigo Bank -0.20%
AMP -0.17%
ANZ -0.20%
Bank of Melbourne -0.20%
Bank of Queensland -0.20%
BankWest -0.19%
Citibank No Decision Yet
Commonwealth Bank -0.20%
Homeside Lending -0.20%
ING Direct Bank -0.25%
Member equity bank ( ME) -0.20%
RAMS No Decision Yet
NAB -0.20%
St George Bank -0.17%
Suncorp Bank -0.19%
Westpac -0.18%

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ING Direct Cuts Rates by the Full Amount

Today ING Direct announced that they will pass on the full interest rate cut to 0.25% mortgage variable rate.

it will be interesting to see how the other banks will move as Bank of Queensland only passed on 0.20%.

We will keep you updated and provide a summary data table soon listing most of how they major lenders have moved on interest rates.

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Interest Rate Cut – Bank of Queensland Shows its Hand

Within hours after the RBA cut interest rates by 0.25% the Bank of Queensland ( BOQ ) reduce their variable interest rate by 0.20%.

This could be an omen as this might be the trigger for the major banks not to pass on the full rate cut to its mortgage holders.

Research from the Herald Sun has found that over the last 12 months the Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by 1.5% and the major banks have only two thrids of this amount to its consumers. ANZ have passed on 1%, Commonwealth Bank – 1.01%, NAB – 0.89 and Westpac – 0.97%.

Smaller banks and other lender have not been that much different to the major banks. As always I will keep you up to date with how the banks will move on interest rates in the coming days.

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Australian Interest Rates Cut to 3.25%

In a move requested by many of those in the retail sector the RBA have reduced the variable cash rate to 3.25% from 3.5%.

This is welcome relief for business’ and mortgage holders as the Australian economy appears to be slowing.

Interest rate cuts announced by the RBA are not always passed on by the banks. Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and ANZ have not passed on the rate cuts in full this year and I expect them to do the same again. Some commentators say there is no reason for the banks not to pass on the full rate cut but we will have to wait and see.

I will keep you updated on how much the banks reduce their interest rates for variable rate mortgage holders as they are announced coming weeks.

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June Interest Rates Down 0.25% – ANZ, Westpac, CBA, NAB, ING

UPDATE: ING reduce interest rates by 0.20% and ANZ just announced rates reduced by 0.25%, NAB by 0.21% and Commonwealth Bank 0.21%. Check below for latest updates

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced a 0.25% official interest rate cut, down to 3.50%. We will have to wait and see how the major banks; Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac, reduce their interest rates.

As a guide the Bank of Queensland reduced rates by 0.20% so we can expect the majors and second tier lenders not to pass on the full rate cut.

We will update each lenders decision on their variable rate interest rates for home loans and business loans here.

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut
Adelaide Bank/ Bendigo Bank No Decision Yet
AMP -0.20%
ANZ -0.25%
Bank of Melbourne -0.19%
Bank of Queensland -0.20%
BankWest -0.20%
Citibank No Decision Yet
Commonwealth Bank -0.21%
Homeside Lending -0.21%
ING Direct Bank -0.20%
Member equity bank ( ME) -0.16%
RAMS -0.21%
NAB -0.21%
St George Bank -0.18%
Suncorp Bank -0.20%
Westpac -0.20%

 

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Commonwealth Bank Reduces Mortgage Interest Rates

The Commonwealth Bank announced that it will reduce its fixed home loan rates as of today.

The media has largely been reporting this as a great positive for Commonwealth Bank customers but the reality is that many other lenders have reduced their fixed rate mortgages too.  In reality, you are likely to find fixed loans at a better price than CBA.

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