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Borrowers set for savings with 3 lenders cut variable rates

21st of February 2013

First time 3 lenders cut variable rates out-of-cycle by as much as -0.20 percentage points. RateCity expects more lenders to follow with variable home loan rate cuts. Borrowers urged to take control of home loans: don’t wait for a discount!

Home loan rate war: how low can they go?

12th of February 2013

BMC Mortgage first to cut variable rates out-of-cycle. More lenders slash fixed rates to new lows. Borrowers urged to plan ahead and consider fixed home loan options.

RateCity Reserve Bank Rate Alert February 2013

1st of February 2013

More rate cuts on the cards this year: lenders have room to move out of cycle. Borrowers should demand a better deal – compare and save more! How much can you save from a rate cut.

First home buyers: be prepared for rising interest rates!

25th of January 2013

Cheaper to buy on average FHB loan size Vs. median rents in most capital cities: Mortgage Choice But 1% rate rise could hike mortgage repayments by $41 per week or $164 per month! Borrowers need to prepare for rising rates: add 2% buffer to budget

Tough year ahead for lenders

19th of January 2013

Annual home loan commitments back to 2000 levels. Competition starting to rise with reduced upfront fees and return of no deposit home loans. Borrowers should take advantage by comparing deals, renegotiating or switching lenders!

First home buyers fail to lift mortgage season

16th of January 2013

Proportion of first home buyers at 15.8% – lowest level in 8.5 years. Average income earner can afford a property worth up to $276K. FHB should stick to budget and don’t let fewer grants deter you from buying a home

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