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Loan Term

years

Repayment Frequency

Car Loan Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Can apply online
  • Can apply in branch
  • Available for 457 visa holders
  • Suitable for both new or used car
Cons:
  • Monthly fee charged
  • Application fee charged
  • Requires security to be held
  • Has ongoing fees

Westpac Car Loan Fees and Features

New Car
New Car
Used Car
Used Car
Motorcycle
Motorcycle
Boat
Boat
Upfront Fee
Upfront Fee
$250
Early Exit Penalty Fee
Early Exit Penalty Fee
$175 during first 2 years
Borrowing range
Borrowing range
$10k - $100k
Total Repayments
Total Repayments
$36,900
Missed Payment Penalty
Missed Payment Penalty
$9
Redraw Activation Fee
Redraw Activation Fee
N/A
Repayment Type
Repayment Type
Fixed
Loan Type
Loan Type
Secured
Secured by vehicle
Secured by vehicle
Available to 457 Visa Holders
Available to 457 Visa Holders
Redraw Facility
Redraw Facility
Extra Repayments
Extra Repayments
New Car
New Car
Used Car
Used Car
Motorcycle
Motorcycle
Boat
Boat
Upfront Fee
Upfront Fee
$250
Early Exit Penalty Fee
Early Exit Penalty Fee
$175 during first 2 years
Borrowing range
Borrowing range
$10k - $100k
Total Repayments
Total Repayments
$36,900
Missed Payment Penalty
Missed Payment Penalty
$9
Redraw Activation Fee
Redraw Activation Fee
N/A
Repayment Type
Repayment Type
Fixed
Loan Type
Loan Type
Secured
Secured by vehicle
Secured by vehicle
Available to 457 Visa Holders
Available to 457 Visa Holders
Redraw Facility
Redraw Facility
Extra Repayments
Extra Repayments

Westpac issues car loans for both new and used cars. Loans can be up to $100,000 for terms of up to seven years. Weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments are available. Fees may apply if you repay your car loan early. Westpac also offers bank accounts, home loans, credit cards, personal loans, insurance, superannuation, financial planning and investment services. Westpac is Australia’s first and oldest bank, having begun life in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales. In 1982, it changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation following the acquisition of the Commercial Bank of Australia.

About Westpac car loans

Westpac is one of Australia’s leading banks, offering a diverse array of financial services to customers and clients, not only under its own name, but through the St.George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and RAMS brands.

Car loans and personal loans are among Westpac’s services, along with transaction and savings accounts, credit cards and home loans. The low fixed interest rate means you can be confident that your car loan repayments will remain consistent and affordable for the full length of the loan term.

Westpac operates branches across Australia, and can also be contacted online via internet banking, or by phone. Additional car loan offers are also available from the other brands in the Westpac Group. 

Features of a Westpac car loan

A Westpac car loan offers you a choice of repayment frequency options, depending on whether it would be simpler and easier for you to make payments towards your car loan weekly, fortnightly or monthly. You can borrow between $10,000 and $100,000 to buy a new or used car, and pay it off over a term of 1 to 7 years.

The option is also available to make extra repayments and get your car loan paid off early, with early exit fees only applying if a car loan with a term greater than two years is paid off in less than two years.

Customer service

  • Customer service centre (phone)
  • Mobile app
  • Online banking
  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Branch

Pros:

  • No early exit penalty (except for 2+ year loans paid out in
  • Can apply online
  • Can apply in branch
  • Available for 457 visa holders

Cons:

  • Monthly fee charged
  • Application fee charged
  • Requires security to be held (secured car loan only)
  • Limited to new cars (unsecured personal loan only)

What RateCity says:

By securing your Westpac car loan against the value of your vehicle, you get to enjoy an interest rate that’s below the market average. However, the establishment fee is higher than average, and there are also ongoing monthly charges to consider.

The option to adjust the frequency of your repayments can make budgeting simpler, as you can match your car loan repayments to your employer’s payday schedule.

The option to make extra repayments and to pay off your car loan ahead of schedule with minimal penalties can mean saving a significant sum in interest charges. Even if you’re charged Westpac’s early exit fee for finishing a longer-term car loan in less than two years, this is a fixed fee, rather than being based on the remaining interest payments, so it’s possible you may come out still ahead financially.

Applying/eligibility

To apply for a Westpac car loan, you’ll need:

  • to be 18 or over
  • permanent regular income
  • permanent Australian residency or an acceptable visa
  • personal identification
  • details of your current financial situation

You can apply online, over the phone, or at your nearest Westpac branch.

FAQs

Student car loans are not a necessarily a product in and of themselves, but what you may be looking for is a guarantor car loan.

A guarantor car loan has a third-party act as a form of guarantee for your loan application, telling the bank or lender that if you default on your loan, someone will pay the loan repayments.

Going guarantor on a car loan is no new thing, and before internet-based credit scores, guarantor car loan applicants would apply for loans with a guarantor or property owner who could vouch for the person borrowing the loan.

To get a guarantor car loan, you’ll need someone willing to act as a guarantor for your car loan.

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