Rates on hold but market still awash with home loan bargains
The RBA has this afternoon announced that rates will remain on hold for the moment but banks are continuing to offer low interest rate deals for ideal borrowers with big deposits.
Intro 12 months
Interest rate structure
$40k - $2.5m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
10 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
AMP Bank is a financial services company that was formed in 1849 as the Australian Mutual Provident Society.
AMP was made public in 1998 and now employs more than 5400 staff with over $110 billion in total assets and 820,000 shareholders. The company also includes AMP Capital, one of the largest investment managers in Asia Pacific with operations throughout the world. The bank has a head office in Sydney and provides a number of services, such as financial planning and banking products as well as investment advice through AMP Capital.
AMP Mortgage Calculator
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The comparison rate is a more inclusive way of comparing home loans that factors in not only on the interest rate but also the majority of upfront and ongoing charges that add to the total cost of a home loan.
The rate is calculated using an industry-wide formula based on a $150,000 loan over a 25-year period and includes things like revert rates after an introductory or fixed rate period, application fees and monthly account keeping fees.
In Australia, all lenders are required by law to publish the comparison rate alongside their advertised rate so people can compare products easily.
The fastest way to find out what the lowest interest rates on the market are is to use a comparison website.
While a low interest rate is highly preferable, it is not the only factor that will determine whether a particular loan is right for you.
Loans with low interest rates can often include hidden catches, such as high fees or a period of low rates which jumps up after the introductory period has ended.
To work out the best value for money, have a look at a loan’s comparison rate and read the fine print to get across all the fees and charges that you could be theoretically charged over the life of the loan.