Extra Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 70%)
Cashback$2,000 cashback for refinances of eligible home loans to CommBank
- Last updated on 08 Apr 2020
based on $350,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No ongoing fees
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Comes with a credit card
- Free redraw facility
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$10k - $100m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
- Cashback $2,000 cashback for refinances of eligible home loans to CommBank
Compare and review home loans with similar features
Commbank home loan rates
As one of Australia’s largest banks and one of the biggest of the “Big 4”, Commonwealth Bank (CBA) doesn't always offer the lowest rates on the market, but is able to offer competitive home loan offers, including package deals with other financial products.
CBA has a variety of home loans available at a range of different interest rates. As a general rule, owner-occupiers get lower interest rates than investors; principal-and-interest borrowers get lower interest rates than interest-only borrowers; and borrowers with lower LVRs get lower interest rates than borrowers with higher LVRs.
Commonwealth Bank also puts different prices on its variable interest rates and its fixed interest rates. CBA’s fixed rate mortgages are available for either one, two, three, four, five or seven year terms. As a general rule, the longer you want to fix, the higher the interest rate.
Real Time RatingsTM uses a range of information to provide personalised results:
- Your loan amount
- Your borrowing status (whether you are an owner-occupier or an investor)
- Your loan-to-value ratio (LVR)
- Your personal preferences (such as whether you want an offset account or to be able to make extra repayments)
- Product information (such as a loan’s interest rate, fees and LVR requirements)
- Market changes (such as when new loans come on to the market)
Each lender has its own policies, but as a general rule you will have to pay lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI) if your loan-to-value ratio (LVR) exceeds 80 per cent. This applies whether you’re taking out a new home loan or you’re refinancing.
If you’re looking to buy a property, you can use this LMI calculator to work out how much you’re likely to be charged in LMI.
Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is an insurance policy, which protects your bank if you default on the loan (i.e. stop paying your loan). While the bank takes out the policy, you pay the premium. Generally you can ‘capitalise’ the premium – meaning that instead of paying it upfront in one hit, you roll it into the total amount you owe, and it becomes part of your regular mortgage repayments.
This additional cost is typically required when you have less than 20 per cent savings, or a loan with an LVR of 80 per cent or higher, and it can run into thousands of dollars. The policy is not transferrable, so if you sell and buy a new house with less than 20 per cent equity, then you’ll be required to foot the bill again, even if you borrow with the same lender.
Some lenders, such as the Commonwealth Bank, charge customers with a small deposit a Low Deposit Premium or LDP instead of LMI. The cost of the premium is included in your loan so you pay it off over time.