Standard Variable Rate Home Loan (Principal & Interest)
- Last updated on 07 Jul 2020
based on $350,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No ongoing fees
- 100% full offset account
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Comes with a credit card
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$50k - $7.5m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Total estimated upfront fees
Other upfront fee
Minimum SMSF Amount
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HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks and provides a range of financial products, including home loans, credit cards, bank accounts, personal loans and insurance. It was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in London.
HSBC home loans range from standard owner-occupier home loans and investor home loans to specialist market linked loans, line-of-credit loans, home equity loans and more.
HSBC has branches throughout most states in Australia and offers customer service online, via email and over the phone.
A fixed rate home loan is a loan where the interest rate is set for a certain amount of time, usually between one and 15 years. The advantage of a fixed rate is that you know exactly how much your repayments will be for the duration of the fixed term. There are some disadvantages to fixing that you need to be aware of. Some products won’t let you make extra repayments, or offer tools such as an offset account to help you reduce your interest, while others will charge a significant break fee if you decide to terminate the loan before the fixed period finishes.
A variable rate home loan is one where the interest rate can and will change over the course of your loan. The rate is determined by your lender, not the Reserve Bank of Australia, so while the cash rate might go down, your bank may decide not to follow suit, although they do broadly follow market conditions. One of the upsides of variable rates is that they are typically more flexible than their fixed rate counterparts which means that a lot of these products will let you make extra repayments and offer features such as offset accounts.
Split rates home loans
A split loan lets you fix a portion of your loan, and leave the remainder on a variable rate so you get a bet each way on fixed and variable rates. A split loan is a good option for someone who wants the peace of mind that regular repayments can provide but still wants to retain some of the additional features variable loans typically provide such as an offset account. Of course, with most things in life, split loans are still a trade-off. If the variable rate goes down, for example, the lower interest rates will only apply to the section that you didn’t fix.