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.
CashbackGet $2,000 cash back when you refinance with Hume Bank
Interest rate structure
$250k - $500k
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 25 years
Allows split interest
Line of Credit, Owner Occupiers
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
Free transaction account, $0 annual fee on Hume credit cards, 10% discount on first year's premium on Motor Vehicle Insurance and House and/or Contents Insurance
Since 1955, Hume Bank has been helping the Albury-Wodonga communities reach their financial goals. As a non-traditional lender, Hume Bank is owned by its customers meaning that all profits are distributed back into the bank and passed on to its members by way of low loan rates and no monthly account fees.
Hume Bank has won numerous awards, including Money magazine’s Bank of the Year and the CUNA Mutual QBE Financial Institution of the Year Award.
Hume Bank Home Loan Calculator
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Equity is the value of your property, less any outstanding debt against it. For example, if you have a $500,000 property and a $300,000 mortgage against the property, then you have $200,000 equity. This is the portion of the property that you actually own.
This type of loan is a flexible mortgage that allows you to draw on funds when you need them, similar to a credit card.
Equity refers to the difference between what your property is worth and how much you owe on it. Essentially, it is the amount you have repaid on your home loan to date, although if your property has gone up in value it can sometimes be a lot more.
You can use the equity in your home loan to finance renovations on your existing property or as a deposit on an investment property. It can also be accessed for other investment opportunities or smaller purchases, such as a car or holiday, using a redraw facility.
Once you are over 65 you can even use the equity in your home loan as a source of income by taking out a reverse mortgage. This will let you access the equity in your loan in the form of regular payments which will be paid back to the bank following your death by selling your property. But like all financial products, it’s best to seek professional advice before you sign on the dotted line.