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ANZ follows big banks by hiking fixed rates

ANZ follows big banks by hiking fixed rates

Australia’s fourth largest bank, ANZ, has today hiked fixed rates for owner-occupiers and investors by up to 0.40 per cent.

All big four banks have now hiked fixed rates this year. Westpac hiked fixed rates on 21 January, while CBA and NAB hiked last week.

ANZ has also cut the variable rate on its basic investor loan but only for new customers.

ANZ fixed rate changes for owner-occupiers – contact us for investor changes

Fixed termOld rateNew rateChangeRepayment difference ($500K)
1 yr fixed

2.39%

2.49%

0.10%

$26

2 yr fixed

2.59%

2.89%

0.30%

$79

3 yr fixed

2.99%

3.39%

0.40%

$109

4 yr fixed

3.39%

3.79%

0.40%

$112

5 yr fixed

3.59%

3.99%

0.40%

$114

Source: RateCity.com.au. Note above rates are for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest on a package rate.

The big four banks are not moving in isolation. Analysis of the RateCity.com.au database shows that lenders big and small have hiked fixed rates this year, with a total of 42 lenders hiking 2-year fixed rates in this time.

Lenders that have changed at least one rate since 1 Jan

Rate typeLenders that have cutLenders that have hiked
1 yr fixed

2

37

2 yr fixed

1

42

3 yr fixed

0

41

4 yr fixed

0

28

5 yr fixed

0

37

Variable

15

8

Source: RateCity.com.au. Note some lenders have moved multiple rates.

RateCity.com.au research director, Sally Tindall, said: “ANZ’s hikes come as no surprise. The cost of funding is on the rise and it’s impacting the bank’s profit margins.”

“The big banks are in a tricky position. They still want to chase competition, but the rising cost of funding is making it impossible to offer low fixed rates,” she said.

“ANZ previously had some of the most competitive big four bank owner-occupier fixed rates, however, today’s hikes put them at the back of the big four pack. 

“The majority of variable rate changes are still cuts but this trend is starting to slow. Since the start of the year, 15 lenders have cut at least one variable rate, however, eight banks have hiked. 

“We expect this trend to reverse as we get closer to the next cash rate hike,” she said.

Average big four bank lowest home loan rates, 1 year ago vs today

Rate Type1 year agoTodayDifference
1 yr fixed

2.12%

2.53%

0.41%

2 yr fixed

2.08%

2.80%

0.72%

3 yr fixed

2.08%

3.25%

1.17%

4 yr fixed

2.04%

3.55%

1.51%

5 yr fixed

2.57%

3.77%

1.20%

Lowest variable

2.57%

2.24%

-0.33%

Source: RateCity.com.au. Note: rates are for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest. Some LVR requirements apply. Westpac’s variable rate in Feb 2021 was an introductory rate for 2 yrs.

Lowest big four bank owner-occupier home loan rates

Rate typeCBAWestpacNAB ANZ
1 yr fixed

2.59%

2.39%

2.64%

2.49%

2 yr fixed

2.84%

2.59%

2.89%

2.89%

3 yr fixed

3.24%

3.04%

3.34%

3.39%

4 yr fixed

3.54%

3.34%

3.54%

3.79%

5 yr fixed

3.79%

3.59%

3.69%

3.99%

Variable

2.29%

2.19%

2.29%

2.19%

Source: RateCity.com.au. Note: Some loan-to-value ratio requirements apply.

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This article was reviewed by Research Director Sally Tindall before it was published as part of RateCity's Fact Check process.

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