Compare prinicipal and interest loans

Find home loans from a wide range of Australian lenders that best suit your needs, whether you're investing, refinancing or looking to buy your first home. Compare interest rates, mortgage repayments, fees and more. - Data last updated on 18 Jun 2018

Compare prinicipal and interest loans

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Discount Offer Variable Home Loan ($200k-$700k)Rewards$1000 offer: Apply for a UHomeLoan of $200,000 or more (excl amounts to refinance a UBank loan) by 6 Aug 2018, & settle by 28 Sept 2018. You must have a USaver before settlement and until the $1000 is paid. Other T&C apply.
Advertised rate
3.69%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.69%
Monthly repayment
$1,149
Real Time Rating™

4.35 / 5

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Low Rate Home Loan with Offset (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.64%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.67%
Monthly repayment
$1,142
Real Time Rating™

4.66 / 5

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Variable Rate Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Amounts < $750k, LVR 70%-80%)Cashback$900 cashback after your settlement
Advertised rate
3.54%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.58%
Monthly repayment
$1,128
Real Time Rating™

4.69 / 5

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Mortgage Saver Special Home Loan (QLD only)
Advertised rate
3.62%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.62%
Monthly repayment
$1,139
Real Time Rating™

4.4 / 5

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Basic Home Loan Special (LVR < 80%)SpecialEstablishment fee waived for Variable Basic Home Loans until 30 June 2018.
Advertised rate
3.65%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.66%
Monthly repayment
$1,144
Real Time Rating™

4.42 / 5

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Advantage Home Loan (PAYG Special No Offset) (LVR<80%)
Advertised rate
3.64%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.67%
Monthly repayment
$1,142
Real Time Rating™

4.47 / 5

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First Rate Home Loan (LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.64%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.69%
Monthly repayment
$1,142
Real Time Rating™

4.31 / 5

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Select Basic Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Amounts < $500k, LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.69%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.70%
Monthly repayment
$1,149
Real Time Rating™

4.33 / 5

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Premier Standard Variable Home LoanSpecialAvailable on new Premier home loan borrowings from $50,000 when applying by 31 July 2018
Advertised rate
3.69%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.70%
Monthly repayment
$1,149
Real Time Rating™

4.43 / 5

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Special Low Variable Rate Home Loan (LVR < 80%)
Advertised rate
3.79%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.79%
Monthly repayment
$1,163
Real Time Rating™

4.29 / 5

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Basic Variable Rate Home Loan
Advertised rate
3.77%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.81%
Monthly repayment
$1,161
Real Time Rating™

4.19 / 5

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First Home Buyer Loan - 40 Year Term
Advertised rate
3.77%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.81%
Monthly repayment
$1,161
Real Time Rating™

4.19 / 5

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OMG Home Loan (Principal and Interest)
Advertised rate
3.79%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.83%
Monthly repayment
$1,163
Real Time Rating™

4.09 / 5

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Low Rate Home Loan with Offset (Principal and Interest) (LVR 80%-90%)
Advertised rate
3.84%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.87%
Monthly repayment
$1,171
Real Time Rating™

4.44 / 5

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Basic Home Loan (LVR < 80%)SpecialEstablishment fee waived for Variable Basic Home Loans until 30 June 2018.
Advertised rate
3.86%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.87%
Monthly repayment
$1,173
Real Time Rating™

4.21 / 5

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Rate Buster High Lend Variable Investment Loan (Principal and Interest)CashbackCashback Offer: $750 for loans under $500,000 or $1,500 for loans over $500,000
Advertised rate
3.89%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.89%
Monthly repayment
$1,178
Real Time Rating™

4.34 / 5

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IQ Basic Investment Loan (Principal and Interest) (LVR < 70%)
Advertised rate
3.89%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.90%
Monthly repayment
$1,178
Real Time Rating™

4.16 / 5

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Discount Offer for Investor Variable P&I RateRewards$1000 offer: Apply for a UHomeLoan of $200,000 or more (excl amounts to refinance a UBank loan) by 6 Aug 2018, & settle by 28 Sept 2018. You must have a USaver before settlement and until the $1000 is paid. Other T&C apply.
Advertised rate
3.99%Variable
Comparison rate*
3.99%
Monthly repayment
$1,192
Real Time Rating™

4 / 5

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Extra Home Loan (Principal and Interest)
Advertised rate
3.99%Variable
Comparison rate*
4.00%
Monthly repayment
$1,192
Real Time Rating™

4.36 / 5

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UHomeLoan Fixed (Principal and Interest) 3 Years
Advertised rate
3.74%Fixed - 3 years
Comparison rate*
4.01%
Monthly repayment
$1,156
Real Time Rating™

3.51 / 5

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Principal and interest loans

When you want to buy a home, you need to get a handle on the financial options that may be available to you. If you're already an owner-occupier, you could have equity in your home that will mean a profit when you sell it, paying off the principal loan but leaving you enough money to put down a deposit for another property. If you're looking to get onto the first rung of the housing ladder you'll need a deposit that could be quite substantial. The deposit percentage of the sale price will depend on which lender you choose, so it's worth shopping around to get a deal that suits your financial situation.

What are principal and interest loans?

When you take out a loan for a property, you receive a lump sum to buy it. This goes to the seller, who will pick up the costs of the estate agent and their solicitor, whereas you will have to pick up the costs of a surveyor and your own solicitor. You could consider asking a lender to add these costs into the overall loan if you are a little short of ready money because you've put down a deposit. Remember, you will be charged interest on paying those fees as well as for the principal loan.

How do principal and interest loans compare to other similar products?

Buying a house is probably going to be the biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime, however many times you do it, and mortgage companies work to offer you better rates than if you went to a bank or tried to take out a large loan from somewhere else that would charge much higher rates. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't talk to banks – it's you who will decide on what the best and most affordable offer is. Finance companies want your business, so take the time to explore offers and deals.

How do repayments work for loans?

Most home loan repayments are made up of a mix of paying interest on the principal loan and making a contribution to paying off that principal. At the end of the loan term, you will be the owner of the property outright. The loan could take many years to pay off, which is what you would expect, but it depends on your circumstances and what stage you're at on the property ladder. You can choose a variable interest rate, where your payments could increase or decrease according to interest rate movements, or a fixed rate where you know exactly what you pay every month. You could also choose to split between fixed and variable – a split rate. Interest only repayments may be offered, but you won't pay anything off the principal loan with this, so you need to consider how you will repay that at the end.

What are the risks and rewards involved?

If, for whatever reason, you fail to keep up payments, your home could be repossessed; however, if you make your mortgage payments as you should you will eventually be the proud owner of a property worth much more than you originally paid for it.

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