Basic Variable Home Loan ($250k-$500k)
Intro 24 months
- No upfront or ongoing fees
- Suitable for low deposits
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Free redraw facility
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$250k - $500k
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
Switching has a break cost
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The Mac, formerly the Clutha Employees Credit Union, is a credit union based in the NSW region of Macarthur which been operating since 1971.
It began to help miners gain access to financial products, but then grew to service the wider Macarthur District in the late 1970s. At that time, it took the name Macarthur Credit Union, and then later became The Mac.
Unlike banks, The Mac is a credit union, which means it is owned by members, not shareholders.
The Mac Home Loan Calculator
Interested in an The Mac home loan? RateCity has a suite of calculators that can show you what your repayments would be and how The Mac compares to its competitors. Simply plug in your borrowing amount below.
A bad credit home loan is a mortgage for people with a low credit score. Lenders regard bad credit borrowers as riskier than ‘vanilla’ borrowers, so they tend to charge higher interest rates for bad credit home loans.
If you want a bad credit home loan, you’re more likely to get approved by a small non-bank lender than by a big four bank or another mainstream lender.
RateCity wants to prove that it pays to check your home loan rate, and provide some extra motivation for doing so. We want to encourage people to take an active interest in their home loans, and gain a thorough understanding of what they’re paying and how much they could save.
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Australia no longer has no-deposit home loans – or 100 per cent home loans as they’re also known – because they’re regarded as too risky.
However, some lenders allow some borrowers to take out mortgages with a 5 per cent deposit.
Another option is to source a deposit from elsewhere – either by using a parental guarantee or by drawing out equity from another property.
Your bank statements and/or your internet banking should show these details. If you are not sure, call your bank or estimate.
Any Australian resident who is over 18 and currently has a personal home loan is eligible for our Rate Guarantee. See terms and conditions.
The standard variable rate (SVR) is the interest rate a lender applies to their standard home loan. It is a variable interest rate which is normally used as a benchmark from which they price their other variable rate home loan products.
A standard variable rate home loan typically includes most, if not all the features the lender has on offer, such as an offset account, but it often comes with a higher interest rate attached than their most ‘basic’ product on offer (usually referred to as their basic variable rate mortgage).
When you check your home loan rate, you’ll supply some basic information about your current loan, including the amount owing on your mortgage and your current interest rate.
We’ll compare this information to the home loan options in the RateCity database and show you which home loan products you may be eligible to apply for.
Specialist lenders, also known as non-conforming lenders, are lenders that offer mortgages to ‘non-vanilla’ borrowers who struggle to get finance at mainstream banks.
That includes people with bad credit, as well as borrowers who are self-employed, in casual employment or are new to Australia.
Specialist lenders take a much more flexible approach to assessing mortgage applications than mainstream banks.
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.