Live-in Variable Loan (Principal and Interest)
- Last updated on 04 Apr 2020
based on $300,000 loan amount for 25 years
- No upfront or ongoing fees
- 100% full offset account
- Extra repayments + redraw services
- Free redraw facility
- Discharge fee at end of loan
- Repayments may increase if RBA raises rates
Interest rate structure
$50k - $2m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
7 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $0
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
100% online application assessment and approval in 22 minutes
$10 monthly fee applies for offset account
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Tic:Toc is a new online-only lender that offers a completely online application process. Applicants can apply any time from their phone or computer and can have approval on the same day. Tic:Toc doesn’t charge application fees, valuation fees or loan processing fees. Borrowers need a 10 per cent deposit. They can choose from variable-rate of fixed-rate loans, with offset accounts available for both. Repayments can be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Bendigo & Adelaide Bank is an investor in Tic:Toc and also provides its funding.
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.