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.
Interest rate structure
$10k - $3.5m
Principal & interest
Loan term range
1 - 30 years
100% offset account
Unlimited extra repayments
Redraw fee: $20
Allows split interest
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Estimated upfront fees
Minimum SMSF Amount
Auswide Bank (formerly Wide Bay Australia) was created in 1966 as Queensland-based building society, later becoming a bank. It was started with the aim of challenging the big four banks by providing low-deposit home loans.
In recent years Auswide Bank has gone on to offer an extensive range of personal finance and banking products to help everyday Australians achieve their goals and build their wealth.
As the name would suggest, Auswide Bank is widely accessible with branches and ATMs across the country. Before its relaunch, Auswide Bank was named by the People’s Choice Awards as “Best Building Society” in 2014.
Interested in an Auswide home loan? RateCity has a suite of calculators that can show you what your repayments would be and how Auswide compares to its competitors. Simply plug in your borrowing amount below.
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).
Low-deposit home loans aren’t as common as they once were, because they’re regarded as relatively risky and the banking regulator (APRA) is trying to reduce risk from the mortgage market.
However, if you do your research, you’ll find there is still a fairly wide selection of banks, credit unions and non-bank lenders that offers low-deposit home loans.