Update: Check up-to-date Home Loan Interest Rates after RBA meeting in April 2009.
Update: At its meeting today, the Board decided to reduce the cash rate by a further 100 basis points, to 3.25 per cent, effective 4 February 2009.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is going to meet tomorrow and decide on official interest rates.
Most economists are sure it will be another round of home loan interest rate cuts. A cut of 100 basis points which would bring our rate to a record low 3.25%. However, a bigger cut is also possible. In the most recent meetings, the RBA provided bigger cuts than expected.
As always the biggest question is will banks pass interest rate cut to the consumers in full? Homeowners with the average mortgage of $300,000 would see a further reduction of $195 off their monthly repayment in the case of 1% interest rate cut by banks.
Here at Rate Detective we will keep track of the major banks and lenders home loan interest rate cuts to their customers and will provide the updates as soon as they appear.
Updated February 9, 2009:
|Company||Current Standard Variable Rate, %||Rate cut, %||New Standard Variable Rate, %||Effective from|
|Commonwealth Bank (CBA)||6.74||1.00||5.74||February 13|
|St George Bank||6.89||1.00||5.89||February 13|
|Bendigo & Adelaide Bank||6.80||0.90||5.90||February 16|
|RAMS Home Loans||6.69||1.00||5.69||February 9|
|AMP Bank||6.99||1.00||5.99||February 13|
|ING Direct||6.79||1.00||5.79||February 16|
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