RBA cuts interest rates by 25 points

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut interest rates by 25 points Tuesday in response to the country's worsening economic outlook and stimulate spending.

The RBA's decision further lowered interest rates to 3.25%, the lowest in three years. This brings the cuts to a total of 1.5% over the past 12 months, with further cuts expected on Melbourne Cup Day in November. Factors, such as falling commodity exports and the uncertain outlook of China's economy, prompted these changes.

Borrowers will primarily benefit from the cuts, as they could expect an average of $48 off their monthly repayments on a 25-year mortgage worth $300,000. The actual reduction, however, will depend on every bank's rates, and the mortgage's terms and value.

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Published on October 10-rd, 2012 in Home Loans
Damon Rasheed is the CEO of Rate Detective, an Australian financial service comparison sites specialising in Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance and home loans. Damon holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and has been involved in many start-up internet businesses.

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