- February 18, 2010
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Finance News
More Australians are considering fixed rate home loans as fear sets in that the historically low variable rates, experienced over the last few months, are coming to an end.
CBA, Westpac, NAB and ANZ have all confirmed a lift in customers fixing rates over the past two months.
Westpac reported a 25 per cent hike in fixing while ANZ noted a 50 per cent jump. However, more than 80 per cent of major bank clients still remain on variable rates.
People are realising that the time of historically low interest rates is probably coming to a close. Whether or not this is the case, we are pleased to see borrowers and potential property buyers using the relative respite in rate movements to thoroughly research their loan options
Between April and June, NAB’s three-year fixed rate lifted a full percentage point to 6.49 per cent while St George lifted from 5.34 per cent to 6.49 per cent.
ANZ offers the lowest three-year fixed rate home loan at 6.34 per cent compared with CBA’s 6.69 per cent.
Source The Adviser