Wondering how you could save thousands on your home loan? The answer is simple, reduce the amount of interest you pay.
A recent study by Lendi found that the average Australian household could be missing out on savings of up to $162,458 over the 30-year life of their loan.
Based on the average Australian home loan of $371,100, households could save a whopping $5,412 each year in repayments by negotiating or switching lenders to get the best rate available*.
Rates change all the time! It's smart to always make sure you're getting the best deal by comparing lenders. Use an online home loan platform that has all the major banks as well as other non-bank lenders in one place. These days you can compare hundreds of options in seconds. Start your search by answering a few questions here.
Did you know: 79% of Australian online home loan borrowers are finding a better deal with a smaller lender. Read the full story here.
Credit cards, car loans and, personal loans typically come with much higher interest rates than home loans. Think about consolidating your higher interest debts into your home loan. Rolling all of your debt into one regular repayment and can help reduce the amount of interest you pay. Use our handy debt consolidation calculator to work out how much you could save.
Calculate how much you could save by rolling your loans into one.
Since June 2017, P&I rates have been considerably lower than IO rates across the board. If you can afford to switch to a P&I loan, it's likely you'll pay less in interest over the life of your loan and be debt-free sooner.
Offset accounts can be a great way to reduce the amount of interest you pay on your home loan, whilst still retaining your cash flow. You can access these funds at any time and when interest is calculated each day, these funds will offset the home loan balance. This will help reduce the amount of interest you pay on your loan and can save thousands over the life of the loan. Try our handy offset savings calculator.
Find out how much you could save each month.
Concerned about future rate rises? Get the best of both worlds by locking in part of your home loan with a fixed rate and leaving the remainder at a variable rate. This way you could benefit from the stability of the fixed portion, while the variable portion offers the flexibility to make extra repayments and pay your loan off faster. Learn more about split rate loans here.
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