Switching home loans is complicated right?
A 0.5% change in my rate doesn't matter right?
The truth is that every percentage point increase in a home loan can potentially cost a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their loan. The same goes in reverse, if there's a better rate out there, why are you paying your lender thousands more than you need to?
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Switching your home loan has gotten a lot easier in recent years. These days, loans can settle in as little as a month. Here at Lendi, we've created a streamlined process that means you can start saving sooner. To make it even easier, you can find out much you can save in as little as 30 seconds by answering a few questions here.
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Our Home Loan Specialists are here to answer all of your questions and provide free advice. Once you've chosen the right loan for your situation, you can apply completely online. That means no paperwork and no trips to the bank.
0.5% might seem like a small amount. It’s tiny. BUT, it could mean big savings or losses. The crux of the matter is that your home loan is a long loan. Often up to 30 years. A short loan of a few weeks, 0.5% isn’t as important. You don’t have as many repayments and there aren’t that many opportunities for interest to build up.
But since most borrowers pay their loan off over a 30 year term, 0.5% matters. Home loan interest is normally calculated daily and it compounds. If you have a home loan of 30 years, that’s 360 months and each month you might be paying a lot more than you need to be.
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Many people don't take much notice of small incremental interest rate rises of 0.1 here or there, but what these borrowers don't know is that they could be missing out on huge savings over the life of their loan.
Each percentage point can mean a lot of extra dollars missing from your bank account:
For example, on a loan of $400,000 a simple difference of 0.5% (dropping 4.3% to 3.8%) could mean a saving of over $41,600 over the life of a 30 year home loan. This means you could pay your loan off a lot faster.
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Shop around! If you see a better rate out there, go ahead and investigate. Do your research and find out if you can save. Remember to take any extra costs into account such as break fees and LMI.
To save time, chat to a Lendi Home Loan Specialist who can do the hard work for you. They can compare loans from nearly 40 different Australian lenders and find the right one for your specific circumstances.
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The information in this post is general in nature and should not be considered personal or financial advice. You should always seek professional advice or assistance before making any financial decisions.
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