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Major bank takes aim at investors with rate hike

By Hannah Blackiston
Major bank takes aim at investors with rate hike

A major bank has announced an increase to its home loan interest rates out of cycle, and investors are getting hit the hardest.

From next Friday (24 March), NAB’s Variable Rate for Residential Investment Home Loans will increase by 0.25 per cent to 5.80 per cent per annum.

The bank also lifted rates for owner-occupiers by 0.07 per cent to 5.32 per cent per annum.

First home buyers were the only ones to benefit in the announcement, NAB is offering them a 3.69 per cent per annum fixed rate for two years, for owner-occupier, principal and interest loans. This compares to NAB’s current advertised two-year Package Fixed Rate for Home Loans rate of 3.98 per cent per annum.

Speaking to SPI’s sister publication, Mortgage Business, NAB chief operating officer Antony Cahill said NAB did not take its decisions on rates lightly, and that this rise was a ‘difficult one’ made in an attempt to ‘achieve the right balance for all our stakeholders’.

The decision drew some ire from other sources, CEO of HashChing, Mandeep Sodhi said that the rate hike proved investors need to shop around for the best deal on their home loan interest rates.

“NAB and the other big banks have the greatest market share — but take customer loyalty for granted,” said Mr Sodhi.

“Consumers still have access to very competitive deals through online platforms like HashChing, where they can access home loan rates under four per cent,” he said.

Mr Sodhi said investors should no longer have the opinion that they can ‘set and forget’ their home loan.

“If customers want to switch providers, and save thousands of dollars in interest repayments, they can access quality brokers who can do all the heavy lifting for them and get them a better, more competitive rate,” he said.

 

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Many investors who would have been successfully approved for finance last year are struggling now to either begin or continue their property investment journey because of the current financial climate.

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, broker John Manciamelli and Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock joins host Tim Neary to discuss how APRA changes and the royal commission have resulted in a tighter lending economy and what that means for Australian investors.

They discuss what traps investors should avoid if they are trying to obtain finance, the four key growth drivers in a property market and unpacking trust structures while revealing one type of trust that you should miss.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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More than just bricks and mortar, experts often regard property investment as a ‘game of finance’. As such, a good finance strategy can lead any investor to success.

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Busting perceptions of a doom and gloom property market

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