HOME LOAN FIX RATE CHANGE 29 JUNE 2020
June 29, 2020 at 7:49 PM
Over the last few days, SBS Bank and Westpac New Zealand made some changes to their home loan fix rates.
SBS Bank made some ground in their pursuit to catch the rest of the banks. However, Westpac New Zealand's change to their special 12-month rate has resulted in all their advertised special fix rates being one of, if not the most, competitive of the banks below.
Note, Westpac NZ do not advertise a special 6 or 18 month fix rate.
Special Fix Rates Changes
12 Month Fix Rate - 2.65%
6 Month Fix Rate - 3.39%
18 Month Fix Rate - 2.79%
24 Month Fix Rate - 2.69%
36 Month Fix Rate - 2.99%
48 Month Fix Rate - 3.09%
60 Month Fix Rate - 3.19%
Check out how they compare to the other banks by clicking HERE
If you're interested! Out of the eight New Zealand Banks listed below, here is a list of who is offering the lowest advertised Special/Owner Occupied Home Loan Rates as of 29 June 2020 8.10pm.
Floating @ 3.40% - Kiwibank
6 Months @ 2.79% - The Co-Operative Bank of NZ
12 Months @ 2.65% - Westpac NZ, BNZ, ANZ NZ and Kiwibank
18 Months @ 2.65% - ASB Bank
24 Months @ 2.69% - SBS Bank, BNZ, ASB Bank, TSB and Westpac NZ
36 Months @ 2.79% - Westpac NZ
48 Months @ 2.99% - BNZ and Westpac NZ
60 Months @ 2.99% - BNZ and Westpac NZ
Can I ask for a lower rate with my own bank, if they are not advertising the lowest rate?
Please remember that the rates listed above are advertised, so there could be an opportunity to negotiate. There are a number of factors that will be considered by your bank:
- How long have you been with your bank?
- The equity or LVR position you currently have. i.e >20% equity in your home and/or 30% against your investment properties.
- The likelihood you are in a position to refinance if the rate offered is not to your expectation? e.g If you have other loans fixed and they are not due to expire for a period of time. They may believe you are not likely to move to another bank and pay break/ solicitor costs.
- Last and by no means least, do they have enough margin (profit) to negotiate and by how much.
It pays to check with your bank or contact us to see if we can get you the rate you want - we do not charge a fee to negotiate on your behalf!
We recommend that you check current rate details with us or the respective banks by clicking the links provided below as the rates above can change without notice.