Are you getting the best home loan deal? Below is a listing of some of the most competitive home loans, so you can compare interest rates and features to get a better home loan deal.
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*The Comparison Rate combines the lender's interest rate, fees and charges into a single rate to show the true cost of a home loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years, and applies only to this example. Fixed rate loans assume a 3 year fixed term. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Full comparison rate schedules are available from lenders. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may inﬂuence the cost of the loan.
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