Rates On Hold Until February 2017






Today the Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced that it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5%. The RBA will not meet again until the first Tuesday in February 2017 so interest rates will remain stable until then.

However, some banks have been increasing their interest rates for specific products. See article Westpac and NAB Increase Variable Interest Rates. We expect that most lenders will follow Westpac and NAB lead in increasing interest rates but we will keep you updated as each  lender makes an announcement.


NAB announced that it will increase it variable rate on property investment loans by 0.15% for new and existing customers. These changes will take affect next Monday on the 12th December.

From December 16, Westpac will increase its variable interest rates for owner occupied and investment rate by 0.08% for interest only loans. Westpac’s line of credit loans, equity access loan, will increase by 0.15%. We expect Westpacs subsidiaries St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank SA and RAMS all to make similar adjustments to their interest rates.

ING Direct have announced that they will be increasing their variable interest rates on all residential home loan products for new and existing customers by 0.15% p.a. These changes will be effective from 12th December 2016.

UPDATE Friday 9th December

ANZ Bank will increase their Residential Investment Property Loan Index Rate (applicable to investors with a Standard Variable Residential Investment Loan) by 0.08% and ANZ Equity Manager interest rate effective 16th December.

There are no interest rate changes to ANZs  Owner Occupier home loan customers and there is no change to Simplicity PLUS home or residential investment loans.Adelaide Bank and Bendigo Bank will increase their residential mortgage variable interest rate by 0.10% p.a., effective 15th December 2016.

UPDATE Tuesday 13th December

Commonwealth Bank will increase its investment home loan rates by 0.07% and VLOC (Veridian Line of Credit) by 0.15%. There no changes for owner occupied home loans, business loans and fixed rates.

Current Bank Interest Rates Rate Cut and Date
Adelaide Bank / Bendigo Bank +0.10% 15th December
AMP No Change Announced
ANZ See Above
Bank of Melbourne See above
Bank of Queensland No Change Announced
BankWest No Change Announced
Citibank No Change Announced
Commonwealth Bank See above
ING Direct Bank +0.15%  12th December
ME Bank No Change Announced
Heritage Bank No Change Announced
NAB See above
St George Bank See above
Suncorp Bank No Change Announced
Westpac See above

If you have any questions about the announcement or interest rates, please feel free to contact us.

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