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What is a Comparison Rate?

A comparison rate is the rate you see displayed next to the interest rate being offered by a lender.

It must be included with any advertised home loan interest rate and is designed to give you a more accurate picture of the loan you’re considering with some of the costs included.

The comparison rate is calculated by adding any fees and charges to the interest rate and then converting that figure to a percentage rate.

But as well as the interest rate and fees being charged, other factors can affect the actual cost of the loan, such as the loan amount, the loan term and the repayment frequency.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to use one of the many free comparison rate calculators that are available online to come up with a rate that provides a more accurate cost of the particular loan you’re considering.

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Legal things about our rates
Our home loans are subject to credit criteria and eligibility requirements. Home loan interest rates are for new customers only and can change. Our comparison rates are based on a $150,000 loan amount over a 25 year term. They factor in fees associated with applying for the loan; ongoing fees and fees associated with leaving the loan. Our fixed loans roll to a variable principal and interest rate at the end of the fixed term. If the interest only period is not specified, the comparison rate is calculated on a one year period.

WARNING: The comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

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