About BankSA Home Loan
Homeowners may finally rejoice in April after the Reserve Bank of Australia decided against increasing interest rates this month. As a result, the official interest rate is at 3.6%, which is the highest it has been in Australia since May 2012.
Types of Loans
Variable-rate home loans
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reports that variable-rate loans, which have interest rates that change in accordance with the cash rate, continue to be the most common kind of house loan in Australia, making up nearly three-quarters of all home loans. However, when interest rates fell starting in 2015, their appeal declined until it reached a record low in late 2021. The RBA raised interest rates in the middle of 2022, the first time in more than a decade, indicating a shift in the direction of interest rates.
Fixed-rate home loans
Fixed-rate mortgages, in contrast to variable-rate loans, fix the interest rate on your loan for a predetermined time, often one to five years. This has the advantage that if you discover a wonderful interest rate, you might be able to contact your lender to lock it in for a lengthy period of time. Due to the stability of your interest rates, you may more precisely plan for the future and have a better understanding of your financial situation at the conclusion of the fixed term. If you already have a limited household budget, you may prefer the security that fixed rates offer so you can split your money with certainty.
Split-rate home loans
Split-rate home loans allow you to set a portion of your mortgage while leaving the remaining half variable, giving you the best of both worlds. This separates your mortgage into two payments so that you can charge each component a different amount of interest.
By dividing your loan, you may keep some amount of predictability regarding the fixed component (and possibly lock in a very low-interest rate) while still having the flexibility to make additional loan payments anytime you'd like. You can select the loan's fixed and variable portions (such as 60/40 or 70/30) and customise them to your tastes.