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Westpac is raising rates on interest-only loan...

Discussion in 'Property Finance' started by paulF, 24th Aug, 2016.

  1. paulF

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    Does this impact existing loans?
     
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    Of course. Unless you're already switched to Fixed.
     
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    Which other lenders (sorry for my ignorance)? ING Direct has the same OO rate for P&I and IO loans, so one day the IO rate may drift upwards independent of P&I rate?
     
  6. Wukong

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    Now I'm worried CBA will take back some of that 1.5% discount they gave us
     
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  7. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    They already took some of it back 3 weeks ago by not passing on the rate cut. The CBA were well prepared and made their announcement about 6 minutes after the RBA.

    They're not going to reduce the discount itself, but the next time you try negotiate you're probably going to be disappointed.

    The pricing war of the last 6 months has little to do with getting a good deal for borrowers and a lot to do with poaching business from competitors. Somebody has to pay for it so it is going to come back to borrowers in the end.