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Total interest charged

$

115,033

Total loan repayment

$

115,033

Year 15

Potential Variable, Principal & Interest rate

3.29% p.a.

Principal owning

$213,715

Interest charged

$7,225

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**What determines the interest rate at which a bank provides a loan?**

Several factors affect the rate at which a bank is willing to provide a home loan. Broadly, these factors include the bank's cost of securing funds to lend, the bank's overhead operating expenses, commissions and marketing costs associated with the loan and an allowance for profit.

Most of these costs are steady and do not change over time. The most significant cause of interest rate changes is the bank's own cost of borrowing. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) determines central interest rates in Australia. If RBA increases rates, the banks pay more to borrow money, which affects the bank's customers who pay higher rates. The reverse is also true. Banks will not always follow the RBA's interest rate movements with exact precision; however, they will follow the general trend.

**What is a comparison rate?**

Shopping for a home loan can be confusing as each lender has a unique set of fees, rates and charges. Although a lender may advertise a cheap interest rate, they could neglect to mention many hidden costs. To overcome this, Australian regulators require lenders to provide a comparison rate based on a standard industry formula, allowing consumers to quickly compare the actual value of a loan, factoring in other costs of the loan.

**What are variable interest rates and fixed interest rates different?**

It is no secret that interest rates fluctuate over time, sometimes quite dramatically! Fluctuating repayment requirements can place a level of stress on borrowers if they cannot accurately forecast their repayments each month. To overcome this, banks offer fixed interest rates over a certain period.

**Does that mean fixed interest rates are more cost-effective?**

Not necessarily. When offering a fixed interest rate, the bank will internally predict future interest rate movements and calculate an average to provide the borrower. The Borrowers may start paying a rate lower than the variable market rate at first and find themselves paying a rate higher than the variable rate later in the fixed period. Generally, there is no significant financial loss or benefit other than the added ease of budgeting. However, choosing a fixed interest rate can create complications if a borrower wants to exit, repay or refinance their loan before the specified period expires. They will need to pay the bank break costs to compensate the bank.

**How do banks calculate the interest to be paid on a home loan?**

Interest is calculated on the unpaid balance of your loan. Generally, banks calculate this daily and charge you at the end of the month. The bank will take the outstanding loan amount at the end of each business day, multiply it by the interest rate that applies to your loan, and then divide that amount by 365 days (or 366 in a leap year).

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Enquire about a loan with us today

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or

**What determines the interest rate at which a bank provides a loan?**

Several factors affect the rate at which a bank is willing to provide a home loan. Broadly, these factors include the bank's cost of securing funds to lend, the bank's overhead operating expenses, commissions and marketing costs associated with the loan and an allowance for profit.

Most of these costs are steady and do not change over time. The most significant cause of interest rate changes is the bank's own cost of borrowing. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) determines central interest rates in Australia. If RBA increases rates, the banks pay more to borrow money, which affects the bank's customers who pay higher rates. The reverse is also true. Banks will not always follow the RBA's interest rate movements with exact precision; however, they will follow the general trend.

**What is a comparison rate?**

Shopping for a home loan can be confusing as each lender has a unique set of fees, rates and charges. Although a lender may advertise a cheap interest rate, they could neglect to mention many hidden costs. To overcome this, Australian regulators require lenders to provide a comparison rate based on a standard industry formula, allowing consumers to quickly compare the actual value of a loan, factoring in other costs of the loan.

**What are variable interest rates and fixed interest rates different?**

It is no secret that interest rates fluctuate over time, sometimes quite dramatically! Fluctuating repayment requirements can place a level of stress on borrowers if they cannot accurately forecast their repayments each month. To overcome this, banks offer fixed interest rates over a certain period.

**Does that mean fixed interest rates are more cost-effective?**

Not necessarily. When offering a fixed interest rate, the bank will internally predict future interest rate movements and calculate an average to provide the borrower. The Borrowers may start paying a rate lower than the variable market rate at first and find themselves paying a rate higher than the variable rate later in the fixed period. Generally, there is no significant financial loss or benefit other than the added ease of budgeting. However, choosing a fixed interest rate can create complications if a borrower wants to exit, repay or refinance their loan before the specified period expires. They will need to pay the bank break costs to compensate the bank.

**How do banks calculate the interest to be paid on a home loan?**

Interest is calculated on the unpaid balance of your loan. Generally, banks calculate this daily and charge you at the end of the month. The bank will take the outstanding loan amount at the end of each business day, multiply it by the interest rate that applies to your loan, and then divide that amount by 365 days (or 366 in a leap year).