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What happens when your fixed rate term ends

When it comes to saving on your mortgage, some of you may not have to look further than your job. If yours is a profession that classifies you as a ‘low risk’ borrower in the eyes of lenders, you may be entitled to special discounts.

As the end of your fixed rate term approaches, it’s important to plan ahead and talk to your mortgage broker about what your new, or roll-off, interest rate and repayments might be and what your options are.


Repricing with your current lender

Lenders may not apply the lowest interest rate they offer when a loan reverts to a variable rate.

But, you can ask for a reprice to a more competitive rate. If you do find a more competitive rate with a different lender, you could also ask your current lender if they can match it.


Refinancing to a different lender

Once your fixed rate term ends, you may be able to refinance to a different lender.

While the interest rate is a key factor when choosing a loan product, it’s important to know the ‘true cost of switching’.

You may see tempting cashback offers from lenders, or lower rates advertised, but there are a myriad of fees and charges involved in setting up a new loan that you will need to consider.

If your loan-to-value ratio (LVR) is above a certain limit – usually 80% LVR – you may be required to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance if your refinance.

We can help you understand what it will actually cost you to change lenders, and how much you could save.


Contact us today on 0410 833 789 to find out more

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