Westpac has just matched NAB’s and CBA’s decisions earlier today to cut mortgage rates by 0.20%, taking Westpac’s standard variable mortgage rate to 6.51%, well above the 6.38%/6.40% offered by NAB and CBA. From Property Observer:
Westpac will pass on 20 basis points of the RBA’s 25 basis point cash rate cut to borrowers.
It’s standard variable rate will reduce to 6.51% from December 17…
Westpac’s reduction in home loan rates will save homeowners $38 a month or $456 a year in total monthly repayments on an average mortgage of $300,000.
Since October 2011, Westpac has cut its variable mortgage rates by 1.35 percentage points, equating to an annual saving of $3,192 on an average home loan.
The RBA has reduced the cash rate by 175 basis points since October.
This leaves ANZ as the only major that is yet to lower its variable mortgage rates.