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Why choose a Basic Home Loan?

A haggle free loan

A home loan with your lowest variable interest rate up front1, useful for anyone who doesn’t want to pay for features they won’t use.

Make extra repayments at no extra cost

Pay off your loan sooner and save on interest.

$0 monthly service fee

And a $0 establishment fee if you borrow more than $150k2 when making Principal & Interest repayments (see fees section).

Redraw facility

If you have made any extra repayments, you have access to redraw them. (fees apply)3.

Family Pledge

You could use the equity in a family member’s home to help you on your home buying journey and maximise the amount you can borrow.

Take a break from repayments

You may be able to pause or reduce your repayments for a set period (keep in mind after the break your repayments may be higher for the rest of your loan term).3

New Owner Occupier Loans

  • 2.54% p.a Basic Home Loan Variable rate.
    Principal & Interest repayments.**
    Rate includes 1.39% p.a. discount off the Basic Home Loan Rate.
    LVR+ above 60% up to 80%
  • 2.56% p.a Comparison rate*

New Residential Investment Loans

  • 2.99% p.a Basic Home Loan Variable rate.
    Principal & Interest repayments.***
    Rate includes 1.50% p.a. discount off the Basic Home Loan Rate.
    LVR+ above 60% up to 80%
  • 3.01% p.a Comparison rate*

Fees

  • $0 Establishment Fee if loan amount is greater than $150,0002 for customer making Principal & Interest repayments only.
  • $0 Monthly administration fee

Get 4K cashback when you refinance


$4k

Cashback^ When you Refinance


For new Owner Occupier with Principal & Interest repayments and Investment loans. Available on our Advantage Package home loans, with a $395 annual package fee and Basic home loans (no annual fee). $250k min loan per property refinanced. Excludes refinances from within Westpac Group. Apply by 31 Jan 2021, and settle by 31 Mar 2021.  Only 1x $2k cashback per property refinance will be paid regardless of the number of loans involved. Only 1x $2k bonus cashback will be paid regardless of the numbers of customers, properties or applications involved with a maximum LVR up to 80% at time of approval.^

Looking to refinance?

 

FAQs

You may be able to get one or both of these offers.

  • $2,000 Refinance Cashback per property for applications received between 1 April – 31 January 2021, and settled by 31 March 2021. You can refinance any number of properties.
  • One-off $2,000 Bonus Cashback for Owner Occupiers and Investors applying between 18 September 2020 – 31 January 2021, and settled by 31 March 2021.

Example of how the two Cashback offers works:
 

Home loan scenario Total cashback for eligible Investors Total cashback for eligible Owner-Occupiers
I’m switching 1 property

You’ll receive $4,000 Cashback

  • $2k Refinance Cashback per property x1
  • + $2k Bonus Cashback x1 max

You’ll receive $4,000 Cashback

  • $2k Refinance Cashback per property x1
  • + $2k Bonus Cashback x1 max
I’m switching 2 properties

You’ll receive $6,000 Cashback

  • $2k Refinance Cashback per property x2
  • + $2k Bonus Cashback x1 max

You’ll receive $6,000 Cashback (your other property is an investment)

  • $2k Refinance Cashback per property x2
  • + $2k Bonus Cashback x1 max

The cashbacks will be paid into a St.George transaction account within 60 days of settlement. This account must be linked to your home loan at the time of settlement, and kept open for 60 days afterwards.

For the $2,000 cashback offer, tax consequences may arise for investors and you should seek independent advice.

Start your application online

Learn how much you could borrow.
Receive indicative approval in under 15 minutes.
A home loan expert will call you once you have submitted your application to talk through next steps.

Compare home loans & rates

Got insurance?

Home and Contents Insurance helps you get back on your feet if your home or personal belongings are affected in an unforeseen event. Plus save up to 25%.^^

Important information

Conditions, fees and credit criteria apply.

Before making a decision, it’s best to read the terms and conditions:

Please read these documents and keep a copy. You can request a paper copy at a branch.

The information on our website is prepared without knowing your personal financial circumstances. Before you act on this, please consider if it’s right for you. If you need help, call 13 33 30.

* Comparison Rate: The comparison rate is based on a loan of $150,000 over a term of 25 years.WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

** Basic Home Loan Promotional Rate: This offer is only available for new Owner Occupier Basic Home Loan applications with Principal and Interest repayments received from 26/10/2020. Discount applies to our Basic Home Loan offer for the life of the loan. Excludes internal refinances and switches within St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. This offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Interest rates subject to change.

*** Basic Home Loan Promotional Rate: This offer is only available for new Residential Investment Basic Home Loan applications with Principal and Interest repayments received from 26/10/2020. Discount applies to our Basic Home Loan offer for the life of the loan. Excludes internal refinances and switches within St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. This offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Interest rates subject to change.

Advantage Package Terms and Conditions apply. A $395 annual package fee applies and is payable from an eligible St.George transaction account. An Advantage Package discount has been included in the advertised eligible rate. The discount and fee savings apply for the duration of the package. Before deciding to acquire a St.George transaction account, read the terms and conditions (PDF 148KB), and consider if the product is right for you.

1.Haggle free home loan rate: Available on Basic Variable (Simplicity) home loans only. Interest rates are subject to change. Applicable discounts off the Basic Home Loan rate may be withdrawn or varied at any time. Basic Variable Home Loan rate discount is valid for 14 days once the application is submitted. 

2. Upfront fees and other fees and charges may apply.

3. Redraw, repayment pause and rate lock requests are subject to our approval. Fees apply.

+LVR stands for the initial loan to value ratio at loan approval. LVR is the amount of your loan compared to the banks valuation of your property offered to secure your loan expressed as a percentage. Home loan rates for new loans are set based on the initial LVR and don’t change because of changes to the LVR during the life of the loan. Any applicable LVR discount has been included in the advertised eligible rate.

^How does the refinance cashback offer work: Credit criteria, fees and charges apply. Terms and conditions available at St.George.$2000 Refinance Cashback per property for new refinance applications received between 1 April 2020 to 31 January 2021 and settle by 31 March 2021. Offer available for Owner Occupier with Principal and Interest repayment and investment loans. Offer current as at 1 April 2020. Only 1 cashback per property refinance will be paid regardless of the number of loans involved. One $2,000 Bonus Refinance Cashback for a new refinance application submitted between 18 September 2020 to 31 January 2021 and settle by 31 March 2021. Offer available for Owner Occupier with Principal and Interest repayments and investment loans with maximum LVR of 80%. Offer available on the Advantage Package and Basic Home Loans. Offer current as at 18 September 2020. Only 1 bonus cashback will be paid regardless of the numbers of customers, properties or applications involved. Offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time.$250k min loan per property refinanced applies for the $2000 refinance cashback and $2000 bonus Refinance Cashback. Excludes Portfolio Loans, switches and refinances of home loans within the Westpac Group which include St.George, Westpac, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and RAMS. Offer not available for Owner Occupier Interest Only loans residential lending originated under family or company trusts.  Advantage Package Terms and Conditions apply (PDF 148KB). A $395 annual package fee applies and is payable from an eligible St.George transaction account. Applicants home loan repayments must be direct debited from this transaction account. Read the St.George transaction account terms and conditions and consider if the product is right for you. Refer to stgeorge.com.au. The cashback will be paid into a St.George transaction account within 60 days of settlement. The transaction account must be linked to the home loan at the time of settlement and kept open for 60 days after settlement. Tax consequences may arise from this promotion for investors and customers should seek independent advice on any taxation matters.

^^Quote and buy online and save 15% off your annual premium for the first year with promotional code COVER. Plus, save a further 10% when you combine home and contents located at the same address under one policy. Home and Contents Insurance is issued by Westpac General Insurance Limited ABN 99 003 719 319 (except workers compensation cover where applicable). St.George – a Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) distributes the insurance, but does not guarantee the insurance.