Monthly Archives: February 2020

Are you paying a loyalty tax to your bank?

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In a recent article by Charbel Kadib in Mortgage Business titled “Investors bear brunt of Loyalty Tax” According to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) latest Lenders Interest Rates data, existing variable rate home loan customers were charged an interest rate over 30 bps higher than new customers over the month of December. Drawing on the research, RBA governor Phillip Lowe encouraged long term mortgage-holders to review their interest rate and refinance to a better deal to capitalise on the competitive dynamic in the market. [1] Looking at the differences found with…

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