All about break costs
What's a break cost?
A break cost+ or break fee is only charged if you pay out all or part of your fixed rate loan, make a change to the interest rate, payment or loan type before the end of your fixed rate period. If you break a fixed rate period then break fees will apply, otherwise, they won’t affect you in any way. If you’re uncertain, request a break cost quote or learn more from our break costs article.
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Frequently asked questions
The break costs+ formula that we use to provide break cost quotes is a complex one, which is the reason we don’t provide a break cost calculator for customers to use. However, put simply, it’s the difference between the wholesale interest rate applicable for your remaining fixed rate period, should you wish to switch or pay out all or part of your loan, and the wholesale interest rate applicable when you began your fixed rate period. We refer to this as the ‘difference in wholesale interest rates’.
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This information has been prepared without taking your objectives, needs and overall financial situation into account. For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness of the information and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This includes any tax consequences arising from any promotions for investors and customers should seek independent advice on any taxation matters.
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*Comparison rate: The comparison rate is based on a loan of $150,000 over the term of 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
+Break costs on fixed loan prepayments and switching: customers can make total prepayments of up to $30,000 (cumulative) for fixed loans, without costs or fees applying. You may incur a break cost and administration fee if your prepayments exceed this threshold, or if at any time before the end of a fixed rate period you switch to another product, interest rate (fixed or variable) or repayment type.
++LVR stands for the loan-to-value ratio. LVR is the amount of your loan compared to the Bank’s 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 won’t change during the life of the loan as the LVR changes.