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Rate Rises

Banks changing Interest Rates despite RBA decision

July 4, 2017 in Rate Rises


The RBA Board has elected to retain the Official Cash rate at the record low 1.50% for yet another month. 

Please keep an eye on your Home Loan interest rate as several Banks have recently reduced their Owner Occupied Home Loan interest rates whilst other Banks have taken the opportunity to increase their interest rates (& profit margin). 

Interest Rates on Investment Property Loan have increased across the board following recent changes in requirements by ASIC, although once again some Banks have passed on the minimum increase whilst other Banks appear to be taking the opportunity to increase their revenue. 

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss how your Home Loan or Investment Property Loan is performing & to learn how you can achieve a lower interest rate.


DPF say “Thank You” with Nespresso Coffee Machines

June 6, 2017 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

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The DPF Team are so very grateful for the generous support we receive from so many of our clients who regularly recommend our services to their family, friends & work colleagues.

As a means of thanking & acknowledging our wonderful clients for their efforts DPF Mortgage Specialists will be gifting a new Nespresso Coffee Machine to every client who recommends a family member, friend or work colleague who takes out a new Home Loan with DPF Mortgage Specialists (minimum new loan amount $150K).

Our clients are welcome to recommend as many family & friends as they wish as there are no restrictions as to how many coffee machine they can receive. You can have a coffee machine at home, at work, in the caravan or if you don’t like coffee we are sure your friends would love to receive a Nespresso Coffee Machine as a house warming gift.

This offer commences on 1st June 2017 & will expire on 30th September 2017.

New Home Loan amount required to be a minimum of $150,000.00.

New Home Loans to be unconditionally approved by the Bank / Lender on or before 30th October 2017 & settled in full on or before 30th November 2017.

All eligible Home Loan Applications are required to be received by 5pm (EST) 30th September 2017 & lodged with the Bank / Lender no later than 5pm (EST) on 6th October 2017.

Clients can select from either the Nespresso Breville Inissia Capsule Machine (BEC200XR) or Nespresso Delonghi Inissia Capsule Machine (EN80BAE) – Subject to availability.

This offer is restricted to clients of DPF Mortgage Specialists only.



RBA Rate Announcement … March 2017

March 7, 2017 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

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Good News for Australian Families …

The RBA Board has voted to retain the Official Cash Rate at the current record low 1.50% p.a. for at least the next month.




November 25, 2016 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Rises


The days of locking in a record low interest rate on your Home Loan may be behind us with several banks (including Westpac) confirming they will be increasing their Fixed Interest Rates by up to 0.50% p.a.

DPF Mortgage Specialists have confirmed that Westpac will be increasing their 2, 3 + 5 Year Fixed Interest Rates as at midnight this Sunday.

The biggest increase for Westpac will relate to the 5 Year Fixed Interest Rate which will rise from 3.89% p.a. to 4.39% p.a. (Premier Advantage Package Home Loan).

Based on a $400,000.00 loan you could save up to $10,000.00 over the 5 Year Fixed Rate term by contacting Westpac today (ph: 132558) rather than waiting until Monday.

If you are not with Westpac & are considering locking in your interest rate, you may need to act fast as “Other Banks” are likely to consider following the lead of Westpac, ING, Bank of Qld, Rams & ME Bank, who have already jumped to increase their fixed interest rates.

Please note that no changes have been announced at this time relating to Variable Interest Rates.

I hope this early “Heads Up” will help you to save your $$$$


Who will be win the Premiership in 2016 ???

September 26, 2016 in Rate Rises


Who are you supporting to win the 2016 Premiership Trophies this weekend ?



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Cronulla Sharks vs. Melbourne Storm

RBA Announcement . . .

July 5, 2016 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

Turnbull ShortenThe Board of the Reserve Bank has voted to retain the Official Cash Rate at the record low 1.75% and will continue to monitor the impact on the Australian economy as it reacts to uncertainty following the federal election.

The only good news for borrowers is that hopefully the seemingly never ending election coverage will be over shortly.


Interest Rates up to 1% p.a. lower . . .

February 2, 2016 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

Fresh-Start-New-Year-resolution-saying-2016Actions by APRA in the later part of 2015 have resulted in many banks increasing interest rates on Home Loans & Investment Property Loans whilst other Banks are continuing to offer interest rates up to 1.00% p.a. lower. 

For a loan amount of $400,000.00 this equates to borrowers being forced to pay an extra $4,000.00 each year. 

With Variable Interest Rates as low as 3.98% p.a. (CR 4.03%) now might be a great time to make a make a fresh start, save heaps and pay off your Home Loan much sooner. 

Please feel free to click on CONTACT US or call 07 5527 4744 to discuss your options.

To calculate how much of a difference a lower interest rate could make to your Monthly / Weekly loan repayment click onto our Home Loan Repayment Calculator.


Westpac increases interest rates whilst other Banks reduce rates

October 14, 2015 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Rises

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Westpac has announced an increase to the Variable Interest Rate for all existing and new Home Loans & Investment Property Loans.

The increase will be effective on 20th November 2015 with Westpac Variable Interest Rates rising to: 

Home Loans

5.68%p.a. (CR 5.82%) – Standard

4.98%p.a. CR 5.35%) – Premier Advantage Package discount of 0.70%

Investment Property Loans      

5.95%p.a. (CR 6.09%) – Standard

5.25%p.a. (CR 5.62%) – Premier Advantage Package Discount of 0.70%


These increases are the result of recent penalties being applied to Westpac by APRA, and whilst Westpac is incurring the wrath of APRA, other Banks are continuing to offer record low variable interest rates from:

Home Loans: 3.99%p.a.    (CR 4.43%)

Investment Property Loans: 4.14%p.a.    (CR 4.15%)


Based on these interest rates a Westpac customer with a loan amount of $400,000.00 can be paying higher interest charges of

Home Loans: $3,960.00 p.a. – $6,760.00 p.a.

Investment Property Loans: $4,440.00 p.a. – $7,240.00 p.a.


There are several options that may be available to Westpac customers to protect themselves from paying these higher interest rates.

Our Mortgage Specialists will personally be contacting all DPF Mortgage Specialists clients with Westpac loans over the coming days to discuss the impact of these changes and their options.

If you have any questions, or you have a friend / family member would like to discuss their options, please do not hesitate to call ph: 0755 274744 or click on ” CONTACT US “.


Interest Rates … Up for Investors … Down for Owner Occupiers

August 10, 2015 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises


The Government Regulator (APRA) has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons within the Banking Industry by making major & immediate changes to the Investment Credit Policies & Lending Requirements for Banks.


The impact of these changes will vary significantly from Bank to Bank due to APRA introducing different rules & requirements for each Lender. The result of such variances is creating vastly different responses by each individual Bank with several being forced to increase interest rates on Investment Property Loans whilst others are having to reduce the maximum loan amounts they can lend to Investors. Other Banks are taking a different tact by seeking to encourage new Home Loans from Owner Occupiers by offering lower Interest Rates for Owner Occupier Home Loans and offering new Home Loan customers of up to “$2,000.00 Cash Back”.


With even more changes anticipated over the next few weeks there are plenty of reasons for Borrowers to be both concerned and excited however it is vital to KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR HOME LOAN and INVESTMENT PROPERTY LOAN as the Banks are making changes on a daily basis and whilst there will be amazing opportunities available there will also be many potential pitfalls to be wary of.


If you wish to discuss how you can navigate your way through all the confusion & ongoing changes please contact our experienced Mortgage Specialists.


Major Bank Rate Hike for Investors

July 27, 2015 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Rises

CBAThe Commonwealth Bank is penalising Investors by charging higher interest rates of up to 0.40% p.a. for Investment Property Loans.

These rate increases do not apply to Owner Occupied Home Loans and has sent a clear message by the CBA to investors to “Take Your Business Elsewhere” if you wish to achieve a competitive interest rate for your Investment Property Loan.

Fortunately for Investors there are many alternative Banks & Non-Bank Lenders with low interest rates who are more than keen to welcome investors as new clients.

If you have a Commonwealth Bank Investment Loan & would like to know more click on “CONTACT US” or talk to our Mortgage Specialists on ph: 0755274744

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