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Rate Rises

INSIDER TIP … Westpac to Increase Fixed Rates

March 18, 2013 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Rises


WestpacDPF Mortgage Specialists has received an “INSIDER TIP” that Westpac Bank will be increasing their 2 Year Fixed Interest Rate from 4.99% p.a. to 5.29% p.a. this Wednesday (20/3/2013).

If you wish to change all / part of your Westpac Home Loan to the 2 Year Fixed Rate of 4.99%p.a. before the increase contact Westpac Home Loan Helpline on ph: 132558 URGENTLY.


TO FIX … or NOT TO FIX ???

March 7, 2013 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises


As you would expect there is no One Right Answer” that can apply to everyone’s personal circumstances and strategies however there are several basic Pro’s and Con’s” and Handy Hints” that you need to know before you can determine the Right Decision for You”.

Fixed Interest Rates


  1. Safe from rising interest rates
  2. Guaranteed loan repayments
  3. Record low rates


  1. Additional repayments limited
  2. No / Limited Redraw
  3. Break Costs may apply if loan is repaid (Full or Part)

Variable Interest Rates


  1. Save $$$ if Interest Rates fall
  2. Additional repayments –  No limits
  3. Redraw
  4. 100% Offset Account (if available)
  5. Can switch to a fixed interest rate at any time


  1.  Interest Rates can rise

Handy Hints:

  1. Achieve the benefits of each rate type by selecting a combination of both (i.e. Part Fixed + Part Variable) 
  2. Select a Fixed Rate term that does not exceed your known plans (i.e. Avoid paying Break Fees)
  3. Seek “FREE” advice from an experienced Mortgage Specialist … One 5 minute chat can save you THOUSANDS $$$


All clients of DPF Mortgage Specialists are eligible to receive advice from our licenced Mortgage Specialists AT NO COST.

Simply click on “CONTACT US” or phone (07) 5527 4744


RBA … No Change Rates

March 7, 2013 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises


House RatesBREAKING NEWS … No Change to Interest Rates

5th March 2013 –

Following today’s Board Meeting the Reserve Bank has elected to retain the Official Cash Rate at the current level (3%). This decision was widely anticipated considering the recent financial data confirming improvements in the domestic economy combined with an increasing sense of stability in the USA and European Economies.

The Reserve Bank is prepared to reduce rates further during 2013 if / when this action is required however the decision to keep rates on hold during March is supported by most Senior Economists.


Interest Rates on Hold

February 5, 2013 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed the predictions of many senior economists by announcing that the Official Cash Rate will be retained at the current level of 3% throughout February 2013.

This announcement follows the publishing of positive reports from the Australian Real Estate and Building Industries + a renewed optimism in the US and European economies. With an Official Cash Rate of 3% the RBA retains the ability to reduce interest rates in the future if the Australian economy needs additional stimulus.

Fixed vs Variable … Which is better ???

November 14, 2012 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises


One of the most common questions asked by Home Loan customers is whether they would be better served with a Fixed Interest Rate or a Variable Interest Rate.

The first step to seeking an accurate answer to this question is to understand that each borrower / family have differing financial requirements and priorities thus there can be no “One Right Answer” that will apply to all.

Listed below is a brief summary of the Advantages & Disadvantages of Variable & Fixed Interest Rates plus several Insider Tips which may assist you to determine the best Home Loan structure to suit you and your family. Read more

Cash Rate Steady at 3.50%

September 4, 2012 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

Tuesday 4th September 2012

The Reserve Bank is continuing the policy of “Wait & See” by electing to retain the Official Cash Rate (3.5%) at the current level for another month.

The RBA has not ruled out future reductions to Interest Rates prior to the end of 2012.

Interest Rates Remain on Hold

August 7, 2012 in Latest News, Rate Cuts, Rate Rises

The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed that the Official Cash Rate will remain at 3.50% throughout August 2012.

This decision was anticipated by Senior Economists who believe the RBA is acting cautiously, however, further reductions in Interest Rates are predicted prior to the end of 2012.

Commonwealth Bank Slugs First Home Buyers & Investors

July 1, 2012 in Insider Tips, Latest News, Rate Rises

From Monday 2nd July the CBA will be increasing the Interest Rates for First Home Buyers and all new Borrowers who are not able to save a 10% deposit.

This increase in Interest costs will also effect Investors who are seeking to maximize their taxation benefits.

CBA is hoping borrowers will not notice the change as they have cleverly disguised the rate increase by reducing their standard discounts for selected borrowers.

The GOOD NEWS for borrowers is that there are many other cheaper Home Loans and Investment Loans in the market to choose from.

So much for the CBA starting the New Financial Year off with a BANG !!!

How to Negotiate with The Banks

May 14, 2012 in Rate Rises

Insider Tip ..

Many Banks will negotiate lower Interest Rates and it’s not difficult to achieve great savings. It is simply a matter of knowing “What to say” and “Who to talk to” (i.e. NOT the Local Branch Manager).

Great savings can be achieved without needing to refinance your Home Loan.

Contact our Mortgage Specialists if you wish to know more.

What is a Great Interest Rate?

February 16, 2012 in Latest News, Rate Rises

Following the recent increases in Interest Rates many borrowers are asking . . .
What is a Great Interest Rate ???
How can I achieve Lower Interest Rates ???
The Answer to to the first question is …
Variable Interest Rates:  6.40% p.a. – 6.60% p.a. Read more