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Hello Paul,

The RBA has cut the official cash rate to 1.5%.

This result was widely predicted with many experts tipping the RBA would lower the rate to provide some stimulus for the economy following last week’s disappointing CPI numbers. Amidst the dramatic U.S. election campaigns of Clinton vs Trump, a turbulent market in the EU following Brexit and the Turnbull government remaining in power, the RBA has opted to try and trigger an increase in consumer spending this month.

What does all this mean for home owners and buyers?
This may also give the property market a boost provide an opportunity for Australians to take advantage of the record low interest rates and competitive offers available in the market.

While the official cash rate has been slashed, banks and non-bank lenders continue to move their rates out of cycle and there may be a better product for your circumstances.

How does this impact the average mortgage holder? Here is a table showing how Australia’s average mortgage sizes may be affected:

Loan amount examples Likely decrease in repayments
$150,000 $31.25 per month
$250,000 $52.08 per month
$350,000 $72.91 per month
$450,000 $93.75 per month
$550,000 $114.58 per month
$650,000 $135.41 per month

Paul, please get in touch if you would like to discuss the current finance market in light of today’s announcement and how it may impact you.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact our Client Services team on (08) 9227 6300 or email us at clientservices@austasiagroup.com.

Kind Regards,

Simon Chesson
Director

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