May RBA rate hike: Which banks have increased home loan rates?

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Last updated: 10:29 am 10 May 2022

After much anticipation, the Reserve Bank has announced an official cash rate increase – this time by 25 basis points to 0.35%.

This increase has wide-ranging repercussions. For a start, many property owners might see their repayment amounts grow as their lender increases home loan interest rates in step with the official rate hike, while future buyers could find entering the market more difficult. 

Since the start of the year, we’ve seen many banks increase their home loan interest rates across the board, to the point that most below ‘2’ fixed rates are gone. The latest cash rate move will likely impact home loan rates further. 

Right now many Australians have the same question in mind: ‘Has my lender passed on the hike to my home loan rate?’

If the reaction from banks and lenders is anything like the response following the RBA’s cut in November 2020, responses will be varied. Some lenders will move more quickly while others will be slower.

We’ll be regularly updating this page with significant changes from the major and minor lenders as they flow in, including the size of any hikes and when they’ll come to effect.

Below is a snapshot of the average owner occupier^ home loan rates in our database as of May 3, 2022 to use as a reference point. Keep in mind, these are likely to jump further in the coming week:

Loan TypeAverage rate
Variable3.02% p.a.
1-year fixed3.08% p.a.
2-year fixed3.65% p.a.
3-year fixed4.10% p.a.
4-year fixed4.52% p.a.
5-year fixed4.67% p.a.

Big Four

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ANZ

  • Effective 13 May, 2022, ANZ's variable rate home loans will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Standard Variable Rate home loans (OO, P&I) now sit at 4.64% p.a.
    • It will also increase the Progress Saver bonus interest rate by 0.25% p.a.

Commonwealth Bank

  • Its Standard Variable Rate home loans (OO, P&I) now sit at 4.80% p.a.

Westpac

  • Effective 17 May, 2022, Westpac's variable rate home loans will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Standard Variable rate home loans (OO,P&I) now sit at 4.58% p.a.
  • Westpac subsidiaries (St. George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne) will also increase variable home loans by 0.25% p.a.

NAB

  • Effective 13 May, NAB's variable rate will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Standard Variable Rate home loans (OO, P&I) now sits at 4.77% p.a.
  • The reward saver bonus interest rate will also increase by 0.25%

Banks

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Bankwest

  • Effective 18 May, Bankwest's variable rate will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Standard Variable Rate home loans (OO, P&I) now sit at 4.75% p.a.

Macquarie Bank

  • Effective 13 May, Macquarie's variable rate will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Standard Variable rate home loans (OO,P&I) now sit at 2.69% p.a.
  • Savings account rates will increase to 1.50%

Suncorp Bank

  • Effective 18 May, Suncorp's variable rate will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Its Standard Variable rate home loans (OO,P&I) now sit at 4.98% p.a.
  • 12-month term deposits will also increase to 1.40%

ING

  • Effective 10 May, ING will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.25% p.a.
  • It's standard variable rate home loan (OO, P&I) currently sits at 2.29% p.a. 

Greater Bank

  • Effective 10 May, Greater Bank will increase its variable rate by 0.25% p.a.

Bank of Queensland

  • Effective 13 May, Bank of Queensland will increase its variable home loan rates by 0.25% p.a.
  • Term investments for 1-5 year terms will also increase by 0.25% p.a.

HSBC

  • Effective 23 May, HSBC will increase its home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

AMP Bank

  • Effective 13 May for new customers, AMP will increase its home loan variable rates by 0.25% p.a.
  • Effective 16 May for existing customers, home loan variable rates will increase by 0.25% p.a.
  • Effective 10 May, several AMP Notice Accounts will also increase its interest rates.

Bendigo Bank

  • Effective 16 May, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank are increasing variable home loans by 0.25%
  • Reward Saver will increase by 0.25%

Great Southern Bank (formerly CUA)

  • Effective 12 May, variable home loans will increase by 0.25%

Hume Bank

  • Effective 25 May, Hume Bank will increase variable home loan interest rates by 0.25%.

IMB Bank

  • Effective 20 May, IMB Bank will increase its home loan variable interest rates by 0.25%

Police Bank

  • Effective 10 May, Police Bank to increase variable home loan rates by 0.10%

Online Lenders

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Athena

  • Effective 5 May, Athena will increase all standard variable rates by 0.25% p.a.

Virgin Money

  • Effective 13 May, Virgin money will increase its variable home loan interest rates by 0.25% p.a.

ME Bank

  • Effective 13 May, ME will raise variable home loan interest rates by 0.25% p.a.

Looking for a home loan? Head over to our home loans comparison page for more information on how the RBA rate change has affected the rates. Alternatively, check out our home loan rate change calculator to see how the hike might affect your mortgage repayments.

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