Too loyal or time-poor for a better rate

Anita Song
10.12.2020 17:52 Comment(s)

Too loyal or time-poor for a better rate? Problem solved

Finance can be so tedious. With a new month, comes another rate cut but this means that you can save more money. Matters of personal finance may be presumed so dull and/or difficult that they are immediately filed in the too-hard basket and people are often slugged with a 'lazy tax' - the price paid for staying put.
Sometimes being too loyal with the current lender and lack of time can be squandering for you.
A 2018 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report showed that new borrowers with an average-sized residential mortgage paid up to $850 less a year in interest than existing borrowers with the same lender.
However, despite the apparent benefits, actively ensuring an interest rate remains suitable is a practice that continues to elude many.
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