Securing a better interest rate with one call

By August 28, 2019Blog
Women on phone

With official interest rates trending downward, shrewd mortgage holders may take the opportunity to call their lender to ask for a better deal.

But when even a small interest rate reduction means potential savings of thousands of dollars, is a simple phone call really enough to get you there?

In 2019, ‘your interest rate should be sub 4 per cent’, is common advice for home owners considering the competitiveness of their loan settings.

But while a number of lenders offer lower rates to new customers, it’s not always so simple for existing customers to secure the same outcome.

Put simply, if people want a better deal on your mortgage, there are basically two options:

  1. Call your bank and ask them to match the new rate, or
  2. Contact your Geelong Mortgage Adviser and vote with your feet.

And although the first option is commonly recommended, lenders aren’t always so obliging when it comes to rate-matching to get you a more affordable mortgage.

As an existing client, it can be disheartening to see your bank offer new customers a lower rate to the one you currently have. However, lenders regularly try to ‘win’ new customers by offering low rates. It is a great acquisition strategy.

But if they refuse to match your current rate to this new offer, you can always contact Geelong Mortgage Advisers and refinance with a lender who is hungry to win your business.

Geelong Mortgage Advisers have access to a panel of 24 lenders and this creates competition amongst lenders. Your lending specialists is also in a position to offer you a more in-depth and customised level of service.

Call Geelong Mortgage Advisers today for a free home loan review. Call 0467 198 549