Macquarie Group Limited (commonly known as Macquarie Bank) employs more than 14,000 staff in over 70 office locations across 28 countries. It is headquartered in Sydney.
Macquarie Bank provides a wide range of home loans, including mortgages for first homebuyers, investors, upgraders and renovators.
Customer service is available through the online service portal, mobile app, or via phone.
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Pros and cons
- Large variety of home loan products to suit all borrowers.
- Flexible loan options.
- Ability to earn Frequent Flyer Points on some loans.
- Some loans have high fees.
- Limited physical branch network.
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Macquarie Bank customer service
Potential customers can contact Macquarie Bank through a range of specialist hotlines including a home loan hotline and a general enquiry line. Alternatively, customers can submit an online enquiry and a Macquarie Bank home loan specialist will make contact.
✓ Customer service centre (phone)
✓ Mobile app
✓ Online banking
✓ Mobile banking staff
How to Apply
Borrowers wanting to apply for a Macquarie Bank home loan can complete an online enquiry form or call a loan specialist directly. Before applying for a Macquarie Bank home loan, consider what you can afford to borrow and what other costs you need to factor in.
- Proof of employment and income including recent payslips.
- Proof of identity.
- Provide a list of assets, debts and liabilities including car loans and personal loans.
About Macquarie Bank home loans
Macquarie Bank home loans are tailored to suit a wide range of customers. Home loans offered by the bank include:
- Owner-occupier home loans
- Investor home loans
- Refinancing home loans
- Construction loans
Additionally, Macquarie Bank home loans are available with a variety of interest rate and repayment options:
- Principal and interest
- Variable interest
- Fixed interest
- Split home loans
Borrowers can choose to have an offset account with some Macquarie Bank mortgages, meaning they can use their savings to offset the total amount owed on the loan and reduce the amount of interest payable.
Macquarie Bank home loans come with a maximum loan term of 30 years. Extra repayments are allowed on selected home loan products, as are redraw facilities.
Macquarie Bank home loan rates
Macquarie Bank home loan interest rates tend to be moderately low to moderately high, depending on the amount borrowed and the LVR.
Typically, owner occupiers borrowing less than a certain amount and putting down a deposit of 20 per cent to 30 per cent will secure the lowest interest rates.
At the other end of the spectrum, investors borrowing a significant amount with a low deposit usually attract the highest interest rates.
Similarly, those taking out a variable-rate home loan with Macquarie Bank will generally be able to secure a lower initial interest rate than those who choose a fixed-rate home loan.
Macquarie Bank’s upfront fees for home loans tend to be very low, while ongoing fees range from very low to high depending on the home loan. Discharge fees may also apply at the end of the loan term.
Macquarie Bank home loans review
Macquarie Bank offers a reasonably wide range of home loans for standard borrowers such as owner-occupiers, investors and those looking to refinance their homes. It’s worth noting, however, that it does not offer low doc home loans.
In terms of affordability, Macquarie Bank home loan rates tend to be moderately low for some types of customers and moderately high for others. Likewise, ongoing fees can be very low to high depending on the type of home loan.
While it may not necessarily offer the cheapest home loans on the market, Macquarie Bank nonetheless caters to a range of borrowers, and offers flexibility with home loan options such as offset accounts and redraw facilities on some home loans.
How do you determine which home loan rates/products I’m shown?
When you check your home loan rate, you’ll supply some basic information about your current loan, including:
- the amount owing on your mortgage
- the value of your property
- your current interest rate
- name of existing lender
- property address
We’ll compare this information to the home loan options in the RateCity database, and show you which home loan products you may be eligible to apply for.
Who has the best home loan?
Determining who has the ‘best’ home loan really does depend on your own personal circumstances and requirements. It may be tempting to judge a loan merely on the interest rate but there can be added value in the extras on offer, such as offset and redraw facilities, that aren’t available with all low rate loans.
To determine which loan is the best for you, think about whether you would prefer the consistency of a fixed loan or the flexibility and potential benefits of a variable loan. Then determine which features will be necessary throughout the life of your loan. Thirdly, consider how much you are willing to pay in fees for the loan you want. Once you find the perfect combination of these three elements you are on your way to determining the best loan for you.
How common are low-deposit home loans?
Low-deposit home loans aren’t as common as they once were, because they’re regarded as relatively risky and the banking regulator (APRA) is trying to reduce risk from the mortgage market.
However, if you do your research, you’ll find there is still a fairly wide selection of banks, credit unions and non-bank lenders that offers low-deposit home loans.
The fine print – what are the eligibility criteria?
This competition is only available to Australian residents who are over 18 and check their home loan interest rate at RateCity. However, you are not required to refinance your home loan or apply for any financial products.
You can still enter if you don’t have a home loan yet – enter how much you plan to borrow and the details of the property you’re considering, and we’ll compare mortgage offers that may suit your needs and estimate how much you could save compared to a loan with an average interest rate.
Is the competition just for home loans? What about personal/car loans and credit cards?
This competition is currently for home loans only.
You may still be able to save money by checking the interest rates, fees, and charges on your personal loan, car loan or credit card – compare your options at RateCity.
But keep your eyes open – we may add options for car loans, personal loans, credit cards and more in the future.
What is a fixed home loan?
A fixed rate home loan is a loan where the interest rate is set for a certain amount of time, usually between one and 15 years. The advantage of a fixed rate is that you know exactly how much your repayments will be for the duration of the fixed term. There are some disadvantages to fixing that you need to be aware of. Some products won’t let you make extra repayments, or offer tools such as an offset account to help you reduce your interest, while others will charge a significant break fee if you decide to terminate the loan before the fixed period finishes.
You couldn’t beat my current rate – how do I claim my reward?
If we can’t beat your current home loan rate, you can claim your $100 gift card by confirming your home loan details with us.*
To do this, on your results page you’ll need to securely upload a bank statement or similar home loan document that can be used to confirm the home loan details you provided. We’ll keep your information private and confidential and only use your document to confirm your entry.
What is the average annual percentage rate?
Also known as the comparison rate, or sometimes the ‘true rate’ of a loan, the average annual percentage rate (AAPR) is used to indicate the overall cost of a loan after considering all the fees, charges and other factors, such as introductory offers and honeymoon rates.
The AAPR is calculated based on a standardised loan amount and loan term, and doesn’t include any extra non-standard charges.
Remaining loan term
The length of time it will take to pay off your current home loan, based on the currently-entered mortgage balance, monthly repayment and interest rate.
What does pre-approval' mean?
Pre-approval for a home loan is an agreement between you and your lender that, subject to certain conditions, you will be able to borrow a set amount when you find the property you want to buy. This approach is useful if you are in the early stages of surveying the property market and need to know how much money you can spend to help guide your search.
It is also useful when you are heading into an auction and want to be able to bid with confidence. Once you have found the property you want to buy you will need to receive formal approval from your bank.
What factors does Real Time Ratings consider?
Real Time RatingsTM uses a range of information to provide personalised results:
- Your loan amount
- Your borrowing status (whether you are an owner-occupier or an investor)
- Your loan-to-value ratio (LVR)
- Your personal preferences (such as whether you want an offset account or to be able to make extra repayments)
- Product information (such as a loan’s interest rate, fees and LVR requirements)
- Market changes (such as when new loans come on to the market)
What fees are there when buying a house?
Buying a home comes with ‘hidden fees’ that should be factored in when considering how much the total cost of your new home will be. These can include stamp duty, title registration costs, building inspection fees, loan establishment fee, lenders mortgage insurance (LMI), legal fees and bank valuation costs.
Some of these fees can be taken out of the mix, such as LMI, if you have a big enough deposit or by asking your lender to waive establishment fees for your loan. Even so, fees can run into the thousands of dollars on top of the purchase price.
Keep this in mind when deciding if you are ready to make the move in to the property market.
Who can enter?
Any Australian resident who is over 18 and currently has a personal home loan is eligible for our Rate Guarantee. See terms and conditions.
What is a line of credit?
Equity is the value of your property, less any outstanding debt against it. For example, if you have a $500,000 property and a $300,000 mortgage against the property, then you have $200,000 equity. This is the portion of the property that you actually own.
This type of loan is a flexible mortgage that allows you to draw on funds when you need them, similar to a credit card.