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Why fix?

Lock in some certainty

Budget better, knowing your min monthly repayments.

Protect against rate rises

If interest rates rise your repayments will stay the same.

Repayment freedom

Make and redraw2 up to $30k in extra repayments1.


Make a calculated choice

Split flexibility and security

Get the best of both worlds and split your loan.

Weigh up all your options

Find a home loan that meets your current needs.

Calculate then commit

Make sure the numbers stack up in your favour.

Fix in 3 steps

If you already have a variable rate home loan with us, you can fix it in 3 steps, through our Mobile App or Internet Banking. Before fixing your entire loan, you’ll need to consider what you want to do with any offset or any funds ‘available’ for redraw (as funds in your fixed loan can’t be accessed until after your fixed term ends).
Step 1

App: Select your home loan, scroll down to Home loan settings and select Switch to fixed rate.

Desktop: on your dashboard, open your loan’s drop-down menu.  

Step 2
Choose to fix your entire loan
Step 3
Select the number of years, follow the prompts and submit.

Frequently asked questions

When you fix your entire variable home loan:

  • you'll no longer able to link a 100% offset account to your home loan
  • you'll no longer be able to make unlimited fee-free extra repayments, as there’s a fixed term break costif you prepay more than $30k
  • during your new fixed rate term, you’ll be able to make extra repayments up to $30k without a break cost1, (though you’ll be able to redraw all of these funds anytime, with no redraw fee2).

So beforehand, it's important to consider what you’d like do with any funds in a linked offset account, and any redraw funds available in your home loan account.  

 

If you have offset funds

Do you have a Bank of Melbourne Complete Freedom offset account linked to your variable home loan? Before fixing, you’ll need to decide what you’d like to do.

Transfer into variable loan

  • You can transfer an unlimited amount into your variable home loan as an extra repayment.
  • When you fix, this extra repayment will be ‘temporarily absorbed’ into your fixed rate loan, and can only be accessed at the end of the fixed rate term.
  • The amount you owe will reduce (lower fixed loan balance).

Leave in my Complete Freedom account

  • The amount you owe won’t change (same loan balance).
  • Complete Freedom accounts don't earn interest and can’t be linked to a fixed loan.

Once you’ve fixed your loan, you can only transfer up to $30k in extra repayments without a break cost.
 

Example

Let’s say Ian has a variable loan, his balance is -$600k (as he has no funds available to redraw), and $100k in his linked Complete Freedom offset account.

  • Ian transfers offset funds into variable loan. This reduces the amount Ian will owe on his fixed rate loan to -$500k. His recent extra repayment of $100k can only be accessed at the end of the fixed rate term.
  • Ian leaves funds in Complete Freedom account. The amount Ian owes on his fixed rate loan remains -$600k. He’ll have access to the $100k in his Complete Freedom account – but it won’t 100% offset his fixed loan or earn any interest.

During Ian's new fixed rate term, he'll be able to make extra repayments up to $30k without a break cost, and redraw all of these funds anytime, with no redraw fee2.

 

If you have redraw funds 

When fixing your loan in Internet Banking, you’ll be asked what you’d like to do with your available balance (if your redraw isn’t activated, we may ask you to call us instead):

‘Redraw funds’

  • Transfer your ‘available’ redraw balance to another Bank of Melbourne account before fixing your loan (there's no redraw fee).
  • Your fixed loan balance will increase.

‘Keep funds in loan account’

Your extra repayments will be ‘temporarily absorbed’ into your loan, and can only be accessed at the end of the fixed rate term.

Example

Let’s say Sam has a -$550k variable home loan balance (as she has a $50k redraw ‘available’ balance).

  • Sam redraws funds. This will increase the amount Sam owes on her fixed rate loan to -$600k. She’ll have access to the redrawn $50k in another account.
  • Sam keeps funds in loan account. The amount Sam owes on her new fixed rate loan remains -$550k. She can only access the $50k at the end of her fixed term.

During Sam's new fixed rate term, she'll be able to make extra repayments up to $30k without a break cost, and redraw all of these funds anytime, with no redraw fee2.

 

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How to redraw

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Trouble fixing your Bank of Melbourne variable home loan online, or do you have questions?

Our home loan concierge can give you a hand. Call 1300 304 660, 8am-8pm AEST, Monday-Saturday, or request a call back.

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The Detail

Conditions, credit criteria, fees and charges apply.  Based on Bank of Melbourne’s credit criteria, residential lending is not available for Non-Australian resident borrowers. Interest rates subject to change. Before making a decision, it’s best to read the terms and conditions.

Loan Accounts – Charges for specific services and accounts (PDF 33KB)

Advantage Package - Terms and Conditions (PDF 179KB)

Fixed rate home loan: The Bank will apply the fixed rate that is available at the loan settlement date or the date the fixed rate period commences. At the end of the fixed rate period the interest rate will convert to the applicable variable home loan interest rate. 

1Break costs: $30,000 prepayment threshold for the entire fixed period without break costs or fees applying. For fixed rate loans taken up prior to 18 August 2019, customers can make prepayments of up to the $10,000 prepayment threshold in each 12 month period without break cost or fees applying. Prepayment break costs are explained in the Things You Should Know About Break Costs (PDF 35KB).

Redraw facility: if you have 'available funds' (you’re ahead on your home loan repayments) and you’ve activated your redraw facility, you’re free to redraw them with no redraw fee. Up to $100k will be available to redraw from your variable loan online or over the phone each day (in-branch it’s $30k). For fixed loans you can redraw up to your prepayment threshold during your fixed term. Read our Home Loan Redraw Form (PDF 1MB) for full details.