Our Flexible Choice home loan lets you have your cake and eat it too. When choosing a home loan, one of your major decisions is to take a fixed interest rate or a variable interest rate. With Flexible Choice, you can make part of your loan fixed, and part variable.
Flexible Choice is a split interest rate loan that combines the flexibility of a variable interest rate with the security of a fixed interest rate. Flexible Choice is a combination of up to 2 smaller, separate loan accounts together forming one home loan. You can nominate a portion of your home loan at a fixed interest rate and the remaining at a variable interest rate - just choose the proportion that works for you.
With Flexible Choice, the fixed rate portion of your home loan is protected from increases in interest rates for the fixed rate period. However, if interest rates were to reduce, you will continue to pay the fixed interest rate that you have chosen until the end of your fixed interest rate term.
You can still make additional payments and benefit from interest offset on the variable rate portion of the loan, which may help you to pay that portion off faster.
You'll protect yourself against potential interest rate rises by nominating portions of your loan as fixed. And with the remaining portions as variable, you get flexibility that could help you pay off that part of your loan more quickly, particularly if interest rates decrease.