Split home loan
What’s a split home loan?
Freedom + certainty
“Should I go for the certainty of fixed rates or the freedom of variable rates?” When it comes to choosing the right home loan, splitting lets you have your cake and eat it.
How does a split home loan work?
Your home loan amount’s divided into separate accounts, with different rates and fees. You decide which portion of your loan amount is on a 1-5 year fixed interest rate, and how much goes on a variable interest rate (split loan calculator can help you decide). You’ll get separate statements, so you can manage repayments and check each loan balance.
Fixed loans – lock in some certainty
- Your fixed portion is protected if interest rates rise during your fixed term, so you’ll always know what your rate, repayments and interest charges will be.
- Your fixed portion redraw facility lets you repay your home loan faster, up to your extra repayment limit1. With Bank of Melbourne, you can even redraw these extra repayments.
- If rates go down, you’ll still need to pay your fixed rate until your fixed rate term ends. And changing your fixed rate or repayment type can result in a break cost1, so fully understand this before you fix.
Variable loans – the freedom to pay it off early
- Your variable portion lets you make unlimited additional repayments (and unlimited redraws2).
- Our Standard Variable Rate home loan also comes with an optional transaction offset account linked to your loan, where every dollar in your offset reduces your daily home loan interest charges. Offset isn't available with our variable Basic home loan.
Looking to get ahead on your home loan repayments? If you have a split loan, you’ll pay less home loan interest on your ‘available’ funds if you move them into whichever fixed or variable account has the higher interest rate at the time. Just remember not to exceed your fixed prepayment limit, or there may be break costs:
|Extra repayment limit||Redraw limit|
|Variable loan||Unlimited||$100k daily|
|Loan fixed after 18/05/2019||$30k total during your fixed term (break cost1 if exceeded)||$30k total during your fixed term|
|Loan fixed before 18/05/2019||$10k per year, and $30k total during your fixed term (break cost1 if exceeded)||$10k per year|
Why split your home loan?
Best of both worlds
The certainty of a fixed rate and the flexibility of a variable rate, with up to four separate loan accounts.
No fee to split
Whether you’re new to Bank of Melbourne or already have a home loan with us, there’s no fee to split your home loan.
Make extra repayments into the account with the highest interest rate (there’s a $30k prepayment limit1 during your fixed rate term).
Option to re-fix.
You may be able to re-fix your interest rate at the end of your fixed rate term, or let it revert to our Standard Variable Rate3.
Help me decide how much to split
How to apply for a split home loan
Start your application online
Apply online for conditional approval or a new split home loan.
- You could get approval in 1 business day
- Dedicated lender will support you from application to settlement.
Book an appointment
A member of our team will be in touch within 1 business day.
- They'll answer your questions and guide you through your next steps
- A lender can start your application for you.
What's the best ratio for a split loan?
How you portion your split mortgage accounts and repayments is completely up to you, and will depend on your financial circumstances. Our split home loan calculator estimates the monthly repayment portions of your variable rate and fixed rate loan for you – just slide the scale and it may help you find the best fit.
How many split loans can I have?
At Bank of Melbourne, you can split between up to four separate fixed and variable rate home loan accounts against the same property.
Can I package my split loan?
Yes. A Premier Advantage Package can be added to our fixed rate loans and Rocket variable rate home loans.
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.
The information on our website is prepared without knowing your personal financial circumstances. Before you act on this or any advice, please consider if it’s right for you. If you need help, call 13 22 66.
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 .
2Redraw 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 for full details.