The official cash rate is now 2.0%.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced the outcome of its board meeting and it has decreased the cash rate by 25 basis points. The official cash rate is now 2.0%. In taking this decision it appears the Reserve Bank has reacted to growing concerns around the Australian dollar, modest economic growth and lower CPI figures . This decrease is likely to spark a fresh round of competition amongst lenders so it is a great time to borrow or review your current finance arrangements. How does this impact the average mortgage holder? Here is a table showing how Australia’s average mortgage sizes may be affected:

 

Loan amount examples Likely decrease in repayments
$150,000 $31.25 per month
$250,000 $52.08 per month
$350,000 $72.91 per month
$450,000 $93.75 per month
$550,000 $114.58 per month
$650,000 $135.41 per month

 

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss the current finance market in light of today’s announcement and how it may impact you. Kind Regards, Robert Rollfink & Jeannette Rollfink Rockfeather Financial www.rockfeather.com.au
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