The Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Bank both upped their fixed-rate mortgage rates today due to higher funding costs.
CBA’s four-year fixed rate home loans rose 20 basis points, while their five-year home loan increased by 45 basis points.
Westpac has raised its one-year fixed mortgage 20 basis points and its two-year fixed rate mortgage has risen 30 basis points.
There is much speculation that interest rates offered by the banks could be as low as they will go, even if the RBA decides to futher reduce official cash rates to all time lows.
Only time will tell, but many ‘experts’ are torn between fixing rates now or waiting to see what the banks may offer over the coming months.