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ANZ May 2013 Interest Rate Review

Reduces variable mortgage rate by 0.27%pa 

ANZ today announced it will lower interest rates for variable rate mortgages by 0.27%pa following its monthly interest rate review.


Effective Friday 17 May, ANZ’s standard variable rate will be 6.13%pa (6.23%pa comparison rate). The 0.27%pa decrease will save customers about $60 per month or $750 per year for the average home loan of $280,000. 



ANZ CEO Australia Philip Chronican said: “This month we reviewed a range of factors including the Reserve Bank’s decision to decrease the official cash rate this week, our competitive position and a recent easing in the cost of our wholesale funds.


“While competition for deposits remains strong, our overall funding cost position has allowed us to reduce variable mortgage rates by 0.27%pa.


“This decision reflects ANZ’s approach to reviewing retail lending rates each month which includes an assessment of our overall funding costs and I’m pleased our mortgage customers will see a benefit this month,” Mr Chronican said.


ANZ also said that variable rates for small business lending would decrease by 0.25%pa. 


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