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Getting ahead on your home loan
An offset account is a type of account linked to our SmartFit (variable) and SmartFix (fixed loan) loan products that reduces the amount of interest you pay. A 100% offset account uses the entire balance to offset the interest, resulting in bigger savings.
Interest is calculated daily on the difference between your offset balance and your loan balance. This means that if you have a balance of $10,000 in your offset account and you owe $200,000 on your home loan, you will only be charged interest on $190,000 of your loan.
What's a 100% offset account?
Banking made simple. 100% Offset
At Adelaide bank we think you should be given every opportunity to help pay off your home loan sooner. Offering one hundred percent offset, one hundred percent of the time on our fixed and variable home loans is just one way we can help make that happen. You see not all offset accounts have a 100-percent offset feature and many offset accounts aren’t one hundred percent on a fixed loan, ours are. A one hundred percent offset account can potentially save thousands of dollars and years off a home loan. Here's how it works, say your mortgage is 400 thousand dollars and you have 20 thousand dollars savings in your offset account, with one hundred percent offset you are only paying interest on 380 thousand dollars. Wondering how much this could save you? Based on a three percent interest rate over thirty years, you could save over twenty-seven thousand dollars. You can use your offset in much the same way you'd operate an everyday transaction account. Every day every dollar that's in your offset is reducing your monthly interest, one hundred percent of the time. Doing what's best for our customers is how we've managed to stay in business for over 150 years. It's personal.
Adelaide Bank a Division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178. Australian Credit Licence 237879 Information correct as at 8 February 2021 and is subject to change. Adelaide Bank lending criteria, terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. Full details of terms & conditions available on application. (A1556717-1571552)
Make and redraw additional repayments^
Easily manage your home loan and achieve your financial goals with our flexible repayment options. With our variable loan products, you can choose to make your minimal monthly repayments, but you also have the freedom to make as many additional payments as you like. With our fixed loan products, you have the option of making up to $20,000 of additional payments annually.
Unlock the power of your extra repayments with our Home Loan Redraw facility for our fixed and variable loan products - at no extra cost if you transfer them online. You can then access the surplus funds in your home loan without applying for further lending and use them towards your next life need. Keep in mind that redrawing your extra repayment also means that those funds are no longer reducing the interest on your home loan.
Take control of your repayment frequency
If you pay weekly or fortnightly repayments, you’ll end up making approximately an extra month’s worth of payments each year. Over time, the cumulative effect of reducing your loan balance and saving interest can be very helpful. A few dollars saved in the first month can become hundreds, and then thousands over the term of your loan. Please look at our repayment calculator to review your options.
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Things you should know
^Redraw is not automatic. You must provide consent to have this function set up and must have at least one repayment ahead, before you can redraw any funds so that you will not fall into arrears. For example, if a minimum monthly repayment is $2,500 and you have an ahead balance of $10,000, you can only withdraw $7,500 if this function is set up.