Home loan loyalty is costing Australian mortgage holders a whopping $6 billion a year, according to new research from comparison site Mozo.com.au.
Despite a surge in smaller lenders offering mortgage rates under 4.00%, borrowers are wasting $17 million a day by sticking with big bank lenders instead of switching to a cheaper home loan.
“The most expensive mistake the average borrower could make is sticking with the same loan over a 25 to 30 year period, says Mozo Director Kirsty Lamont.
“You’re paying a lazy tax and missing out on thousands of dollars in switching savings.”
“Refinancing to a new home loan only takes a few hours and the savings that can be made are significant – it could be the easiest couple of thousand dollars you make this year.”