The RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 1% as it continues to assess the impact of its June and July cuts. In making this decision not to drop rates again the RBA will have considered emerging evidence of an improving housing market, supported by strong auction clearance rates in Sydney and Melbourne.
With the uncertainty of the federal election behind it, the RBA has decided to reduce the official cash rate to a record low of 1.25% as it tries to stimulate household spending and the economy. This is the first rate move since August 2016.
If you are looking to purchase a home or considering refinancing, one decision you’ll need to make is whether to fix your home loan or not.
It’s important to consider both options and align it with your financial goals and needs. Both options have pros & cons and below are some things to think about when deciding.
- Interest rate rises won’t impact you if they rise above your fixed rate, as you have agreed to remain on the same interest rate for the fixed term. Read more