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Is one phone call really all it takes to secure a lower interest rate?

Is one phone call really all it takes to secure a lower interest rate?

  June 23, 2020

Is one phone call really all it takes to secure a lower interest rate?

With official interest rates hitting an all time low, shrewd mortgage holders may take the opportunity to call their lender to ask for a better deal.

But when even a small interest rate reduction means potential savings of thousands of dollars, is a simple phone call really enough to get you there?

In 2020, ‘your interest rate should have a two in front of it’, is common advice for home owners considering the competitiveness of their loan settings.

But while a number of lenders offer lower rates to new customers, it’s not always so simple for existing customers to secure the same outcome.

Matt from MC Mortgage Solutions says that if people want a better deal on their mortgage, there are basically two options:

  1. Call your bank and ask them to match the new rate, or
  2. Contact a Mortgage Broker and vote with your feet.

And although the first option is commonly recommended, lenders aren’t always so obliging when it comes to rate-matching to get you a more affordable mortgage.

“As an existing client, it can be disheartening to see your bank offer new customers a lower rate to the one you currently have.

“Lenders regularly try to ‘win’ new customers by offering low rates. It is a great acquisition strategy.

“But if they refuse to match your current rate to this new offer, you can always contact us and refinance with a lender who is hungry to win your business.”

MC Mortgage Solutions has access to a panel of over 60 lenders and this creates competition amongst lenders. We are also in a position to offer clients a more in-depth and customised level of service. This can allow us to find our clients a mortgage product that may suit their current needs, wants and circumstances.

Give MC Mortgage Solutions a call today to discuss getting the best possible interest rate for your individual situation or click here to get started. 

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