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Your offset facility

Make your money work smarter. An offset account reduces the interest you pay on your home loan.

Reduce the amount of interest you pay on your home loan

Key features

Key features of an offset facility.

The offset facility is available using our Everyday account.

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Full offset16 facility on variable home loan or partial offset17 facility on fixed home loan
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Deposit your salary and make the most of your daily balance
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Non interest earning account means non-taxable
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Maintain all the flexibility of a transaction account
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No minimum balance to start offsetting
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Manage your money with multiple transaction accounts with optional offset facility to separate your funds

How it works

How an offset facility works

An offset facility is used to reduce (or offset) the amount of interest you pay on your home loan. 

Our variable home loans may entitle you to a full offset16 facility, where our fixed home loans may entitle you to a partial offset17 facility

The balance of the transaction account with an offset facility is calculated daily. The home loan interest calculation works as follows:

Full offset

In calculating the interest payable on your loan account, your loan account balance is fully offset by the balance of your linked Everyday Account.

This means that you only pay interest on the difference between your loan balance and your offset account balance (your linked Everyday Account).

Partial offset17

The balance of your linked Everyday Account helps to determine the interest payable on your home loan.

A portion of your home loan account that is equal to the balance of your linked Everyday Account is charged interest at a reduced rate (currently 2.25% p.a.), while the remaining balance of your home loan account is charged at the regular (full) home loan rate.

How to apply or find out more

Online

Apply online for an Everyday Account

Call us

Call 1300 236 344 or you can request a call from us

At a branch

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An example

Full vs Partial

The example3 below helps demonstrate the difference between full and partial offset.

Loan amount is $300,000.

Loan interest rate: 5.00%

Partial offset rate:  2.25% p.a.

Transaction account with an offset facility balance: $10,000

Full offset

Discount offset loan rate: 0%

Interest charged first year (no offset): $300,000 x 5.00% = $15,000

Interest charged first year (with full offset): ($300,000 - $10,000) x 5.00% = ($290,000 x 5.00%) = $14,500

$15,000 - $14,500 = $500

Interest saved with full offset over year = $500

Partial offset

Discounted offset loan rate: 2.25% p.a.

Interest charged first year (no offset): $300,000 x 5.00% = $15,000

Interest charged first year (with partial offset): ($10,000 x 2.25%) + ($290,000 x 5.00%) = $225 + $14,500 = $14,725

$15,000 - $14,725 = $275

Interest saved with partial offset over year = $275

Great reasons to choose us

Competitive home loan interest rates

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Servicing 1.9 million customers in over 500 locations Australia-wide

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3. This is an example for illustrative purposes only and may not represent actual interest rates.

16 Full offset facility is available for Bendigo Complete Home Loan for both fixed and variable loans. Offset facility can only be linked to one loan at any one time. A maximum of 6 offset facilities can be linked per loan account. Linked offset facility must be in same customer name/number.

17 Partial offset accounts are not available on the Complete Home Loan. Our new Bendigo Complete Home Loan offers 100% offset on both variable and fixed loans. 

 

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