Gateway Bank is offering $ 2,000 cashback on green home loans

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On Monday, Gateway Bank launched a $ 2,000 cashback offering for those looking to refinance a green home, make green upgrades, or build an energy efficient new home.

The $ 2,000 cashback deal is tied to two home loans:

  • Green plus: 2.34% pa advertised tariff (2.68% pa comparative tariff *)
  • Green: 2.44% pa advertised tariff (2.78% pa comparative tariff *)

Both come with a 100% equalization account, however the former is for home loans that achieve a 7-star energy efficiency rating from “Nathers”, while the latter is for borrowers who are making at least three ecological upgrades to their home, e.g. B. solar panels, water storage tanks or double-glazed windows.

These home loans are for owner-occupiers who pay principal and interest with a maximum loan-to-value of 80%.

The cashback offer is valid from September 20 to December 31, the financing should be completed by March 31, 2022.

“There is a rapidly growing segment of the market looking to reduce the environmental impact of their home and borrowing to add energy efficient features or to buy a new home with built-in features,” said Lexi Airey, CEO of Gateway Bank.

On Thursday, Gateway Bank also cut rates on a number of its investor home loans, cutting some of them by as much as 43 basis points.

Gateway Bank joins a chorus of other lenders offering discounts and special “green” home loans for those who are upgrading their home or buying a new energy efficient home.

However, in August, a CEO of a non-bank lender warned borrowers about cashback offers, saying the basics remain – always check the advertised and comparative rates.


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*Comparison rate is based on a $ 150,000 loan over 25 years. Please note that the comparison price only applies to the examples given. Different loan amounts and terms lead to different comparison rates. Costs such as redemption fees and cost savings such as fee exemptions are not included in the comparison price, but can affect the cost of the loan.


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