Following the 25-bps rate cut announcement by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Westpac, the local bank, was quick to pass on the benefit to their customers.
Westpac slashed its variable interest rates by 0.25% per annum for home loan customers and small business cash-based loans and overdrafts.
The National Australia Bank (NAB) also followed suit and cut their home loan variable rates by 25 bps, effective from March, 13th.
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) also announced: “Following the RBA's cash rate decision we have reduced the variable rates for our home loan customers by 0.25% p.a.”
AUD/USD holds the RBA-led gains
The Aussie trades 0.32% higher at 0.6557, having hit a new daily high at 0.6566 following RBA’s surprise rate cut announcement.
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