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Is it worth paying extra fees for an offset account?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A simple way to calculate is to work out if the savings it will bring you each year will cover the ongoing fees. Here’s a simple calculation:

  • Annual fee for offset account (or loan package fee) = A
  • Home loan interest rate = I
  • A ÷ I = the average amount of money you need to have in your offset account to save the cost of the annual fee

Eg. $350 annual fee ÷ 5% home loan interest rate = $7,000 on average you need to have in your offset account to save $350 annually.

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