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Personalised rates, fixed from 6.89% p.a. (comparison rate 8.01% p.a.^)

Our fixed rates range from 6.89% p.a. to 18.90% p.a. (comparison rate 8.01% p.a.^ to 19.93% p.a.^) 
 

Why consolidate debt with an Unsecured Personal Loan?

Borrow between $2k-$50k

Consolidate several credit cards, store cards and personal loans into a single debt balance.

A single interest rate

Know how much interest you're paying on the combined debts at any one time.

One regular repayment

Keep track of a single regular repayment on the combined debt.

Set an end-date for your loan

Every repayment reduces what you owe and gets you closer to paying off your loan.

Redraw facility on variable rate loans

Redraw money from the amount you've repaid, provided you're at least $500 ahead on your repayments. Each request is subject to approval.1

Flexible loan repayments

Choose a loan term of 1-7 years to suit your circumstances and make weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

About our personalised’ rates

The rate for some customers is based on personalised pricing. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, personalised pricing allows us to offer more people personal loans at a better rate, based on an assessment of credit history as well as the information provided in the application.

Fixed rate

6.89% p.a. to 18.90% p.a.
Interest rate range
8.01% p.a. to 19.93% p.a.
Comparison rate^
1-7 years
Flexible loan term
Set repayments for simpler budgeting

Variable rate

8.89% p.a. to 18.90% p.a.
Interest rate range
9.99% p.a. to 19.93% p.a.
Comparison rate^
1-7 years
Flexible loan term
Redraw facility available

Our standard variable rate is 12.99% p.a. (comparison rate 14.06% p.a.^) 

The rate for some customers is based on personalised pricing. The final rate you’re offered may be lower or higher than 12.99% p.a. (comparison rate 14.06% p.a.^), depending on your personal financial circumstances. 


Key fees

$195 Lending establishment fee
$12 Monthly loan account fee
$0 Per redraw on variable loans
$150  Loan discharge fee if you fully repay the loan within the first 12 months
$100 Loan discharge fee if you fully repay the loan after the first 12 months and before the end of the loan term

Fees are subject to change. 

The Detail

Before making a decision, please read these documents to ensure you’re aware of all fees, charges and interest rates.
Terms and conditions
General details of our personal loan products
Fees and charges
All costs for specific personal loan services and accounts

Before you apply

Follow this section to improve the likelihood your application is approved. 

  • You’re aged 18 or over
  • You have permanent residency in Australia/NZ  OR;
  • You’re a non-resident or migrant and hold an acceptable Visa (PDF 85KB), with a minimum 1 year before expiry 
  • You have a regular, verifiable Australian taxable income
  • You have a fixed, verifiable residential address in Australia.

How to apply for a loan

1.
Apply online in 20 minutes, 10 minutes if you’re already with us. 
2.
When you press submit you’ll get an answer within 60 seconds. Part of that answer may be that we’ll need to verify some of your details 
3.
Once your application’s approved, we’ll invite you to review and accept your contract online.
4.
Once you’ve accepted, we’ll automatically send the funds to the account (or accounts) you’ve nominated. If that’s an account with us, it’ll be there within 60 minutes.

Common questions about consolidating debt with a personal loan

Reasons you might consider taking out a personal loan for debt consolidation include:

  • To simplify your finances and create good credit habits
  • To clear debts from multiple sources (e.g. credit cards, other personal loans, zip pay, afterpay – even car registration or insurance fees) and replace them with one debt
  • To create a clear pathway to becoming debt-free
  • To save on costs 

Simplify your finances

Rolling multiple debts into one larger debt by refinancing with a new debt consolidation loan means there is less financial admin in your life. 

Once you’ve repaid the outstanding debts with the new loan, it’s worth considering closing those other accounts so you do not use them and continue to grow new/additional debt. That way you’ll only have one loan to deal with, meaning less juggling, you won’t be charged multiple ongoing fees and or interest on those accounts and they’ll no longer be listed as liabilities on your credit history. If you close these accounts there’s also less temptation to overspend.

This easier-to-manage approach is a good credit habit to have as it helps keep you in complete control.

Clear debts from multiple sources

With a debt consolidation loan you’re not limited to refinancing just one type of debt – for instance, with a credit card balance transfer offer you’re usually limited to transferring the balances from of credit or store cards you already have.  Instead, a debt consolidation loan lets you refinance multiple types of debt, from credit and store cards to personal loans, alternate credit providers like afterpay – even upcoming large bills like insurance or car registration. Another difference is that balance transfer offers may also charge interest on new purchases if they’re not fully repaid within the interest-free period. 

Create a clear path to being debt-free

Consolidating multiple debts with a new personal loan means you can also have the opportunity to set new loan repayment terms. That means you’ll know exactly when your one debt (the new loan) is cleared. With St George you can choose between a fixed or variable rate loan, and to repay it over a one to seven-year term. Furthermore, if monthly repayments don’t suit the way you’re paid, you can choose to make fortnightly or weekly repayments. 

Note that our debt consolidation loan is an unsecured loan (hence the name). That means you don’t need to offer an asset like your car or house as security to get the loan – as you would with a secured loan. Our secured loan can only be used for buying a car. 

Save on costs

Taking a debt consolidation loan won’t automatically save on costs. To make sure it does, you’ll need to factor in all the costs of repaying your current debts as they are now – including any fees or charges for paying some debts early – and compare that total to the full costs of refinancing with a new debt consolidation loan. The section below outlines this in more detail.

 

 

Calculators and resources

Use our online tools to learn more about your borrowing power and the types of loan we offer that could suit your purposes.

Frequently-asked questions

Learn from our selection of FAQ content to make the most of your loan’s features and capabilities.

Important information

Any advice on this website is general in nature and has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. Please read the product disclaimer and Terms and Conditions (PDF 2MB) documents and consider your individual circumstances before applying for a BankSA Personal Loan. Credit criteria, fees, charges, terms and conditions apply. Information correct as of 20 January 2022. Interest rates are subject to change.

Our standard variable rate for unsecured variable rate loans is 12.99% p.a. (comparison rate 14.06%). The rate for some customers is based on personalised pricing. The final rate you’re offered may be lower or higher than 12.99% p.a. (comparison rate 14.06% p.a.), depending on your personal financial circumstances.

^Comparison rates: Comparison rates help you understand the true cost of a loan. All comparison rate examples shown are for a personal loan amount of $30,000 and a term of 5 years. WARNING: Comparison rates apply only to the example or examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different loan amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as loan discharge fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

Unsecured Personal Loan repayment terms range from 1 to 7 years. Interest rate ranges and representative examples are based on an unsecured loan of $30,000 borrowed for 5 years:

  • The minimum interest rate for an unsecured fixed rate loan is 6.89% p.a. (Comparison rate 8.01% p.a.) with the estimated total amount payable including fees is $36,500.
  • The maximum interest rate for an unsecured fixed rate loan is 18.90% p.a. (Comparison rate 19.93% p.a.) with the estimated total amount payable including fees is $47,617.
  • The minimum interest rate for an unsecured variable rate loan is  8.89% p.a. (Comparison rate 9.99% p.a.) with the estimated total amount payable including fees is $38,231.
  • The maximum interest rate for an unsecured variable rate loan is 18.90% p.a. (comparison rate 19.93% p.a.). The estimated total amount payable including fees is $47,617.

1A Redraw facility is available on variable interest rate loans only. Redraw requests are subject to approval. Minimum redraw amount is $500 and a $0 redraw fee applies to each approved request. Other fees and charges may apply.

**Personalised rates: The rate for some customers is based on personalised pricing. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, personalised pricing allows us to offer more people personal loans at a better rate, based on an assessment of credit history as well as the information provided in the application.

Unless otherwise specified, the products and services described on this website are available only in Australia from BankSA - A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714.