Media Release Teachers Credit Union Lowers Rate Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank About us Media releases Media releases 2011 Media Release 9 December 2011 9 December 2011 Teachers Credit Union Lowers Rate Teachers Credit Union announced today it will reduce interest rates on all its variable home loan products by 0.25%, following the Reserve Bank’s announcement on Tuesday that it would lower the cash rate by 0.25%. Teachers Credit Union bases its interest rate decisions on: Being a mutual, ensuring a balance and due consideration of depositors and borrowers Cost of funds now and into the future Competitive positioning and value for members “Our funding mix is different to the big four banks, as we predominately fund our loans from member deposits,” said Steve James, CEO of Teachers Credit Union. “We are influenced by cash rate movements but not to the exclusion of the above considerations. Prudently managing member funds and providing member value are the major influencers of our product pricing.” The new rates will apply shortly for new home loan contracts, within the next two weeks. For existing home loan contracts, in line with Teachers Credit Union practice the new rates (whether increased or decreased) become effective on the first of the month following the announcement, in this case 1st January 2012. Teachers Credit Union members recently voted for it to become Teachers Mutual Bank. The credit union must also gain approval from the regulator APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority). Media Inquiries Gillian Tatt Community Investment and PR Specialist, Teachers Credit Union, on 0448 259 942 Back to top.