Suncorp Bank Reduces Variable Interest Rates for Small, Commercial and Agribusiness Customers

11 May 2016

Suncorp Bank today announced it will reduce its variable interest rate across its portfolio of Small Business loans by 0.20%p.a., effective 25 May 2016.

In addition, a reduction of 10bps will apply to the Bank’s Commercial and Agribusiness variable rates, also effective 25 May 2016.

Suncorp Bank Head of Business Customers, John Debenham, said the decision to cut interest rates for business customers would provide a boost for the important sector.

“Suncorp Bank is committed to supporting Australian businesses achieve their financial goals, whether they be small-medium sized, commercial or agricultural in nature,” Mr Debenham said.

“Interest rates are at all-time lows, providing a great opportunity for businesses of all varieties to invest in their operations.”

Suncorp Bank’s Business Essentials variable rate will drop to 5.14% p.a. for new and existing small business customers, with its Business Essentials Variable Campaign offer remaining at a competitive 4.39% p.a.

Suncorp Bank’s new variable rates across its Small Business products, effective 25 May 2016, are as follows:

ProductExisting RateNew RateChange
Business Essentials Variable Offer4.39% p.a.

4.39% p.a.

No Change
Business Essentials Variable5.34% p.a.5.14% p.a.-0.20% p.a.
Small Business Overdraft7.25% p.a.7.05% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Line of Credit5.95 p.a.5.75% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Unsecured Overdraft14.40% p.a.14.20% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Grandfathered products

Small Business Mortgage Rate7.00% p.a.6.80% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Basic Mortgage Rate5.34% p.a.5.14% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Overdraft Reference Rate8.10% p.a.7.90% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Line of Credit Reference Rate7.10% p.a.6.90% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Base Rate8.76% p.a.8.56% p.a.

-0.20% p.a.

Small Business Temporary Overdraft Rate16.71% p.a.16.51% p.a.-0.20% p.a.


The reduction in variable rates across the Small Business and Commercial/Agribusiness lending portfolio follows Suncorp Bank’s announcement last week to reduce its standard variable home loan rate by 0.20% for owner occupiers and 0.15% for investors, also effective 25 May 2016.

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About Suncorp: Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has 14,500 employees and relationships with nine million customers. Suncorp Group Limited is a Top 20 ASX-listed company with $94 billion in assets. Suncorp Bank is Australia’s leading regional bank servicing more than one million personal, SME and agribusiness customers.