Interest rate hike How much more you will pay monthly bond [table]

Interest rate hike How much more you will pay monthly bond [table]

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Governor of the SA Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago, on Thursday hiked the repo rate by another 75 basis points in yet a killer blow to the wallets of already suffering South Africans.

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The latest move, effective Friday, 25 November, brings the repo rate to 7% and the prime lending rate to 10.5%.

Three members of the committee preferred the announced rate, while the other two had opted for a 50 basis point hike.

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The hike is the third consecutive upward rate adjustment of 75 basis points.

“High inflation and weak economic growth continue to shape global conditions alongside monetary and fiscal policy responses. Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on, impairing trade and raising prices of a wide range of energy, food and other commodities,” Kganyago said.

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What does the latest increase mean for those with monthly bond repayments to pay?

On a home loan of R1 million at the prime rate (10.5%), the latest hike will increase payments by R499 a month, while a R2 million bond outstanding with now cost R998 more each month.

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The table below shows both ‘old’ and ‘new’ monthly bond repayments on various outstanding bond values (assuming your repayments are at prime):

Bond value (20 years) Old monthly cost (9.75%) New monthly cost (10.5%) Change
R750 000 R7 113 R7 488 +R375
R800 000 R7 588 R7 987 +R399
R850 000 R8 062 R8 486 +R424
R900 000 R8 536 R8 985 +R448
R950 000 R9 010 R9 485 +R474
R1 000 000 R9 485 R9 984 +R499
R1 500 000 R14 227 R14 976 +R748
R2 000 000 R18 970 R19 968 +R998
R2 500 000 R23 712 R24 960 +R1 247
R3 000 000 R28 455 R29 951 +R1 495
R3 500 000 R33 198 R34 943 +R1 745
R4 000 000 R37 940 R39 935 +R1 994
R4 500 000 R42 683 R44 927 +R2 244
R5 000 000 R47 425 R49 919 +R2 493

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