Cost of Living

Home owners braced for rate pain as slew of fixed rate loans expire

Natalie Vikhrov
Adrian Rollins
September 30 2023 - 5:30am

When Shital Sharma took out a home loan in 2021, her mortgage lender told her interest rates - then at around 3 per cent - would be coming down, so she opted for a variable rate.

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Natalie Vikhrov

Natalie Vikhrov

Federal politics and public service reporter

Natalie Vikhrov reports on federal politics and public service for The Canberra Times. Prior to this, she spent several years covering human rights in Eastern Europe, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Get in touch via

Adrian Rollins

Adrian Rollins


Adrian Rollins is economics correspondent for the Canberra Times

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