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Does refinancing a home loan hurt your credit score?

Your credit score may take a dip in the process, but it can recover and it's normal. A temporary credit hit is likely to be outweighed by the financial gain of a home loan refinance. When you apply for a new loan lenders will check your credit history to see if you are a risky buyer. This is called a ‘hard inquiry’. It shows up on your credit report and too many hits can temporarily cause your credit score to drop. To avoid too many credit inquiries, shop around for the best deals before you apply for a home loan.

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Legal things about our rates
Our home loans are subject to credit criteria and eligibility requirements. Home loan interest rates are for new customers only and can change. Our comparison rates are based on a $150,000 loan amount over a 25 year term. They factor in fees associated with applying for the loan; ongoing fees and fees associated with leaving the loan. Our fixed loans roll to a variable principal and interest rate at the end of the fixed term. If the interest only period is not specified, the comparison rate is calculated on a one year period.

WARNING: The comparison rates are true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

Tiimely Turnaround
^Our turnaround times are up to 2x faster than the industry, based on a comparison of our average platform submit to approval time compared to industry submit to approval time, published here  (June 2023). Customer turnaround times are dependent on individual circumstances and may require an assessor to obtain more information.

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