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How do I refinance my home loan?

Refinancing is where you take out a new home loan to replace your existing one, either with the same lender or by switching to a different one.

Reasons to refinance may include;

  • To lower your interest rate
  • To find a loan with more features - such as redraw or an offset account
  • To use the equity in your home to renovate or improve your lifestyle
  • To consolidate other debts into your mortgage

Steps to refinancing

Firstly, familiarise yourself with your current loan; the type of loan, the interest rate you’re paying, the features it offers and the fees you’re paying. Then identify the things you‘d like to improve with a new loan.

This allows you to compare with other loans on offer and find a better deal. Remember to factor in any costs associated with exiting one loan and taking out another.

The best way to check your potential savings is with a refinance home loan calculator.

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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.

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