Home loan fees

Whether you get a Tiimely Own or a different kind of home loan, there are some fees to consider.

Tiimely Own vs Industry

The different kinds of fees

Industry standardTiimely Own home loan

Application fee

$0 to $600


Monthly fee

$0 to $15


Annual fee

$0 to $400


Offset account fee

$0 to $10

or built into the interest rate



Online redraw fee

$0 to $10 per redraw


Valuation fee

$0 to $350


Settlement fee

$0 to $650

Exit or discharge fee

$0 to $700


More choice

Access to the right home loan shouldn't cost you

If a Tiimely Own home loan isn't the right fit, you can unlock more options with Tiimely Home's in-house broker service. We won’t charge you any broker fees, and, our brokers don’t get paid commissions (so they’re not incentivised to stretch your budget or have personal preferences). Further information is available in our credit guide.

Depending on which home loan you choose, there may be some associated lender fees.

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Broker service

Government fees and charges

No matter what home loan is right for you, be aware of the government fees and charges that may apply during the process.


Refinance costs

These vary by state, but include title registration, and title search fees.

Around $140 - $300

Buying costs

These vary by state, but include stamp duty, title and mortgage registration, and title search fees. You may also need to cover the costs of a solicitor or conveyancer.

Dependent on your property value and which state you're in, but can be thousands. Solicitor/Conveyancer costs can be up to $2,200.

Have questions? We have answers

How long does it take for a home loan to be approved?

How long does it take for a home loan to be approved?

Generally we’re pretty quick, but the time it takes us to get to your application can change depending on how many applications we’re currently receiving and the complexity of your application.

After you apply, we’ll let you know if we’re experiencing any delays. Once we pick up your application for assessment, we start working towards approval. Things will move really fast here. If you’re ready and can respond quickly to requests from our Credit Assessors, you and your application will be fully assessed in no time.

The quickest we’ve ever fully approved an applicant from the time they submitted their application (including assessment, verification, and running all our digital checks) was 58 minutes.

Because our application process is entirely online, we’ve been able to streamline it right down to the basics. We reimagined home loans from the ground up, making it more efficient and easier to understand. Because home loans should be simple.

Once you’ve completed the application process, you’ll either be approved, politely declined, or referred to one of our home loan experts to fill in any blanks.

If you're approved, you'll get an email from us with next steps, along with your home loan contract. You’ll also get a settlement pack which will outline further steps such as getting an in-person ID check.

What may delay my home loan approval?

Sometimes we can hit delays if we need a little more information. Opting for manual financial validation instead of securely linking your accounts, submitting an incomplete application, or providing inaccurate estimates of your expenses (or any information regarding your income, expenses and debts which doesn't match your actual situation) may require manual work for you and our credit assessors. These things all slow us down significantly. So make sure you’re really ready before you apply.

Our rates have proven to be quite popular, so we receive large volumes of applications from time to time. During these times, it takes us a little longer than we’d like to assess and approve your home loan application, and we’ll be sure to communicate this in a timely manner. We’re continually growing our team and are working hard to keep up with demand.

If your application is time-sensitive or if there is a deadline you’re trying to meet, please speak with our team to get an understanding of our current turnaround times. You can chat with us over LiveChat or on 1300 842 405.

What happens if my application needs to be reviewed by a Credit Assessor?

If we need a little more information, we’ll refer your application to one of our Credit Assessors. This is where a member of our team will jump in to help bring your application up to scratch and over the line. Our Credit Assessors can usually move fast, and your application can sometimes be completed quite quickly, especially if you’re proactive in responding to their requests for more information.

Sometimes they’ll only need one or two things — some updated payslips or a bank account statement. Everyone’s unique, so if your specific situation is more complex than most, they might ask you to provide more detail. If you’ve chosen to validate your financials manually, they’ll typically need to request more information from you and it will take longer to assess your application. When you choose digital validation, they receive the exact same information, just much faster.

Are you ready to try a better way to do home loans? You can start the application process for your home loan here.

What's the difference between a Tiimely Own home loan and home loan via our in-house broker service?

Tiimely Own is the smart choice for a low-rate loan with fast approval, but it’s not for everyone. Our in-house broker service provides major bank loans and supports complex situations and loan features such as split loans, guarantor loans, and construction loans.

Tiimely Own home

Your Tiimely Own home home loan is funded by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank​. You must meet the Tiimely Own home loan eligibility criteria, which includes postcode and property eligibility (i.e. capital, metropolitan and major regional only for owner-occupied and investment purposes), and be borrowing up to 90% (for customers who have less than 20% deposit, you’ll need LMI).

Our in-house broker service

Your loan will be funded by one of our 30+ panel lenders​. This may allow you to unlock additional loan features that better suit your financial situation (i.e. split loan facilities, guarantor loans, land and construction).​ You can borrow up to 95% (LMI may apply for customers who have less than 20% deposit) and depending on your loan amount, there may be more flexibility (borrowing more than $2M-$3M).

What remains the same across both?​

Regardless of where you get your home loan from, you’ll have access to the same superior service we’re famous for.​ You’re empowered enough to go down the DIY online home loan route, so make your Tiimely Home application work harder for you. Combined with our Tiimely Home tech, uses the power of automation and stay in control of your home loan.​ No more time taken out of your day to go to a lender’s office.

Am I eligible to apply for a Tiimely Own home loan?

Our eligibility criteria looks across a range of factors including:

  • Property: value, location, and type
  • Your contributions (aka deposit or equity amount)
  • Employment: current and previous history, and type
  • Identity: forms of government ID, and citizenship

Check our eligibility page to see if a Tiimely Own home loan, or a loan via our in-house broker service is best for you.

Are you a bank?

We’re not a bank. Tiimely is a platform technology company with an Australian Credit Licence (ACL) and Tiimely Home is our retail business. We have our own no-frills home loan product, Tiimely Own, that we offer direct to customers. It benefits from our proprietary technology that creates efficiencies in the lending process, that means we can keep our costs low which means your savings are higher. Tiimely Own home loans are funded by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. We also have an in-house broker team who can help you find a loan if the Tiimely Own home isn’t for you.

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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