Refinancing Your Mortgage

With interest rates at their historic low and so many great offers available, now is an ideal time to shop around for a better value home loan.

Take advantage of low rates and cashback offers

Our free Home Loan Health Check compares hundreds of options with your current loan to see if you could save. Plus, you could get up to $4,000 cashback** if you refinance with selected lenders and meet their eligibility criteria.^

Your local Mortgage Choice broker will do all the legwork to help you find the right loan and deal for you.

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Refinancing guide

Considering refinancing? Our guide explains the reasons, costs and steps involved in refinancing your home loan.


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Potential reasons to refinance

  • Get peace of mind

    Fixing part - or all - of your loan, or securing a better rate to reduce your monthly repayments can help with peace of mind.

  • Consolidating other debts

    Consolidating other debt, like credit cards or personal loans, could help you to reduce your interest rate on these loans.

  • Take advantage of different features

    You may wish to switch to a loan with more suitable features such as a redraw facility or offset account.

  • Unlocking equity

    Refinancing can help you unlock the equity in your home to finance a renovation, or free up some capital for property investment.


What is refinancing?

Refinancing refers to the process of paying out your current home loan by taking out a new loan, either with your existing lender or through a different lender.

You could get a lower interest rate and reduce your monthly repayments or you could fix your rate for a certain period, and have the security of fixed monthly repayments.

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Refinancing FAQs

Refinancing lets you change your home loan to suit your new circumstances. Mortgage Choice recommends an annual Home Loan Health Check by your local Mortgage Choice expert to assess whether the original home loan you chose is still the most suitable option for you.

When you take out a new home loan, you use some or all of the funds to pay out your existing loan. The new loan often comes from a different lender, but many people refinance with the lender they've been using for years. If you move to a new lender, that lender will take care of paying out your existing loan.

Home loan refinancing may be used for different reasons including:

  • Renovating your home or other home improvements such as a pool.
  • Paying off your debts such as credit cards by rolling them into your home loan.
  • Obtaining a cheaper rate, even if it means giving up a few loan features.
  • To raise cash for a purchase such as a car.
  • You want to switch from a variable rate to a fixed rate, perhaps because you can want to reduce the risk of higher repayments.

Refinancing can be a smart way to manage your money.

Here are a few ways in which you may benefit from refinancing.

  • Peace of mind - a fixed rate can mean knowing what your repayments will be each month
  • Reduce your monthly repayments through access to a lower interest rate
  • Potential to pay off your loan faster through more flexibility
  • Reduce your monthly repayments overall by consolidating credit cards, personal loans or other debts into a lower rate loan
  • Free up some extra cash to finance a renovation or purchase an investment property by unlocking equity in your current property

Your local Mortgage Choice broker can step you through the process and work out how much equity you have to help you with making a decision.

When the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raises its interest rates, banks and other lenders usually follow suit by increasing your mortgage repayments. Refinancing your home loan from a variable to a fixed rate can provide certainty with your repayments.

Your local Mortgage Choice broker can perform a free Home Loan Health Check to see if your current home loan is still the most suitable option for you after an interest rate rise.

When done properly under the right circumstances, loan refinancing can be very beneficial. However, there are drawbacks involved - namely the cost.

The reasons for refinancing should be legitimate and the calculations need to be run to ensure the long term savings outweigh the short-term costs.

You can refinance your home loan with Mortgage Choice with all the paperwork and running around done by us at no cost to you. Simply contact us and we will help you find the refinance option right for you.

You can refinance your home loan by contacting us today. You can shop around for a provider and compare using our free Home Loan Health Check or let your local mortgage broker do it for you and provide you their expertise.

Why choose Mortgage Choice?

We know how important it is for you to be able to trust the advice you are receiving from our experts.

Our home loan service comes at no cost to you because we get paid a commission by the lender when you settle a home loan. We then pay your broker but we do it differently from other mortgage brokers. Your Mortgage Choice broker gets paid the same rate of commission no matter which home loan you choose from our wide choice of lenders.

This makes sure they always have your best interests at heart.



We have local experts available to help you with all things finance related. They'll make complicated easy and provide you with the information and advice you need to make the right decisions with your money.

We can assist you with your personal finances including your home loan, car loan and insurances and our FinChoice financial advisers can help you plan to achieve your financial goals now and in the future. We can also help you organise finance to start or grow your business and fund your assets.

Contact one of our local experts today to see how we can help you.

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Mortgage Choice was founded by the Higgins brothers over 27 years ago. They believed in giving Australians access to a choice of home loans, backed by expert advice to help them make the right choice. They were pioneers in mortgage broking and we've since helped over 600,000 people with their home loans.

Over the years, our passion for offering choice and advice has been extended to other areas of personal and business finance, including our industry leading financial planning service through FinChoice.

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