Refinancing your home loan can be a great way to save money and adjust your loan to fit your changing lifestyle needs. It’s also not as complicated as it may seem, so we’ve broken down 6 facts and myths about refinancing.
Refinancing can often seem like a lengthy and overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. In 2019, Lendi launched our Approval Confidence™ feature that can give you a realistic insight into your home loan refinancing options within an hour. This way, you don’t have to wait weeks for traditional pre-approval. Approval Confidence™ doesn’t involve credit checks, meaning that your credit rating won’t be impacted.
Lendi works with the internal decision engines of a range of banks to assess a borrower’s personal information and credit profile to determine their suitability for the loan. Customers can quickly and easily upload all required documents any time of the day and get a swift response outlining the best loan options for them.
Before using Approval Confidence™, make sure you know:
Lendi partners with over 35 lenders and banks meaning that you have a lot of options to consider. While you might be more familiar with the big banks, you could also discover online lenders that may offer better rates and better suit your situation.
Still have questions? Book an appointment to get in touch with one of our Home Loan Specialists today.
Refinancing can be time-consuming and complex, but at Lendi, we do all the hard work for you. With our simple online system, all you have to do is tell us a little bit about yourself, what you’re looking for and our technology will find the best deals for you.
You can compare loans from over 35 different lenders in one place and avoid hefty paperwork and trips to the banks.
Find out what your new repayments might be in seconds.
If you are happy with your existing lender but think you can get a better deal, you probably can. Compare your current home loan interest rate with the rates that your lender is now offering and see if their new rates are better. You can directly contact them and ask for the rate that new customers get, or we can do it for you.
Our Home Loan Specialists can help you refinance, so book an appointment today.
This is definitely false. Refinancing can change your home loan in more ways than one. Here are some reasons why you might consider refinancing:
Roll your credit card, car or personal loans into your home loan.
In most cases, people refinance to save money. Something borrowers need to look out for when refinancing are break costs. Break costs occur when someone on a fixed rate home loan ‘breaks’ their fixed rate loan before completion or exceeds the maximum allowed amount of extra repayments. Fixed rate periods usually last between 1-5 years and if you opt to refinance before the end of the fixed term, you may be subject to break costs.
It’s a good idea to figure out how much you might be required to pay in break costs before refinancing. If you’ll end up paying more in break costs than you will save by refinancing, it may be better to wait until the end of your fixed period.
One way to avoid break costs is to pre-emptively work out if flexibility is a feature that you look for in a loan. Home loans with variable interest rates offer this flexibility by allowing you to refinance at any time without penalty. You can also make unlimited extra repayments on a variable rate loan.
If you like the stability of your fixed rate loan but would like some more flexibility, split rate loans are an option to consider.
One of the biggest mistakes borrowers make when they get a home loan is blindly making repayments and forgetting to check for better deals. Interest rates fluctuate a lot, and while your interest rate was good a couple of years ago, it might not be now.
Always be on the lookout for more competitive interest rates as you could save thousands and possibly even pay off your loan faster. Don’t be afraid to consider refinancing - it’s less scary than you think.
Many lenders reward loyalty and may be more than willing to offer you a more competitive interest rate after you’ve been with them for a couple of years. Bonus points if you have a history of making regular, on-time repayments on your loan.
Lendi can make your refinancing process easier and quicker. Book an appointment with one of our Home Loan Specialists today.
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The information in this post is general in nature and should not be considered personal or financial advice. You should always seek professional advice or assistance before making any financial decisions.
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