Find out how much you could save with a home loan refinancing calculator

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Remove the guesswork of refinancing and know how much better off you'll be

If you already have a home loan and you've been comparing other mortgage options online, you probably have an idea of the potential savings you could make from refinancing.

However, when you're considering whether or not to refinance your mortgage it's important to understand how much you can save and then weigh it up with how much you will have to pay to switch.

Use the below home loan refinancing calculator to estimate how much you could save and to help you decide whether refinancing your mortgage is worth it.

Use the refinancing calculator and compare loans below

Rates last updated September 20th, 2017
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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comp Rate^ (p.a.) Application Fee Ongoing Fees Max LVR Monthly Payment Short Description
3.64%
3.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A basic home loan with a competitive rate and low fees.
3.64%
4.83%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Owner-occupiers can lock in a competitive rate with no ongoing fees. Conditions apply.
3.49%
4.47%
$0
$375 p.a.
90%
Discount off an already competitive interest rate for loans over $150k. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Combine a low variable interest rate and free redraw with no application or ongoing fees.
3.69%
3.72%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A low rate home loan with no ongoing fees.
3.72%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Take advantage of a 100% offset account along with no annual or application fees.
3.79%
3.84%
$445
$0 p.a.
90%
A special limited time offer for owner occupiers. An IMB Transaction Account must be opened with this loan.
3.86%
3.87%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Pay no ongoing fees on a competitive variable rate home loan.
3.69%
4.86%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
A special rate for first home buyers buying residential property and borrowing over $150K. 350K NAB Rewards Points offer available. Terms and conditions apply.
3.74%
4.06%
$0
$299 p.a.
95%
A loan with no application fee and borrow up to 95% LVR.
3.99%
4.02%
$600
$0 p.a.
90%
Take advantage of a 0.60% discount on your rate, a 100% offset account and no ongoing fees.
3.97%
4.02%
$445
$0 p.a.
90%
Get a competitive rate without features you may not use.
3.84%
3.84%
$0
$0 p.a.
110%
Requires a family member to act as guarantor. Discounted rate available with family pledge loans. Family pledge loans require no LMI and no deposit. NSW, Qld and ACT only.
3.68%
3.69%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable rate product with low fees offered by a 100% online lender.
3.64%
3.64%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A basic low-rate home loan that still offers some useful features.
3.74%
3.75%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A special variable rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees.
3.97%
3.99%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A great interest rate home loan offer with unlimited redraw and unlimited extra payments.
3.74%
4.81%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Get a competitive 2-year fixed rate with no application or ongoing fees.
3.84%
3.84%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A competitive variable rate with a redraw facility. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.96%
3.98%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Take advantage of a redraw facility, competitive variable rate and no application or settlement fees for a limited time.
3.88%
4.89%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A fixed rate package with flexible repayment options. 350K NAB Rewards Points offer available. Terms and conditions apply.
3.97%
3.97%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable rate home loan with no ongoing fees.
3.72%
4.19%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Enjoy a variable 3 year introductory rate with the Bankwest Equaliser Home Loan.
3.64%
4.03%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Apply for a new owner occupier loan or refinance from another lender and receive this discounted rate.
4.09%
4.12%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Access the equity in your home with a competitive interest rate and no application fee.
3.99%
4.02%
$395
$0 p.a.
80%
A flexible low-rate variable home loan that lets you combine your loan with other financial products.
3.69%
4.45%
$0
$375 p.a.
90%
Discount off an already competitive 2 year fixed rate for loans over $150k. NSW,QLD and ACT residents only.
3.83%
3.83%
$0
$0 p.a.
70%
A special low variable rate for owner occupiers with 100% offset account and no application or ongoing fees.
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A low rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees. Note that to be eligible for this loan you must be QLD resident.
3.89%
3.91%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Package your owner-occupied loan with your investment loan and enjoy low rates for both.
3.69%
4.73%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A limited time fixed rate home loan with extra repayment abilities. Conditions apply.
3.79%
3.92%
$0
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
80%
A competitive variable rate home loan with flexible features. You can earn 30,000 Velocity Points for every $100k you borrow (for a limited time, subject to eligibility requirements).
4.09%
4.11%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A low variable rate loan with no application or ongoing fees.
4.19%
4.19%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
100% offset account, unrestricted additional repayments and no monthly account keeping fees
3.99%
4.77%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A competitive 3 year fixed rate with a redraw facility and split loan options, plus no application fee.
3.74%
4.85%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Enjoy a low interest rate and borrow up to 95% (with LMI) of your property's value.
3.54%
3.54%
$440
$0 p.a.
80%
Borrow up to 80% LVR with no ongoing fees and a 100% offset account.
4.33%
4.33%
$363
$0 p.a.
70%
A variable home loan with $0 annual or monthly fees.
3.80%
3.81%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
A no frills loan with a competitive rate and a maximum LVR of 95%.
4.03%
4.07%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Enjoy a basic home loan with a high LVR and no application or ongoing fees.
3.88%
4.47%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
This competitive introductory rate is a limited time offer for new owner-occupiers
3.68%
3.69%
$600
$0 p.a.
90%
Get a low variable rate along with some important basic features.
3.79%
3.79%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Minimum loan amount for this basic home loan is $750001.
4.39%
5.42%
$300
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
95%
Lock in a fixed interest rate term for repayment certainty.
3.69%
4.03%
$0
$299 p.a.
80%
Enjoy a low variable rate with no application fee.
3.99%
4.99%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A package home loan with fee free extra repayments available during the fixed term.
3.99%
4.98%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
A discounted package rate for owner occupiers with the ability to package a Qantas rewards earning Amplify credit card. $1,500 cashback available for refinancers. Conditions apply.
3.99%
4.90%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Lock in a discounted fixed rate with a low service fee.
3.65%
3.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
Enjoy a low variable rate with no ongoing fees and borrow up to 90% of the value of the property.

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About interest rates and loans available for refinancing.

What does the refinancing calculator do?

The home loan refinancing calculator gives you an indication of the amount of money saved over the life of the loan by switching to a new loan listed in the comparison table.

When you enter your existing loan amount, current interest rate and loan term, you will be given an estimate of what you could save by switching.

The table is useful because it can also help you identify products that would not lead to cost savings, which can help you with your comparison. Any products that would not lead to cost savings will be highlighted in red under 'amount saved.'

If you're thinking of refinancing to a fixed-rate loan, remember that the table only considers the term of the fixed rate (e.g. two years) and cannot consider the savings that may be achieved once this term expires, or when you take out another loan.

Discharge fees and break costs may be charged when exiting your current loan, so make sure you check this with your existing lender to ensure that the costs will not outweigh the savings.

Lenders will also take into account your other debts, assets, income and savings when they are determining how much risk they are taking on by lending to you, so keep this in mind when comparing your refinance home loan options.

How does refinancing work?

People choose to refinance their mortgage to take advantage of a lender offering a better deal. Switching your mortgage could result in lower fees, a lower interest rate or better features. It's important to stay up to date with loans on the market to see if you could be getting a better deal.

Although refinancing to a new leader can lead to cost savings, there are some costs of switching which you should be aware of. For example, you may need to pay exit fees and in some cases these can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars, especially if you are breaking a fixed interest rate term.

When you settle your new loan you may need to pay application fees, appraisal or valuation fees and some administrative fees (however, the calculator takes these into account).

Refinancing your mortgage is also important in regards to your credit file because any loan applications will appear on it. Remember to do your research and compare your options if you are looking to refinance so you can minimise the possibility of having to make multiple loan applications, which will appear on your credit file.

Things to consider before you refinance

If you are looking at refinancing as a 'quick fix' solution, then you may want to consider a different approach. Refinancing will really only help you in the long term because of all of the upfront costs you have to pay when switching and also because it may take time for your savings to be realised. Home loans are a long-term commitment, and any decision regarding your mortgage needs to be made with that in mind.

If you have a variable rate home loan and are feeling overwhelmed with interest rate changes, you may want to speak to your lender and see if you qualify for any interest rate discounts, or see if they will do a better deal for you to keep you from switching.

Reasons for refinancing

Refinancing to consolidate debts

If you are considering refinancing your loan in order to consolidate your debts you might want to first calculate the combined amount of debts that you want to consolidate. You then need to include this amount in the cost of your new loan. By calculating the combined monthly repayments of all your existing debts and then calculating monthly repayments of your refinanced home loan you will be able to see if consolidating your debts will be worth it in the long run.

Refinancing to pay for renovations or a holiday

You can refinance your mortgage to access the equity in your home if you need money to undertake renovations on your property, or even take a holiday. To determine the amount of equity you have in your home you need to take the value of your property and then minus the difference of what you still owe. This is the dollar amount of the portion of the property that you own.

Keep in mind you will not usually be able to access the full amount of equity you have, but will usually be allowed around 80%. This is to protect the lender in case you default on the loan. After you calculate how much equity you can access you then need to decide whether to receive those funds as a lump sum or a line of credit that you can access gradually. A line of credit is especially suited to renovations as it can help with budgeting.

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