Mortgage Switching Costs Calculator

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How much will switching to a new lender cost you?

Refinancing can be expensive, so if you’re thinking of switching your home loan over to one with a different lender, you want to be sure that you’re going to get better value, in addition to better features and/or lower fees.

To help with this, the mortgage switching costs calculator gives you a rough answer to the following questions:

  • How much will your new loan shave off your loan term?
  • How long will it take to recover refinancing fees with your new loan?
  • How much will you save over the course of your loan by switching?

Using this information, you can decide whether or not refinancing will be worth it for you. Simply get the information required from your current loan and enter in the relevant information required about the loan you’re thinking of refinancing to.

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Refinancing home loan deals

Rates last updated October 19th, 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.
3.65%
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.
3.64%
3.66%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A home loan with a competitive variable rate, limited fees and plenty of flexibility.
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.
3.54%
3.54%
$440
$0 p.a.
80%
Borrow up to 80% LVR with no ongoing fees and a 100% offset account.
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.
3.65%
4.84%
$0
$395 p.a.
90%
A 2 years fixed platinum package that has $0 application and a loan redraw facility.
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.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A basic owner-occupier home loan with a low variable rate that requires a 20% deposit.
3.72%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Take advantage of a 100% offset account along with no annual or application fees.
3.73%
3.73%
$0
$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.
3.99%
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.
3.58%
3.59%
$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.
3.77%
3.81%
$200
$0 p.a.
95%
A basic home loan with a low interest rate and a redraw facility available.
3.65%
4.10%
$500
$0 p.a.
95%
Get a discounted fixed interest rate for the first 12 months while you settle into your new loan.
3.74%
3.75%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A special variable rate home loan with no application or ongoing fees.
3.74%
4.15%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
Enjoy a discount of a competitive interest rate and 100% offset account.
3.97%
3.99%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A great interest rate home loan offer with unlimited redraw and unlimited extra payments.
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.
3.74%
3.74%
$0
$0 p.a.
90%
A competitive variable rate with a redraw facility. NSW, QLD and ACT residents only.
3.97%
3.97%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
A competitive variable rate home loan with no ongoing fees.
3.84%
4.83%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Get a competitive 2-year fixed rate with no application or 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.
95%
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-only 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.
3.89%
3.91%
$0
$0 p.a.
80%
Package your owner-occupied loan with your investment loan and enjoy low rates for both.
3.79%
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
3.69%
4.00%
$0
$350 p.a.
95%
Fix your rate for 3 years and borrow up to 95% LVR.
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.
3.94%
4.88%
$0
$0 p.a.
95%
Enjoy a low interest rate and borrow up to 95% (with LMI) of your property's value.
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.
3.85%
4.95%
$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.
3.88%
4.88%
$0
$395 p.a.
95%
Lock in a discounted fixed rate with a low service fee.

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How to use the mortgage switching costs calculator

To use the switching costs calculator you’ll need some information about your current loan and also the loan you’re thinking of refinancing to.

You’ll need to enter in your:

  • Loan amount - This is the current loan balance you’re thinking of moving over to a new lender
  • Repayment frequency - This is how often you make your repayments, and is used to give you a relevant repayment figure
  • Loan term - This is how long your loan term will be when refinancing

For your current loan the information you’ll need to enter in includes your ongoing fees such as monthly and annual fees and the exit fee you’ll have to pay. If your loan still has an introductory interest rate enter in how long it still has and the introductory rate. Finally you’ll need to enter in the interest rate you’re currently paying.

Next, enter in the details of the loan you’re interested in refinancing to. If you haven’t found one yet start a comparison and find a loan which suits your needs. You can also look below for some loans to compare.

Once this information is entered in scroll down to the last section of the calculator. Here you’ll be able to see the long-term savings you’ll make over the course of your loan by refinancing to your chosen loan.

There’s a graph which will show you the amount you’ll save, and a table which displays the minimum repayments needed to pay this loan off in the time period you’ve set.

If you scroll down further you’ll see three summary boxes showing you:

  • How much earlier you’ll pay your new loan off
  • How long it will take you to recover the refinancing fees after your move to your new loan
  • How much you’ll save with your new loan

Frequently asked questions about refinancing

Do I need to pay LMI twice?

Yes, unfortunately if your Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) is still over 80% when you refinance you’ll have to pay lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) again. In some cases, if you’ve only had your loan for a a couple of years of less your LMI provider might refund you part of the fee you paid. In any case you should ask.

This is overwhelming, who can help me decide if it’s worth refinancing?

A mortgage broker can be useful in this situation. They will help you compare home loans and work out how much you might be able to save by switching home loans. Because they receive a commission from your lender, they usually won’t charge you.

Why should I refinance?

It’s useful to refinance for a number of reasons. You might want to get a better rate on your home loan, get a home loan with lower fees, or get access to features such as offset accounts and redraw facilities which you didn’t have access to previously.

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    homeApril 3, 2016

    Im currently with ANZbank and would like to switch lenders to receive a better rate

    • Staff
      BelindaApril 4, 2016Staff

      Hi there,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Our home loan refinancing page explores the refinancing process, as well as the costs and benefits involved. If you enter your current loan details into the table provided and then hit ‘calculate’, you’ll be able to see how much you could save by switching to each of the products listed in the table.

      If you need personal advice about your refinancing options, please speak to a licensed mortgage broker.

      All the best,
      Belinda

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    ericSeptember 12, 2015

    How can I quickly compare entry and exit fees on homeland

    • Staff
      BelindaSeptember 14, 2015Staff

      Hi Eric,

      Thanks for your enquiry.

      Above on this page, you can use our mortgage switching costs calculator to estimate the exit fees of an existing home loan and the entry fees of a new home loan.

      You can find this information by contacting both your existing and new lender by requesting all the fee details of their loans, or you may find it useful to review the terms and conditions of these home loan products.

      Thanks,
      Belinda

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