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The big banks are definitely having a lend…

Locking borrowers into a life sentence, charging them for sneezing, and giving 0% interest in treating customers like people. We know, we used to work for them.

Enter Athena, the Game-Changing Goddess of Good Stuff.

She spoke to us (well it was more of a bollocking) and talked of a brighter future where people could be freed of their mortgage handcuffs.

We did the sums and she was right. By losing the big bank costs and complications, bypassing the banks to access new methods of funding, removing nasty fees, and actually passing the savings on, we could slice a pretty huge chunk of time and money off the life of every loan.

Now we’ve found a short-cut to financial freedom, Athena’s vision is a reality. Because life’s too short for a long home loan.

"It’s not about getting a home loan, it’s about getting rid of a £#!*ing home loan!"

Athena team photo

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Nathan Walsh

Co-founder & CEO

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Mira Hohn

Chief Product Officer

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Michael Starkey

Co-founder & COO

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Cam Bradley

Chief of Mortgage Services

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Liana Mawston

Chief of People & Community

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Yamen El-Afifi

Chief Technology Officer

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Jason Finlay

Group Treasurer

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Sarah Sproule

Chief Marketing Officer

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Joseph Seychell

Chief Risk Officer

Our awards

Getting a decent home loan is a big deal, and at Athena we get to celebrate those moments with customers every day.

But we’re not going to lie - sometimes we want to celebrate our own achievements too.

Fintech Winner Badge 2023


Finnies - Excellence in Consumer Lending 2023 winner.

WeMoney Excellent Rates & Fees (Fixed) - Winner 2023


WeMoney Excellent Rates & Fees (Fixed) - Winner 2023.

WeMoney 2022 & 2023 award non-bank lender of the year | home loans award


WeMoney Winner 2022 & 2023 - non-bank lender of the year (home loans).

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Mozo Expert Choice 2021 Low Cost Home Loan.

RateCity Gold Award 2021 Best Refinance Home Loan award image


RateCity Gold Award 2021 Best Refinance Home Loan.


So…who is Athena?

Athena… daughter of Zeus, patron of heroic endeavour, mother of wisdom and freedom, legendary loan warrior and Game-Changing Goddess of Good Stuff.

She’s pretty awesome. Athena is here to transform home loans, removing the mortgage handcuffs, and arm home owners with what they need to save themselves.


We’re talking helping you make serious savings in time, money and stress.

Is Athena a bank?

We’re not a bank and act nothing like a bank. We specialise in home loans, and only home loans.

How is Athena different?

Gee, where do we start! Our digital model saves us a lot of money, and we pass those savings onto our customers. We encourage, rather than penalise, people to pay their home loan off sooner.

We reward you for staying with us. We have real, local people on the other end of the phone. We don’t charge you any Athena Home Loan fees. And we can save you a significant amount of time, money and stress over the life of your loan.

How do we do all that? We’re not a big bank.

Who is behind Athena?

We’re in good company.

Some of our big investment backers include AirTree Ventures, Apex Capital, AustralianSuper, Hostplus, Macquarie Bank, RESIMAC Group, Rice Warner, Square Peg and Sunsuper.

Join the team

At Athena we are on a mission to change home loans for good, so Aussies can rewrite their future stories.

We are looking for great people to join our kick-ass collective and deliver on this mission.

Athena acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we gather the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and respect their continued and continuing connection to this place.