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We're changing home loans for good

Athena Home Loans burst into the industry in 2019 to shake things up and change home loans for good.

We're reimagining home loans and showing Australia there's a lender on their side. Home loans are all we do. From home owners to sophisticated investors, from the straight-forward to the complex, all the things other lenders find too tricky, we find exciting.

We're disrupting the industry by giving Aussies home loan superpowers - fairness, helpful humans and game-changing tech to deliver speed, ease and expertise. We continue to rewrite the rules of home lending, creating tools, products and policy that put the power back in our customers' hands.

Our values

Our values guide how we show up for each other and our customers everyday, so we can be their shortcut to get them where they want to be, fast.

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Our ambition is
to break what's broken

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Our passion is
to lead with heart

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We act because
now's the time

Doing business for good

Making business a force for good

Balancing profit with people and purpose, Athena is a certified B-Corp. It’s proof we're committed to a better, fairer world. B-Corps are businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

We are part of a community of over 4,000 businesses transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.

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Our journey to net zero

We’re committed to taking climate action and have partnered with trace to measure, manage and reduce our emissions. We have a decarbonisation plan to help us reach net zero.

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Awards and recognition

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Finder Home Loan Customer Satisfaction Award 2023

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WeMoney Non-Bank Lender of the Year 2022, 2023 & 2024

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Canstar Outstanding Value - Investment Variable Home Lender 2020 & 2021

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Mozo Experts Choice - Home Loan Innovation 2020 & 2021

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RateCity Best Refinance Home Loan 2021

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Excellence in Consumer Lending 2020, 2021 & 2023

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2021 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Company

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2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work

Real home owners.
Real love.

Join the thousands of happy Athena customers and hear their stories on Trustpilot.

Our leadership team

Our leadership team has a track record of delivering successful and innovative customer solutions.

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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

Join the team

We place the power of independence in our customers’ hands and in yours. At Athena, you shape the pace and the place shapes you.

Can-do and will-do, every person makes a big difference. Released from traditional hierarchy and norms, you’re free to be the person you know you are and want to be. Athena adds layers to your learning, not layers of bureaucracy, so you can do what you do best.

If you’re looking to shake things up and make a difference in a diverse, unified team with no elbows, we’d love to hear from you!


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Athena voted #1 by customers in Finder Awards

Athena is celebrating after it ranked in first place in Finder’s Home Loan Customer Satisfaction Awards as voted by the customers of home loan lenders.

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Mortgage Choice Freedom, Powered by Athena - Now Available

Mortgage Choice and Athena Home Loans have joined forces to deliver a game-changing new home loan offering – Mortgage Choice Freedom, powered by Athena.

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Athena Home Loans wins Australia’s most innovative company

Athena Home Loans has been named the 2021 Australian Financial Review BOSS Most Innovative Company in Australia and New Zealand.

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.