REFINANCING THE HOME YOU LIVE IN

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Why choose Athena?

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Fiercely fair value

Changing home loans for good is in our DNA and can save you money. So far we've saved thousands of Aussies a total of $678m** and counting.
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Need to borrow more?

Unlock equity easily and get maximum borrowing power.
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Flexibility without the fees

Easily change your loan type, repayment frequency or top-up when you need, for free.
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Offset and save

With Athena's offset accounts, you can stash your cash any way you want with our Power Up loan. The more money you put in your offset, the less interest you'll pay.
Consolidate your loans

Hedge your bets or consolidate debts

Customise your split loans across fixed, variable, owner, investor, P&I and IO or different loan terms (max 10). Consolidate up to four debts onto the one interest rate.
Athena's Loan Ranger team

We find a loan for every home

We have loans for every borrower. From home owners and investors, to specialist loans for construction, self employed, bridging and even the trickier situations. Talk to us.

If we can't give you a loan, we'll find someone who can. We do the search, the paperwork and negotiations.
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Doing business for good

Balancing profit with people and purpose, Athena is a certified B-Corp. 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.
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The home loan wrecker

Since our launch in 2019 we've settled over $6.3 billion in loans for Aussies. Home loans are all we do, and we're obsessed with changing them for good. We continue to rewrite the rules, creating tools, products and policy that put the power back in our customers' hands.
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Our loans for Home Owners

Simple or sophisticated, stay great rates - we’ve got a loan for your property.

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ATHENA'S SAVINGS SUPERPOWERS
  • No fee loans

    Choose an Athena loan with no fees and avoid paying an average of $8,650 in fees with other lenders4. Pay your loan off faster instead!
  • Drop your own rate

    With AcceleRATES the more you pay down your loan, the more we'll lower your interest rate - automatically2.
  • Don't pay loyalty tax

    Loyalty tax is when existing customers are charged a higher interest rate than new customers. UNFAIR. All customers get the same great rate on like-for-like loans3 at Athena.
  • Offset and save

    Pay less interest by salary crediting into your offset. Set up multiple offsets to help bucket savings goals.
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"We're now saving a lot with our new loan! I simply can't find a better home loan package than Athena's for paying off my mortgage sooner."

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Help when you need it

Our Aussie-based Loan Experts are here if you need a hand. Reach us by phone, SMS or live chat to ask a question and they’ll even do the application with you.

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FAQs

What’s the process to switch over?

Apply in as little as 15 mins (but take your time). Our loan experts will be in touch.


We'll run the valuation and other bits including ID verification which can take up to a few days.


A transfer request is then sent to your current lender but be warned this is often where delays happen. You may find your current lender’s retention team trying to drag things out for as long as possible. In some cases where the original lender has been reasonable, the transfer process can take around 2- 3 weeks. In some cases, longer.


On average from quote to settlement, it’s taken our existing customers 6 weeks to switch over. It could take shorter or longer depending on your scenario, but we will always keep you in the loop

Am I eligible to refinance to Athena?

The easiest way to find out if you're eligible is to pop in some details here. It'll only take a few minutes.


Or read more about our eligibility criteria.


We believe there's a great loan for every home. If you currently don't meet Athena's criteria, we are confident that our Home Loan Specialists from Athena Select will be able to find you the best deal possible.

Learn more about Athena Select

Which AcceleRATE tier will I be on?

You can find our which AcceleRATE tier you're on by calculating your LVR. To calculate your LVR divide the loan amount (exclude any redraw or offset balance) by the property value and multiply by 100.


For example: If your loan amount is $450,000 and the value of your property is $700,000 your LVR is 60% ($450,000 / $700,000 X 100 = 60%). You will be on the CelebRATE tier.


Note - Your loan amount does not include funds in your redraw.

I want to refinance multiple properties over to Athena

We love that! Switch and you could save even more by bringing all your properties to Athena.


You’ll get a dedicated Home Loan Expert from start to settlement, red-hot investment rates and we’ll be right alongside you through the process.


Submit your first property application and let us know about your other properties and we'll handle the rest!

Can I refinance with equity release?

Want to borrow more from your property’s equity for things like renos or investments? Sure, if it all fits within the loan size and maximum LVR.


Check out our eligibility criteria.

Can I refinance to consolidate debt?

Yes, combine all your debts into your home loan and you could save yourself a whole lot of interest. Genius.

How do valuations work at Athena?

We run valuations for properties after you submit your application free of charge.

How long does it take to switch over?

You could apply in as little as 15 mins (but take your time). Our decisioning engine is super quick to turn things around and supply conditional approval.

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We then run the valuation and other bits, including ID verification, which can take up to a few days. Afterwards, we request a transfer from your current lender, but be warned this is often where delays happen. You may find your current lender’s retention team trying to drag things out for as long as possible.


In some cases where the original lender has been reasonable, the transfer process can take around 2- 3 weeks. In some cases, longer. On average, from quote to settlement, it’s taken our existing customers 6 weeks to switch over.


It could take shorter or longer depending on your scenario, but we will always keep you in the loop.

Will I be charge penalty fees by my current lender?

If your loan was settled after 30 June 2011, lenders are not legally allowed to charge an exit fee. That said some lenders still pass on costs (usually called discharge fees) when you jump ship to a better deal. And of course, if you’re on a fixed rate then you will need to check out what the break fee is, remembering it can be chunky depending on the size of your loan and time left.


Check with your current lender what sneaky discharge fees they’ll charge you to leave. You should always make sure your savings are worthwhile against the possible costs. Head over to our calculator to work out your savings.

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