What Fees Are Involved When Purchasing or Refinancing?

Here are the home loan fees to know about when purchasing or refinancing a home.

When it comes to your home loan, your lender may charge various upfront fees or ongoing fees, costing you thousands over the life of your loan. Here's some home loan fees to familiarise yourself with.

Upfront Fees

When setting up your loan, there are several home loan fees that need to be paid upfront.  

  • Application Fee
  • Valuation Fee
  • Mortgage registration fees
  • Settlement fees
  • Government Charges
  • Legal or conveyancing Fees

At Unloan, we don’t charge any home loan fees. Other third party fees and government charges may apply. Learn more about government fees here.

Ongoing Fees

In addition to the upfront fees, you may be charged ongoing fees over the life of your loan. These could be administrative fees or fees for accessing different features. For example:  

  • Monthly service fee  
  • Annual fees
  • Banking fee
  • Account fees
  • Redraw fees
  • Late payment fee

When you have an Unloan home loan, we don’t charge any account, transaction, late or exit fees*. Our home loans are easy to get, and easier to live with. Learn more about our home loan features here.

Exit Fees

If you’re looking to refinance from your existing lender, there may be fees associated.

  • Discharge fee
  • Fixed rate break cost
  • Pre-payment penalties

What if I’m refinancing to Unloan?

If you’re refinancing to Unloan, your lender may charge a fee. Learn more about four factors to consider when refinancing here.

What if I’m refinancing from Unloan?

We’re sorry to see you go! If you’re refinancing from Unloan, we don’t charge any Discharge Account Closure or Settlement fees.

What if I pay off my loan early?

We want you to pay off your home loan so we won’t penalise you for doing so! That’s why there’s no pre-payment penalties with Unloan. However, there may be a government fee for transferring the title to your name.

At Unloan, we believe your home loan should work for you, not against you. That’s why we don’t charge annual, application, banking, account, transaction, late, or exit fees*. Learn more about our no fee promise here.

*Other third-party fees may apply. Government charges may apply. Your other lender may charge an exit fee when refinancing.

This article is intended to provide general information only. It does not have regard to the financial situation or needs of any reader and must not be relied upon as financial product advice. Please consider seeking financial advice before making any decision based on this information.‍

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