What Is a Redraw Facility?

It gives you access to additional repayments that you’ve made, over and above the minimum monthly repayments.

Put in the extra work on your home loan repayments, but life’s thrown a bit of a curveball at you? Did you know you can access those additional repayments with a redraw facility?

What is a redraw facility?

A redraw facility gives you the ability to access additional repayments that you’ve made on your home loan, over and above the minimum monthly repayments. You can make regular contributions or a one-off lump sum contribution to your redraw facility.

How does it impact my repayments?

Any funds in your redraw facility will reduce the balance owing on your home loan, which means you’ll pay less interest on your home loan! Learn more about how putting money in redraw can help you reduce interest on your home loan here.

What happens when I redraw from my home loan?

The additional repayments in your redraw facility can be ‘redrawn’ for any reason. For example - if you need them to cover an unexpected expense, like renovations or bills, or even a holiday. When you choose to withdraw available funds from your redraw facility, you increase your home loan balance, and may increase the time it takes to pay off your home loan. If you choose to redraw, you should consider any financial impacts, for example any tax implications. You might want to get financial advice.

Is it the same as an offset account?

Redraw facilities & offset accounts give you a way to use spare funds to reduce interest charges on your home loan balance, making it possible to pay off your home loan sooner. One key difference is a redraw facility isn’t a separate account, but a feature attached to your home loan – this means no separate BSB & Account Number.

Learn about the difference between a redraw facility and an offset account.

Please note we currently do not offer offset accounts at Unloan, but a linked-CommBank offset account is coming soon.

Is a redraw account covered by the government’s Financial Claims Scheme?

A redraw account is not covered by the Financial Claims Scheme, as it is not a deposit account.

Learn more about Unloan and applying with Unloan here.

The article does not have regard for the financial situation or needs of any reader and must not be relied upon as financial product advice. As this information has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on this, consider the appropriateness to your circumstances.

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