A. Refinancing lets you change your home loan as your circumstances change. The home loan market also changes constantly and new products come on the market with different features and benefits. So, it may be worth having a regular Home Loan Health Check to ensure that your home loan best suits your circumstances. G&C Mutual Bank has a broad range of competitive loans to help you achieve your financial goals with great features and low upfront and ongoing fees.

A. The Home Loan Health Check is a free discussion between you and our Mortgage Consultant to help you save money on your existing home loan, or find out how we can assist you with a loan more suited to your changing needs. If you are paying a high interest rate, excess fees, if you are frustrated by poor service, or if your financial circumstances have recently changed, it’s time to review your home loan. To book your free Home Loan Health Check, contact us, book a Mobile Lender or visit a Service Centre.

A. When you refinance, the funds from the new loan are used to pay out your current loan or any other debt that you may wish to be paid off. The new loan comes with a new set of features and benefits. Refinancing works in much the same way as applying for your original loan. Once your loan is approved, G&C Mutual Bank will pay out your current loan on your behalf and you can commence repayments on the new loan.

A. You need not contact your old lender at all – we can do that for you. You can give us your permission to deal with them directly, making the change easier for you.

A. Refinancing can be a smart way to manage your money. You may want to refinance to:

  • Ease your cash flow by getting a better interest rate which may reduce your monthly repayments
  • Pay off your loan faster by using more flexible payment options
  • Simplify your debt situation by consolidating credit cards, personal loans or any other debt into one single home loan
  • Free up extra cash by unlocking the equity in your current property to finance a renovation, purchase an investment property or new car
  • Give you flexibility to adapt to the changes in your life

A. Yes you can pay off your debts such as credit cards, consolidate any other loans you may have into one single home loan.

A. It is important to understand your options and any costs associated with refinancing. There are a number of fees or charges you should be aware of, especially if your current home loan has a fixed interest rate. For example:

  • Legal & government costs relating to discharging your current mortgage & registering your new one
  • Application fees
  • Exit or break fees
  • Charges for loan features such as redraw


However, when done properly under the right circumstances, refinancing your loan can be very beneficial.