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Athena AcceleRATES Variable Home Loan

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The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 70%

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 60%

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a interest only loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a principal & interest loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a principal & interest loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 70%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a principal & interest loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 60%

The details shown below are for an investor taking out a interest only loan between $100,000 and $2,000,000 with an LVR below 80%

Choose the version of this loan that suits you best

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR 70%-80%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR 60%-70%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 60%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Owner Occupier (Interest Only)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Investor (Principal & Interest)

    LVR 70%-80%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Investor (Principal & Interest)

    LVR 60%-70%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Investor (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 60%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

  • Investor (Interest Only)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $100,000 $2,000,000

Rate
2.29% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.23% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.24% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.21% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.19% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.19% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.84% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.44% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.64% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.59% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.59% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.56% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.54% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.54% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Rate
2.84% p.a.
Comparison Rate
2.66% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$0
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Mozo editorial review Athena AcceleRATES Variable Home Loan

Last updated: 3 November 2020.

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What's hot
  • 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Awards - Best New Home Loan & Home Loan Innovation
  • Low rates from 2.19% (2.19% comparison rate*) rate
  • Automatic discounts as loan is paid off
  • Zero fees
What's not
  • No offset account
Mozo snapshot

The new Athena AcceleRATES home loan is a competitive mortgage with some of the lowest rates around from 2.29% (2.23% comparison rate*) and no application or ongoing fees. But the value doesn’t end there, because the loan also offers free extra repayments, a free redraw facility and automatic rate discounts as borrowers pay down their loan. 

It's perhaps little surprise then that it was one of the most celebrated home loans in the 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Awards, taking out the major titles of Best New Home Loan and Home Loan Innovation as well as Best Low Cost Home Loan and Best Investor Home Loan.

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Key features

Athena is a fintech start-up backed by Macquarie Bank which has thrown a spanner in the works for traditional banking lenders with its low rates and competitive offers. And as you might expect, Athena isn't afraid to innovate. 

That’s exactly what Athena has done with the AcceleRATES home loan which not only offers some seriously competitive variable rates to owner occupiers and investors with lower loan-to-value ratios (LVRs), it actually automatically rewards borrowers with discounted rates when they pay down their loan. 

So how does the loan work? 

To start with, owner occupiers and investors will be able to access different rates tiers (which have different names) on loans between $100k and $2 million depending on their LVR: 

  • Liberate (70-80% LVR): Rates from 2.29% (2.23% comparison rate*) for owner occupiers and 2.64% (2.59% comparison rate*) for investors

  • Evaporate (60-70% LVR): Rates from 2.24% (2.21% comparison rate*) for owner occupiers and 2.59% (2.56% comparison rate*) for investors

  • Celebrate (<60% LVR): Rates from 2.19% (2.19% comparison rate*) for owner occupiers and 2.54% (2.54% comparison rate*) for investors

But it doesn’t stop there. As borrowers pay down their loans Athena will automatically apply the applicable rate discount (shown above) as soon as a borrower enters a new LVR tier.

Athena also offers a number of handy features with the AcceleRATES loan. For instance, borrowers can make free, unlimited extra repayments towards their loan and then make use of the redraw facility to take back any of that extra money they’ve put in (should they need to).

There are also no fees to worry about. No application fees, no ongoing fees and no discharge fees. Zip. 

Because Athena is an online lender, you will need to be a fan of the online application process. You can always save your application, come back to it, and keep track of it online, or if you have questions there is local phone support seven days a week. You just won’t be able to visit a branch.

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Who is it good for

The Athena AcceleRATES home loan is made for digital-savvy borrowers looking for a low rate, no fee home loan which actively rewards customers (via Athena’s tiered discounting system) for paying off their loan.

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Any catches

The AcceleRATES home loan doesn’t offer an offset account which may be an important feature for some borrowers. It’s also worth mentioning that you’ll need at least a 20% deposit (or an LVR below 80%) to qualify for the loan. 

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.29% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.23% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • 70.00%

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.24% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.21% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • 60.00%

  • 70.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.19% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.19% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • none

  • 60.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.84% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.44% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Interest Only

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres. 5 year maximum interest only period.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.64% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.59% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • 70.00%

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.59% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.56% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • 60.00%

  • 70.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.54% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.54% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • none

  • 60.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 24 November 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.84% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.66% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Other financial bits
  • $100,000

  • $2,000,000

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Investor

  • Interest Only

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • none

  • no

  • no

  • Only available for properties in capital cities or major population centres. 5 year maximum interest only period.

  • Athena AcceleRATES automatically moves the loan to the lower Evaporate rate tier when you have paid the loan off to 60-70% LVR, then to the Celebrate rate for <60% LVR.

  • none

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Customer Reviews

How are Athena home loans rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
9.0/10
Price
9.7/10
Features
5.0/10
Customer service
9.0/10
Convenience
8.0/10
Trust
8.7/10

Latest reviews of Athena AcceleRATES Variable Home Loan

  • Overall 9/10
    Great no frills home loan with a low variable rate

    Great no frills home loan with a very low variable interest rate and good customer service. Matched almost all RBA rate cuts in full. Rates stay the same for new and existing customers. Very good home loan provider.

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    Great no frills home loan with a very low variable interest rate and good customer service. Matched almost all RBA rate cuts in full. Rates stay the same for new and existing customers. Very good home loan provider.

    Price
    10/10
    Features
    0/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    8/10
    Trust
    10/10
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    Peter, Queensland reviewed 6 months ago
  • Overall 8/10
    No frills, low cost

    No frills and very low rate home loans. Good history of passing on full rate cuts, and a guarantee that existing customers get the same deal as new ones. No fees either.

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    No frills and very low rate home loans. Good history of passing on full rate cuts, and a guarantee that existing customers get the same deal as new ones. No fees either.

    Price
    9/10
    Features
    5/10
    Customer service
    7/10
    Convenience
    6/10
    Trust
    6/10
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    Jeff, New South Wales reviewed 6 months ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Simple, easy, transparent and value for money.

    There is no hidden agenda with Athena. Their rates are clearly stated, what you see is what you get. It was such an easy process switching to them. They follow up each month with a reminder of when your payment is due and how much it will be, they also pass on rate cuts straight away and if they offer a better product to new customers, existing customers are offered the same deal.

    Read full review

    There is no hidden agenda with Athena. Their rates are clearly stated, what you see is what you get. It was such an easy process switching to them. They follow up each month with a reminder of when your payment is due and how much it will be, they also pass on rate cuts straight away and if they offer a better product to new customers, existing customers are offered the same deal.

    Price
    10/10
    Features
    10/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    10/10
    Trust
    10/10
    Less
    Daniel, New South Wales reviewed 12 months ago
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