How To Refinance a Personal Loan

Looking to refinance your personal loan to save money? Compare refinance loans from Australian banks and other lenders with Mozo and see what your new monthly repayments could be if you refinance to a cheaper loan.

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So, can you refinance a personal loan?

Absolutely! Essentially, refinancing a personal loan means that you pay off the old loan with funds from a new one - and if you do it right, the new one will suit your lifestyle better by saving you money on interest and fees, allowing you to make lower monthly repayments or giving you a chance to borrow extra funds.

How to refinance a personal loan

But just how do you refinance your personal loan? The good news is, it’s not as hard as you might think. The first step is knowing what you owe on your current loan and what you’re looking for in your new one - lower repayments? To pay less interest overall? With that done, you can start looking for a new personal loan that suits your needs. And to make it super easy, why not take our personal loan refinance calculator for a whirl.

What should I look for when I refinance my personal loan?

The features you should search for will depend a lot on what you’re aiming for by refinancing, but generally speaking, you’ll probably be looking for a low interest rate, low or no fees, and some handy features like the option to make free extra repayments. Whatever you're after, get started comparing features for your refinance personal loan like interest rate, fees and repayment options in our table below.

Refinance personal loan comparisons on Mozo - page last updated September 26, 2020

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  • 8.00% p.a.

    8.21% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 8.00% would cost $36,647.51 including fees.

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    6.95% p.a.to 19.99% p.a.

    6.95% p.a.to 19.99% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.95% would cost $35,599.71 including fees.

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  • 7.65% p.a.to 26.99% p.a.

    7.65% p.a.to 26.99% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 7.65% would cost $36,196.75 including fees.

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  • 6.99% p.a.to 9.49% p.a.

    6.99% p.a.to 12.2% p.a.based on $10,000
    over 3 years

    Terms from 2 to 3 years. Representative example: a 3 year $10,000 loan at 6.99% would cost $11,114.11 including fees.

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  • 5.75% p.a.to 21.99% p.a.

    6.47% p.a.to 25.11% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 5.75% would cost $35,190.18 including fees.

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    7.65% p.a.to 26.99% p.a.

    7.65% p.a.to 28.6% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 7.65% would cost $36,196.75 including fees.

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  • 7.95% p.a.to 19.45% p.a.

    8.78% p.a.to 20.4% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 7.95% would cost $37,049.45 including fees.

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  • 12.45% p.a.

    13.32% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 12.45% would cost $41,200.53 including fees.

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  • 9.35% p.a.

    9.67% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 9.35% would cost $37,896.54 including fees.

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  • 12.69% p.a.to 18.99% p.a.

    13.56% p.a.to 19.83% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 12.69% would cost $41,420.45 including fees.

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  • 12.45% p.a.

    13.32% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 7 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 12.45% would cost $41,200.53 including fees.

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  • 6.99% p.a.to 25.69% p.a.

    7.79% p.a.to 26.65% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.99% would cost $36,208.67 including fees.

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    6.49% p.a.to 8.79% p.a.

    7.84% p.a.to 9.36% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 3 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 6.49% would cost $35,459.64 including fees.

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  • 7.59% p.a.to 8.89% p.a.

    12.24% p.a.to 13.91% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

    Terms from 1 to 5 years. Representative example: a 5 year $30,000 loan at 7.59% would cost $36,844.34 including fees.

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*The Comparison Rate combines the lender's interest rate, fees and charges into a single rate to show the true cost of a personal loan. The comparison rates displayed are calculated based on a loan of $30,000 for a term of 5 years or a loan of $10,000 for a term of 3 years as indicated, based on monthly principal and interest repayments, on a secured basis for secured loans and an unsecured basis for unsecured loans. 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.

**Representative example figures and monthly repayment figures are estimates only, based on the advertised rate, mandatory fees, loan amount and term entered. Rates, fees and charges and therefore the total cost of the loan may vary depending on your loan amount, loan term, and credit history. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

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