Macquarie Credit Union Refinance Home Loan

Features

This loan offers a wide variety of features including a 100 per cent mortgage offset account, which is a popular option for many borrowers to help reduce the interest that must be paid on your loan.

It also has a high advertised variable interest rate, which is above the average for the market and is more typical of some full-featured home loan products.

Though, the split rate option provides the opportunity to split your loan with a fixed rate portion, potentially at a lower rate.

The Refinance Home Loan offers flexible repayment options – such as weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. You can make additional repayments to pay off your loan faster, however this is not available on a fixed rate portion.

It also offers a redraw facility, which may be used to draw on your early repayments.

Or if you need to take a break, the time out option allows you to have a break from making repayments for a period approved by Macquarie Credit Union.

If you need access to more funds, the top up option allows to you top up your loan amount for a fee.

The loan is designed for owner-occupier and investor borrowers looking to refinance from another lender, so it is not available to first home buyers. 

Who is the Macquarie Credit Union Refinance Home Loan good for?

The loan is available to members and families of members of the credit union and might suit a borrower who prefers the convenience of an offset account, redraw facility and no ongoing fees.

It might also suit a borrower with a small deposit minimum of 5 per cent when lenders mortgage insurance is factored into the loan as an added cost if smaller than 20 per cent.

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As the name suggests, the Macquarie Credit Union Refinance Home Loan is designed specifically for people looking to switch from another lender. It would suit an investor or owner-occupier borrower, but not first home buyers.

The loan carries a high advertised variable interest rate, but it does have a number of features standard with the loan, including a 100 per cent offset account and redraw facility for early repayments.

On the plus side, the loan has no ongoing fees and while there are upfront fees charged, the lender will assist towards some of the switch costs, such as valuation and legal fees up to a maximum value for eligible borrowers. 

Macquarie Credit Union Refinance Home Loan Options

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4.77%

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4.81%

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Pros
  • 100 per cent offset account.
  • No ongoing fees.
  • Lender may contribute towards switch costs up to a certain amount.
Cons
  • Higher variable interest rate.
  • Not available for first home buyers.
  • Upfront and discharge fees.
Eligibility

Must be a member of Macquarie Credit Union.

Must be an employee working in a government council or other eligible industry.

Must be refinancing a loan from another lender.

Must meet serviceability criteria.

Suitable For
  • Owner-Occupiers
  • Refinancers
Fees
  • Estimated upfront fees: $570.00
  • Discharge fees: $200
  • Ongoing fees: $0

The Macquarie Credit Union Refinance Home Loan has no ongoing fees, but you will have to pay a moderate upfront fee and a moderate discharge fee when you close the loan.

Macquarie Credit Union may also contribute towards switch costs for new customers, such as valuation and legal costs, up to a maximum value of if the loan is greater than a certain amount.

Features
  • Redraw facility
  • 100% offset account
  • Unlimited extra repayments
  • Weekly repayments
  • Fortnightly repayments
  • Monthly repayments
  • Loan allows split interest rate
About Macquarie Credit Union

Macquarie Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution established for people who are employed by Essential Energy, any local government council, any state government department, and federal government department, Australia Post or Telstra within NSW or ACT and Auscott Ltd. Members may also be residents of Dubbo Local Government area and employees of the credit union.

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