New Year is fast approaching! Make this your Happy “Review” Year as well!
There are lots of reasons why you should regularly (annually after New Year celebrations is always a good time) check your interest rate, repayments and features on your Home Loan. In many case, refinancing to make sure your loan is working for you can save you thousands over the life of your loan.
Here are just a few to consider:
Do not send in multiple applications
Each time you apply it will be recorded on your credit report as an enquiry. If you have multiple enquiries it will impact your credit score. Only submit an application if you intend to go with that lender and you know that your scenario fits their criteria regarding serviceability, property location etc. Ask your broker they know which lender to apply with for you!
Be realistic about your property’s value
Do your research so you know what your property is worth. Having a realistic figure can help when you do calculations to ensure it is worthwhile refinancing.
Put off applying for more credit
The available credit limit on your cards will impact your affordability. Don’t apply for more credit and take a good look at the limit of your credit facilities like personal loans and credit cards. Reduce them if you don’t actually need the full limit.
Don’t change jobs
Employment stability is important when assessing your income. You may be required to have started your new job or have been in it for a while or even past probation before the lender will be comfortable using your income.
Get your paperwork ready
You can reduce the waiting time and speed up the process by having your documents ready. Start saving your payslips, payment summaries and mortgage statements.
– Guest blog by Jenel at Green Apples Finance
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