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Car Loan Refinance

Your current car loan may have served you well, but if you spot a better deal, it could be time for an upgrade. Use the tool on this page to compare your car loan refinance options and calculate your likely monthly repayments.

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Overview

Application / establishment fees$400

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 Year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)4.69%

Car loan comparison rate6.55%

Monthly repayments (approx)$561

Total repayments (approx)$33,713

Total interest repayments (approx)$3,713

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 755 494

Data accurate as of15/06/2020

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There's nothing quite like the thrill of buying a car, but one of the biggest challenges is finance. Ideally you'll want a car loan that offers flexibility and a low competitive rate, and is easy to apply for.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$399

Minimum loan amount$10,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)4.99%

Car loan comparison rate5.69%

Monthly repayments (approx)$566

Total repayments (approx)$33,960

Total interest repayments (approx)$3,960

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleFortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$205 or 2% of outstanding balance (whichever the greater) at the time the final payout is made. Applies in the first three quarters of the original loan term only.

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesNo

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 732 398

Data accurate as of12/08/2020

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A quick and easy, 100% online application. No printing. No paper. No fuss. No monthly account keeping fees, no exit fees and no early repayment fees.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$250

Minimum loan amount$2,001

Maximum loan amount$75,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)5.50%

Car loan comparison rate5.85%

Monthly repayments (approx)$573

Total repayments (approx)$34,381

Total interest repayments (approx)$4,381

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$35

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$27

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 990 115

Data accurate as of13/05/2020

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NRMA used car loans can help you get one step closer to owning your dream pre-loved car.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$399

Minimum loan amount$10,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)6.49%

Car loan comparison rate7.19%

Monthly repayments (approx)$586

Total repayments (approx)$35,210

Total interest repayments (approx)$5,210

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleFortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$205 or 2% of outstanding balance (whichever the greater) at the time the final payout is made. Applies in the first three quarters of the original loan term only.

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 732 398

Data accurate as of12/08/2020

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Use Driva's platform to compare rates and choose the best car loan option for you. Making car financing fast, simple & transparent with Jump Payments.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$400

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 Year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)4.47%

Car loan comparison rate5.28%

Monthly repayments (approx)$558

Total repayments (approx)$33,532

Total interest repayments (approx)$3,532

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 755 494

Data accurate as of15/06/2020

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There's nothing quite like the thrill of buying a car, but one of the biggest challenges is finance. Ideally you'll want a car loan that offers flexibility and a low competitive rate, and is easy to apply for.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$399

Minimum loan amount$10,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)4.99%

Car loan comparison rate5.69%

Monthly repayments (approx)$566

Total repayments (approx)$33,960

Total interest repayments (approx)$3,960

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleFortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$205 or 2% of outstanding balance (whichever the greater) at the time the final payout is made. Applies in the first three quarters of the original loan term only.

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesNo

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 732 398

Data accurate as of12/08/2020

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Use Driva's platform to compare rates and choose the best car loan option for you. Making car financing fast, simple & transparent with Jump Payments.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$400

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 Year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)5.45%

Car loan comparison rate7.85%

Monthly repayments (approx)$572

Total repayments (approx)$34,340

Total interest repayments (approx)$4,340

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 755 494

Data accurate as of15/06/2020

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A quick and easy, 100% online application. No printing. No paper. No fuss. No monthly account keeping fees, no exit fees and no early repayment fees.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$250

Minimum loan amount$2,001

Maximum loan amount$75,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)5.50%

Car loan comparison rate5.85%

Monthly repayments (approx)$573

Total repayments (approx)$34,381

Total interest repayments (approx)$4,381

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$35

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$27

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 990 115

Data accurate as of13/05/2020

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NRMA used car loans can help you get one step closer to owning your dream pre-loved car.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$399

Minimum loan amount$10,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)6.49%

Car loan comparison rate7.19%

Monthly repayments (approx)$586

Total repayments (approx)$35,210

Total interest repayments (approx)$5,210

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleFortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$205 or 2% of outstanding balance (whichever the greater) at the time the final payout is made. Applies in the first three quarters of the original loan term only.

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 732 398

Data accurate as of12/08/2020

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Use Driva's platform to compare rates and choose the best car loan option for you. Making car financing fast, simple & transparent with Jump Payments.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$400

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 Year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)7.65%

Car loan comparison rate10.24%

Monthly repayments (approx)$603

Total repayments (approx)$36,196

Total interest repayments (approx)$6,196

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 755 494

Data accurate as of15/06/2020

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Use Driva's platform to compare rates and choose the best car loan option for you. Making car financing fast, simple & transparent with Jump Payments.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$400

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 Year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)7.65%

Car loan comparison rate9.53%

Monthly repayments (approx)$603

Total repayments (approx)$36,196

Total interest repayments (approx)$6,196

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 755 494

Data accurate as of15/06/2020

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Looking to buy a caravan for your next family holiday? Start with NRMA car loans and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of owning your own caravan. Check out our NRMA car loan advantage and turn your dream into a reality.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$399

Minimum loan amount$10,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)4.99%

Car loan comparison rate5.69%

Monthly repayments (approx)$566

Total repayments (approx)$33,960

Total interest repayments (approx)$3,960

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleFortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$205 or 2% of outstanding balance (whichever the greater) at the time the final payout is made. Applies in the first three quarters of the original loan term only.

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 732 398

Data accurate as of12/08/2020

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At NRMA we have many types of vehicle loans. If you are looking to purchase a new or used motorcycle, you'll be happy to know the NRMA car loan advantage can help you turn your motorbike dream into a reality.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$399

Minimum loan amount$10,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)6.49%

Car loan comparison rate7.19%

Monthly repayments (approx)$586

Total repayments (approx)$35,210

Total interest repayments (approx)$5,210

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleFortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$205 or 2% of outstanding balance (whichever the greater) at the time the final payout is made. Applies in the first three quarters of the original loan term only.

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredYes

Telephone1300 732 398

Data accurate as of12/08/2020

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An Arab Bank Australia Personal Loan is a great way to purchase the car you want or need now, if you currently don't have the savings or cash to make your purchase.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$200

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$500,000

Minimum term0 years

Maximum term5 years

Car loan interest rates (base)11.30%

Car loan comparison rate12.32%

Monthly repayments (approx)$656

Total repayments (approx)$39,406

Total interest repayments (approx)$9,406

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$8.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$250

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1800 64 64 84

Data accurate as of13.03.2017

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Whether you're upgrading your ride or adding to your garage, a NAB Personal Loan gives you a great rate. If you are an existing customer and apply in- store by 2pm, you could walk away with your money that very same day

Overview

Application / establishment fees$150

Minimum loan amount$5,000

Maximum loan amount$55,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)12.69%

Car loan comparison rate13.56%

Monthly repayments (approx)$677

Total repayments (approx)$40,670

Total interest repayments (approx)$10,670

Rate typeVariable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$10.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$35

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone13 13 12

Data accurate as of17.09.2017

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Buy the type of car or vehicle you want with interest rates from 12.99% p.a. (comparison rate 14.06% p.a.)

Overview

Application / establishment fees$195

Minimum loan amount$3,000

Maximum loan amount$80,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)12.74%

Car loan comparison rate13.81%

Monthly repayments (approx)$678

Total repayments (approx)$40,716

Total interest repayments (approx)$10,716

Rate typeVariable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$12.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$9

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$100

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 100 266

Data accurate as of13.09.2017

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We have dropped the rate on our 5 and 6 year loan terms.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$150

Minimum loan amount$4,000

Maximum loan amount$50,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)12.99%

Car loan comparison rate13.86%

Monthly repayments (approx)$682

Total repayments (approx)$40,946

Total interest repayments (approx)$10,946

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$10.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone13 14 31

Data accurate as of02.04.2017

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Make your dreams come true with a car loan that offers maximum flexibility. Our Flexi Car Loan is available for the purchase of new and used cars.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$175

Minimum loan amount$5,000

Maximum loan amount$500,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)13.45%

Car loan comparison rate13.71%

Monthly repayments (approx)$689

Total repayments (approx)$41,371

Total interest repayments (approx)$11,371

Rate typeVariable

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 236 344

Data accurate as of02.04.2017

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Whether you're upgrading your ride or adding to your garage, a NAB Personal Loan gives you a great rate. If you are an existing customer and apply in- store by 2pm, you could walk away with your money that very same day

Overview

Application / establishment fees$150

Minimum loan amount$5,000

Maximum loan amount$55,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)13.49%

Car loan comparison rate14.36%

Monthly repayments (approx)$690

Total repayments (approx)$41,408

Total interest repayments (approx)$11,408

Rate typeVariable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$10.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$35

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone13 13 12

Data accurate as of17.09.2017

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The variable rate personal loan is unsecured.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$195

Minimum loan amount$5,000

Maximum loan amount$100,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term7 years

Car loan interest rates (base)13.60%

Car loan comparison rate13.89%

Monthly repayments (approx)$691

Total repayments (approx)$41,510

Total interest repayments (approx)$11,510

Rate typeVariable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$10

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check feeAt cost

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone08 8202 7777

Data accurate as of17.07.2017

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With all the great features of our new car loan, this loan is designed for used cars over 5 years old.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$100

Minimum loan amount$1,000

Maximum loan amount$500,000

Minimum term1 year

Maximum term5 years

Car loan interest rates (base)13.90%

Car loan comparison rate14.11%

Monthly repayments (approx)$696

Total repayments (approx)$41,789

Total interest repayments (approx)$11,789

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredSecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$0.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesNo

SponsoredNo

Telephone1300 885 480

Data accurate as of02.04.2017

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An Arab Bank Australia Personal Loan is a great way to purchase the car you want or need now, if you currently don't have the savings or cash to make your purchase.

Overview

Application / establishment fees$200

Minimum loan amount$2,000

Maximum loan amount$500,000

Minimum term0 years

Maximum term5 years

Car loan interest rates (base)14.00%

Car loan comparison rate14.99%

Monthly repayments (approx)$698

Total repayments (approx)$41,883

Total interest repayments (approx)$11,883

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly fee$8.0

Other fees$0

Missed payment fee$0

Repayment scheduleWeekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Exit / early repayment fee$0

Encumberance/REVVS check fee$0

For used vehiclesYes

SponsoredNo

Telephone1800 64 64 84

Data accurate as of13.03.2017

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A guide to car loan refinance

Explore how car loan refinance can optimise your credit journey, so you move forward with more money in your pocket.

How to refinance a car loan

Car loan refinance enables you to swap out your existing credit with a potentially better bargain. Here’s how refinancing a car works in four simple steps:

  • Check out the available options. Nowadays, online searches for motor vehicle finance may be superior. For instance, our comparison table act as a car loan menu that contains competitive offers from various authorised Australian financial institutions. Therefore, it’s easy to view the assortment of choices in one take and make a quick decision.
  • Weigh fees against possible savings. Typical fees to consider include exit fees for the old finance and application fees for the new credit. Place the cost of refinancing on one side of the scale and benefits on the other. To justify the switch, the money you save on the new deal should outweigh the overall costs involved.
  • Apply for the loan. Visit your preferred lender’s website and submit your online application by clicking “Go to Site.” If all goes well, you will be able to pay off your old debt using the newly approved credit.
  • Repay the new credit. You then start making weekly, fortnightly, or monthly repayments.

Why should I refinance my car loan?

Here are some common reasons that may motivate borrowers to hop on the refinancing bandwagon:

  • Save money on interest: A lower rate down the line means the total cost of your credit goes down, along with the repayments. Whether you have a car loan for bad credit or a slightly competitive rate, you can still trade-off and get an even cheaper deal.
  • Manage your monthly payments: Better debt management could mean switching to a shorter repayment period, and a quick pay-off that downsizes the borrowing cost. Depending on your situation, it may mean changing over to a longer loan term that is lenient on your cash flow.
  • Restructure a balloon payment: Some car loans come with large balloon payments that need to be covered all at once when the term ends. If your savings are not up to it, you can spread this lump sum thin and pay it off over a longer term.
  • Deal with a better lender: Shifting your loyalty to a different lender may be worthwhile if it means access to better features and more benefits. For example, a new lender may attract you with discounts, top customer service, or a product that has a redraw facility or built-in insurance.
  • Capitalise on an improved credit score: Once your creditworthiness climbs up the charts, credit providers may be more willing to offer a marked-down interest rate.

What types of car loans can I refinance?

  • Secured/Unsecured: You can switch from a secured car loan to an unsecured car loan or vice versa. Secured loans have lower interest rates, but there’s a risk of losing the car due to non-payment. Unsecured car loans have rates that may be a tad higher, but there’s no risk of losing the vehicle if you default.
  • Fixed-rate/Variable rate: You can also convert your finance from fixed rate to variable rate or the other way round. A fixed interest rate is not up for adjustment while you repay your debt, which means your repayments are also locked in. Oppositely, a variable interest has up-down movements that can also cause your repayments to see-saw.

How to compare car loan refinance options

  • Comparison rate: Looking at the interest rate when searching for your new loan is only to be expected. But while at it, also check out the comparison rate which wraps up the interest rate and standard loan fees in one percentage. Both the interest rate and fees should be minimal to ensure a low-cost debt.
  • Monthly repayments: Our car loan refinance calculator helps you find a payment option that clicks with your monthly budget. You can rearrange the amount and term until you find a favourable option from the comparison tables on this page.
  • Extra loan features: Between many financial institutions, you will likely find a stack of features to choose from. If it’s in your best interest to make extra repayments, add a co-signer, or a balloon payment, then you should pay attention to providers who offer these options.

Pros of car loan refinancing

  • Interest cutback. A low-interest car loan is a package deal that potentially shrinks the total cost of your debt while offering affordable repayments.
  • Flexible repayments. You can choose a longer or shorter repayment period that aligns more with your budget and your objectives.
  • Better terms and conditions. By signing up with a new credit provider, you can access more convenient loan features that make borrowing less painful.

Cons of car loan refinancing

  • Crossover costs. Exit fees and other switching costs could make the change less economical when factored into the cost-benefit analysis.
  • Limited options based on the car’s value and type. Refinancing is typically available on the condition that your vehicle hasn’t depreciated considerably. The amount should at least match the car’s value.
  • It depends on the remaining loan term. If you are already close to completing your repayments, refinancing may not be a viable option.
  • Refinancing appears in your credit report. It’s generally not advisable to switch back and forth between loans or lenders in order to chase the ultimate competitive offer. That’s because too many applications may affect your credit score and your chances of approval.

Car loan refinance FAQ

When should I refinance?

As a general rule, the best time to refinance is when you find a more competitive deal, and you still have plenty of repayments left before your term ends. In the best-case scenario, refinancing should save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Which requirements should I meet when refinancing?

A car loan refinance requires you to apply for a new loan, therefore, the general process and requirements are similar to regular car loans. You will need to provide your driver’s licence, proof of residence, and proof of income by way of payslips and bank statements.

Can I refinance a bad credit car loan?

Yes, this option is on the table. However, you might need to conduct a thorough search to find a lower rate. If you are struggling with debt management, you could also consider debt consolidation. With this option, you apply for a new loan which you can use to pay off other debts besides your car loan. Taming your debt this way means you only have to deal with one loan account and, therefore, a single repayment.

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