TOP UP YOUR LOAN

Harmoney 
Top Up

Take the journey to financial freedom with Harmoney Top Up.

Earn your way to a better interest rate and higher borrowing limit.*

What is Harmoney Top Up?

Top Up lets you refinance your existing Harmoney loan to borrow additional funds.*

It is a feature offered to certain Borrowers who, having demonstrated an excellent track record of on-time repayments, may be eligible to apply to borrow money additional to their exisiting loan.

At some point, you may need more funds. Maybe you need it to complete the project you're using your current loan for. Perhaps you have a new goal to achieve. When it happens, Harmoney Top Up may just be what you need.

Earn your way to a better rate and higher loan limit*

83% of Top Up customers get a better rate^

If you are able to successfully maintain at least 6 consecutive monthly repayments and maintain or improve your credit score or financial situation, you may be eligible for the same or lower interest rate, and higher borrowing limit.*

For example: (for indicative purposes only)

Today

Grade
C1
Interest rate
18.90% p.a.
Limit
$40,000

After 6 months*

Grade
B1
Interest rate
13.39% p.a.
Limit
$50,000

* Note: this is based on your credit score, and financial situation remaining the same, or improving, and meeting at least 6 consecutive on-time payments with Harmoney. A Top Up requires a rewrite of your existing loan. To be approved and list your loan you must meet Harmoney's credit criteria and responsible lending requirements. Harmoney's interest rates and maximum loan amounts are offered based on the individual borrower's credit and affordability assessment. Current interest rates apply. Fees, charges, terms and conditions apply. ^Based on Top Up loans in FY2018.

How to become eligible for Harmoney Top Up

Below are the main things you could work on to help the result of your Top Up application. Keep in mind that applications are assessed individually, and there are other factors that may affect the result of your application.*

  • Maintain at least 6 months consecutive repayments on your Harmoney loan.

  • Ensure you meet all your financial obligations and do not miss payments on your Harmoney loan, as well as other creditors such as your utility provider or other lenders.

  • Work towards a favourable credit history. Things that influence your report include credit enquiries and payment defaults to any creditor or service provider.

  • Keep a good risk grade. Ensure your records show a low likelihood of default or failing to make payment obligations.

  • Try to improve your income and/or reduce your outgoings. This reflects whether or not a Top Up will be within your financial means.

Take the journey

1. BEGIN THE JOURNEY

Work towards a good credit history, track record of on-time repayments and financial situation.

2. WAIT TO BE NOTIFIED

We review your situation regularly to see how you're going with your loan, and after six months, we'll assess your eligibility to apply for a Top Up. Borrowers who are eligible to apply will be notified by phone or email.

3. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

As a Responsible Lender, we will require all Top Up applicants to go through the application process again.

Keen to apply for Top Up?

Find out if you're eligible to apply for Harmoney Top Up by logging in to your account. If you're eligible to apply, it will show the green Top Up ribbon on your dashboard.

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Frequently asked questions

What if my circumstances have changed since applying for my original loan?

It all depends on what has changed and how it has changed; when you apply to Top Up your loan, we will reassess your financial situation – if you have remained the same, or improved your credit and financial situation, you may receive a lower interest rate. However, if you have gone the other way, your application for a Top Up may be declined.

Will my interest rate change?

Possibly. As above, we will reassess your financial circumstances and if your credit and financial situation is in the same or better position than when you applied for your original loan, you could be assigned a new risk grade and interest rate.

What fees will there be?

A $450 Establishment Fee applies to Top Ups.

What term will apply?

The terms available will be shown on the loan details screen.

Why do I have to get a new loan?

We combine your original loan amount and the Top Up amount to create a new loan because topping up changes the terms of your original loan contract. Once your new loan has been fully funded on the marketplace, the outstanding value on your original loan is repaid to Lenders, and the remainder (your Top Up) is deposited in your nominated bank account, or directly to the debtor in the case of a debt consolidation loan.

What happens if my new loan is not funded?

In the unlikely circumstance that your new loan does not reach full funding, the Top Up application will be declined but this will have no effect on your existing loan.

Does the co-borrower on my original loan have to be included in my new topped up loan?

Not necessarily. This will depend on your credit and financial situation at the time you apply for a Top Up loan. You can elect to include the same co-borrower, or no co-borrower. However, depending on your individual circumstances and the amount you wish to apply for, Harmoney may require you to add a co-borrower in order to be approved.

What if my circumstances change and I can’t service my loan?

As a responsible lender, we can work with you in times of financial hardship. You can find more information here, or you can call us on 0800 427 666 (9am – 6pm).

Will this change my payment date?

Your payment date is likely to change as it will be aligned to your new loan agreement.

What if I am paying weekly or fortnightly?

If you are paying weekly or fortnightly, your payments will revert to our standard monthly schedule. This can be configured after settlement of your loan to suit your needs.

Got other questions?

Flick us an email at customerservice@harmoney.co.nz or give our friendly customer services team a call on 0800 427 666 (9am – 6pm)