Mortgage discharge logistics

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  1. Danielt25

    Danielt25 Well-Known Member

    7th Oct, 2015
    Brisbane Qld
    Hi I'm currently in process of refinancing a few loans over to CBA.
    I have received a discharge form from my existing lender. I haven't yet signed mortgage document from CBA.

    If I sign the discharge for my existing loans (to speed up refinance process) and for some reason don't end up refinancing / or there are delays with CBA - what happens to my existing loan I just signed discharge for? Does it sit in limbo? Can the discharge be cancelled? Or does it have an expiry on how long it needs to be actioned by the new financier?
  2. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

    14th Jun, 2015
    Adelaide, SA
    The discharge can be cancelled - no issues at all.

    Send it through to your lender ASAP as lenders can take quite a while to process discharge requests.
  3. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

    18th Jun, 2015
    Melbourne, Nationwide
    The discharge kind of authority puts your existing lender on notice. If the new loan doesn't proceed, effectively nothing happens.

    We try to get these lodged as soon as the new loan is approved. Outgoing lenders reguarly cause unreasonable delays, getting this done early makes they whole process less painful.