[ ree-fi-nans, ree-fahy-nans ]
/ 藢ri f瑟藞n忙ns, ri藞fa瑟 n忙ns /
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verb (used with object), re路fi路nanced, re路fi路nanc路ing.
to finance again.
to satisfy (a debt) by taking out another loan typically on more favorable terms, as a lower interest rate and reduced monthly payments, or a longer period of time to repay: She was able to refinance her mortgage to a much lower 30-year fixed interest rate.
to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or obtaining additional credit: The university issued bonds to refinance the recent construction of a library and dormitory.
verb (used without object) re路fi路nanced, re路fi路nanc路ing.
to arrange new financing for something.
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Also Informal, refi .

Origin of refinance

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; re- + finance
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022


What does聽refinance mean in mortgages?

To refinance a loan means to replace it with a new loan typically in order to take advantage of more favorable terms, including a lower interest rate and reduced monthly payments, or a longer period of time to repay. By refinancing a loan, a person or business can free up some cash to use for other purposes.

This term is often shortened to the more informal refi.

Examples of refinance in a sentence

鈥淸R]efinancing your loans is only useful if you can qualify for a lower interest rate.鈥
鈥斺漌hat Is The Best Way To Pay Off Debt?鈥 Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.

鈥淎 cash-out refinance means that you refinance your mortgage for more than you owe and take the difference in cash.鈥
鈥斺滽itchen Remodel Financing: 7 Steps For Everything You Need To Know鈥 Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.

鈥淵ou can adjust certain terms of a loan when you refinance, but two factors don’t change: You won’t eliminate your original loan balance, and your collateral must remain in place.鈥

鈥斺漌hat Is Refinancing?鈥 the balance. Retrieved August 26, 2020.

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