[ ree-fi-nans, ree-fahy-nans ]
/ ˌri fɪˈnæns, riˈfaɪ næns /

verb (used with object), re·fi·nanced, re·fi·nanc·ing.

to finance again.
to satisfy (a debt) by making another loan on new terms: She just refinanced her mortgage.
to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or obtaining additional credit.



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Origin of refinance

First recorded in 1905–10; re- + finance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020


What does refinance mean in finance?

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

“[R]efinancing your loans is only useful if you can qualify for a lower interest rate.”
—”What Is The Best Way To Pay Off Debt?” Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.

“A cash-out refinance means that you refinance your mortgage for more than you owe and take the difference in cash.”
—”Kitchen Remodel Financing: 7 Steps For Everything You Need To Know” Rocket Loans. Retrieved March 15, 2020.

“You 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.”

—”What Is Refinancing?” the balance. Retrieved August 26, 2020.

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