WeMoney Announces Winners of Inaugural Home Loan Awards

Australia’s leading social financial wellness platform, WeMoney, has announced the winners of its inaugural awards for the Best Home Loan Lenders in Australia.

The awards program attracted submissions from well-known lenders, including Athena, Tic:Toc, Loans.com.au and others, who battled it out to be recognised for the most competitive products in the market.

WeMoney ran the awards across 8 distinct categories; celebrating the best overall lender, alongside awards for best rates and fees, and outstanding customer service.

WeMoney Founder & CEO, Dan Jovevski said “Home ownership is at the top of the list for our members when it comes to financial goals, and they are naturally drawn to disruptors in the industry with low rates and innovative products. Our inaugural Home Loan Awards we’re a true indication of member demand for innovation, as we recognised the best non-bank home loans in the market. For all Australians, the WeMoney award provides them more confidence when it comes to comparing various loan options.”

Athena Home Loans was recognised by the judges as ‘Non-Bank Lender of the Year’, recognised for balancing fees, quality features, positive user experience, great customer support, and an excellent level of trust. This pinnacle award was also accompanied by 3 additional awards that Athena won for Excellent Rates & Fees (Fixed), Best for Refinance and Most Innovative Lender.

Nathan Walsh, Athena Home Loans Co-founder & CEO, said “Athena was born from an ambition to change home loans for good. Fairer, more transparent, better value, and most importantly to help customers pay down their home loan faster. Our mission is to enable homeowners to take that step towards financial freedom. We deliver all Athena customers no nasty fees, great rates that stay great and are Australia’s first loyalty penalty free lender. We are proud that our commitment to consumers and the innovative way we deliver savings to them has been recognised. But Athena only wins awards because our customers keep winning.”

Tic:Toc was also a favourite, notably winning two awards for ‘Best for First Home Buyers’ and ‘Best Digital First Lender’, whilst also winning the silver award for ‘Most Innovative Lender’.

Anthony Baum, Tic:Toc CEO & Founder, said “Tic:Toc’s proprietary digital lending platform ensures our home loan and enterprise customers receive lending services that are faster, smarter, simpler and fair. Our flexible, scalable and AI-driven platform is what sets us apart from any other digital lender. To be recognised in three categories – Best for First Home Buyers, Best Digital First Lender, and runner up for Most Innovative Lender – furthers our mission to accelerate the transformation of the financial services industry for the benefit of Aussies. We are incredibly proud of the work we continue to put in to make Tic:Toc what it is today.

The awards program was supported by a panel of independent judges with diverse backgrounds across fintech, venture capital and lending. The judges included Lynda Coker (Entrepreneur in Residence, 1835i) and Cam Sinclair (Director, Ammo Marketing).

As demand from WeMoney members to identify trusted brands continues to grow, there will be a broader set of awards launching throughout the coming months.


Full List of Winners of the 2022 WeMoney Home Loan Awards:


Non-Bank Lender of The Year

  • Winner: Athena
  • Runner-up: Well Money


Excellent Rates & Fees (Fixed)


Excellent Rates & Fees (Variable)


Outstanding Customer Service


Best for First Home Buyers


Best for Refinance

  • Winner: Athena
  • Runner-up: Well Money


Best Digital First Lender

  • Winner: Tic:Toc
  • Runner-up: Athena


Most Innovative Lender

  • Winner: Athena
  • Runner-up: Tic:Toc


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