Would not recommend AFG Home Loans if my life depended on it!
AFG Retro home loans were the worse bank I have ever dealt with and I have had almost 10 home loans.
They're construction loan final payment delayed my hand over which left me with no where to live as every thing was arranged with removalist and landlords to move out at an agreed settlement date.
It cost me so much money.
And to top it of as part of the requirement when building in a new estate the builder adds a fire levy charge for fire zoned areas.
Once land is released we find out if the fire zone is no longer in a fire zone area so the bui...
100 years behind in service.
So when i call up they look as if i have disturbed them. First lime is ‘we are sorry but i have to transfer you to a different company’ as you are with edge home loans.
The have a primitive system of providing a debit card and their online banking is from the 70s. Everytime i transfer money between accounts it gives an error.
I am trying to get out now and my resettlement is delayed as i have magically lost about 40k in their books
Stay away from these guys.
I will never recommend or use them ever again
Awful and inefficient practices, unwilling to provide correct statements or loan discharge figures. Loan payments taking 7+ days to "clear" and being told refunds after loan discharge will take 3-4weeks
Took out a loan with them for $347,000, but we don't have access to the full amount. Going to the ombudsman and hopefully we can refinance and have nothing more to do with them.
Very poor customer service
I am an AFG home loan customer. Due to COVID I was in hardship, I requested AFG to review my request to pause the repayment for 2 months. Didn't get any support at all!
Worst decision of my life. Stay way and save your self from depression
The transparency and practice of this company is borderline unconscious misconduct. I am currently trying to doo a partial discharge of my loan which will reduce the balance of AFG by $110k but they are saying that they will not discharge my loan which I am currently servicing easily. My settlement is in a few weeks and they have left me absolutely no option but to discharge my all there loans from them. Funny how they don't want my business and would rather I discharge 3 loans instead of one. This is beyond my understanding and feel like they are purposely trying to make sure my settlement does not proceed. I will be making sure no one in my immediate contact EVER deal with these guys again.
Great to begin with, horrible afterwards
Easy to get a loan with.
Terrible if market conditions change.
If they review your rates when RBA rates change, don't expect a reasonable outcome. 0.05% offered vs 1% on their competitors.
Administration is terrible
Their LMI fees are great and what not. So the savings side fantastic. But their admistration is ridiculous. Everything we have had to sign had to be done again. And when it was redone we had to wait weeks for the process then redo it then wait weeks again! We have builders waiting for money to be released and the bank is taking their sweet time. As soon as we can we are refinancing with another bank
Warning! Revoked finance after formal approval.
After receiving approval for a home loan, 30 minutes before close of business on the last day of finance. They decided to revoke the approved finance 3 days later, after the contract had gone unconditional. Did not give us an explanation. Left us in a legal battle with the seller. Absolutely horrific.
AFG Home Loan Edge
AFG seem to be OK. No problems with settlement.
Bit slow with sending out Debit Card for the Redraw facility.
No Android App to easily manage account.
Payments into the account via bpay and direct transfer are really slow relative to what it is for a normal account and by modern banking standards meaning don't rely on them for quick transfers.
I have not used the Redraw facility yet as my funds have not been credited to my account.
Horrendous service and woeful organisation. Keep away from AFG!
AFG have been a nightmare from the start. They screwed up our settlement which was $20k short of what it was meant to be. When we took it up with our broker, he investigated and found out that we had to sign a form to request early release of the FHOG. They never passed this form on to us or our broker so just didn’t bother to tell us that our settlement amount was short of the required funds ON THE DAY OF SETTLEMENT.
The fun didn’t stop here, when we provided them with the invoice for our base stage, they took 4 WEEKS to pay the invoice when...the builder said we had 7 days. In the meantime, we had the builder chasing us for payment and the frame stage invoice was issued also. When we spoke to AFG, we were told that we had to escalate the payment through our broker, so we did, only for him to be told that it wouldn’t actually do anything. He tried contacting the BDM to escalate it further, and he just dodged our broker’s calls. To top it off, AFG pushed up our interest rate right after we settled. This also just happened to be right before the RBA cut the interest rates so that they could maintain the same rate on our loan. The next RBA cut was not fully passed on either, with AFG only cutting the rate by 0.19% instead of the whole 0.25%. All in all, AFG have been possibly the worst company I have ever dealt with. They do not care for their clients and are completely unorganised. I would not recommend taking out a loan with AFG to anyone, and as soon as construction is finished on our home, we are moving to another lender.
I feel sorry for the people that work here. There has been multiple issues.
We needed a revaluation done just prior to construction. We lodged the request and after 2 weeks of following up with calls to them, they said there was no record. During this process, we were given conflicting information. Then we re-lodged the request. They told us this would take several weeks which delayed our build start. We couldn’t speak to a supervisor at any stage and they said we didn’t qualify for their escalation process.
Then the construction drawdo...wn process began. We were threatened with late fees from our builder as they were slow in processing the first payment. Again no escalation until we lodged a formal complaint and they said they would expedite the payment if we removed the compliant. We are now at settlement and surprise, surprise, settlement is now delayed due to slow processing of payment. Again we don’t qualify for their escalation process. The customer service person told me they are under staffed and unless we are going to homeless we don’t qualify. I am sure they just increased their interest rates to put on more staff. Every time you call expect to wait for at least 30-40. If you have a complaint, don’t expect to be able to get help or to be able to escalate. As a part of the NAB, I don’t expect anything else from this poor excuse of a company.
I’ve been with AFG for less than a year and my interest rate has gone up twice .Im now looking into changing my home loan...mind youvim a first homebuyer and I’m in shock how fast the interest rates are going up when other banks are keeping their rates the same .
I’m warning anyone that will listen to stay away from AFG.
I have a loan with them for my land, but Im transferring my land loan to another bank to build my home.
My account was canceled by them but they are refusing to realise my loan to the other bank. But in the mean time they have charged me $800 and are trying to charge me interest on the account that was closed. Settlement has been pushed back by 2 weeks now and I’m still waiting.
I was also ahead on my payments and haven’t seen or heard where that money has gone.
Please stay away from this company
Questions & Answers
Can you please advise when you will communicate your decision on the current rate decrease from the reserve bank?
They haven't passed on anything but are constipating on it...!!
You can view the latest rate movements in relation to the recent RBA decrease here - https://afghomeloans.com.au/afg-home-loans-rates-reduced/
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