Warning - stay away from AFG
Absolutely no customer service. Easy to get a loan with, but when you want to leave due to their ridiculous interest rates etc they make it difficult. Found out our loan is actually with a 3rd party and NOT AFG.
Don't EVER use then
Went with them for a great introductory rate, but didn't keep rate competitive for existing clients. Paid more than required weekly and wasn't made easy to redraw. After redrawing once had to contact them again to do it again. Now refinancing for a rate of more than 1% better, the settlement date has already been pushed back by AFG three times. Do your research before consider using them.
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.
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.
Thanks AFG - good and simple service
We rolled over our finances into a single loan and received prompt and personal service.
Online facilities are easy to use and any queries have been resolved quickly - thanks AFG
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Cookie Cutter Approach and No Customer Service
Seems great until you actually need customer service or a change. Unlike many others I decided to tell the bank I moved in with my partner and now renting out my home. I should of done what many people do and not disclose the situation change. In times where rates are low, having a paying tenant and a stable full time job should mean a lot to a bank, they hiked up my interest rate by 1% and charged a fee. I understand there is a difference between owner occupy and what banks say are investment loans, however most banks go through the process an...d may offer different rates for customers in different situations, and certainly not 1% difference in current market. They apply a cookie cutter approach with very little customer service to make you feel like you are important, they must forget how much profit they get from our loans.
Excellent lender with great service
AFG have been excellent to deal with over the past couple of years. I have now changed back to a major bank as I need more features with my home loan due to living in a remote area. If you’re looking for a simple great value home loan with excellent customer service you won’t go wrong with AFG. They have also been excellent with the discharge of both my mortgages and very quick with the release. If I ever look at refinancing my properties again I will definitely come back to AFG.
AFG have been difficult from the start
We have been with AFG (Retro) for only just over 1 year and they have recently increased the interest rate twice in only three months, despite the reserve bank rate remaining the same. They offer little explanation beyond their ties to the underwriting bank. As other users have said, discharge rates are high (in the process of discharging the loan) and the security property we used for the loan to begin with was layed down at an unreasonable rate of colatoral with some clear shadiness in the transparency of this within our original contracts. T...hey have also not been able to produce proper electronic statements, and even the versions you must pay for (if misplacing your original) are substandard in the information in your history they offer (beyond being a very basic transaction list with a letterhead). Their stated reasoning is that they have not yet properly established their digital presence. I would strongly recommend avoiding AFG and using a different lender based on my experiences.
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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