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.
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!
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Big thank you to Mohan for for his assistance on helping me receive a loan approval within 1 week. I highly recommend Mohan and his team to everyone. Big thank you again!
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.
Compare lenders with Lendi
Easy to get a loan with but it is hard to get out
I have been with AFG retro for more than two years. They offered low rate but then didn't adjust on going rates promptly when the market rate was dropped.
And now I want to refinance to a different bank. They kept me for a long time more than a month for a discharge date. And when it is close to the discharge date, they sent another email to move forward 12 more days.
I called the client service team and they said that the original discharge booking date was cancelled without a reason noted.
It is ridiculous.
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
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
Compare lenders with Lendi
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.
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.
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.
Compare lenders with Lendi
Can't even do a pre-approval stage properly
I have gone thru an agent who did the processing recently for an AFG loan and luckily escaped from the unforeseen problems. I have given all documents correctly on time and agent did a wonderful job to send to their topline such as BDM, unfortunately, this BDM and toplines are utterly hopeless because whenever I send their requested docs latest I have to wait for 2 weeks for a reply and on a follow up the reply will be your docs are not recent , send the latest again and repeated for more than 3 times and finally I fed up and send just stop it. The later agent agreed you are not the first person having this issue, and my question was why you referring this irresponsible lender.
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.
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/
Get an answer from our members and AFG Home Loans representatives
Other Home Loans
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.