Please note that Beyond Bank Australia is a trading name of Community CPS Australia Ltd
I love it, but it's far from the best value
I have been with Beyond Bank for over 20years, since it was called CPS Credit Union and I have loved them and always recommended them. Their customer service, ease of online banking + app use and in branch services and reliability have always been awesome. In fact their telephone service was instant access to a human to chat to, unlike many other business', until about about 2years ago, now it's usually up to a 10mins wait time or call back time, no biggy. I guess they got more popular.
Until today however, I've had no reason to leave. Unt...
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Terrible service in recent COVID-19 times
Hi, I have been with beyond bank for several years now. Since losing my job because of the recent events regarding COVID-19, I assumed I would of been entitled to a mortgage deferralswvt until this whole disaster blew over. I was in touch with beyond bank as soon as I was a loss with my employment, only to be told someone would contact me ASAP regarding my situation. Two weeks later I was contacted and explained I didn’t qualify for the COVID-19 hardship programme as I was in arrears from the last two weeks I had been awaiting a call back from ...beyond bank. I explained that if I knew this was going to be the case I would have tried to pay the money on the spot to qualify for the COVID-19 mortgage exemption. Now I am in arrears because I was told to receive a call back, and also expected to pay the arrears before they will even consider an application for a deferral.
Absolutely terrible concerning COVID-19.
Absolutely terrible. I have been with Beyond Bank for years and due to corona-virus have recently lost my job. They said I don't qualify for the hardship as I am a few weeks behind on my mortgage. Although I contacted BB the day I lost my job and they told me to wait. I then contacted them again and they said the credit side was too busy so someone would call me back. No call back, have sent a few emails and requested a call on the app numerous times. Finally called back and told NO as I was now behind on my mortgage and it has fallen further in arrears. Even though they were the ones who told me to wait. RIDICULOUS and absolutely no help or compassion whatsoever.
This it terrible
I have been with this bank for 48 years and now out of work and unable to get work due to the corona-virus they tolled me they cant assist with mortgage assistance because i have a small amount in my savings by the sounds if it you have to be down and out before they will assist you, Think it time to find a another bank My trust with them has gone.
I have been with beyond bank approx 40 years and must admit I slowly but surely watched their service for backwards they have so many fees for all sorts of stupid things now
Condescending Behaviour by a staff person
I have been with this bank for over 20 years and have never had an issue until now. A staff person was condescending for the second time I spoke with her over a two week period...not "remembering" I had spoken with her at all. She was very quick to accuse me twice of tampering with my internet account hence my card displaying a random faulty chip alert.The staff person continued to say there was no issue with my card as I was still using it. True...... however the card can only be used by inserting it into the terminal "What was my issue?"I en...joy the benefit of pay wave......I asked twice for the staff person to stop accusing me as I am well versed with the internet... and banking. Alas the staff person wanted me to log on in store so she could check!! I was not willing to pay the $10 fee for a new card as I was not responsible for it being faulty and made my wishes known.The staff person stared blankly and finally said I will be issued with a new card fee waved"just this once"Ohhh Geeee thanks......did I have to fight for a new card ....clearly I did........ohhh maybe the cost came from her pay .........
Just keeps going downhill these days
I've been with this bank for at least 25 years or more, but since it became Beyond Bank, it's sort of changed and not for the better. Today I discovered that it cannot even accurately record the correct date of the last transaction for one of my payees, but shows as the date of the last payment, a date that doesn't appear on the full list of ALL transactions. And I discovered this when I went looking for a scheduled transfer I set up last week, but I could find no scheduled transfer listing on the site, and although the SCHEDULE PAYMENT option ...is clearly shown, there isn't any facility for us to actually VIEW such scheduled payments. That, apparently, is only available for BPay payments, not transfers. So I call the bank to find out what is going on - both with scheduling payments, and the inaccurate transaction records. After holding on for 10 minutes or more, I got a chap called Renee. Two minutes into the conversation, he just hung up on me. Do you think I am feeling disposed to ring again, and hang on for another 10 minutes or more? Nah. I'm sort of fast reaching the conclusion that Beyond Bank is no longer worth the effort.
Excellent Service.. HIghly Recommended
Had a very good experience dealing with this bank. Great Car loan rate of Interest and very clear in terms of terms and conditions and constraints.. Loan was done smoothly without any issues and settlement of the loan was done same day. Dealer was shocked to see that payment being made same day within minutes.. Highly recommended. Thanks Adrian and your team!. Thanks Beyond Bank!.
Security and customer service is a joke
I transferred a small amount to verify Osko would work for a transaction, and then tried to do the full amount. BB blocked my account and I had to wait until the next business day to get access again, which can be a long wait for a weekend. If they are going to do this, offer after hours support or offer some means to verify the transaction, possibly from another device, but a full lockout with no explanation !?
Took me 3 attempts to contact customer support on said business day to resolve the issue after long winded phone support and call backs.
Another corporation who loves f+cking everyone over
Signed up with this company, you cant login. You'll follow all their cues around trying to reset your password because the one they gave you wont work, and you cant even do that.
Never use them!
Very painful to deal with I was approved for a car loan the not approved very embarrassing
Unprofessional,back flippers, misleading,slow,no understanding of car valuations.approved my loan then didn't approve my loan then lost my deposit very embarrassing was about to purchase a vehicle for $30000 which they only valued at $17000 they have no idea
Best bank ever!
My daughter has been shopping around for a car loan.
Other banks had been dismissive and uncaring but Beyond Bank was AMAZING!
Empathetic and supportive and talked to her not down to her. Don't go anywhere else, these guys are awesome.
Car Loan Ordeal - Big Regrets
After lodging a car loan through Beyond Bank, it is instant regrets. We were initially attracted to their low interest rate of 5.49% p.a (5.73% comparison), however, that is obviously all talk and no action - we had all of the documents ready from the dealership, deposit paid, and we knew to be in a good standing financially, hence why we booked the car in prior to getting finance. We were quite happy with the initial setup of the loan to obtain a pre-approval, although that's when things started getting worse and the whole deal went down the d...rain. After waiting days to hear back from the "assessors", we were greeted with further conditions to the pre-approval. After running through the nitty-gritty details and verifying the conditions on our end, it was yet again sent to the assessors who again took almost a whole week to get back to us - this is starting to seriously drag out as long as it possibly can. They come back with further conditions such as employment checks, despite providing all of our bank statements, ATO documents, all of our personal ID (Medicare, License). After this whole ordeal, we were advised that despite being advised our application was strong multiple times, during the initiation of the application up until mid-way - where things just turned for the worst and we were advised that our application was not looking good. With all these impossible conditions, it seriously makes lending impossible through this company. Whether you have a clear savings record, clean credit history, healthy upfront deposit (35%), they still do not care and can only see the benefit it will bring to the company. After spending over a week back and forth (over 35 emails and multiple phone calls), we ended up having to cancel our application and decided to not move forward as we receive further conditions which literally gave us no chance what so ever - quite ridiculous if you ask me. We initially had a good experience with the application as well as our assigned agent, however, it turned bad and the agent started to get very passive-aggressive with me as he possibly had wasted time on this and maybe doesn't get a kick back/commission now that the loan hasn't gone through? Who knows, it's frustrating for us all, especially when we're going around in circles like a headless chook. We ended up getting finance elsewhere, all of the documents were submitted at one go, assessed and approved all within 24 hours - we are now up to the final stages, and 48 hours later, it looks like our loan has been approved. Despite having all of my documents ready for Beyond Bank, we got no where in over a week (7 business days + Sat + Sun), instead we ran around in circles. I definitely would not consider this bank in the future whether it be as a lender or as my financial institution. Waste of time, effort and definitely a waste of mental capacity.
Unfortunately my bank couldn't offer a competitive package for a car loan. After several weeks of researching I ended up going with Beyondbank. 1.5 years later and I've paid it all off. From start to finish my experience has been a painless process. Pleasant and professional!
THE BEST BANK I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH !!!
I came across Beyond Bank about 4 years ago when I was looking for an SMSF property loan. At the time they were one of the few banks that still offered SMSF products. The transaction went smoothly and I always dealt directly with a dedicated customer service officer.
A couple of years later when I was looking to refinance some other loans I went initially to some of the bigger banks. I did not get anywhere with them, they were just transacting and not attentive to my financial needs.
I then thought I'd reach out to Beyond Bank. Honestly, I wo...uld rarely find myself complementing a bank but through every single transaction and ongoing communications with Beyond Bank, they have ALWAYS been professional, understanding and helpful. I actually feel that they care about my financial success. I HIGHLY recommend them. I know they don't have branches in the big metro areas so perhaps they may not be suitable if you need a branch, but I don't think I've been inside a bank branch in years - I do everything online. If you are after a bank that cares and listens, I recommend you give Beyond Bank a go.
Been with this bank for many years. I thought that they were honest.
Term deposits are now calculated by new math.
My term deposit of $200000 @ 2.8% for one year, was calculated by Beyond Bank to be $5599.99. I thought that the calculation should have been $5600.
But using new math, Beyond Bank work out your daily interest (divides it by 365) and then times it by 365. Because this method gives many decimal places, edit : 30 plus , (in the division calculation), Beyond Bank decides to use just 12 of them, edit : they "truncate" to 12 decim...
Great personalised service not available through the big banks
I dealt with a person on the phone for a car loan and all I can say is the rates were fantastic and the person went above and beyond to ensure I had the car within a matter of days. Awesome and easy to use online banking system as well.
Amazing Customer Service
I have been with Beyond Bank since it was United Community and United Credit Union before that. I recently applied for a construction loan and not only did my representative get us the lowest rate going, she also has remained in touch with us even though she moved location. Any issues I have she always replies and/or fixes the day I email, even if it’s just to increase my daily spend limit. Their service has been incredible. She also made sure I had a better rate on my current home loan.
Can’t praise them enough.
Always receive great service
Went from one of the big banks to Beyond Bank two years ago and have been very happy with both service and rates. Customer phone service is always efficient and helpful.
Failing time after time
I have been with Beyond Bank (formerly CPS) for 8 or 9 years. I am continually dismayed at the poor customer service I receive. In this calendar year alone I have been irritated or frustrated by their inefficiency or attitude 4 times.
1) a routine call to me in February, verifying the ongoing management of an investment, turned into an attempt by the person (not my financial adviser) to up-sell other products. It started with the question, "Do you have any accounts with other banks?" And this right after the Royal Commission into banks and...
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