We were rejected for a personal loan even though we met the criteria
We have a savings and an everyday account with ING and applied for a personal loan to help us with a granny flat we were building. After they rejected my partner (they do not offer joint loans) because she is a casual worker I then applied. I am a full time worker who meets the thresh-hold earning cap they set to apply for loans, I gave them all relevant information and yet I was still denied the loan WITHOUT EXPLANATION!!! I am now unable to apply for a loan for another 6 months and am forced to reverse the payment I already put down for the g...ranny flat. ING crushed our dream of finally getting our own space. We are young and my partner is a full time Uni student and now we will probably have to wait another 3 years for her to graduate before we can get our own space. Very disappointed and disgusted in the service and would NOT reccomend. Stick to the main banks, clearly ING cannot hold their own.
Superb product. Better than any big (four) names.
I have been a customer since 2015, and it has been a good experience. I know it can be challenging for some people as they are online based (people usually prefer face-to-face interaction that can be obtained through a branch or centers). However for me it's just makes it easier and faster, and it has been a smooth sailing one for every transactions I have done.
What I love the most is the fact that they have been doing the No-Withdrawal-Fees-for-using-different-ATM hype since day 1 (while the trends seem to only be picked up recently by most ...
Staffs gave wrong infos and management team covered it and kept saying they are giving correct infos
I had 2 yrs TD 2.85%, early termination after 15 mths, the guy told me i will get approx $41510 back, but i only got $40880, $630 short, then i called back, another staff told me seemed computer error will send to management term for further investigation. Then i called back next day, they asked their management team to speak to me and kept saying the amount paid me 40880 was correct. Why the guy told me i will get 41510? Manager kept saying approximate said the guy didnt give me wrong info, $630 differ approximate? I dont think so. Dont use ING ever again!
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I have to find a copy of my birth certificate and get it certified by a JP and send it into ING to verify that I am the same person who opened my account with my same birth certificate and a 100 point check 12 years ago. This is what I get for loyalty as a customer. I am 90 years old, and my birth certificate is in a safe 4 hrs drive from me, and I have been given 10 days to do all of this or they will take matters into their own hands and not pay back my money until I verify myself.
ING did not refund unused annual fee
After switching our home loan product to a no-annual fee mortgage simplifier with ING, we requested for a refund of the annual fee that we were just charged (in advance) for the previous product. We were told that ING does not refund annual fees that are charged in advance.
Misogynist customer service.
I have been with this bank for 12 years and were generally happy with their service. I got a home loan through them which was a total debacle, they claimed I had missed a payment when I hadn’t and that took ages and effort to clear up. My biggest issue is that even though the loan is in my name and attached to my account and I am the one who makes all the payments 100% from my own wage they choose to only deal with my (male) partner. When I required copies of documents about my accounts they addressed them to my partner and did not even send th...em to my address (the address of my home on the home loan) they sent them to his parents for some reason! I’m on the lookout for a new bank because clearly my money and business is inferior and undesired because I am a woman.
Changing details on loan
Approached our lender to borrow a small amount on to our existing loan, adding a name to the loan and deed. Thought we could cut out a broker and go directly to our provider. What an absolute joke ING have been. Almost 6 weeks later we still do not have the money or our application finalised. Constantly being told from ING we need to complete various documents, complete them to be told ING forgot to send us another form. Finally receive paperwork from the solicitor ING use, sign that and send it back express at our cost. Then called today fro...m ING's solicitor to be told that we have to attend a solicitor and have them draw up another document. During that conversation with the lawyer I am asked so what did you ask ING to do. Attempt to call ING, only to go to the call centre. You never get to speak to the team who process the loan. We now have a bill from ING's solicitor who drew up papers not knowing what we wanted and our small variation to our loan is not finalised!!!
Contemptuous customer service.
I was notified by text message that ING had cancelled my card. They refused to provide further detail. I suspect it was related to a recent online purchase as I rarely buy products online so they may have flagged the transaction as suspicious. I had to drive to an ATM where they lifted the cancellation long enough for me to withdraw some cash. I had to call them 3 times that day. I received a new card with instructions to "activate" it online with the advice that "it only takes a moment" I was unable to activate the card. I spent another ...19 minutes on the phone (during my work hours) to ask them to activate my card so I could access my money. I was told today that my card had been "compromised" and this is why it was cancelled. This perceived "security risk" means that I'm now unable to make any purchases online as I may risk having my card cancelled again. They seem to treat their customers with contempt. Unfortunately I can't change banks until I pay off my mortgage. Appalling customer service. Choose another bank.
Money frozen immediately by ING moment it was received
I signed up as a new ING customer after a recommendation I saw in the Barefoot Investor book. The signup process is smooth and easy. They encourage you to also open a Savings Maximizer account together with an Everyday account so I did. I then transferred funds into the new Savings Maximizer account from an external bank and that's when things went badly wrong. ING don't state in their terms and conditions that new accounts may be frozen although they were quite happy to accept the nearly $4000 I transferred to the bank. After noticing the acco...unt had been made immediately frozen after the funds were received I then rang the bank and was told that it would be up to 5 days before my funds would be available and the account could be used. This apparently was standard practice. What? I asked for the money to be transferred to another account as I might need it. My request was flatly refused. I then asked to speak to a supervisor who politely told me she'd would contact me later, but never did. I would need to wait for my money to be available in 5 days. I would definitely NOT recommend this bank to anyone.
Best Aussie bank
ING Direct is a great bank, there are no fees for a lot of things other things big banks will charge you for and always a competitive rate on the Savings Maximiser. I could go on but the best and most underrated feature is a 24/7 customer support team based in Australia, you cannot fault their ability to help you and they are fast on the phone and don't waste your time with small talk or taking you through unnecessary lengthy processes - good to know in case something ever goes wrong.
The Donald trump of banks
If they do not like how a dispute is playing out ,, they will just change the facts , I’ve spoken to three people from ing and they all lie with ease ,and when you pull them up tell them that they are directly contradicting them selves they lie some more.
They are incredibly passive aggressive at the complaints department,to the point where I could not argue with them anymore.
They are the Donald trump of banks
Downright rude and pushy
Downright rude and pushy. Couldn't explain why deposits could not be made into my loan account when in credit. Told me to open another account from another bank then transfer funds in. Why? Whats the difference?
Beware of the high interest bonus trap. I am losing the interest bonus because a BPay transaction will not count
They disqualified me because I was one transaction short of using the card to tap on a EPOS machine even though I made over $7,000 in payment and over ten transactions with my account. They never specified that a BPay transaction would not count and in two months I lost over $200 in interest bonus. They are a bank not to be trusted. I will close my account and move to another bank.
Crap customer service
I have been trying to open an account including everyday account, savings maximiser acc and a joint acc with my partner. I have had to call numerous times for help and found them to not be helpful at all and very confusing. They are not clear and don’t give clear instructions on how to help. I feel like they expect you to know how to do everything and feels like they have only been working for ING for a few days.
The only reason I am continuing to get through this is for the damn interest rates on savings acc and other benefits otherwise I wouldn’t bother. Waste of time!
Unhelpful and hard to deal with, broken promises
Joint the bank as promised easy transactions, but they are worst - only via phone (right now on phone for 40 min already, not sure when will be resolved) or long few pages forms which only can be physically printed, all few pages you have to fill in ( over 30 questions), then scan and then mail or email.
While on the phone, the staff clearly trained to blame you in everything - they have terms and conditions, which are making your fault in pretty much everything, and they will keep making up things blaming you.
AVOID! the worst sharks I have ever seen
ING have been fairly good to us over the period of our home loan but a recent double interest rate rise that was unexpected has dropped my opinion of them. We have been banking with them for over 10 years and I received a letter notifying me that our rate was going up - 2 weeks earlier?? Who does this. Disappointed!
Best bank ever
Been with ING for 10 years now, have always found the service to be excellent and the products are perfect. Banking App is also brilliant and allows be to do everything I need.
Questions & Answers
Who exactly qualifies for a credit card with these guys? I was told 3 days ago I was 'conditionally approved' for a $10K credit card after providing an initial raft of information and bank statements. Just needed to verify income (which I did in the form required - payslips) and dividends from my company (which I did in one of the forms required) and this morning received a 'sorry you do not meet our credit criteria'. Even my payslips show income over $100,000 and my credit file which they no doubt have should show that any credit card debt i have is paid in full each month.
How is ING for car insurance?? Does anyone have any experience??
I have been doing general banking with them for about 3 years with no issues.
Their insurance is underwritten by auto & general ltd owners of budget direct & quite a few insurance companies you are better off going direct to the insurance company & getting a quote 1st then compare that with ING paying insurance thru the bank the insurance company pays the bank a commission which would add to your premium Before you commit check the reviews for auto & general
Would ING be a good bank to open a savings account with? I do not want to withdraw money, just save it. I'm trying to choose a different bank than my normal one so I cannot have instant access to it, to avoid temptation.
No, I would definitely go to Westpac and open a Westpac eSaver and go down to the branch then ask them to put a block on it so you can only withdraw at the branch so avoid temptation like I do.
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