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Bad Experience: Incompetent & Fake Loan Specialist
I have discussed my credit history and the loan details with their so call loan specialist because I don't want any credit enquiry if any issue, she said everything is good to go. I have applied but declined, when I have asked for reason for decline, they are saying as per guidelines it is declined but not sharing any reason. My credit report is being ruin because of their incompetence. They charged for property valuation $220 that no other lender i.e NAB, CBA, ANZ etc is charging. They said will refund $220 but after one week, but why?
Possibly the worst retail experience
From start to almost finish - this has been one of the worst retail experiences I have endured. I have arranged three loans to be refinanced with this crew and the Apps and electronic support have failed (despite several calls to fix it), information requests (typically via the app) have been duplicated and even when messaged have not been removed (potentially slower settlement), the support member allocated to my deal simply doesn't listen. Conversations for Third Party access suddenly stopped. Generally expect different answers from staff m...embers (but occasionally you get a staff member whom you thinks know what they're doing). Staff generally poorly trained and electronic support if terrible. Don't get sucked into the low interest rates - you'll regret it. It has been a long, slow painful experience. After almost 4 weeks, still waiting to hear about an extra $1,200 charged at settlement for two of my three loans.
Simple non contact application
After having some issues with the big 4 banks (post Royal Commission) I went searching for someone who wanted to deal with us. Loans.com.au was a simple online process from start to finish. 14 days from start to settlement (we waited months for Suncorp only to be knocked back). Communication was good and obviously their staff know their product.
Will be looking to change over our investment property very shortly.
very bad service once you convert your loan to them
Loans.com.au attract new customers with low rate to start, but once you become their customer, they will ignor your request for refinance, or provide better mortage rates, or discharge forms request. We signed up with loans.com.au since mid 2015, after one year lower rate fix, our fix rate or variable rate has been always more than 1% higher than the equivilent new customer's rate. We requested numerous time, they would not do anything about it. Upon we request to discharge, they keep delay in more than a week to send out discharge form.......while other bank can send out within 60 minutes in same period of time. Their excuses are unacceptable.... eg. the fund that we drawn down when you signed up was in a higher cost, that is why your variable rate will be much higher than current market rates... we need to check a lot before discharge form send out...
High level of customer service and integrity
I have been a Loans.com.au customer for approx 2 years. I have a home loan and 2 investment loans with them. I engaged with their customer service team to seek a rate review and obtain break costs on a fixed loan. I originally dealt with Emma and explained my rate was no longer competitive. She immediately sought additional discounts off my Variable rate loan and sought break costs for the fixed. As the fixed rate had 14 months to go the break costs were quite high. However, due to the size of the loan and the move in 1.3bp it was still worth u...s breaking. I was surprised to obtain an email from Sue who has checked if we waited a further 2 months to break the fixed rate we could save over $2k in break costs. I believe this demonstrates a high level of personal and corporate integrity and am very appreciative of Sue bringing this to our attention. Very happy indeed!
Initially great! But haven’t passed on interest rate cuts! What’s the point??
The customer service was great but I would no longer recommend. They didn’t pass on the interest rate cuts 3 times even though I was on variable. The point of being with them is that they have competitive rates but they are now higher then the big four. Disappointed!
Biggest scammer of your money
Don't let their low rates and promises suck you into applying for a loan with them. You will end up wasting your time and money just for the application process. They only lend to people who have don't have a loan because they will use every little excuse to not approve the loan. After taking 4 weeks, a full financial audit and many times back and forth about reducing my current loan balance before refinancing (which I complied every single time), they are now saying they have problem with my servicability. Really! I have been servicing my loan...s fine in the last 20 years without them. Plus they will charge you valuation fees upfront even though they haven't approved your loans yet which means they won't give it back to you. Have I mentioned if you don't call them to find out what is going on they won't call you? I have never been through such a painful process to get a loan. The biggest scammer, imagine charging 1000 or 10000 customers upfront valuation fees and the use some lame excuse not to approve their loans. How much money would they make and already made from people? Save your time, money, headache and stay away from these guys.
Contacted to find out viability of an investment property. Terrible customer service, passive aggressive, condescending and lacking in knowledge. Couldn't understand what I was trying to ask at times and would butt in before I finished trying to ask. Judgemental have had great experience with Lendi who were extremely helpful and can answer all questions you throw at them try them. Waste of time speaking to this company. The questions on application form do not allow for correct details.
Great for a new loan although for existing customers terrible.
I have been with loans.com.au for 5 years (home loan). Paid off 445k loan within 5 years of a 500k loan. As my 5 year interest only loan expired they would only give me a .2% reduction although a new loan would have been .7% less. Basically they don't care about existing customers but only new customers. I have now organised my home loan to go to another bank. Don't bother with them. There are heaps of other lenders that believe looking after their existing customers.
Unethical, unhelpful and purely organised.
I overpay my mortgage, never miss a payment, and have a large mortgage which is safe due to our professions being government. The application process was a joke - sorry but I would love to know how you people think the admin should be done. Literally took 5 times to get documents sorted - 24 hrs application was over a month - apparently, the software was doing it wrong and it took a team to fix it but only on my profile of our mortgage and not on my husband. Then the fiasco of the direct debit which they kept getting the account details wron...g which after 3 month of messing around we told them to stop trying - we sorted it by BPAY. No one year later when they have nothing to do they have brought out an interest rate 0.68% lower than my current rate and they are refusing to let existing customers move to a better rate. - Disgusting. They are also not a bank just some money lender in Queensland. If you want a cheap rate and have zero interaction then go ahead but anyone who expects more than a couple of figures on a page - which is all we want incidentally go elsewhere.
Very happy with customer service. The process to sign up was good being able supply documents online. A little more info regarding the refinancing transactions would have been good to know. Ie, more money then required was drawn to cover any unexpected fees. We then had a 2 week wait from our old lender to give us the purposely overpaid funds which then put straight back on the new mortgage. We understand that process now but would have been good to know that was going to happen ahead of time as at the time we thought it was an error of loans.c...om.au which cost us interest we didn’t anticipate on the additional funds. We have been with Loans.com.au for over a year and are very pleased to have calls answered promptly and answers to our questions quickly. Rates are extremely competitive despite not all rate cuts being passed on in full as happens with other financial institutions. After making the switch I have kept track of our old loan rates, has we not have changed we would be wasting $100 per week (yes per week) on interest. After a number of rate cuts on both the old loan and our current we are now approx $26 better off per week then had we of stayed with our old lender. Love having no account keeping fees and flexibility of redraw facility. The app is the easiest banking app I have used. Thanks loans.com.au for the savings and for having such wonderful staff to deal with. Highly recommended!
Follow up was a waste of time
I followed up. Although my fixed rate is almost up (about 1% higher than variabke) I will still be charged a fee. They dont care if I leave. Customer care is zero
Existing customers get high interest rates & poor service
If I could go back 5 years I would run away from loans com.au as fast as possible. Similar to other customers who've posted reviews of their experience, we were also lured in by their advertised rates only for them to hike the rates on us over the years. We're good customers with 3 loans with them as well as savings of $200k plus & have never missed a repayment. However it seems they don't care about retaining our business, they've not bothered to return our calls about lowering our rates so we've sourced a better deal through a mortgage broker...& will be moving all of our money elsewhere. As far as our experience goes, there are much better deals out there with far superior customer service than offered by loans.com.au. Would rate them zero stars if possible.
Like big banks, sucks you in and keeps rates high
Joined 4 years ago. Rates kept on creeping up against benchmark. Recently tried to call to discuss rate change. After 12 days and 4 calls and two firm complaints to staff still zero response. I wanted to give them a chance to reduce the rates - which are now higher than the rates advertised by the big 4 - so that neither of us have to waste time changing. As one can expect, once you are a customer, you are treated poorly, and the rates will keep increasing to above the big 4.
Doesn't look after existing customer
First it attracts you with low interest rate and after becoming customer,loan.com.au treat us like we are nothing. I call them everytime when reserve bank cut interest rate but Everytime I here I am getting best interest rate blah..blah..blah . I am normal person and do not understand other than interest rate. My intreset rate is 3.22 variable now and my friend who went with other bank same time when both bank have same interest rate ,her interest rate is 2.69 variable only. What a shame..
the rates are introductory only - after a year or two they bump your product to a rate that is way worse than the market
I have been with loans.com.au since 2014. The rate was good at first, hence I went with them. A couple of years later I saw a massive gap between my rate and rates advertised for new customers. My rate now is way worse then the market rate and when queried they even say the rates are for new customers only. They won't be new forever so they will also suffer in a couple of years. I am currently organising a refinance with another bank (although a more annoying because property prices have come down a lot) - hence I am for the moment a prisoner w...ith loans.com.au. My advice, choose another tradional bank but make them fight for your business (must ask for the base rate and discount off the base rate, and if that discount is for the life of the loan).
Bad customer experience, higher rates for existing customers
Avoid these guys, plenty of other lenders
Good 5 years ago, but do not communicate rate changes clearly, would not rectify their mistakes.Worst they have higher rates for existing customers now.
18 months into 30 years
Best rate when we applied, but they don't pass on rate cuts to existing loans, only to new customers, now I'm refinancing away from loans.com.au as they are ~0.5% above the market price. They happily watch customers leave, take your loan to Athena the first time...
Its a fantastic rate, great customer service and was so easy to refinance on my own
this was the easiest refinance I have done with a lot of support when needed and has the best rate around, I tried a mortgage broker and he couldn't beat this rate and the process of doing the refinance on my own was easier and quicker than the broker
Competitive rate and good service
They have offered a competitive rate but the inspection changed didn't waivedoff.
No unexpected costs. Apllication process was easy and interactive with nice tool called ontrack.
Even we can directly call the case officer.
Overall experience was good.
Avoid - after almost 5 years with loans.com.au They do not give you the service you deserve!
Initially, they were great, easy process, great rate. Within a very short time the rate was increased multiple times (RBA did not raise) claiming borrowing costs overseas impacted the business, no choice but to raise interest rate. The rate went from competitive to higher than major banks. Customer service is terrible, for an online bank, they do not make it easy for customers to contact. If you email/message them through the online portal, they reply you have to call them. When you call, you are then placed on hold for over half hour wait...ing to speak to a customer service rep - this happened on multiple occasions. If you have a query in relation to any pending transactions on your savings/cheque account, they are no help at all. They give you a stock standard reply to contact the merchant, they cannot help but don't worry, if the transaction hasn't become "financial" within 30 days, it will automatically expire! Bad luck if it's a significant amount and you cannot contact the merchant, you literally have to wait 30 days to access your OWN money!! I would never deal with an online bank again, happy we have now refinanced with the Bank Of Melbourne - at least I can walk into a branch and have any queries/concerns dealt with in a professional manner. Would not recommend loans.com.au
Don't be fooled
The initial service, fees, and rates were good. Now they offer new customers much lower rates and blame funding tranches. Existing clients ripped off. They will not reply to emails. The service is shocking.
Watch out - attractive interest rate and then....
Satisfactory customer service, however loans.com.au are very arrogant and unwilling to negotiate when interest rates become very uncompetitive (+0.75%) above their advertised rate! When approached and a review of the rate I was paying was requested, they refused! So ultimately I've switched to another institution. Watch out and do your homework - Not recommended.
Maternity Leave discrimination
Rang these people up to inquire on a home loan and they will not lend to people on Maternity leave if more than 12 months regardless of if this is paid or not, further to this they will only accept half of the amount that is being paid as income.
This is discriminatory NOT responsible lending as they should accept what is on the payslip not part of it and not for a limited time.
Re-financing process went very smooth and received a great rate and service. Their online tool, onTrack, works very well to inform customers of the application progress and to download and upload documents at your own time and be able to access them easily at one location at any time later.
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