Great Rates, nightmare application process
The initial consultation and rates offered were great which inspired me to choose to go with Loans.com.au over another comparable process.
And then began the application process.
Instead of getting a list of all of the required documentation/information at the beginning of the process, the requirements kept evolving as the process went on.
What should have been a straightforward process took significantly longer due to the shifting goal posts.
The quality and timeliness of communications dropped significantly as the process went on as well.
Asked for "Being Poor Tax"
They quoted me a 1% more interest rate for my car loan than what they have advertised on their website because I live in a rented house. Not sure if it's a norm in other places, but basically, if you are not rich enough to buy a house, you pay "Being Poor Tax"!
Discharging from Loans.com.au due to very high interest rates. The customer service kept changing originally agreed discharging date accusing another bank. Who is dishonest? Made complaint to AFCA. Trying to resolve discharging issues
Valuation was well below current market values
I applied for a loan on a property. It was a realistic offer based on 6 months of research in the area. The valuation came in much lower than the average price. I lost $3000 in deposit, surveys, solicitors and valuation fees. I was not able to request a review or second opinion on the valuation.
- Home Loans
Initial low interest rate will rise
I refinanced by mortgage several years ago with this company due to the much lower interest rate on offer. However this didn’t last & the interest rate crept up either due to them not passing on rate cuts or occasionally increasing their rate because of ‘addition funding costs’. As a result the interest is now higher than that my from my previous borrower.
It is also significantly higher than the interest rate being offered to new customers on their website.
I have no issue with the service I received in dealing with this company.
Great at first, then goes bad.
Excellent refinancing a few years ago. Very pleased. However interest rate cuts are not passed on and we were left with no option but to refinance with another lender at much better interest rates.
First got Pre-approval and then they taking me round and round
On 30 Min Call i provide all details and got pre-approval and after pre approval now they taking me round and round in circle. Things they required me over the fone have been provided but now they want more and more and more. not impress at all.
Not the best customer service
Always disappointed that this company gives so much better rates to new customers. Existing customers lose out unless they go through all the hoops of negotiating a better deal.......writing this review as I remain 9th in the queue to speak to a customer service representative!!!!!!
Have actively taken steps to make it more difficult for customers to compare interest rates
Loans.com.au have taken away the ability to view the interest rate being charged on your loan accounts. Previously this was always visible on their online banking platform through the account details section. Now account details shows basic account information but no longer tells you what interest rate you are being charged. There is only one possible reason for the removal of this information - to make it even more difficult for customers to know what rates they are paying and to compare them to the market. You would think in the wake of the r...oyal commission lenders would have stopped playing these sorts of games. I've been a customer for almost 15 years and have noticed a steady decline in competitiveness (for existing customers) and service. Unimpressed.
Pre approval pulled out from under us
Pre approval was given based off the annualised salary amount on the payslip, not the year to date figures of what was actually earned (which was obviously a percentage of that). Upon wanting to go ahead, told we couldn't because 'finance' says it wasn't enough.
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...
Start with lowish home loan Interest rate and then fail to pass on cuts
Fail to pass on rate cuts to existing customers, got in touch with them to ask if they'd consider passing on the cut, unfortunately they said no. Currently looking to re-finance. In fact the last .10% reduction (November 3rd 2020) hasn't even been acknowledged - as in no message to say they would or wouldn't be passing on......."ignore and it'll go away".
Terrible controlling product
I can't recommend loans.com.au. I wish I never got involved with them. It has been a struggle every step of the way. After fighting tooth and nail through the process, I find an overly complicated payment system, where I can not directly BPAY into their account from mine. I have to pay into a third account contained within their website in which they will take payments from monthly .. Laborious with inbuilt delays (48 hours).... If you decide to make additional payments, they do not adjust the monthly static payment and you have to log on to th...eir horrid website to do so. My experience with other loans is much more streamlined, much more focused on the customer having control. The lower interest rate, I believe is not worth it and will not save you money as you plod through the lengthy process not really being in control.
High Early payment fees with future interest also charged
I have taken Car loan from this agency but they are charging High early payment fees with future interest as well which is coming $160 extra than the original payment .They are calculating as outstanding balance +21 months of early payment fees which is $408+one months interest.
So be careful once you take loan from them. Their break out fees is $700/time length of loan * number of month remaining for paying back loan.
It means even if pay early then also you are bearing all future interest with extra $160 in our case.
RBA cut rates 6 days ago and yet we don’t get informed on if it’s getting passed on or not, not even a time frame on when we will know, this is lazy and a horrible way to treat customers leaving them in the dark telling them nothing. Not one thing said in media release
Questions & Answers
Thank you @CeeJay for your review. I wish I had seen this sooner as I am facing the same delays and issues with my home loan application. I’m not confident they will come through even though My case is simple and straightforward with all docs submitted. Definitely should avoid loans.com.au!
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When will we find out about rate cuts? I must add I’ll be very disappointed if it isn’t passed on and passed on in full.
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