Will give them 5 stars as soon as they pass on the rate cut...
Awesome experience from the get go.no frills but exactly what you need from a lender. Was the best rate around when we signed up and still is now 6 months later as far as I can tell.
I am quiet satisfied with services so far, but recommend an mobile app for monitoring our account rather than only via URL., This way it at least gives customers flexibility of checking their account
Great rate with full offset and good service.
Customer service was good, a little complicated and disorganised at times.
No unexpected setup costs, great rate. Exit fees are a little high, though, which is only a problem if you’re leaving and give them the rate (and 10% offset) that’s unlikely.
The loan application and approval process could have been smoother, but worth working through for the rate, though!
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Decent service given the low rate
Reduce's rate was far better than we could find anywhere else. Our representative David worked very hard to get it all done, and it did get done in the end.
It wasn't always a straightforward process though. We had quite a few delays, including multiple occasions when we were asked for documents that we'd already sent before. We also had to pay penalty interest when their solicitors held up settlement because they had a policy that they needed three business days to schedule settlement.
But overall, I would recommend them and I'm sure they'll...save us thousands over the life of the loan. Just be aware that things might take a bit longer than with a regular bank, and you won't be able to see anyone in person. You can still talk over the phone though, and David kept in regular contact throughout the process. We also just settled today, so we can't rate the ongoing service nor can we comment on others' reviews that their interest rates went up shortly after joining.
Very helpful staff. I found a very good solution to my request. Happy outcome.
Customer service was very good. I found a very competitive solution to my enquiry. Interestingly enough, it is still one of the best in the market after a year and a half. I would recommend.
Questions & Answers
Why are the fees so huge and why are so many members accusing you of bait and switch, where months after they have their loans established they get a letter advising their interest rates are going up?
Some of the comments are quite serious and places doubts on whether Reduce can then be trusted or not if they sign you up on one rate, only to increase it in a few months. Has many people experienced it?
Also people are saying their exit fees are very high. How high are they compared to others?
I am considering refinancing soon with reduce and I was wondering if there rates go up soon after changing over. I was convinced a few years ago by a broker to refinance with AFG and 2 days after my loan changed over the rate went up quite a bit and I would have been better off staying with Peoples choice. I don't want to waste my time changing if this will happen again.
I am an existing customer my rate was 2.42% it will soon reduce to 2.27%. I have not experienced any issues with rates, although I have noticed they are now advertising at 1.77% so do not reward loyalty. The process to refinance is beyond slow, frustrating and you need to jump through hoops expect it to be even months before it is finalised. So you need to weight that up.
I am also an existing customer at current rate of 3.94% IO Investor loan when current advertised is 3.19% for the same product. Contacted my manager who said that no improvements to rate are possible. I'm now looking at refinance for 2 loan products elsewhere closer to the advertised Reduce interest rate. No reward once you are signed up.
They don’t reward loyalty. It’s disgusting they advertise new loans 0.5% lower than loyal customers. Also the discharge fees are excessive!
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