Good rates but you might need to wait :)
The brokers are polite, provide detailed information and easy to reach.
The rates are good.
The process takes around 50% longer than in other banks.
Valuation team requires some babysitting.
This was our second application with Reduce Home Loans, again great rate and supportive customer services. A big thank you to Dane, the Personal Finance Manager for my case and to the Settlement Department team.
Good service, fast, responsive, knowledgable
David was helpful and easy to deal with, responsive and answered questions promptly.
I had a few challenges with meeting the approval criteria, and David helped me identify the simplest and easiest way to meet those requirements, ultimately allowing me to settle without having to endure any extra costs or delays.
Great home loan rates & no fees
We looked into numerous lenders & found Reduce had a great rate & no fees. We switched to Reduce & made significant savings each fortnight that is now going directly toward reducing our debt faster. Lisa helped us through the process which made it easy to switch.
Good rates, professional and easy to setup.
Broker answered all our questions and was very responsive. Easy to setup and good mortgage rate for first home owner-occupier. All associated costs were listed in the brochures and website.
Low rate home loan, friendly service!!
I was referred to reduce home loans by a friend who also had a very positive experience because my fixed term with another bank was nearing its end and they were not going to offer me anything close to what reduce home loans could. So after a little research I gave them a call! The application process was simple, and there was a broker There to explain everything and help me fill in those tricky and daunting Forms!
I would HIGHLY recommend reduce home loans to all my friends and family!
Customer experience was great and helpful. The lending process was effective and worked with me throughout the process to get the loan complete as quickly as possible. I am satisfied and would recommend this product to friends and family.
Great people, slow process
The team at Reduce have been good to talk to and did their best to pick the right loan for us. However the process has been extremely protracted, even allowing for COVID-19 impacts. We first signed our application on April 24, and as of today (15 weeks later) we have not yet achieved settlement on the loan.
We have had to ask for updates in order to understand where things were up to, with at times a month going by without any news on what was happening. Given the protracted duration, it has been necessary to re-furnish new copies of documents...that were previously supplied (for example a more recent payslip or statement) which has been a source of frustration. Ultimately this new mortgage product will be much better for us, so this process will be worth it, but there has been significant opportunities that were lost to us as we waited (and continue to wait) for the loan to settle.
Changed lenders to 'Reduce Home Loans'
We were very happy to change lenders over to Reduce Home Loans. Nick and his team were very helpful with our queries and always responded in a timely manner. This is the first time that we have done the paperwork ourselves without a Broker (which we were nervous about) but thanks to Reduce Home Loans the transition went smoothly. We are saving a very decent amount $$$ on our repayments thanks to a market leading rate and couldn't be happier!!!
Chasing simplicity and a refined home loan? Reduce Home Loans is where you need to start.
The call centre was amazing, so quick to respond to my queries and if they didn't know the answer they contacted me and emailed me with the answer. Lindsay managed my case and saw the whole process through from end to end, she always provided an answer within the timeframe that she quoted. In the end I came out with a no fuss-low rate loan, no bank non-sense just a good honest product. No one needs the fluff that banks carry on with, if you're chasing simplicity and a refined home loan - Reduce Home Loans is where you need to start.
Jacqueline and Joel were very helpful with the whole process.
A little more work involved because of dealing online, no branch available.
Well worth it with the money you save.
Took about 8 weeks all up.
Customer service was spot on, My broker Dane helped me through every step of refinancing and made it very easy. Reduce have very competitive rates and I don’t know why i didn’t do it earlier
Great Home Loan Company
Great service, and professional staff. My Broker Jacqueline was fantastic and she went above and beyond to assist me with refinancing my home load. The support staff were also outstanding and took the time to explain each step. Would definitely recommend this Company.
Great home-loan rate with great service
The teams are very professional in their approach and patiently assisted with the paper work, clarifying and explaining the process. They are very approachable and provided timely response to my queries, helped me to make informed decision, though there were delay on my end.
Great rates and friendly, helpful staff
It was a pleasure to deal with the team. Despite having all my paperwork in order there was issues with a credit reporting agency providing incorrect information about myself. The team were able to work through it and look at the paperwork showing that the agency was demonstrably incorrect and able to work through this. Several months later the agency is still yet to correct their records and I have initiated a complaint against them with the regulatory body. Meanwhile my loan with Reduce is ticking along nicely.
Reduce Home Loans
Reduce Home Loans were recommended by Scott Pape (Barefoot Investor) as one of the best value, lowest rates and award winning loan companies currently on the market. We liked the idea that they were NOT one of the big 4 who have been ripping off borrowers for decades.
I searched many loan comparison sites and none came up with better deals that Reduce Home Loans. Our consultant, Rhyse, was professional in every aspect of the process. The process of changing lenders went smoothly and efficiently and even better was that we didn’t have to deal with our old lender at all.
If you’re looking for a new loan at a great rate with all the inclusions you need, give Reduce Home Loans a try.
I found REDUCE customer service to be prompt and efficient from initial inquiry through to settlement. The lender's mortgage account website is clean and easy to use. I will be recommending Reduce to others.
Good rates but very inflexible and terrible service. Would not recommend for new customers.
Currently with reduce on an IO investment loan. (reduce/mortgage ezy/origin money and who knows who else is involved in this terrible operation)
Requested an equity cash-out back in March which would have pushed our LVR from 65% to 74% and still no confirmation on whether it is happening after repeatedly having to get documents certified and witnessed only for them to expire so had to go through the same process multiple times without progressing any further. Dealt with a "customer support" team based overseas and Gary Stimpson who promises th...
Most reviews here are from people who have ""just"" signed up.
Reduce Home Loans put 'all' their effort to suck you in, and none after that, so yes the sign up experience and rate will be good at the start. Later is a different story and you realise you've been taken for a sucker.
Then slowly and gradually they erode any fair privilege you are due. Again, taking from you and giving all of it to 'new' customers to entice them to sign up. Check out the 'new customer' rate - almost 50 basis points lower than existing customers on variable rates. ...
Reduced interest rate
It take long time to get processed, lot of details submitted, at the middle we thought to stop the paper work. but once all paper work done, we can say interest rate is low compared to others and no other hidden fees
Best rates on the market
Pleasant staff to deal with, made the whole process easy. For us it took almost 3 months to settle, 2 months to be approved by Reduce, and 1 month for our outgoing bank. 100% happy with the service and the new rate we are on.
Reliable and Good Service
Jacqueline and the team have been very diligent and transparent in providing the details and clarifying my question. Greatly appreciate and thanks the team for their support and patience in finalizing the loan settlement.
Thank you David & the Reduce team!
We're thrilled to have recently settled on our dream family home & couldn't have done it without you David!
Your speedy responses & ongoing support with finalising the loan are greatly appreciated.
Great service and updates
Great rate home loan. I was talked through the process. All my questions answered and things explained. David was excellent, kept me updated and told me what needed to be done to get my loan approved. Recommend highly
Punctual and persistant
I give the team top marks. My application came with quite a few difficulties and they supported me all the way. They never gave up o me. Once the loan was formally approved and all the requirements were met the loan settled very quickly.
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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