Cheapest rates our of any lender. They even gave me the cheapest rate when I didn’t completely qualify. Very responsive customer service and always able and willing to answer my questions.
Great communication, great low rate
One of the lower rates I found on the market. Bryce was brilliant at working around my busy schedule and kept in regular contact. Happily answered all my questions and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Good interest rate. Process was efficient up to the Settlement Agent which needed some management. Offering and features were better than expected for the entity. All good in the end.
Happy with service
Great rate and timely in settlement. Happy with service.
Love the new digital way of completing application and identification check, make the whole process quicker and easier.
Highly recommended for the low rate and digital process.
Easy & fast
As a FHB I was quite stressed about the loan application process and deadlines. David got my loan pre-approved and final approved within less than one month! He also helped me negotiating a rate and package suited for me. Thank you! I found the process quite simple, easy and smooth. Definitely recommend.
Reduce staff are great help
I chose Reduce because their rates were the most competitive, but be prepared to submit a lot more documents than other lenders, and multiple times if the process gets drawn out. Otherwise, the service I received from Jacqueline from Reduce Home Loans was fantastic. She was very helpful, even helping me to change to a lower interest option with a higher LVR midway through the application at my request and gave regular updates on how my application was progressing since my case was unique. All while she was very patient and thorough and answered...my many questions. However, I would ask the lender (mortgageez) to avoid using Galilee in future as their solicitors, since their communication was poor and unprofessional, if they had spent the time to explain what needed to be done ahead of time it would not have drawn out the time to settle. The settlement day got delayed twice as a result, and the second time was because they miscalculated the shortfall!
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.
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.
Best packaged fixed home loan on the market
I engaged Reduce home loans because they had the best fixed package home loan for my requirements. I chose the 3 year fixed home loan 2.19%. 100% offset and up to $20k additional repayments per annum.
What more could you want during the Covid-19 economy?
Reduce Home Loan was pretty good under the current conditions of covid19.
Reduce Home Loan was pretty good themselves with the covid19 changes and updates. Being a first home buyer it was a very stressful, not too great communication between all parties and not very organised process. My settlement date was moved twice and lucky settled on the third attempt. The actual loan it's self they offer is a good deal compared to the big four banks but the main banks deal with the first home buyers grant and Reduce Home Loans do not.
Best customer service
Lisa Whitla was extremely supportive throughout our borrowing journey. We have applied for land and constrruction initially and I have asked 100 questions about it. Due to COVID-19 our plans changed due to building and construction taking longer than normal in that period and we switched to another property halfway through and I had another 100 questions about that purchase. I have no words to say Thank you- (1000 times) to Lisa Whitla who was so much suportive, quick responsive and always greeted with me a welcoming tone over the phone. She h...as explained all steps, costs, process and finalisation of our loan application. She was available both over the phone and email. Reduce home loans also offers you much competitive rates as compared to another lenders and provide same quality service. If I will borrow in future, I will use Reduce Home loans and Lisa Whitla as my broker. Your speedy responses & ongoing support with finalising the loan are greatly appreciated.
Helpful Staff - (Lisa and Lindsey)
Lisa Whitla was very nice to deal with and helped me with the process. It was my first time getting a loan and there were a heap of documents to sort through and it was quite overwhelming. She was very patient with me and helped me get through the initial set of documents.
Lindsey from the settlements team also helped me with understanding some of the terms and paperwork.
I know it was a testing time with COV-ID but all the staff i talked with were very patient and nice.
Good rate but took a lot of work
David was very helpful and attentive throughout the entire process, however there was a lot of difficulty getting the loan approved on time which resulted in the settlement being pushed back a couple of weeks, but I still ended up with an exceptional homeloan rate by the end of it
Great customer service but disappointed with change in lenders resulting in increased interest rate
Reduce were really easy to deal with, transparent and super responsive. The rate got increased as the lender changed its rating of apartment to high risk. The rate at the end was OK and still competitive but not as great as we expected. We will try again with Reduce for our next home.
Good home loan
All round a good experience switching to Reduce just the time it took to get the loan in place was the only negative , but the low rate makes it worthwhile.
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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