Got a wonderful fixed rate. Happy with the service provided to settlement and with the online banking system. Switched lenders to Reduce to save money. Have achieved that. Thanks Reduce.
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!!!
- Verified customer
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.
Value for money + good experience with Bryce Stimpson
Just settled. Very attractive rate, and, more importantly, compared to most other low-interest-rate lenders, no LMI required at our LVR. Got an offset account as a bonus.
I'd like to specifically thank Bryce Stimpson, a Reduce Home Loans broker who helped navigate the application process. The process itself is not very transparent or fast since the lender is a separate party that uses third party solicitors and third party funders, with some confusion between them. However, with a good Reduce Home Loans broker, going through the process is not hard, and the result is worth the extra complexity.
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.
took some time but reduce were really attentive. They checked in each day to make sure things were going well and I just loved the way it all turned out in the end.
Home loan with a good rate and with great flexibility, great customer service
RHL offers a great rate and flexibility with 100% offsets for both fixed and variable rate loans which is exactly what I am after. Customer service has been great. All communications via email and phone was prompt. Always returning my missed calls. The settlement process has completed smoothly, though it took longer than I initially expected. The total process was 6 weeks in total. My only recommendation would be that RHL should consider implementing an online system as a single point to track the entire application process from start to settlement.
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.
This is the second time i have refinance with Reduce Home Loans. Aside for giving us a very competitive rate, the one which i really liked about is the customer support. Noel Costca was very prompt on providing me the information i needed all through out the process of refinancing until settlement. Even after hours if i needed to get some key details he will still respond to my text message. I even recommended Reduce home loans to my friends. Give it a go.
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.
- Verified customer
Best rates and easy process
Gary and the staff were awesome and helped me with any questions I had. Took about 1 month from start of the application to settlement. Could have been quicker really if i was on the ball with returning documents and stuff. Really happy with the rate im on.
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.
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.
- Verified customer
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.
Cheapest rate around!
If you want to pay as less as possible, they were the cheapest rates when I did my research.
All online so pretty straight forward. Once you get the documentation in order etc it is downhill from there.
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.
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