- Verified customer
State custodians does not value loyal customers
On 4 March 2020, the RBA reduced the cash rate by 0.25 and this was duly passed on. But they refused to pass on to variable rate customers the reduction done by RBA of 0.25 on 20/03/20 and 0.15 on 4/11/20. This is a total of 0.4 not passed on to variable interest rate customers. Instead they are offering us to fix our loans like it is a better option in the current situation. We all live in the same world that has financial issues for the moment. Be fair in your dealings and kindly pass on the savings to your variable interest rate customers. That is the whole idea of a variable rate to move with the trend of the RBA.
Such a pleasure to deal with!
We have been going through the process to refinance with State Custodians from CUA. I never thought I'd say this about a financial institution, but wow the customer service and response times are top notch! Maryam has been our go-to representative and has ensured the process was as smooth as possible, even though CUA tried to make it difficult. At this point, couldn't recommend these guys more highly!
Great experience, simple process
Justin was great to work with, really made things simple and was easy to get in touch with. The ability to send a text message through and get a response was so convenient I will be taking that idea onto my own business. No unexpected costs, and the interest rate was acceptable for what we were looking for. Took a little longer than expected to get everything sorted but that's also on me.
Unfair investment loan rates for existing loyal customers
I have just checked on the website that State Custodians has a rate of 2.74% for investment loans only for new customers with a LVR lower than 60%. It is very unfair to existing loyal customers who are paying their instalments on time even in the existing Covid-19 environment and have their loans lower than 60% LVR.
Fantastic Customer Service & Communication
Tenille was allocated as my lending specialist and helped me greatly during the loan process. She always kept me in the loop during the application process and nothing was too much trouble for her. I achieved the best possible outcome on my loan including great rate for high LVR and no set up or ongoing fees. I don’t know what I would have done without Tenille and State Custodians. Thank you !
Applied for refinance in Sept 2019. Got full conditional approval in Dec 2019, except it was for the wrong amount. Poor customer response to queries about the difference, further delays as in asking for re-submission of account history, asked for further information at the 11th hour had to re-set the loan settlement dates due to the extra amount required etc... so by the time settlement happened it was June 2020. If I had realised it would take this long I would've gone elsewhere. Seemed to struggle with property investors.
Review for Maryam - State Custodians
Maryam Siddique displayed the qualities that you want when getting a new loan or a refinance. Maryam delivered the perfect outcome. Maryam was honest, persistent and very resilient. Maryam was not deterred by any setback, remained calm, focussed and composed and she successfully achieved the perfect result in a very timely manner with the best possible loan terms and conditions. Maryam went over and above the call of duty and she remained accessible at all times to achieve the best outcome.
Easy and efficient
Maryam has given us such great service. Easy to deal with and nothing was too hard. Made the refinancing process a breeze. thank you for all ur time. Ur hard work didn’t go unnoticed.
Excellent Customer Service
Following several unsuccessful and negative phone interactions with other lenders, I spoke to Tenille from State Custodians. She was professional, informative and helpful as I explained what I required in a home loan. Following our initial phone call, the customer service I received during the application process was exceptional. Tenille was in regular contact and helped me gather everything I needed to successfully acquire the best loan for my family. I am very happy that I chose State Custodians for my home loan and hope that the great service continues throughout the life of the loan.
Great rates but slow and painful process
The valuation was terribly slow and settlement was delayed twice due to slow document processing. Mostly good customer service from the call line but one British woman was very rude.
Started off with great offer, but too good to be true at the end
It's difficult to rate, as my case was handled by 4 specialists. Hence rated in the middle with the goods and bads.
Would like to highly recommend "Justin & Tony" for going above and beyond at the end to help me as much as possible in obtaining the final approval in such short amount of time with all the missing info & documents. Hoping other people can start off with the caring experts at State Custodians to manage thru the entire process.
Unfortunately in my case, the foundation was so poorly handled and managed by the initial specialist i...n the beginning of the process, made it extremely difficult for me to proceed with State Custodians at the end, due to time constraint on an off-the-plan property with the developer and the "way-off/not so ideal" final offer compared to the initial offer. Had my initial enquires and submitted my off-the-plan investment loan application with Sam in Sep-19 to start off with. Was offered 10 years interest only on great rates, with no changes to my current loans, except cutting the 1 out of the 2 credit cards. Since then I have been actively contacting Sam on a monthly basis till late Jan-20 (5 weeks prior to settlement), to ensure the offer was still valid and still able to meet settlement date. However later learnt that Sam left the company, and then learnt more surprises ever since within the weeks of settlement. From disappointing valuation report ($30K down for a 1-bedroom); missing documents on applications that were already provided months ago; to missing investment loan expenses on the initial application, which meant my original loan offer/terms was no where near where it should be with these missing pieces. With these surprises, the final offer ended up: an extra $30K cash out of pocket due to the disappointing valuation (no dispute) + reduction on my current home loan to no redraw ($150K available funds/savings gone) + to cancel all of credit cards + 5 years interest only + late settlement fee charged by the developer + many sleepless nights for weeks.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Worst experience I have ever had
Do not go within a bulls roar of this company.
This company is a wholly owned subsidiary off resimac who are just as bad or worse
My ex and I borrowed $321889 from state custodians in approx 2013. In January 2019 my ex and I separated. I am the primary borrower on the account. We had never missed a payment or made a late payment. indeed at separation there was $60,000 plus in the offset account. Due to legal costs this was run down quite quickly. My wife was able to transfer $20,000 into the offset account, repayment of a loan until we could s...ort out property settlement. She then said it was a mistaken transaction and asked her bank to reverse the payment. Due to legal costs there was only a couple of hundred dollars left in the account. In Oct 2019 State custodians simply reversed the payment without my knowledge or even a phone call leaving the mortgage $19700+ in arrears. The first I knew off it was when I received a letter from a collection agency stating that your mortgage was $19700+ in arrears and plus hefty fees if the arrears are not cleared with 30 days we will be exercising our power of sale. I rang them to find out what was going on they refused to talk to me, the gave me no information were extremely evasive then refused to even talk to me. I was forced to sell share at a loss to cover the arrears. I made a complaint to A.F.C.A but as a result of their evasions and frankly lies the matter has still not been settled. Trust me DO NOT Borrow a penny from this company their customer service is disgusting. EVEN if a broker recommends them DO NOT borrow from this company, there are better companies with cheaper rates available. Plenty of them. Make absolutely no mistake I can not empress upon you enough how toxic this company is.
Great customer service
From application to end, Leo was easy to communicate with and very helpful with advice. What a great service and thanks to Leo am a very happy customer! A fast and professional service.
Waste of time
After applying online, then being lead through the application process, I was made to wait over 4 weeks without any advice on the progress of my application? After eventually calling numerous times and emailing, I received a return email from my so called "loan application manager" advising me that she just noticed there were two key elements missing from my application, and could I send them through and she will forward my application for appraisal! Ofcourse I immediately responded with my feedback, also letting her know that I won't be persui...ng my application any further, to which she replied; yes I sincerely apologize that it was entirely my fault that your application has not been completed and forwarded before now" Great, thanks for wasting hours of my time that has amounted to zero!!
Professional/ prompt service. Thanks.
After having a disappointing (unsuccessful) experience with my local Mortgage Broker I cautiously (I’m a boomer who prefers face to face communication) commenced an online home loan refinance application with State Custodians.
After commencing the online application process I was impressed when I promptly received a phone call (email acknowledgement already received) to discuss my application. Throughout the process I was guided by emails, some after hours & phone calls during working hours. Excellent client relations, thanks Leonardo G.
p.s. the loan / refinance process was prompt & should be completed within the next 10 days.
Happy customer. Thanks all.
- Verified customer
Good rates and seemless process
I approached SC for a new investment loan. My Lending Specialist is Leonardo. The rates were good and process was relatively straight forward and fewer bureaucracy compared to a bank. I commend Leo for providing robust update on the progress. When needed he escalated matters and resolved to my satisfaction. He has been very helpful.
Helpful staff. Easy and straightforward process. Right rate. No complaints here.happy to recommend Justin. Whole process took only few weeks from start to finish with everything explained well and in a timely fashion. Cheers
Exceptional service by Charlotte and the State Custodians team
Refinancing process was made so simple and not at all difficult.
Great communication by Charlotte our lending specialist and we were kept updated throughout the entire process. Highly reccomend them to anybody thinking about refinanacing.
Fantastic Service from Leo
I had a split loan with one of the big 4 banks and was looking to refinance it all into one. Leo was very knowledgeable and was able to explain how to get it all done. He has excellent customer service skills and responded to my queries in a timely manner
Excellent customer service From Justin
I applied to refinance my investment loans with State Custodian online, Justin from State Custodians contacted me. I have several loans to refinance, there are a lot of documents to process. Justin guided and helped me go through the whole process smoothly from the application to the formal approval.
Thank you very much Justin.
I am very happy with the loans and services provided by State Custodians.
Questions & Answers
What is the discharge cost if leaving/distachargin a state custodians variable rate home loan of $250,000 please?
Has anyone had their interest rate increased above what they are offering new client. Eg Mortgage rate now is 2.58%
Anyone paying more than this rate.
let me know
Hi John I would urge you to read my last review about this company. They have admitted that they made an error in reversing a payment my ex partner made and put my mortgage in arrears to the tune of $19,700.00 plus Without notifying myself as the primary borrower. The matter has been with A.F.C.A for over 6 months and both State Custodians and A.F.C.A have delayed, evaded etc etc. If you don't have a loan with them Make Absolutely no mistake. STAY WELL CLEAR.. by the way State Custodians is a wholly owned subsidiary of Resimac. You need only look at the reviews people have posted about Resimac to see who you are/will be dealing with. Plus there are better rates available elsewhere. Hope that Helps. Cheers Paul
What is State Custodians LVR on units more than 6 levels in Potts Point in Sydney. Do you lend up to 80% or 70% of the purchase price.
Thanks for your question. In general we can lend up to 70% LVR on units in metropolitan areas, however with Lender’s Mortgage Insurance we may be able to lend above 70% LVR. Please note that we would need the address of the property to provide a more definitive answer, so please call us on 13 72 62 and one of our Lending Specialists will be able to assist you.
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