Tried to go through Suncorp for a home loan but after spending 20mins online entering financial details I was linked with a mobile lending specialist who wouldnt reply to emails or get in contact, then tried to go through the phone approval process who said they wouldnt have any of the information I already provided a if I went through them instead. Stark contrast from preapproval with the big 4 banks who must want the customers a bit more.
Their construction loan is terrible
We have already had the land loan and just need to add on the construction loan. But Suncorp construction loan takes so long! Now we have already wasted three weeks waiting!
I told them that if it takes that long, our builder may charge us delay fee. They dont care.
I suggest if you are trying to apply the construction loan, DO NOT APPLY Suncorp. You will be waiting for so long.
I think I just made a terrible decision that gone with Suncorp Bank.
Both me and my partner are full time employees, our first house, we have 20% deposit. I think our case is the simplest case in Suncorp. If ours takes this long, I dont know how Suncorp is going to deal with other completed situations.
Offered a low rate then ratcheted it up as fast as they could. Charged fees they were not supposed to and has taken them ages to correct it. Dragged out the re-finance process with another bank for as long as they could to maximise their profit at my expense. What a dismal performance....
Suncorp Home loan
I have been with Suncorp bank for almost 5 years now. Recently I applied for a new home construction loan. I think the time for getting building approvals from council is much faster than Suncorp home loan approval process..
Suncorp should be geared up to compete with new technology banks coming into market.
Terrible - didn't process loans
We thought we were the only ones but see others experienced the same problem we did. Went through Suncorp's mobile lender, did all the paperwork for 4 separate loans (refinancing) and looking for a new 5th loan, informed all good, got on-site valuations (which came back significantly less than RPData and RE valuations, and didn't include 10's of thousands of renovations too) so amazingly they wanted to apply LMI TO ALL THE LOANS!!! We said no to the 5th but told bank to proceed with refinancing the 4 anyway. Then nothing. After 4 weeks discover...ed Suncorp had done nothing. Nothing! So called their specialist home loan centre who advised they would get on top of it and contact us etc. Then...nothing!! They have not once contacted us. This is incredible. We eventually told them to stop everything, destroy all our paperwork and confirm this has been done. Oh wait... two weeks later waiting for confirmation but....nothing! Stay clear. My credit rating has mysteriously slipped down since this experience. I have retained all correspondence from this experience.
Useless Product, would not pass full rate cut instead surprise rate increases
I have been with Suncorp for over 3 years. I had 3 surprise rate increases which I had to chase up with them, but now when all the banks are passing on decent rate cuts ( even top 4 passing the full rate cuts at least once) but these guys have been holding 0.06 of both the cuts so far. I am on 3.61% where other lenders offering rates as low as 2.89%. Now as this is getting pathetic as their phone lines have to wait of over 60 mins. I am switching to Athena and just can not wait to say thanks but no thanks to Suncorp.
The worst bank ever
I have wasted a month waiting for suncorp to process my refinance with no response. The loan was pre-approved, finances all good, 70% LVR loan and nothing. Now I am losing money having rolled over with my current loan and been charged the annual fee that I was trying to get out of. No apology from Suncorp. They have great rates but they are absolutely useless.
Rude mobile lender
Rude mobile lender named [name removed] Brisbane Queensland. Useless service! Terrible communication. Waste of time. Changing to another bank! Don't waste your time on clowns. Shocking !
Do not recommend at all!
Just sold a previous house with one of the big four banks and wasn’t sure how to go about everything and if I was set to buy a new property. I went to the face to face meeting and we discussed my position and I was stepped through how to reach my goal, what needed to be saved, how to step up Suncorp accounts etc. Then I went off and everything was done easily over email, even the applications. My questions answered quickly, everything explained and the loan rates very competitive. Now after following the instructions my loan has now been approved without fuss and I couldn’t be happier.
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Pathetic Customer Service
Their Service is Awful in all areas, No respect to clients
The Loan Application Delayed by the months and no unsatisfactory replies from
I urge the new customers please avoid these frauds
They use a low teaser rate and increase it by 0.20% after a few months
Got my home loan with Suncorp at 3.69% and 3 months later they increased it to 3.8% and 3 months later again to 3.9%. Moved to UBank where my current rate is 3.59%. The advertised rate in Suncorp continues to be 3.69%. You’re better off going strait o UBank as the 3.59 does not change and to finish your loan with Suncorp you’ll face refinancing costs of at least 350+189=$539 plus wasted time and a period with the higher rate of 3.9%
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Failed in basic lending process
I am already a customer with Suncorp, I have applied for extending loan to add grannyflat. The application was pre-approve and I was asked/insisted to get signed contract. The contract from builder is prepared only after planning and design phase, which costs me 7k. Once Planning and design was done and contract was produced they said the existing home doesn't have enough value to extend loan. That is a failure! failure in very basic process. This is after 3 week long wait in processing pre-approved application, because the lady who did the pre...-approval [name removed] is on leave, the whole application was waiting for her to come back. That made me think how many people are working in lending dept (just one?). Shame, Westpac evaluated the house with 85k more than what was valuated by suncorp and westpac was happy to process the loan in 5 business days. I would say, lack of experience, an insurance company turning into back is a disaster.
Awful!! Zero star
Husband completed online secured loan application on 6 october with pre-approval... we then called suncorp on 9 october as we hadnt heard from them, on the phone for over an hour 'completing the application' even though this was already done.
They didnt believe our income/savings so we had to run around and complete their checklist, pay slips, payg summaries and bank statements which were all emailed to them.
Called again a few days later as we still hadnt heard from them and were told that they didnt receive any of our paperwork so all was ...
Terrible service and care factor is 0
The lack of service and care factor at the loan dept is unbelievable. I have now been waiting for more than 9 days since my application was approved. No one communicates to me or cares. The waiting times every day this week that I have called have been more than 30 minutes and when you get through every one say they will call back which they don’t. General response is that I have to wait for 3-5 business days as they are understaffed and busier than normal apparently. If I got the finance from the dealer then it would have been 2 days. What a joke!
I am pretty sure i am atleast on an above average pay. Suncorp declined my pre-approval saying i have another personal loan so not good enough to borrow. The big 4 were more than happy to lend me around 500K mark with the same data. Atleast they should have had the courtesy to say Suncorp cannot lend the loan. Not any other bank. Would never go here anyway for a loan. Plus your interest rates were also higher compared to other bigger banks.
Bad at keeping in touch
I'm really annoyed at Suncorp. We have our finance due in two days. They evaluated the house over a week ago and put it in the process to get our mortgage approved. Only today did they decide to tell us that the contract we put in for a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, double lock up and electrical garage with 700 square meters of land was not worth 260,000 (not including our deposit), even though other houses in the area are selling for more than 300, 000 and don't have a downstairs living area and are in the same condition. Did I mention that only mino...r things showed up in the building and pest report?? I don't care if they don't want to approve the house. But taking a whole week to tell us it didn't meet evaluation after it had moved past that process has really screwed us over.
Worst Experience Ever
Similar views to all the other poor people who have experienced terrible customer service. We have had such a terrible and stressful experience too. Multiple delays, no communication, promise of deadlines which they failed to meet...and so on and so on. Basically my 31yr old partner had one grey hair from the date of contract, by the time we settled he had turned fully grey. Wouldn’t wish the stress on anyone. For my first home it’s been a shocking experience.
home loan experience
We got a loan for our build with no hassles. We found Louise very good to deal with and the communication was excellent ( wish I could say the same for the builder). We went with them because of their rate and the local branch manager was very good ( branch closed a few months later). Since then our rate seems to go up when ever they feel like. No longer are we getting 3.68% but it has gone up to 3.91% even though the advertised rate for new clients is 3.68%. Watch this! When we were with ING it usually fluctuated with the reserve bank changes. Thinking about changing the loan to another bank.
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