We were given a second mortgage for an investment property that in hindsight we probably couldn't afford. The second property was secured by the first property and also mortgage insurance because we apparently only had enough equity in the first property to provide a 10% deposit. Surprisingly the valuations on both properties gave us exactly enough equity to purchase the second property. The loan on the second property was also set up on interest only for the first 5 years. We are now in a situation where we can't sell either property until they are both mortgage free apparently. Very manipulative and deceptive, avoid if possible.
Laila at BOQ, MCQ is very professional, thorough, easy to reach etc. Can't thank her enough. At the time when we first met Laila for our Mortgage Loan, we were under incredible amount of pressure from misguidance from our Mortgage Broker. At that point, with less than a 10 days to settlement, we almost given up hope of buying our home. Laila then took care of everything and sorted everything for us in such a short span of time (when everything everywhere was getting closed/delayed/postponed due to Covid-19) and made us meet the tight deadlines and made the whole experience for us stress free, relaxed. We cannot thank her enough for this. We would absolutely go back to Laila, BOQ (of course at the beginning itself) next time and will definitely recommend her for all of our friends, colleagues etc.
The service level from our local branch is excellent and we know many of the team members. We trust them to give us the best advice and work to get the best deal for us.
Local managers are friendly but it's impossible to get a competitive interest rate as an existing customer. Their website functionality is also poor.
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