The process to apply for a Firstmac loan was agonising and time consuming. We used Lendi to apply and experienced poor communication, changing requirements/documentation requirements. From first contact it took 4 weeks to obtain pre-approval and now they request further information, not even mentioned during the original request e.g. they now want a retirement strategy in case we still have a loan when we retire, our assets to debt ratio is 5 to 1 and investment income is more than required to pay the loan. The delays and stress are not worth it.
Worst company I have ever dealt with. Customer service is non existent, staff are not there to help. Incompetent would be the best word to describe this business. Should have changed loans years ago, and would have saved plenty of grief.
I like them as the process to get a complicated mortgage was so easy, and I got a good rate too - 4.54%. Their website is superb - you can chat with customer services or get them to call you, they're always helpful and the website you login to lets you clearly see how you are paying your mortgage off so you feel in control. Super!
Customer service is a big fail. Tried applying for a top up on my loan and every couple of days they would want another document or place another hurdle in the way and I was an existing lender who is not a high risk borrower - borrowing capacity, serviceability all well above requirements. Can't get out until 5 years are done or they hit me with a 1.2% of initial loan amount as a deferred establishment fee.
I just got the loan, and the people who are involved in the process are incredible, especially the staff who called me to inform me about the progress of the loan. They are very helpful and the loan is processed very fast. They are all great and the interest rate of 4.49 percent is incredible. I recommend them to anyone.
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