I like this credit union because as a long term customer they are always willing to negotiate due to loyalty. They have excellent customer service over the phone and they're internet banking is easy to use.
I moved from ImB to Illawarra Credit Union for a better deal on my home and investment loan a few years back. Over the years I have noticed Illawarra Credit Union rates on both loans haven’t kept up with other competitive market rates. For example, one of my loan rates is 4.4% which is well off market competitive rates of around 3% in today’s market. I have spoken to the sales staff at the Dapto branch on a couple of occasions and have even called up their mortgage services team. Illawarra credit union is of course disinterested in doing anything to make the rate more competitive - more than a week's gone by and I have not heard back from them. I would suggest if you are looking for a home loan or investment loan to consider wether Illawarra Credit Union is the best option for you - as they are not market competitive in the long run from my experience. And you will end up slipping behind other better rates out there and paying more for your loan in the long run.
Would not recommend.
All I can say is I am so pleased with the Illawarra Credit Union the staff go out of there way to help you in every way possible it is nothing for one of the local girls to ring and tell you how they can save you money. They look after their interest by looking after my money the best way to save me extra costs.
I have been with ICU for over 10 years, the rates are competitive, the staff are extremely helpful and "local". When on the very odd occasion a problem arises they resolve it quickly, efficiently and with fantastic friendliness and a respectful attitude to its members. They send movie tickets at anniversaries which is a small thing but appreciated.The staff ask YOU if there is anything you might need ie.insurance etc but "DO NOT" try to up sell incessantly until you are driven crazy like other financial institutions.
ICU Home loans do no accommodate flexible payment terms and options. Straight forward loans are probably fine, but once you try to throw in some investments and other options they go into meltdown.
Mozo may receive a payment from financial providers listed on the site. Customer reviews are in no way affected by any commercial relationships Mozo has with providers. Reviewers may receive a voucher from Mozo in exchange for their review. Vouchers are given to all reviewers who meet our review guidelines regardless of the sentiment of their reviews.
WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.
Want more? Compare all 504 home loans in the Mozo comparison engine.Compare more home loans
Mozo gives you the inside story on the best banking, energy and insurance products as rated by thousands of real customers around Australia. We don't make subjective judgments, nor do advertisers influence our ratings. Although our reviews may be moderated to improve quality standards, they are moderated independently of any of Mozo’s commercial relationships.