Absolutely terrible! When we tried to pay out the account and finalise our loan, after making numerous phone calls and writing emails we had no response. They make it impossible to leave, I guess there is more value in keeping us so we can keep paying all the high interest and the monthly fee.
Stay away from Liberty. I have a SMSF home loan and am still paying over 6% interest rate. They have not passed on anything in the last 4 rate cuts, they are hopeless and refuse to pass any cuts. Not very competitive.
So they will give you a chance when other banks won't, they are good at working with if you have financial hardship and staff are friendly. Now for the bad, I purchased a property. I had to push back settlement twice because of the bank not being organised. I then sold a property that I loaned against, so they had to release it which was a nightmare. They were supposed to take a percentage but ended up taking the full amount, which I didn't find out about until settlement day. Despite calling multiple times, they didn't allow for settlement fees, so it couldn't settle that day. Anyway got pushed back twice, they had my lawyers details so no excuse for not knowing rates adjustment and other fees. I had even filled out a form to give permission for them to contact my lawyer directly. Anyway settlement got pushed back twice again, my lawyer was pretty horrified with the way I was treated, and the lack of professionalism.
Speedy approval and will lend to older Australians. Rate started at 4% and now down to 3% which is fairly competitive and very happy given that they are not a bank. Most RBA cuts have been passed on.
We appreciate the bank as they give loans even though income is not high, however their interest rate is very high comparatively.
Liberty came through for me when other banks did not. They have been really good whenever I’ve asked for a rate decrease in line with the RBA.
Excellent product, great rate, very helpful team, convenient offset, only slight negative is taking funds out from Offset is slightly cumbersome and restrictive.
Liberty are charging us 5.76% interest for our loan when I'm only being charged 3.02% on our loans with other banks, and they don't charge a $30 per month service fee like Liberty does either. On top of that Liberty sent emails to all borrowers and put a message on their website stating that they are here to help borrowers affected by the Coronavirus by 'Waiving loan fees or charges'. Yet when I asked Liberty for help I was told that they will only assist with fees if we default on the loan! So they're not in fact helping anyone financially responsible who is trying hard not to default - pathetic service and false advertising from Liberty. Get your loan from any other financial institution besides Liberty.
Do yourselves a favour and stay away from Liberty. I have a SMSF home loan and am still paying 6% interest rate. They have not passed on anything in the last 4 rate cuts, they are shameless and refuse to pass on anything.
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