After applying online, then being lead through the application process, I was made to wait over 4 weeks without any advice on the progress of my application? After eventually calling numerous times and emailing, I received a return email from my so called "loan application manager" advising me that she just noticed there were two key elements missing from my application, and could I send them through and she will forward my application for appraisal! Of course I immediately responded with my feedback, also letting her know that I won't be pursuing my application any further, to which she replied; yes I sincerely apologise that it was entirely my fault that your application has not been completed and forwarded before now" Great, thanks for wasting hours of my time that has amounted to zero!!
Good online financial institution offering competitive loans but do note that new borrowers get better rates than existing borrowers. Unfortunately that's the same with all banks, so they can attract new customers. They are slow in reducing interest rates when the rest have reduced theirs.
I liked this provider initially due to their competitive home loan rates. Now I like this provider because of the seamless low maintenance nature of the loan and Internet accessibility. In future I will like this provider and the product due to my loyalty bonus - I.e. lower interest rate. On the rare occasions I have had to call the provider they have always be extremely helpful.
What an amazing experience and remarkable journey from the very first phone call we made to 13 72 62 / 02 4950 3300 to a prompt and straightforward settlement! We have been impressed beyond my wildest expectations by State Custodians and their professional and proficient team. We had the pleasure of dealing with the following amazing people from State Custodians: Erin Miller, Janelle Foster and Robyn Ridgeway. We must also highlight the contribution to a timely settlement of State Custodians’ solicitors, Gadens, who worked very fast on organising all paperwork for a prompt settlement, in particular, Tracey Goodall and Samantha Page. I am writing this review to encourage other people who are on the market for a loan to place State Custodians at number one on their wish list while searching for their next home loan so they can make their next property purchase an enjoyable and pleasant experience. State Custodians’ passionate team members are truly custodians of customer care and professionalism.
This was one of the easiest processes I have had to go through to get a loan, all the way through to settlement. The staff on the phone were polite. My official pre-approval took less than 1 week. My settlement was 4 weeks instead of 6 weeks and everything went smoothly. They kept me informed every step of the way via email from documents I needed to submit to the stages of final settlement. The rate was very good. The loan is very flexible except the website design needs to be a bit better. You can only make additional repayments once per login. So if I want to make another repayment, I have to logout and log in again. Apart from that, I would consider them again.
Very competitive interest rates but the application process was like trying to communicate to some of the teenagers at the school I work at. I had to constantly call and ensure the application was progressing and it took over three weeks to gain final approval! In saying that, the cheap rate made it all worth it. Also, their online service looks like a website dragged out of the early 90's and could definitely do with an upgrade.
I am really impressed with this company. The customer support and service that I received from the very first moment to today is exceptional. The product is one of the best and I have recommended this company to 3 people, 2 of which are now going to switch to State Custodians. When they compared home loan products, State Custodians came up the top. With my recommendation on customer service, 2 different people have gone over to them and they agree that the service is wonderful, a rare trait with finacial instituions in today's society.
I approcahed State Custodions to refinance an existing loan with a view of obtaining a lower interest rate. I was required to provide reams of paper work and fill out multipage documents, in addition to having the property valued at my expense etc. State Custodians lost paper work, requiring it to be resubmitted, staff went on holidays leaving my application sit for weeks unattended, then when it looked liked the matter would complete requested additional information. This was all over a 200k loan against a 1.2 mil property. After 6 months of multiple phone calls and emails resulting in, no progress I gave up. State Custodians are a shocker !
The interest rate on their website is for NEW loans only. When interest rates drop they DO NOT PASS ON THE WHOLE cut. The interest rate for existing mortgage holders is actually higher than is quoted on the site.
SCMC have been brilliant to deal with! All our enquiries have been dealt with extremely quickly, and in each case they were very helpful. This being our first home loan, we had many questions about the processes involved, and SCMC were always very kind and understanding. Their exceptional customer service, when combined with their fantastic rates and low fees, make them easy to recommend.
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