Home Loan Experts

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Adelaide Bank

3

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Advantedge

4

HLE Lenders

ANZ Commercial

5

HLE Lenders

ANZ Expat Mortgage | Home Loan Experts’ Review

HLE Lenders

ANZ Property Investment Loans | Experts’ Review

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Arab Bank Australia Home Loan | Experts’ Review

4

HLE Lenders

Australian First Mortgage

4.5

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Australian Military Bank

3

Lender Review FAQs

How did we review the banks?

We based our review on much more than just price. We wanted to focus on if they deliver a great result for their customers.

Competitive interest rates

We all love low interest rates! We didn’t just look at the price today. Instead, we looked at their historical pricing and if they tend to be competitive or if they lag behind the other banks.

What about specialist lenders? These lenders use a rate for risk model where different customers are charged different rates and fees. We looked at if they are charging fair rates for what they offer.

Flexible credit policies

Do they approve home loans for good people and decline loans for the right reasons? Do they see you as a human being or just a number?

Many of the major lenders use a computer algorithm called credit scoring these days. In these cases, we looked at if their credit score was accurate, if it discriminated against particular borrower types and if it could be overridden where it was clearly inaccurate.

Speed and reliability

If you’re refinancing, then you probably don’t mind if your home loan is delayed a few weeks. However if you’re purchasing, the same delays will cause a mental breakdown. In the worst cases, people miss out on their dream home because their bank is too slow.

Banks have special offers and get swamped by applications all the time so be aware that right now they may be slower or faster than we’ve assessed. What we’re looking at is if they tend to get things right or tend to let our customers down.

Reputable or dangerous

Every lender has a clause in their loan agreement that allows them to vary your interest rate.

The question is can you trust them?

The GFC was the perfect example of a time when the banks had the opportunity to gouge their customers. Which ones took advantage of their customers and which didn’t?

Some lenders also got slammed by the media and customers when in fact they’d reacted to a real increase in their cost of funds. The general public can’t always tell the difference, but we can!

This also takes into account if they’re genuinely there to help customers or if they’re genuinely there to help their shareholders! Customer owned banking gets a big tick in this area.

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