Friday, June 17, 2011
Finally, finance has been approved!
I won't bore you too much with the details, but organising the finance for this purchase has been a mini nightmare, with one stupid unnecessary delay after another. After a lot of stuffing about, finance was approved today, about a week and a half late.
I pondered on this scenario for a while and I now ask myself are banks THAT BUSY right now that it takes them over 4 weeks to approve a loan to a relatively low risk client? We have NEVER missed a payment, not even close, we have cross-collateralised way below 80% LVR, and the house we're buying a is a solid place which we will be living in. Considering the above, perhaps maybe I should apply to become a bank lender, as I can not see how ANY approval would take any more than 30 minutes. Banks, surely, SURELY, would have a lending criteria tick-and-flick, finance approved or valuations, or not. Come to think of it, a large chunk of the issue was getting to the valuer stage, which is bizarre! I'll role play a lending officer for a moment:
1. Receive loan application
2. Observe on the application that the mortgagee wants to cross collateralise with a list of properties: Order valuations.
3. Continue process of organising paperwork and making an ad-hoc decision based on paper estimates.
4. Receive valuations, approve loan.
5. Go and eat KFC.
So why does this take 4 WEEKS PEOPLE! 4 WEEKS? A load of crap...