How do CitiMortgage and Chase Bank compare?
- Choose this lender for discount programs if you don’t qualify for government-backed loans
- Watch out for the upfront application fee
- A good option if you are a current Citibank customer
- Choose this lender for great in-person help at branches in 22 states
- Watch out for frustrating customer service online and over the phone
- A good option for borrowers who want a mortgage from a well-known bank.
Neither of these seems the right fit?
- Specialty program available
- Nationwide availability
- Closing cost and rate discounts available
- Flexible application process
- Online tracking
- Other banking products
- Member discounts
- Full loan details unavailable online
- Application fee
- Multiple fees
- Requires fair to excellent credit
- Limited branches for in-person service
Citibank, the parent company of CitiMortgage, isn't accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and receives an F rating from the site. Its BBB profile has almost 4,000 complaints and over 150 customer reviews as of September 2019, with an average customer rating of just over 1 out of 5 stars.
On top of its negative reviews and complaints, in 2018 Citibank was subject to a $100 million settlement over manipulating benchmark interest rates. It's not all bad reviews for Citibank, though — its average score from the over 2,300 customer ratings on Zillow as of September 2019 is 4.85 out of 5 stars.
As of October 2020, Chase Bank has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, yet reviewers on the site have only rated it 1.18 out of 5 stars. The bank’s score is only slightly better on Trustpilot, where it’s currently rated 1.3 out of 5. However, it’s important to note that these reviews are for Chase Bank as a whole and not necessarily its mortgage products.
Satisfied customers praise Chase’s mobile app, online access and personal service in branches. Most of the negative reviews focus on frustrating customer service, with customers having trouble getting in touch with a helpful representative, being passed around on the phone or just never getting the help they need.
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