Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Loan Service

BEWARE! PREDATORY LENDER! Valley Green Bank has some nice people working for them, but I highly recommend that you NOT get a loan from the Univest Bank and Trust Co!

I took a mortgage out with VGB for a residential property that I own.

The LTV on my loan is 60/40. The bank gave me an interest rate of 7% and charged me 3 points on the front end of the loan.

At the time, prime was 4% and you could get a 30 year mortgage for under 4%.

I had to get the loan at the time because of the credit crunch.

I owned the property under a single member LLC. Hence, it was tough to get a loan for an entity.

VGB is a model of predatory lending. I recently sold my house and I closed on my loan.

When I asked for my payoff they quoted me a higher rate that the initial principal that I started.

I paid every payment on time and over the course of 3 years I paid over $35,000 in interest only, plus the 3 points on the front end, and here is the kicker.

Buried deep in their mortgage documents, a prepayment penalty!

Here are the stats on the loan I was given: Principle: 170,000, personally guaranteed 5 Year Balloon 7% interest Interest Paid: (Over 3 years): $35000 Points on Front end: $5100 Points on Back end: $3300 Bank made: $44,000 in interest on a 3 year loan.

It’s illegal to charge a prepayment penalty on a mortgage for a residential mortgage in the state of Pennsylvania for a loan under 244,000.

Even though this was a loan that was secured through a single member LLC and it was a residential property, they exploited a loophole and stuck me with a prepayment penalty after I paid points on the front end and a inflated interest rate.

They refused to waive the prepayment penalty and waited to give me a payoff letter until 1 week before settlement so I was stuck.

DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS BANK. BUYER BEWARE. PREDATORY LENDER

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3 reviews on Univest Bank and Trust Co.

  1. not a good experience at all.

    not happy with there overall service in applying for a loan, where after spending so much time they say no, wish they should have say no right in the beginning, i would have save my time and look for other banks.

  2. BEWARE!!! PREDATORY LENDER!!!

    BEWARE!!! PREDATORY LENDER!!! Valley Green Bank has some nice people working for them, but I highly recommend that you NOT get a loan from the this Bank! I took a mortgage out in 2008 with VGB for a residential property that I own. The LTV on my loan is 60/40.

    The bank gave me an interest rate of 7% and charged me 3 points on the front end of the loan. At the time, prime was 4% and you could get a 30 year mortgage for under 4%. I had to get the loan at the time because of the credit crunch. I owned the property under a single member LLC.

    Hence, it was tough to get a loan for an entity. VGB is a model of predatory lending. I recently sold my house and I closed on my loan. When I asked for my payoff they quoted me a higher rate that the initial principal that I started.

    I paid every payment on time and over the course of 3 years I paid over $35,000 in interest only, plus the 3 points on the front end, and here is the kicker. Buried deep in their mortgage documents, a prepayment penalty!

  3. DO NOT BE FOOLED to sign up & do your banking with Valley Green Bank!

    This is the MOST difficult bank to work with, especially for a LOCAL community bank. The staff is cranky & their policies do not benefit the people in the area. DO NOT BE FOOLED to sign up & do your banking with Valley Green Bank!

Germantown Avenue 7226
Philadelphia 19119 PA US
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