ANZ Progress Saver

ANZ Progress Saver

Maximum Variable Rate

1.81

Standard Variable Rate

0.01
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It's easy to stick to your savings plan with just a small monthly deposit of $10

  • Ongoing, variable 1.81% p.a when you deposit at least $10 and make no withdrawals
  • Available on the entire balance
  • 24/7 Access to funds - available at-call
  • Can only link with an ANZ Everyday bank account

Product details

You're encouraged to save with the ANZ Progress Saver account. It rewards you with a bonus interest rate just for making one small monthly deposit of $10 and no withdrawals. It comes with the flexibility to set regular transfers into your savings account from the ANZ Access Advantage everyday account.

To link your ANZ Progress Saver account to your ANZ Online Banking, you need to call up ANZ and ask it to manually link it. It can't be done online.

Product Name
ANZ Progress Saver
Maximum Variable Rate
1.81% p.a.
Standard Variable Rate
0.01% p.a.
Bonus Variable Rate
1.80% p.a.
Introductory / Bonus Offer Conditions
The ANZ Progress Saver account pays a bonus interest rate of 1.80% p.a. when you make a single deposit of $10 or more monthly with no withdrawals.
Monthly Fee
$0
Minimum Opening Deposit
$10
Minimum monthly deposit for bonus interest rate
$10
Internet Banking
Yes
Internet Transaction Fee
$0
Phone Banking
Yes
Phone Transaction Fee
$1
Joint application?
Yes
Minimum Age Requirement
12
Maximum Age Requirement
No Maximum Age
Covered by Government Guarantee?
Yes (Up to $250,000 per person, per institution)

What are the features of the ANZ Progress Saver?

A bonus interest rate for consistent deposits is just one of the many features you will find with the ANZ Progress Saver.

Earn up to 1.81% p.a. when you deposit at least $10 per month and make no withdrawals

You receive a bonus interest rate of 1.80% p.a. if you deposit at least $10 by the last business day of the month and there are no withdrawals, charges or fees processed on the account in that same month. If you intend to make this deposit towards the end of the month, note that it could take a few business days to process the transaction.

Base interest rate of 0.01% p.a.

The standard interest rate on balances is 0.01% p.a.. This applies if you can't meet the requirements outlined above.

$0 monthly account service fee

There is no monthly fee for an ANZ Progress Saver account.

$10 minimum opening deposit

When you open your account, you need to deposit at least 10.

How is interest calculated?

The interest is calculated daily, and then paid monthly on the last business day of each month. It is a variable interest rate, so will most likely move alongside the RBA cash rate.

Can only be linked to a ANZ Access Advantage account

You can set up regular transfers that will ensure the $10 monthly deposit obligation is met. A linked transaction account helps you move money in and out of your savings easily. You can compare other ANZ everyday and savings accounts here.

Transaction fees

The first transaction conducted each month is for free. After that you will be charged $2.50 for a transaction with a teller and $1.00 for each electronic transaction.

Special provisions

If you are under 18 years of age you can have all transaction fees waived for your account.

Accessibility

You can view your savings progress at any time using ANZ’s free Internet Banking or the app. You'll get 24/7 access with a savings graph every statement to show you how you're tracking with your saving. The app is called ANZ goMoney and is provided by ANZ, available on the App Store and Google Play.

Personal use only

This account can only be opened under a personal name and used for domestic purposes. If you want to open this account for a child under 12, the account should be opened in the name of an adult but as a trust for the child.

RateIf you don't meet the conditions0.01% p.a.
BonusBonus interest if you deposit at least $10 and make no withdrawals1.80% p.a.
Bonus + Rate1.81% p.a.

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Pros

  • $0 ongoing fees
  • $0 internet transaction fees
  • Security of a big four bank
  • Can be linked to any Australian everyday bank account

Cons

  • $10 monthly deposit and no withdrawals to receive competitive bonus interest rate
  • Low standard base variable rate of 0.01% p.a.
  • $1 fee for phone banking

How do I apply for the ANZ Progress Saver?

If you like the idea of bonus interest just for making a small monthly investment then you can apply for the ANZ Progress Saver by clicking on ‘Go to Site'.

Eligibility to apply online

But first make sure that you are able to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age. Anyone of any age may open an ANZ Progress Saver account, although for children under the age of 12 it is recommended that the account be opened in the name of an adult who is holding the account in trust for the child.
  • Residency. Only Australian residents with a valid Australian residential address may open an account. You must already be an existing ANZ customer or be able to complete the ANZ customer identification process in Australia when the account is opened.
  • Deposit. You will need to make an initial deposit of at least $10 when opening the account.
  • Account purpose. This savings account is only for use by individuals for private or domestic purposes. It is not meant for any business purpose.

Documents you'll need to supply online

If you do meet these requirements, have the following documentation ready before going forward with completing the application:

  • Identifying documents. You will be asked to supply the number of a valid Australian identification document. This could include a driver’s licence or passport. If neither of these is available, you could use your birth certificate accompanied by another form of non-photo ID such as a utility bill.
  • Linked account numbers. If you are an existing ANZ customer and would like to link the savings account with your ANZ Access Advantage everyday account, you will need to be able to provide an account number.
  • Non-residents. If you are currently living overseas with plans on coming to Australia you will need the non-Australian resident form to complete the application.

What happens after I apply?

If you are prepared with the right documentation, filling out the application form should take only ten minutes. Once submitted, your new savings account will be opened within two business days. You can then set up automatic transfers from your everyday account to ensure you are making the minimum monthly deposit required to receive the bonus interest.

What if I'm a non-resident or not eligible to apply online?

If you intend of moving to Australia, ANZ has specialist migrant services to help you open an account before you arrive. Otherwise, if your situation is none of the above, please get in touch with ANZ over the phone or visit your local ANZ branch to open an account.



















































































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    marcusNovember 3, 2017

    Can a SMSF use an ANZ Progress Saver Account?

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      JonathanNovember 3, 2017

      Hi Marcus,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      ANZ Progress Saver Account is designed for personal private or domestic use only, not for SMSF. This information is available on ANZ Savings and Transaction Product Terms and Conditions.

      We have options for superannuation bank accounts on this page instead.

      Alternatively, you can contact your superannuation fund or financial adviser for advice relating to your particular circumstances.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    November 4, 2016

    How do i transfer money from my progress saver account to my linked everyday account?

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      HaroldNovember 4, 2016Staff

      Hello Charles,

      You can transfer funds to your everyday account by logging onto ANZ Internet Banking, or the goMoney iPhone or Android app. You can also transfer funds using ANZ Phone Banking. I’d recommend contacting ANZ directly to find out exactly how this is done.

      I hope that helps.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    NazMay 11, 2016

    I am thinking transfer my super fund to self manage, if I decide to keep all money to a bank account where my fortnightly employer contribution will go as well,
    Question – what is the current interest rate?
    > is there any hidden bank fee
    > anything you can add in terms of pros and cons.

    Thanks.

    • Staff
      ShirleyMay 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Naz,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that the ANZ Progress Saver is only available for personal accounts and is not a SMSF product.

      ANZ has a separate range of products designed for SMSFs.

      You can use the ANZ Progress Saver as a personal bank account, where your employers pays your salary into it.

      All the fees are disclosed through the Product Disclosure Statement.

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    BeauApril 29, 2016

    How do i get the money out of the progress saver account?

    • Staff
      ShirleyMay 2, 2016Staff

      Hi Beau,

      Thanks for your question.

      There are a few ways you can take it out: 1) electronic transfer (but you’ll need to speak to ANZ directly to get it linked to your online account if you haven’t already done so) or 2) do it over phone or within a branch.

      Hope this helps.

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    ShelbeyJanuary 28, 2016

    Me and my partner want to open an account together for us to save up to buy a house. We are not married, but want to make the first step to getting a house. Would we be able to open an ANZ.progress saver together?

    • Staff
      ShirleyJanuary 29, 2016Staff

      Hi Shelbey,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes you can still open a ANZ progress saver together even if you’re not married.

      All the best,
      Shirley

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    ConJanuary 9, 2016

    Why is the progress saver have an introductory offer and not as a permanent offer for existing clients? The interests rates have gone down and down for the purpose to introduce new clients by. offering a promotional offer using the existing clients money to do so. We miss out on high interest for your introductory offer. ANZ should be at least competitive and offer the same as other banks especially the likes of ME Bank offering a much higher interest rate at an ongoing rate. If this sounds too forward perhaps I need to change.

    • Staff
      ShirleyJanuary 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Con,

      Thanks for your question. Since we’re a third party comparison website we can’t comment on ANZ’s behalf, though we do agree that all Aussies deserve a better deal.

      If you feel like you’re not getting the interest rate you deserve, then we’d recommend that you make the switch.

      All the best,
      Shirley

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    ShinNovember 23, 2015

    I have an access advantage account and a progress saver account and I can transfer money from my access account but not from my progress saver account on the ANZ app and internet banking. How can I transfer money from progress to access?

    • Staff
      ShirleyNovember 23, 2015Staff

      Hi Shin,

      Thanks for your question.

      You’ll need to speak to the ANZ customer service centre about connecting your Progress Saver onto your ANZ online banking account. After they’ve done this, you should be able to transfer from the ANZ progress saver.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    EloiseAugust 28, 2015

    I can’t attach my progress saver so I can use it with online banking. How do I attach it to my account?

    • Staff
      ShirleyAugust 28, 2015Staff

      Hi Eloise,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please be mindful that you can’t connect your ANZ Progress Saver online, you’ll need to call up ANZ to get them to attach it manually through their system.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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