ANZ vs CommBank savings and bank accounts
We compare the different accounts offered by two of Australia's Big Four banks; ANZ and CBA.
Australia’s “Big Four” banks often have a reputation for being virtually identical, but there are several key differences in the products and services they offer that can have a huge bearing on which bank is right for you. ANZ and Commonwealth Bank are two of the biggest players in Australia’s banking industry, each of them offering a range of transaction accounts, savings accounts and other financial products and services.
But which of these two banks is right for you? We compare ANZ and CommBank side by side to help you decide.
Meet the contenders: ANZ vs CommBank
ANZ began life as the Bank of Australasia in Sydney in 1835. Today, ANZ is one of the world’s top 50 banks, operating across more than 30 global markets and having more than 5 million customers. It provides bank accounts, home loans, credit cards and many more financial products to its customers. ANZ has around 2500 ATMS around the country, and around 700 branches.
Commonwealth Bank was established in 1911 and now boasts more than 15 million customers, making it the largest bank in Australia. CommBank has locations across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. It offers a full range of banking services to its customers, including everything from savings and transaction accounts to credit cards and mortgages. CommBank has more ATMS than ANZ with about 4,000 around the country, as well as around 1000 branches.
ANZ and CommBank deposit products compared
ANZ or Commonwealth Bank: which bank is better for your day to day banking?
|ANZ Access Advantage Account||CommBank Everyday Account Smart Access|
|Monthly fee||$5 (fee waived if you deposit at least $2,000 per month)||$4 (fee waived if you deposit at least $2,000 per month)|
|Debit card||Yes – Visa||Yes – Mastercard|
|Online banking access||24/7 Internet banking||24/7 Internet banking|
|Mobile banking access||24/7 mobile banking via the ANZ App||24/7 mobile banking via the CommBank app|
|ATM withdrawal fee||$0||$0|
|International transaction fee||3%||3%|
|Contactless smartphone purchases||Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay||Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay|
|Mobile app rating||4.7 on App Store and 4.2 on Google Play||2.8 on App Store and 4.1 on Google Play|
Savings accounts: High interest bonus savings accounts
Both ANZ and CommBank offer bonus savings accounts, allowing customers to earn a higher bonus interest rate when they meet some account conditions. ANZ's bonus saver account is the ANZ Progress Saver, while ComBank's bonus savings account is the Goal Saver Account.
|ANZ Progress Saver||CommBank Goal Saver Account|
|Maximum interest rate||4.25% p.a.||4.9% p.a.|
|Standard variable rate||0.01% p.a.||0.4% p.a.|
|Bonus interest rate||4.24% p.a.||4.5% p.a.|
|Bonus interest conditions||Earn bonus interest each month you make a single deposit of $10 or more, and no withdrawals.||Earn bonus interest each month you deposit $0.01 or more and make no withdrawals.|
|Minimum balance required||None||None|
|Linked account required||Yes - you need to link to an ANZ bank account||Yes - you need to link to a CBA bank account|
|Account access||Internet banking and mobile banking app||Internet banking and mobile banking app|
Introductory saver accounts (honeymoon savers)
Both banks also offer an introductory saver account, too. These accounts offer a bonus interest rate for the first few months after opening the account, which is then reduced to the standard ongoing variable rate after the 'honeymoon' period is over.
|ANZ Online Saver||CommBank NetBank Saver|
|Introductory interest rate||3.65% for the first 3 months||5.1% for the first 5 months.|
|Standard variable rate||1.5%||2.35%|
|Conditions to achieve bonus rate||New account holders will earn the bonus rate for the first 3 months. Not deposit conditions to meet.||New account holders will earn the bonus rate for the first 5 months. Not deposit conditions to meet.|
|Monthly account fees||No||No|
Term deposits provide safe and consistent returns on the money you invest. They allow you to deposit your money for a set time period and earn a fixed interest rate, meaning your balance is guaranteed to grow by a specified amount.
Both ANZ and Commonwealth Bank offer a range of term deposit accounts with terms ranging from 30 days through to five years. The interest rates on offer vary depending on the term you choose, as you can see in the table below.
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