In this guide

  • Review
  • Details
    • Key details
  • Key features
  • How to apply
  • Compare other savings accounts
  • Your reviews
  • Ask a question
Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

Commonwealth Bank Pensioner Security Account

  • Alison Banney's headshot
Commonwealth Bank Pensioner Security Account
Maximum variable rate
2.80% p.a.
Base interest rate
0.05%p.a.

Summary

Get more money from each dollar with an interest earning account that lets you make free transactions using your retirement cash.

The Pensioner Security Account is designed to give you financial peace of mind as you enter your retirement years. Your money earns a modest interest rate that increases as your balance grows, while you are still able to access your funds for free. This is a versatile account worth looking into if you want better manageability over your pension funds.

Pros

  • No monthly account fee
  • Up to 15 free electronic withdrawals per month
  • Competitive interest rate

Cons

  • Minimum opening amount required

In this guide

  • Review
  • Details
    • Key details
  • Key features
  • How to apply
  • Compare other savings accounts
  • Your reviews
  • Ask a question

Details

Key details

Product Name Commonwealth Bank Pensioner Security Account
Maximum Variable Rate 2.80% p.a.
Standard Variable Rate 0.05% p.a.
Monthly Account Fee $0
Minimum Opening Deposit $0
Minimum Age 55

Key features

Picture not described

No monthly account keeping fee

With the Pensioner Security Account there are no monthly or annual account keeping fees.

Transaction fees

There are no electronic transaction fees.


How to apply

Eligibility

Commonwealth Bank makes it easy to open a Pensioner Security Account by providing the application online. Before applying online, check to make sure that you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum age. This account is for Australians age 55 or older who are no longer employed. Exceptions are made for individuals receiving the pensions listed above.
  • Residency requirements. All applicants must be Australian residents with an Australian address.

Compare other savings accounts

1 - 12 of 188
Name Maximum Variable Rate p.a. Standard Variable Rate p.a. Intro/Ongoing Government Guarantee Monthly Max Rate Conditions
Bank of Queensland Simple Saver Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.35%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
4.85%
Intro/Ongoing
4 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Balances up to $5,000,000
Go to siteView details
Ubank High Interest Save Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.50%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
0.00%
Intro/Ongoing
Ongoing
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Deposit $500
  • Savings up to $100,000
Go to siteView details
Rabobank High Interest Savings Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.75%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
4.40%
Intro/Ongoing
4 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Balances up to $250,000
Go to siteView details
ING Savings Maximiser
Finder Award
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.50%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
0.55%
Intro/Ongoing
Ongoing
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Deposit $1,000
  • 5 transactions
  • Grow your balance
  • Balances up to $100,000
Go to siteView details
Eligible customers can receive $50 cashback when they open an Orange Everyday and a Savings Maximiser account together before 31st July 2024. Customers must make 5 settled transactions and keep the accounts active for 60 days from opening.
Newcastle Permanent Online Savings Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.20%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
1.00%
Intro/Ongoing
3 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • N/A
Go to siteView details
ING Savings Accelerator ($150,000 - $500,000)
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.20%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
4.70%
Intro/Ongoing
4 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Welcome rate applies up to $500K
Go to siteView details
Macquarie Savings Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.35%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
4.75%
Intro/Ongoing
4 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Balances up to $250,000
Go to siteView details
ME HomeME Savings Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.55%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
0.55%
Intro/Ongoing
Ongoing
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Deposit $2000
  • Grow balance
  • Balances up to $100,000
Go to siteView details
IMB Reward Saver Account
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.25%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
0.00%
Intro/Ongoing
4 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Deposit $50
  • No withdrawals
  • Balances up to $1,000,000
Go to siteView details
BCU Bonus Saver
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.00%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
1.00%
Intro/Ongoing
4 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • N/A
Go to siteView details
Westpac Life (18-29 year olds only)
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.20%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
2.00%
Intro/Ongoing
Ongoing
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • Make a deposit
  • Grow your balance
  • 5 debit card purchases
  • Balances up to $30,000
Go to siteView details
St.George Maxi Saver
Maximum Variable Rate p.a.
5.35%
Standard Variable Rate p.a.
1.10%
Intro/Ongoing
3 months
Government Guarantee
Monthly Max Rate Conditions
  • N/A
Go to siteView details
Max Variable Rate includes 0.35% p.a. for 3 months for new customers who apply online
loading
Showing 12 of 12 results

Your reviews

No reviews yet. Write a review

Ask a question

Ask a question
Avatar

Alison Finder

Editor

Hi there, looking for more information? Ask us a question.

Error label

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked
Accept and continue

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms Of Service and Finder Group Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Avatar

Garry

January 22, 2024

Is there a fee for widrawing cash from my pensioner security account debit card at an Australian Post Office?


Avatar

Richard Whitten Finder

January 22, 2024

Hi Garry,


I suggest contacting the Commonwealth Bank directly about this question.


Avatar

coleen

November 03, 2023

I have approximately $170000 in my pensioner security account. How much interest would I be getting.


Avatar

Richard Whitten Finder

November 06, 2023

Hi Coleen,


The interest rate on this product is 2.55% p.a. You can use a compound interest calculator to work out how much interest you could earn on this amount of money. If you have an account currently then the bank should be able to show you your interest earnings in your account statement.


Show more Show less
Avatar

Max

November 02, 2023

Does a pensioner security account have chequebook access?


Avatar

Richard Whitten Finder

November 06, 2023

Hi Max,


I suggest contacting the Commonwealth Bank directly with your enquiry, as the bank can give you more detailed guidance about chequebook access.


Avatar

gary

August 24, 2023

How does 30k get stolen from security pension account from fraudulent transactions


Avatar

Sarah Megginson Finder

September 04, 2023

Hi Gary,


If your account has been subject to fraud you should contact your bank ASAP to launch an investigation. Best of luck!


Avatar

Michael

March 09, 2022

Can you tell me what this abbreviation in the Passbook for the Pensioner Security account means: CONS WB?


Avatar

Alison Banney Finder

May 01, 2022

Hi Michael,


CONS WB most likely means consolidated charges on waybill. If you wish to confirm, please get in touch with your bank.


Regards,

Alison


Go to site