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Great Southern Bank Advantage Saver Account

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Great Southern Bank Advantage Saver Account
Maximum variable rate
4.85% p.a.
Base interest rate
0.1%p.a.
Minimum deposit
$250

Our verdict

You can earn an ongoing bonus rate when you grow your balance by just $250 per month.

This account offers a strong ongoing bonus rate each month you meet the account conditions. This account could suit you if you’ve got a larger balance, as it pays bonus interest on balances up to $750,000 (the bonus rate is slightly lower for balances over $100,000). This is quite rare – usually you’ll earn much less interest on larger balances.

To earn the bonus rate all you need to do is grow your savings balance by $250 each month. This means you can take money out of the account when needed, as long as your balance at the end of the month is higher than it was at the start.

This could provide a good incentive to keep growing your savings, but it could also be difficult to meet if you find yourself with an unexpected expense one month and need to make a withdrawal that you can’t immediately replace.

Pros

  • Continues to offer a high bonus rate for larger balances, which is rare
  • No account fees
  • Extra savings tools and features available in the mobile app
  • Low monthly deposit requirement

Cons

  • Bonus rate is a bit lower than other leading offers in the market

In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Key details
  • Key features
  • How to apply
  • Your reviews
  • Ask a question

Details

Key details

Product Name Great Southern Bank Advantage Saver Account
Maximum Variable Rate 4.85% p.a.
Standard Variable Rate 0.10% p.a.
Monthly Account Fee $0
Minimum Age 18

Key features

No account fees

There are no set-up fees and no monthly account-keeping fees to pay.

Bonus rates up to 4.85% p.a.

You can earn 4.85% p.a. for balances up to $100,000 and 4.7% p.a. for balances between $100,000 and $750,000.

Grow your balance by $250 per month

There is no set monthly deposit condition, but you do need to make sure you grow your balance by at least $250 per month to be eligible for bonus interest. This excludes any interest earned and must be from an external account.

If you don’t grow your balance by $250 one month, you’ll still be eligible for bonus interest the next month if you grow your balance by $250.


How to apply

You can apply online in less than 10 minutes.

Eligibility

  • Minimum age. You must be at least 18 to open this account.
  • Residency. You must have an Australian residential address.

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Geoff

May 27, 2023

The website mentions that 4.6% will be paid on balances $100 000 to $750 000. If I had $150 000 in the account would the 4.6% be paid on the entire balance or just the portion between $100k and $750K?


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Alison Banney Finder

June 01, 2023

Hi Geoff, currently this account offers 4.60% p.a. on your entire balance up to $750k (these rates are variable and subject to change).


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Chris

May 16, 2023

Is this account covered under the Australian Governments Guaranteed up to $250,000


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Alison Banney Finder

May 16, 2023

Hi Chris, yes deposits up to $250k with Great Southern Bank are covered under the government guarantee.


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T-Bone

April 21, 2023

Good afternoon, can you please confirm this this account can be opened as a joint account? Thanks


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Sarah Megginson Finder

April 24, 2023

Yes, Great Southern Bank has 4 accounts that can be opened in joint names: the Goal Saver, Home Saver, Advantage Saver and eSaver Flexi accounts.


Keep in mind that each customer can only have one of each of the Goal Saver, Home Saver and Advantage Saver, so if you have a joint account, you can’t also have your own stand-alone account of the same type.


Hope this helps!


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Tania

April 19, 2023

Will I still get the 4.50% p.a. Maximum variable rate if my start off deposit is only $1500?


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Sarah Megginson Finder

April 19, 2023

Hi Tania,


Yes, there is no minimum deposit amount required for this account.


However to get the bonus interest, you need to add $250 a month to your account balance.


Hope this helps!


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Aaron

April 04, 2023

How is the interest calculated, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly?

How and when is the interest paid into the account? (monthly, yearly)?


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Raj Lal Finder

April 06, 2023

Hi Aaron,

The interest is calculated at the end of the business day. However it’s paid at the end of the month.


Thanks

Raj


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