Compare RaboBank savings accounts

Find out why RaboBank are the savings bank and more than just the farmer’s favourite.

The Dutch farmer’s bank, RaboBank has deep connections to the Australian farming community. As a community owned bank, RaboBank treat customers and members as just that: a community. 100% of RaboBank deposits are reinvested into Australian agribusiness, your money helps Australian agriculture grow, and your savings are guaranteed by the Australian government.

Rates last updated December 16th, 2018
Name Product Maximum Variable Rate p.a. Standard Variable Rate p.a. Bonus Interest p.a. Fees Min Bal / Min Deposit Interest Earned Product Description
HSBC Serious Saver
$0 / $0
Introductory rate of 3.10% p.a. for 4 months, reverting to a rate of 1.40% p.a. Available on balances below $1,000,000.
Bank of Queensland Fast Track Saver Account
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 2.80% p.a. when you link to an BOQ Day2Day Plus Account and deposit $1,000+ into the Day2Day account each month from an external account. Available on balances up to $250,000.
Bankwest Hero Saver
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 2.60% p.a. rate when you deposit at least $200 each month and make no withdrawals. Available on balances up to $250,000.
ING Savings Maximiser
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 2.80% p.a. when you link to an ING Orange Everyday bank account and deposit $1,000+ each month and make 5+ card purchases a month. Available on balances up to $100,000.
Bank of Queensland Fast Track Starter Account (for 14-24 year olds only)
$0 / $0
Only available to those aged 14-24. Ongoing, variable 4.00% p.a. when you link to an BOQ Day2Day Plus Account and deposit $200+ into the Day2Day account each month from an external account. Interest rate only applies for balances up to $10,000. Balances between $10,001 and $250,000 will earn an interest rate of up to 2.80% p.a. when deposit conditions are met.
AMP Saver Account
$0 / $0
Introductory rate of 2.55% p.a. for 4 months, reverting to a rate of 2.10% p.a. Available on balances below $5,000,000.
HSBC Flexi Saver Account
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 2.50% p.a. when you deposit $300+ each month (other conditions apply). Available on balances up to $5,000,000.
AMP SuperEdge Saver Account
$0 / $0
Link to your SMSF. Ongoing, variable 2.05% p.a. when you link to AMP SuperEdge Cash Account or a different transaction account for your SMSF in another bank. Available on the entire balance.
MyState Bank Bonus Saver Account
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 2.60% p.a. when you deposit at least $20 into the account each month and make five or more Visa Debit card transactions from a linked MyState transaction account.
AMP Bett3r Account
$0 / $0
With AMP's bundled Bett3r account, get three linked Pay, Spend and Save accounts. Earn a competitive, ongoing rate of up to 2.25% on your Save account balance when you deposit $2,000 into the Pay account each month from a source that is not another AMP Bank account.

Please note: The 2.25% maximum variable rate is earned only on your Save account balance. To calculate interest earned, enter your initial and monthly deposit amounts for the Save account only, not including any money that’ll be in your Spend or Pay account.

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Who is RaboBank?

From humble beginnings providing finance to Dutch farmers in the 1890’s, today RaboBank have a presence in 40 countries (and counting) and are a top 30 global financial institution. RaboBank savings accounts are awarded by the who’s who of the Australian finance industry.

Despite international origins, RaboBank are very much part of the fabric of Australian farming and agriculture. RaboBank works with and for the farming community to grow Australian agribusiness.

What is internet banking like for RaboBank?

RaboBank are mainly an online institution and provide a sophisticated internet banking platform. RaboBank internet banking is how you manage your savings and investment accounts by making payments to other accounts and viewing electronic statements.

RaboBank take your online security seriously. They provide a digipass which generates an one time code for each online transaction. When you log on to the online banking facility, RaboBank will provide you with instructions for setting up your digipass.

Notable features include:

  • Securely make payments and manage your account online using RaboBank’s unique digipass.
  • Make payments to your linked transaction account and accounts with other financial institutions.
  • Instantly transfer funds between your RaboDirect accounts.

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What transaction accounts are offered by RaboBank?

  • Cash Management Account (CMA)

The RaboBank Cash Management Account is an interest bearing transaction account. Deposit a minimum of $20,000 to open this account and get Visa and online access to your money. RaboBank waive monthly service fees when you maintain the minimum opening deposit. Deposit more than $100,000 to open a premium Cash Management Account, which rewards you with more interest.

  • Variable Farm Management Deposit

RaboBank’s Variable Farm Management Deposit is a short term investment that offers tax benefits when the account is open for more than 12 months. Interest is calculated on your Variable FMD balance and paid quarterly in arrears. The minimum opening investment is $1,000.

What deposit products are offered by RaboBank?

  • RaboBank Term Deposit

A fixed investment with guaranteed returns, deposit a minimum of $5,000 for periods ranging from 1 month to 5 years. Pay no establishment fee and no monthly fees and choose from a number of payment options when the term deposit matures.

  • RaboBank Call Deposit

Access your money when you need, the RaboBank Call Deposit has no minimum investment period.

You’ll also pay no monthly account service fees, deposit interest earnings are yours to keep or reinvest. You can open a RaboBank Call Deposit account with as little as $1,000.

  • Short Term Farm Management Deposits

Choose from terms ranging from 1 month to 1 year, a Short Term Farm Management Deposit is a fixed investment available to farmers with a non-primary income less than $100,000 in the year the deposit is made.

  • Long Term Farm Management Deposits

This is a fixed investment giving you a guaranteed return. Long Term FMDs are available for terms of 1 and 2 years. Choose from quarterly, half yearly or yearly interest payment options.

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What are the pros and cons of banking with RaboBank?


  • Online deals. RaboBank are predominantly an online lender, limited branch overheads means they can give customers a better deal.
  • RaboBank FMD tax benefits. Farm Management Deposits are a tax deduction. Tax is paid on FMD interest earnings only in the year funds are withdrawn.
  • Farming focus. RaboBank reinvest customer deposits back to the Australian agribusiness sector.


  • Branches. RaboBank have a limited branch presence. Another provider may not more favourable if face to face banking is your preference.
  • Limited products. Although RaboBank do offer standout savings accounts, they lack accounts for specific purposes such as Christmas savings account.
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How do I apply for a RaboBank account?

Download and complete a RaboBank account application form and return the document to a RaboBank branch, or speak to a RaboBank Local Rural Manager to apply for a RaboBank account.

Application requirements vary depending on whether you’re a new or existing RaboBank Client.

  • Identification. If you’re applying as a new RaboBank client, you must provide the bank with accepted forms of identification to open an account.
  • Signatories. If you’re applying in the name of a company or a trust, all authorised account owners will need to complete parts of the application and sign off on the document.
  • Tax. You can provide your Tax File Number (TFN) or Australian Business Number (ABN) when you apply for one of these accounts or you can give this information after you’ve submitted the application. RaboBank may deducted tax at the marginal rate if you fail to provide this information.

A RaboBank Local Rural Manager will let you know about the next steps to set up your online banking facility once you submit the application document to a RaboBank branch.

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