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Rural Bank Term Deposit - $500+
Interest rate 12 months interest rate
Up to 0.15% p.a.
Minimum opening deposit
Account keeping fee


A Rural Bank term deposit offers competitive, tiered interest rates across a large range of term lengths.

Rural Bank offers term deposits with a very wide range of rates and terms. While the rates listed here are quite low, the rates increase if you put a a larger some of money in the account.


  • Low minimum investment of $500
  • $0 Account keeping fees
  • Wide ranges of terms from from 1 month to 5 years


  • 31 days advance notice required in case of withdrawing funds before maturity

In this guide

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  • Details
    • Key details
    • Eligibility
  • Key features
  • How to apply
  • Your reviews
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Key details

Product Name Rural Bank Term Deposit - $500+
3 month interest rate 0.05%
4 month interest rate 0.05%
6 month interest rate 0.10%
9 month interest rate 0.10%
12 month interest rate 0.15%
24 month interest rate 0.15%
36 month interest rate 0.15%
48 month interest rate 0.15%
60 month interest rate 0.15%
Minimum Opening Deposit $500
Minimum age requirement 12
Government guarantee Yes


Minimum Age Requirement 12
Joint account availability Yes
Min Deposit $500
Available to children Not available for children under 12 years of age

Key features

No monthly fees

You will not be charged an establishment or any monthly fees for Rural Bank's term deposit.

Personal or business customers

This account is available as a personal or business account as well as for SMSF applicants.

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How to apply

If you wish to invest for terms of longer than one year, or prefer to bank inside of a branch, you will have to apply for the term deposit in person or by contacting Rural Bank by phone. The Rural Bank One term deposit may be applied for online, but is only available for terms of three, six or twelve months with interest being paid at maturity. If those shorter terms suit your needs, you can begin an online application by clicking the 'Go to Site' button. Check first to make sure that you are eligible for this account.


  • Minimum age. Applicants must be at least 12 years of age.
  • Residency requirements. Australian permanent residents, New Zealand citizens residing in Australia and Australian citizens are all eligible.

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