Bank of Melbourne term deposit account
Open a Bank of Melbourne term deposit with as little as $1,000 and look forward to flexible maturity options.
Bank of Melbourne accepts term deposits of amounts in between $1,000 and $2,000,000, and you can choose from terms in between one month and five years. These term deposits don’t attract any ongoing fees, Bank of Melbourne gives you flexible interest repayment options, and you get various options when your term deposit matures.
|Product Name||Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit|
|3 month interest rate||0.07%|
|4 month interest rate||0.07%|
|6 month interest rate||0.15%|
|7 month interest rate||0.20%|
|9 month interest rate||0.20%|
|12 month interest rate||0.25%|
|24 month interest rate||0.30%|
|36 month interest rate||0.30%|
|48 month interest rate||0.30%|
|60 month interest rate||0.30%|
|Minimum Opening Deposit||$1,000|
|Minimum Age Requirement||18|
|The rates displayed above are interest rates paid at maturity only. We endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is current and accurate but you should confirm any information with the product or service provider and read the information they can provide.|
SPECIAL OFFER: 2.25% for 12 to 23 months
If you are a new customer and open a new term deposit account or if you are an existing customer and renew your term deposit account, you will enjoy 2.25% for 12 to 23 months on deposit from $1,000 to $5,000,000 with interest paid on maturity. This offer is available for a limited time and other terms and conditions apply.
Invest from $1,000
Bank of Melbourne gives you considerable freedom on how much you can invest through its term deposits. The minimum required to open a Bank of Melbourne term deposit is just $1,000, and you can invest as much as $2,000,000.
With a Bank of Melbourne term deposit, you can invest your money for a short term or a long term. You can invest your money for any number of months, up to 12 months, and you can also invest it for two, three, four or five years.
Special interest rates on offer for some terms
Typically, longer terms offer better rates when compared to shorter terms, but this is not always the case with Bank of Melbourne term deposits. As a result, check if there's a special ongoing rate on offer for any particular term before you apply.
When your term deposit matures
You can expect Bank of Melbourne to contact you when your term deposit matures, and it gives you seven grace days to decide on your next course of action. One option is to withdraw all the funds. If you want the term deposit to renew automatically, you don't have to take any action. You can also make changes to the term, amount, and interest payable option at the time of renewal.
Accessing funds before maturity
If you need access to the money in your term deposit before its maturity you have to give Bank of Melbourne at least 31 days notice, but this requirement does not apply in the event of hardship.
Options in getting interest
You can have the interest your term deposit earns credited directly to your bank account, or you can visit a Bank of Melbourne branch and pick it up in the form of a cheque or cash. You can also use it to open a new term deposit.
Interest can be paid at maturity, annually, half-yearly or monthly.
Easy access to funds
Accessing and managing funds in your term deposit at the time of maturity is easy, and you can do so via Bank of Melbourne's online and mobile banking platforms.
No ongoing fees
You don't have to pay any ongoing account keeping fees to maintain a Bank of Melbourne term deposit, and you don't have to pay any setup fees.
How to applyYou can apply for a Bank of Melbourne term deposit online, over the phone, or by visiting any Bank of Melbourne branch.
To apply now, simply click on the 'Go to Site' button, but make sure you meet the following eligibility criteria.
- You're over 18 years old.
- You're a permanent Australian resident.
- You're investing in between $1,000 and $2,000,000.
Applying requires that you provide Bank of Melbourne with different types of information, so prepare to part with the following.
- If you're a new Bank of Melbourne customer you have to provide details like your complete name, residential address, phone number, email address, and date of birth
- Details of a Bank of Melbourne or external bank account where the interest should credit
- If you don't want to pay withholding tax, provide your tax file number
What happens after I submit my application?
As a new Bank of Melbourne customer you have to complete an ID check. After you submit your application and all required documents, Bank of Melbourne verifies the same, and you can expect to receive a confirmation email soon after. After the funds in question transfer to Bank of Melbourne, it opens your term deposit, and follows this by sending all related documents to you via mail.