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Name Product Maximum Variable Rate p.a. Standard Variable Rate p.a. Bonus Interest p.a. Fees Min Bal / Min Deposit Interest Earned
HSBC Serious Saver
2.1%
0.15%
1.95%
$0
$0 / $0
Receive a maximum variable rate of 2.1% p.a. for 4 months, reverting to an ongoing rate of 0.15% p.a. for each month you don't make any withdrawals from the account. Available on balances below $1,000,000.
Westpac Life (18-29 year olds only)
3%
0.4%
2.6%
$0
$0 / $0
Under 30? You can earn an ongoing, variable 3% p.a. each month you grow your balance and make 5+ transactions from your linked Westpac Choice transaction account. This bonus rate is available on balances up to $30,000.
MyState Bank Bonus Saver Account
1.75%
0.15%
1.6%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 1.75% 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.
Citibank Online Saver
1.55%
0.35%
1.2%
$0
$0 / $0
Introductory rate of 1.55% p.a. for 4 months, reverting to a rate of 0.35% p.a. Available on balances below $500,000.
Citibank Online Saver
0.35%
0.35%
0%
$0
$0 / $0
Introductory rate of 0.35% p.a. for 4 months, reverting to a rate of 0.35% p.a. Available on balances below $500,000.
ME Online Savings Account
1.55%
0.1%
1.45%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 1.55% p.a. rate when you link to a ME Everyday Transaction account and have at least four tap & go purchases with your Debit Mastercard processed each month. Available on balances up to $250,000.
ME Online Savings Account
0.1%
0.1%
0%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 0.1% p.a. rate when you link to a ME Everyday Transaction account and have at least four tap & go purchases with your Debit Mastercard processed each month. Available on balances up to $250,000.
Bank of Queensland Fast Track Saver Account
1.65%
0.2%
1.45%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 1.65% p.a. when you link to an BOQ Day2Day Plus Account, deposit $1,000+ into the Day2Day account each month from an external account and make 5+ eligible transactions per month. Available on balances up to $250,000.
Bank of Queensland Fast Track Saver Account
0.2%
0.2%
0%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 0.2% p.a. when you link to an BOQ Day2Day Plus Account, deposit $1,000+ into the Day2Day account each month from an external account and make 5+ eligible transactions per month. Available on balances up to $1,000,000.
Westpac Life
1%
0.4%
0.6%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 1% p.a. each month you deposit money, and make sure your balance is higher at the end of the month than it was at the beginning. No monthly account-keeping fee.
HSBC Flexi Saver Account
1.25%
0.01%
1.24%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 1.25% p.a. when you grow your balance by $300+ per month. Earn bonus interest even if you make withdrawals during the month. Available on balances up to $5,000,000.
HSBC Flexi Saver Account
0%
0%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 0% p.a. when you grow your balance by $300+ per month. Earn bonus interest even if you make withdrawals during the month. Available on balances up to $5,000,000.
Bankwest Hero Saver
1.25%
0.01%
1.24%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 1.25% p.a. rate when you deposit at least $200 each month and make no withdrawals. Available on balances up to $250,000.
Bankwest Hero Saver
0.01%
0.01%
0%
$0
$0 / $0
Ongoing, variable 0.01% p.a. rate when you deposit at least $200 each month and make no withdrawals. Available on balances up to $250,000.
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Name Product Card access ATM Withdrawal Fee Fee Free Deposit p.m. Monthly Account Fee
HSBC Everyday Global Account
Visa
$0
$0
Special offer: $100 cash bonus for new HSBC customers.
Earn 2% cashback on tap and pay purchases (T&C's apply).
Enjoy no minimum ongoing balance or transaction requirements and the flexibility to hold up to 10 currencies. Apple Pay and Google Pay available.
Suncorp Everyday Options Account
Visa
$0
$0
Link up to 9 interest-earning sub accounts.
$0 monthly account keeping fees.
Earn interest on your linked sub accounts to help you save for individual goals, with no account fees to pay. Make contactless payments using Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Westpac Choice
Mastercard
$0
$2,000
Special offer: $50 cash bonus for new customers (T&Cs apply).
$5 waivable monthly account fee.
Monthly account fee waived if you deposit at least $2,000 a month, are under 21 or if you meet other eligibility criteria. Access more than 50,000 ATMs globally for free via the Global ATM Alliance.
NAB Classic Banking
Visa
$0
$0
Enjoy convenient, unlimited access to your money.
$0 monthly account fee.

Tap and pay with your NAB Visa Debit card or your phone using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay or NAB Pay for Android. Temporarily block your card at the touch of a button if you lose it.
MyState Bank Glide Account
Visa
$0
$0
Simplify your everyday banking with these sleek digital features.
$0 monthly account fee.
Choose the way you pay with access to Google, Samsung and Apple Pay plus Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay. Send and receive money in less than 60 seconds with PayID.
CUA Everyday Snap Account
Visa
$0
$0
Refund of international ATM withdrawal fees and international card transaction fees (conditions apply). Refund of overdrawn fees.
$0 monthly account fee. Unlimited fee-free everyday transactions.
Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay available. Savings Top Up tool automatically transfers to linked savings account.
Xinja bank account
Mastercard
$0
$0
100% app-based everyday bank account.
$0 monthly account fee.
A digital bank account with no ATM fees in Australia or overseas, plus no currency conversion fees. Xinja app offers spending categorisation features.
Citi Global Currency Account
Mastercard
$0
$0
Earn up to 0.9% p.a. interest on your AUD balance.
$0 monthly account fee.
Enjoy one linked debit card to hold up to 10 currencies and receive foreign currencies for free.
St.George Complete Freedom Account
Visa
$0
$2,000
Special offer: $50 cash bonus for new customers (T&Cs apply).
$5 waivable monthly account fee.
Monthly account fee waived if you deposit at least $2,000 a month. No account fees for students and customers under 21.
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Name Product 3 Mths p.a. 4 Mths p.a. 5 Mths p.a. 6 Mths p.a. 7 Mths p.a. 12 Mths p.a. 24 Mths p.a.
MyState Bank Online Term Deposit
0.75%
0.75%
0.70%
0.85%
0.85%
1.00%
1.05%
Single or joint account-holders can apply online with MyState's online application process.
Pay no account setup or ongoing fees and choose a term length between 3 months and 2 years, with interest paid at maturity.
Citibank Term Deposit $10,000
0.70%
-
-
0.70%
-
0.70%
-
Suited to customers with deposits between $10,000 and $249,999.
This term deposit is for new Citibank customers only
Citibank Term Deposit 250K
1.00%
-
-
1.00%
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-
-
A short-term investment option with a guaranteed rate of return.
Suited to customers with deposits over $250,000.
ME Term Deposit
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ME Term Deposit
1.00%
1.00%
1.00%
1.00%
1.05%
1.15%
1.15%
You can link the ME Term Deposit with the transaction account of your choice, at any other Australian financial institution. Choose whether to have interest paid annually, monthly or at maturity.
Judo Bank Term Deposit
1.36%
-
-
1.41%
-
1.40%
1.50%
Earn a 0.10% p.a. loyalty bonus when you roll over your term.
The Judo Bank Term Deposit term lengths range from three months to five years. Minimum opening deposit is $1,000. No account-keeping or set-up fees to pay.
Macquarie Bank Term Deposit
0.65%
0.65%
-
0.70%
-
0.75%
0.75%
Lock in an interest rate for up to 5 years with a Macquarie Bank Term Deposit. This account is available to personal customers, as well as business customers and trustees.
Bank of Queensland Term Deposit
0.75%
0.70%
0.70%
0.85%
0.70%
0.95%
0.95%
AMP Term Deposit $25,000+
0.55%
0.55%
0.55%
0.80%
0.80%
0.80%
0.80%
Lock your money with AMP Bank Term Deposit Account and enjoy a great competitive rate with no fees.
CUA Term Deposit Account
0.85%
0.85%
0.85%
0.90%
0.85%
0.95%
1.00%
No account set-up fees or ongoing fees to pay.
The CUA Term Deposit offers a large range of term lengths from 1 month to five years. Minimum opening deposit is $5,000.
AMP Term Deposit $5000+
0.35%
0.35%
0.35%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
Lock your money with AMP Bank Term Deposit Account and enjoy a great competitive rate with no fees.
ANZ Term Deposit
0.20%
0.20%
0.20%
0.20%
0.20%
0.25%
0.45%
Pay no account-keeping or application fees.
Invest your funds for up to 5 years and receive a competitive rate of interest.
Commonwealth Bank Term Deposit
0.40%
0.45%
0.45%
0.50%
0.55%
0.70%
0.80%
Choose between a range of term lengths from just one month to five years, and receive a fixed interest rate on your funds. Invest from $5000 to $1,999,999.
Westpac Term Deposit
0.55%
0.60%
0.65%
0.65%
0.70%
0.80%
0.90%
Enjoy flexible repayment and reinvestment options at the end of the term with no setup or service fee.
NAB Term Deposit
0.60%
0.60%
0.60%
0.65%
0.70%
0.85%
0.90%
Invest your money in a NAB Term Deposit and earn a fixed interest rate for the life of the term, with no setup or account fees. This term deposit is for personal customers with deposits from $5,000.
ANZ Advance Notice Term Deposit (31 days notice required for early withdrawals)
0.65%
0.55%
0.55%
0.65%
0.55%
0.75%
0.75%
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Name Product Card access ATM Withdrawal Fee Fee Free Deposit p.m. Monthly Account Fee
NAB Business Everyday Account ($0 Monthly Fee Option)
Visa
$0
$0
$0 monthly account-keeping fee.
Unlimited standard NAB electronic transactions.
Tap and pay with your NAB Business Visa Debit and your smartphone using Apple Pay, NAB Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.

Commonwealth Bank Business Transaction Account ($0 Monthly Fee Option)
Visa
$0
$0
An everyday business transaction account with no monthly account fee and a linked Business Visa Debit card to help you manage your expenses. Make unlimited electronic transactions for free and receive customised alerts regarding your balances. Flexibility to switch to the $10 monthly account fee option and get 20 free assisted transactions per month.
Commonwealth Bank Business Transaction Account ($10 Monthly Fee Option)
Visa
$0
$0
You'll get 20 free assisted transactions (normally $3 per transaction) per month for one $10 monthly account fee. Make unlimited free electronic transactions. Switch to the $0 monthly account fee option at any time.
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Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets International
IG Share Trading
AUD 8
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Yes
Brokerage discount: $5 on Australian shares for active traders & $0 commission on US and global shares
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
eToro Share Trading (US stocks)
USD 0
USD 10 per month if there’s been no login for 12 months
Forex
CFDs
US shares
Yes
Zero brokerage share trading on US stocks with trades as low as $50.
Note: This broker offers CFDs which are volatile investment products and most clients lose money trading CFDs with this provider.
Join the world’s biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and forex from the one account.
Bell Direct Share Trading
AUD 15
No
ASX shares
mFunds
No
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
AUD 11
AUD 15 per month if you make no trades in that period
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Options trading
mFunds
Yes
Access a broad range of investment products from Australia and overseas.
Invest in managed funds, trade shares, warrants, options and CFDs listed across the ASX, SSX and Chi-X, and other major global exchanges, including US, Canada and UK markets.
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
No
ASX shares
Global shares
Margin trading
Options trading
Yes
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95
AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares
Global shares
Options trading
US shares
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Important: Share trading can be financially risky and the value of your investment can go down as well as up. Standard brokerage fee is the cost to trade $1,000 or less of ASX-listed shares and ETFs without any qualifications or special eligibility. If ASX shares aren’t available, the fee shown is for US shares.

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Receive a maximum variable rate of 2.1% p.a. for 4 months, reverting to an ongoing rate of 0.15% p.a. p.a. for each month you don't make any withdrawals from the account. Available on balances below $1,000,000.

  • Maximum Rate: 2.10% p.a.
  • Standard Variable Rate: 0.15% p.a.
  • Introductory period: 4 months
  • Monthly fees: $0
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Australia offers powerful banking solutions.

How do you choose the best banking option for you in Australia?

Australians are used to banking with the best. The four major banks in Australia; Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Commonwealth Bank Of Australia (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB), Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac), are used to enjoying world status for offering quality banking solutions. Each of these banks has around and over AUD$70 billion in market capitalisation according to the ASX 200 List. Of course, these banking solutions do come at a cost. But, despite recent 2016 news of the increasing costs that banks are facing, Australians can still enjoy free accounts like savings accounts. The only requirement in many cases is a minimum balance or opening amount. Sometimes it's even a zero on all the usual costs, e.g. monthly fees, minimum balances, and opening balances! You can see whether Australian bank accounts will ever get as expensive as American bank accounts. Finding the cheapest savings account is of course not the only part of banking in Australia. Let's take a look at some of the best products that banks in Australia offer.

What are the types of banking solutions in Australia?

Savings accounts

  • Savings accounts will allow you to deposit money into an account so that it can accumulate interest. Although banks differ in their offerings, there are countless of savings account that won't ask any fees. With a savings account, you have more flexibility in your saving habits than term deposits, but will also generally earn lower interest.

Term deposits

High-interest savings accounts

  • While motivating you to save more money because of higher interest rates calculating daily, these accounts also offer more accessibility to your money. You can reach your savings goal quickly with a high-interest savings account.

Transaction accounts

  • Although there are many different types of transactional bank account offers from, the general purpose is to transact with your world. Transaction accounts make it possible to do EFTPOS transactions, international transactions, store and withdraw money at ATM's, debit orders, credit facilities and student banking.

Debit cards

  • Debit cards form part of transaction-based banking and will allow you to make the most of everyday purchasing. Debit cards are allocated to account holders at banks so that they can access their money in their account and buy items with it. Debit cards features are linked to the different bank accounts they represent.

Share trading

  • Although share trading isn't a bank account, it is a banking service offered by many banks as a value-added product. If you have a bank account at these banks, you can access the share trading platform and start your share trading career!

Business banking

  • A business account is one of the most powerful tools in helping you to run your business. With the right account and a streamlined online banking process, you can save on fees and score great variable interest rates whilst growing your business. Who knows, you might even get connected to a business hub to help your business grow.

Who are the big four banks in Australia?

ANZ

If you take your personal banking to ANZ, you can open many different accounts. These include everyday bank accounts, savings accounts, and term deposits. ANZ banking services are friendly to those migrating and will help to switch over to their online banking system through their online switching service. ANZ offers a solid online banking system that includes the ANZ internet banking platform. The ANZ online banking experience is also useful on mobile and will help you with your banking needs. It was the first of the Australian four to launch Apple Pay.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

CommBank offers the largest ATM network in Australia, which makes it useful to those who often need cash available to them. They are the leaders when it comes to offering banking solutions through technology. The CommBank online banking system is called Netbank and can help you with international money transfers with support for many popular currencies.

NAB

National Bank of Australia offers flexible savings options for Australians. It often has no fees attached and when you deposit up to $250,000 in a NAB savings account, your money is protected as a part of the Australian Government guarantee. Learn more about the NAB competitive and bonus interest rates here.

Westpac

Westpac has a focus on everyday banking needs and gives its customers easy access to their money. You can use the Westpac online banking platform or Westpac mobile banking experience, while trusting in the encryption technology to keep all the communications secure. They've also added the Westpac Protect security guarantee that safeguards customers from unauthorised transactions. View the Westpac solutions that will allow you to access your money easily.

Australian banking for foreign visitors

Foreigners in Australia contribute to about 28% of the general population. With such a big representation of the total population, it is vital for banks to offer banking solutions to people that do not have official Australian citizenship. You can open a bank account in Australia if you are a student, working in Australia or are migrating to Australia. Learn more about opening a transaction account, savings account or fixed deposit if you're a foreigner in Australia.

How to apply using finder.com.au

If or when you've found an account you'd like to apply for, you can click on 'go to site' or 'open' to be taken to the bank's website. On this page you can enquire for more information, or submit an online application. The application will ask you for your personal and contact details as well as some identification, including your driver's licence number (if you have one), or your passport number. Once this information has been submitted you'll usually receive your application number and other important information within the next few business days, and will generally be able to start using your account within 5 to 7 business days.

What do you need to bank in Australia?

To open a bank account in Australia, you will need the following:

  • To apply online, 18 years and older. If you're younger than 18, you can apply at a branch or over the phone.
  • Australian residency for the normal application process. See below if you're a foreigner.
  • Basic details, including identification in the form of a birth certificate, Australian passport, or driver's licence.
  • Certain accounts might require proof of income
  • You will need a Tax File Number (TFN) if it is applicable to your current financial context

Australian financial institutions

Australia's banking industry is made up of a number of institutions, including: Small, medium and large banks A bank is a deposit taking institution. Australia has four major banks known as the 'big four' including the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), National Australia Bank (NAB), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Westpac Banking Corporation. There are a also a range of smaller banks, some of which are owned by the big four.

Credit unions, mutual banks and building societies These are member-owned banking cooperatives which are regulated in the same ways as banks, and offer the same products and services. These cooperatives aren't publicly listed and so profits go back to members and services rather than shareholders.

Australian Banking regulations

Australia has a well regulated banking industry with constant reforms aiming to make the system fairer and more transparent to consumers. The regulator for Australia's financial services system is the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). APRA works to ensure the industry upholds prudential standards and enforces regulations when institutions do not.


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