Bankwest Easy Transaction Account
Enjoy no monthly account keeping fees and no ATM fees at over 10,000 ATMs Australia wide.
The Easy Transaction Account provides you with a range of ways to easily manage your daily expenses and deposits. With no monthly account keeping fees and a Debit Mastercard, you're granted access to over 10,000 ATMs to grab cash on the go and secure shopping privileges. Plus, with Bankwest Easy Alerts (push notifications) and 24 hour access through mobile app banking, you can bank on-the-go.
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This account has no monthly account keeping fee and no ongoing deposit conditions to meet, and you can use your debit card to withdraw money from all Big Four bank ATMs in Australia for free.
Not only does this account offer Apple Pay and Google Pay, but it also offers a Bankwest Halo Ring which you can wear on your finger and use to make tap and go payments by hovering your hand over the payment terminal. The payment ring is really unique to Bankwest.
If you’re planning to take the card overseas with you there are some fees to watch out for. There’s a $5 fee when you withdraw cash from an overseas ATM, and the local ATM operator might also charge its own fee. There’s also a 2.95% international transaction fee when you make purchases in another currency. You might not notice these fees on smaller trips, but if you spend a lot of time overseas it might be worth considering an account that doesn’t charge these overseas fees.
Something else unique about this account is that you can open up to 10 accounts which can be used for different purposes. For example one can be for bills, one for day-to-day spending, one for eating out and shopping. This strategy can help you manage your money so you’re not overspending in any one area.
$0 monthly account keeping fees
There's no monthly account keeping fees with this account, so you don't have to worry about pesky account fees eating into your balance.
Linked Debit Mastercard
You will be issued a free linked Debit Mastercard with this account that can be used for purchases and withdrawals in Australia, online and overseas. The Debit Mastercard works wherever Mastercard is accepted, but uses the funds in your account for purchases.
Upgrade to a Platinum Debit Mastercard
You'll need to deposit at least $4,000 per month to maintain Platinum status. You'll get exclusive benefits by visiting Priceless Sydney and also a 24/7 Platinum concierge service, Worldwide Purchase Security Protection and Extended Warranty.
There are also travel assistance services and lifestyle services to be taken advantage of.
Comprehensive ATM network
Getting cash fast is easy and free when you use any of the following bank's ATMs; Bankwest, NAB, ANZ, Westpac, St.George Bank, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and Commonwealth Bank.
Open up to 10 Easy Transaction accounts
You can open up to 10 Bankwest Easy Transaction accounts so you can split your money across the different accounts, making it easier to budget and manage your expenses.
Taking the card overseas or shopping online
Any purchase made with your Debit Mastercard that occurs outside Australia in foreign currency or AUD will attract a fee of 2.95% of the transaction amount. This may include overseas purchases made online. You can setup an Easy Alert to tell you how much you spent in AUD each time you make a purchase in another currency.
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee of $5
If you use an ATM overseas to withdraw funds, you are going to be charged an extra $5 per transaction (on top of the currency conversion fee), plus possible other charges imposed by that ATM network.
Discounts for students
If you're a full-time secondary student, tertiary student or TAFE student, or an apprentice or a trainee you can get discounts with brands including Apple Store for Education, Hoyts Cinema, City Beach Australia and McDonald's. This is available through Student Edge.
24/7 Online and phone access
You can access the account around the clock using phone banking, online banking, or a mobile app all for free.
Bankwest Easy Alerts
Bankwest Easy Alerts is a unique feature on the Bankwest App and helps you manage your everyday banking by providing updates (push notifications) on your personal transaction and savings accounts when and if you want them.
You can get all of the features of online banking using your iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone or Android mobile device. The app is available for download from the iTunes store, Google Play or Windows Phone store and gives you the ability to check your balance, make payments, find the nearest ATM or chat with Bankwest 24/7.
Google Pay or a Bankwest Halo payment ring available
Travel lightly without your wallet and use the Google Pay app to make contactless, tap and go payments with your Android phone instead. Or, order a Bankwest Halo payment ring and make contactless payments in-store using the ring with a fist bump.
You are not required to meet any minimum monthly balance requirements.
How to applyApplying for the Bankwest Easy Transaction Account is as easy as managing the account. Just click 'Go to site' to be redirected to a secure application site.
You should ensure beforehand that you are able to meet the eligibility requirements:
- Minimum age. An applicant must be 11 years old or older to apply for an account online. Customers aged 11 to 15 can apply for an account in branch.
- Residency requirement. All applicants must be a permanent resident of Australia in order to be eligible for this account.
- Depository requirement. You are not required to meet a minimum deposit amount, nor do you need to deposit a regular amount to have the monthly account keeping fee waived.
If you meet the requirements to apply for the Bankwest Easy Transaction Account have the following documentation ready in order to complete the application in full:
- Tax file number. You can avoid any withholding tax on the account by providing your tax file number (TFN) on the application.
- Identification. Acceptable identifying documents include a driver's licence, proof of age card or your passport.
What happens after I submit my application?
After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation email from Bankwest with the next steps to follow in order to open your account. Once your identity has been verified your account details and Debit Mastercard will be sent to in a welcome pack through the post.
What if I'm a non-resident or not eligible to apply online?
If you intend on moving to Australia, or currently don't meet any of the above requirements, please get in touch with Bankwest directly or visit your local branch.