Bank of Queensland Fast Track Starter Account

Bank of Queensland Fast Track Starter Account

Maximum Variable Rate

4.00

Standard Variable Rate

0.50

This savings account is for 14-24 year olds and offers a bonus interest rate of up to 4.00% p.a.

  • High ongoing bonus rate of up to 4.00% p.a. on balances up to $10,000
  • Make unlimited withdrawals without losing the bonus interest
  • No account-keeping fees

Product details

The BOQ Fast Track Starter Account is a high interest savings account for Australians aged 14-24 years old. The account offers an ongoing maximum bonus rate of 4.00% p.a. on balances up to $10,000 when you link to a BOQ Day2Day Plus Account and deposit at least $200 a month. Balances over $10,000 stand to earn up to 2.80% p.a.

If you’re 25 or older, you’ll receive a BOQ Fast Track Saver Account instead, which offers a maximum bonus rate of 3.00% p.a. when you meet the account conditions.

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This account offers bonus interest each month you meet the account conditions. If you don’t deposit $200 one month, you’ll still be eligible for bonus interest the next month if you meet the deposit criteria.

Product Name
Bank of Queensland Fast Track Starter Account (for 14-24 year olds only)
Maximum Variable Rate
4.00% p.a.
Standard Variable Rate
0.50% p.a.
Bonus Variable Rate
3.50% p.a.
Monthly Fee
$0
Minimum Opening Deposit
$0
Minimum monthly deposit for bonus interest rate
$200
Internet Banking
Yes
Internet Transaction Fee
$0
Phone Banking
No
Joint application?
Yes
Minimum Age Requirement
14
Maximum Age Requirement
24
Covered by Government Guarantee?
Yes (Up to $250,000 per person, per institution)

Features

No account-keeping fees

There are no monthly account-keeping fees charged to this account or to the linked BOQ Day2Day Plus Account.

For 14-24 year olds only

This account is for Australians aged 14-24 years old only. If you're 25 or older, you'll receive a BOQ Fast Track Saver Account.

Earn up to 4.00% p.a. on your savings

This savings account offers a very competitive maximum interest rate of 4.00% p.a. on balances up to $10,000 each month if you meet the account conditions. This includes a standard variable base rate of 0.50% p.a. and a variable bonus rate of 3.50% p.a. Balances above $10,000 offer a maximum interest rate of % p.a.

You must deposit $200 a month to earn bonus interest.

To be eligible for the bonus interest, you need to link the account to a BOQ Day2Day Plus Account and deposit at least $200 into the account each month from an external account (this means you can transfer money from another BOQ account you have in your name). You're free to withdraw from the account and still be eligible for the bonus interest.

Interest calculated daily and paid monthly

The interest on this account is calculated daily and paid into your BOQ Fast Track Starter account monthly. The bonus rate is ongoing, meaning if you don't meet the bonus interest criteria one month, you'll still be eligible the next month if you meet the account conditions.

Linked transaction account

To earn the bonus interest, you need to link this savings account to a BOQ Day2Day Plus Account. You'll also need to use this transaction account to transfer money back and forth from your savings. The Day2Day Plus Account has no monthly fees and comes with a linked Visa Debit Card. The debit card has Visa payWave, so you can make tap-and-go purchases without entering a PIN for transactions below $100.

Pros

  • High ongoing bonus rate of up to 4.00% p.a. on balances up to $10,000
  • Make unlimited withdrawals without losing the bonus interest
  • No account-keeping fees
  • Visa Debit Card on linked transaction account offers payWave

Cons

  • Monthly deposit requirement of $200 to earn bonus interest
  • High 4.00% p.a. bonus rate is only for a balance of $10,000 and lower

How do I apply for the BOQ Fast Track Starter Account?

You can apply for this account online in 10 minutes or less. Read the eligibility criteria below, and see what information you need in order to complete your application.

Eligibility

  • Minimum age requirement. This account is for 14-24 year olds. If you're 25 of older, you'll be given a BOQ Fast Track Savings Account instead.
  • Residency requirement. You must be an Australian permanent resident with an Australian residential address.
  • Linked transaction account. If you don't already have one, you'll receive a free, linked BOQ Day2Day Plus Account at the same time as your savings account.

Documents needed

  • Identification. You'll need to supply two forms of ID so BOQ can verify your identity. This could be your driver's licence, passport, Medicare card or birth certificate.
  • Personal details. You'll also need to supply your full name, date of birth, an Australian residential address and telephone number.
  • Tax file number (TFN). If you don't supply this, the bank will withhold tax at the highest marginal rate.
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