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Cardless cash: What Australia’s major banks have to offer

Who does it best? Our review of the cardless cash facilities offered by three major Australian banks.

Cardless cash lets you withdraw money from an ATM without using your card. It takes the form of an automatically expiring code, generated on demand, which lets you make a specific withdrawal at an approved ATM. To make a cardless cash withdrawal, simply:

  • Sign in to your bank’s mobile app
  • Enter the withdrawal amount and other required information in the app
  • Receive a numerical code
  • Select cardless cash at an ATM and enter the code to make the withdrawal

ANZ Access Advantage

ANZ Access Advantage

ANZ Access Advantage

Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay.
Link your ANZ Visa Debit card to your compatible smart phone to seamlessly pay for purchases via Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.

  • Account keeping fee: $5.00
  • Linked debit card: Visa
  • ATM withdrawal fee: $0.00
  • Overseas EFTPOS fee: 3%
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Rates last updated April 21st, 2018
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Name Product Debit Card Access ATM Withdrawal Fee Fee Free Deposit p.m. Monthly Account Fee Product Description
ANZ Access Advantage
Visa
$0
$2,000
Withdraw money from contactless-enabled ANZ ATMS by using ANZ's Mobile Pay Cardless Cash feature (available on Android)
St.George Complete Freedom Account
Visa
$0
$2,000
Withdraw money from any St.George or Westpac ATM by generating a cash code in the banking app (available on iPhone and Android).
Westpac Choice
Mastercard
$0
$2,000
Withdraw money from any Westpac group ATM by generating a cash code in the banking app (available on iPhone and Android).
Commonwealth Bank Smart Access
Mastercard
$0
$2,000
Withdraw money from any CommBank ATM by generating a cash code and cash PIN via SMS in the banking app (available on iPhone and Android).

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Essentially you’re using your phone to fill in all the withdrawal details so that you or someone else can simply pick up the money from any participating ATM.

      • Cardless cash can be used even if you’ve lost your wallet or do not have your card.
      • For security, the code automatically expires after a short time.
      • This method only lets someone make a certain withdrawal rather than giving them account access.

The generated code can be given to someone else so that they can use it, which makes it a convenient way to near-instantly transfer money, let friends or family make certain withdrawals in an emergency, pay someone or otherwise let them make a specific withdrawal from your account. Cardless cash is a useful feature, but only three of Australia’s big banks offer it, and even then it can only be used with certain types of accounts.

Video: How To Use Cardless Cash

 

Getting a cardless cash account

To get a cardless cash account, you’ll first need to see whether your bank even offers this feature, and then find out which accounts it’s available with.

Does your bank account come with cardless cash?

Commonwealth Bank, St.George and Westpac all have their own cardless cash facilities with a few different accounts.

BankFeaturesAccounts requiredATM availabilityLearn more
St.George
  • Up to three withdrawals per day, $500 per day or $1,000 per week limit
  • Three hour cash code expiry
Complete Freedom, Complete Freedom Offset, Retirement Access Plus, Concession Account, Freedom, Freedom Offset, Freedom PlusSt.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA ATMsCompare St.George accounts online
Commonwealth Bank
  • $500 cardless cash daily limit
  • Unauthorised transaction money back guarantee
  • 30 minute cash code expiry
Most Everyday AccountsMost Commonwealth Bank ATMsCompare Commonwealth Bank accounts online
Westpac
  • Up to three withdrawals per day, $500 per day or $1,000 per week limit
  • Three hour cash code expiry
  • Optional identity confirmation
Westpac Choice Accounts, Westpac Choice eAccount, Classic, Classic Plus, Basic Account, Westpac 55+ and Retired, Westpac One and Westpac One Premium (you also must be registered for Westpac Protect SMS)Westpac ATMsCompare Westpac accounts online

St.George cardless cash accounts

St.George Bank has cardless cash available with several specified accounts, as long as you have a debit or credit card linked to it. Most people should be able to find an account that’s both suitable for them and includes the cardless cash features.

St.George accountCardless cash?Account featuresLearn more
Complete FreedomY
  • $0 monthly fee if you deposit $2000+ per month
  • Home loan offset options
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Concession AccountY
  • Designed especially for concession card holders
  • $0 monthly account service fee
Enquire

Commonwealth Bank cardless cash accounts

Commonwealth Bank offers cardless cash with all personal transaction accounts, known as Everyday Accounts or Smart Access. These are flexible accounts designed to suit most people by offering good utility and reduced fees for everyday banking.

Commonwealth accountCardless cash?Account featuresLearn more
Commonwealth Bank Everyday Smart Access transaction accountsY
  • $4 monthly fees waived for students, under 21 or if you deposit $2000+ per month (or $1,000 if you're between 21 & 24 years old).
Enquire

Westpac cardless cash accounts

Westpac has its own cardless cash feature called Get Cash, which is offered with a number of transaction, savings and combined accounts.

Westpac accountCardless cash?Account featuresLearn more
Westpac Choice for concession holdersY
  • Transaction account for concession card holders
  • $0 monthly account service fee
Enquire
Westpac ChoiceY
  • Transaction account
  • $0 monthly fees for full time students
  • Unlimited free withdrawals
Enquire

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