Great Southern Bank Everyday 50+ Account
Get an everyday transaction account with no monthly fees and no ATM withdrawal fees in Australia for those aged over 50.
This is an everyday bank account for Australians over 50 years of age, which you can use for day-to-day spending. The account does not have any monthly account-keeping fees or ATM fees in Australia and offers interest on larger balances.
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This account offers the best of both worlds: it’s an everyday account for daily spending and also pays interest on larger balances like a savings account.
$0 monthly fees
This account doesn't charge any monthly account-keeping fees.
Small minimum balance requirement
You must maintain a balance of $50,000 with this account.
Linked Visa Debit card with payWave
This account comes with a free linked Visa Debit card, which you can use in stores or online wherever Visa is accepted worldwide. You can also use it to withdraw cash at ATMs. The debit card also comes with Visa payWave, so you can make tap-and-go purchases without entering a PIN for transactions under $100.
Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay available
You can add your Great Southern Bank Visa Debit card to Google Pay, Samsung Pay or Apple Pay to start making secure contactless payments on the go with your phone.
Pay no ATM withdrawal fees in Australia
You'll be able to access ATMs in Australia for free with this account. However, there is a fee of $4.50 to withdraw cash at overseas ATMs when you're travelling.
International transaction fees applies
There's an international transaction fee of 2.95% applied to all transactions made overseas when a currency conversion is required. This fee also applies when using your account to shop online from overseas websites.
Earn up to 0.7% interest
You can earn up to 0.7% on balances above $50,001.
Access your account online or over the phone
You can access your account using phone banking or Internet banking. You can also use Great Southern Bank's mobile app to access your account from your smartphone when you're out and about.
How to apply
You can open a Great Southern Bank Everyday 50+ account online, and the application will only take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Before you begin, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have the necessary documents ready.
- Age requirements. You must be at least 50 years of age to open this account.
- Residency requirements. You must be an Australian resident or citizen with an Australian residential address.
- Account purpose. This account is for your personal use only, so you can't use it for business purposes.
- Personal identification. You will need a valid driver's licence, passport, birth certificate or Medicare card to complete the online application.
- Personal information. You'll also need to enter your full name, date of birth and residential address.
What happens after I submit my application?
Once you've successfully completed the application and Great Southern Bank has verified your identity, your account will be opened. Your new Visa Debit card will arrive in the mail within a few days at the mailing address you entered in the application.