Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account Review
Enjoy a refund of international ATM fees and international card transaction fees when you meet the account conditions.
The Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account is a handy everyday account with some added travel benefits. The Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account will refund international ATM withdrawal fees and international card transaction fees when you deposit $2,000 or more each month and make at least five purchases with your Great Southern Bank Visa Debit card each month.
Account keeping fee
ATM withdrawal fee
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
Overseas transaction fee
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|Product Name||Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account|
|Monthly account fee||$0|
|ATM Withdrawal Fee||$0|
|International ATM Fee||$4.50|
|International transaction fee||2.95%|
|Monthly deposit required to waive account fee||N/A|
|Contactless Payments||Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay|
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The Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account is a convenient everyday transaction account with no account keeping fees, a linked Visa Debit Card and access to Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
This account offers a few more travel benefits than the standard Great Southern Bank Everyday Account. You’ll get all international card transaction fees and international ATM withdrawal fees refunded back into your account when you deposit $2,000 a month and make 5+ card purchases within the month.
These are great benefits if you travel often, but just make sure you can meet the monthly deposit condition as it is larger than what other similar accounts require.
No account-keeping fees
There are no set-up fees and no monthly account-keeping fees charged with this account.
Refund of international ATM fees and international transaction fees
Enjoy a refund of international ATM fees and international transaction fees when the monthly account conditions are met (account conditions are explained below). Having these fees refunded back into your account can save you lots of money if you regularly use your debit card overseas or if you shop online from international retailers.
If you're eligible to get these fees refunded, they'll be refunded back into your account on the first day of the following month.
Monthly account conditions to meet
In order to get the overseas ATM fees and international card transaction fees refunded, you need to deposit at least $2,000 a month into the account and make at least five purchases with the Great Southern Bank Visa Debit card that's linked to your Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account.
Linked Visa Debit card
This account comes with a linked Great Southern Bank Visa Debit card that you can use online, at ATMs and in stores all around the world. The debit card comes with Visa payWave so you can tap and pay for purchases less than $100.
Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay available
You can link your Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account with Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay to make purchases from the account using your phone, watch or wearable device.
Mobile banking and online banking
Access your account via Internet banking or using the Great Southern Bank mobile banking app when you're out and about.
Savings Top Up feature helps you save
By turning on Great Southern Bank's Savings Top Up feature, you can save between $0.50 and $5 each time you make a payment over $10 in value. You determine how much you want to save with every purchase above $10, and Great Southern Bank will automatically transfer the money into your linked Great Southern Bank savings account to help you save money without even thinking about it.
How to apply
You can apply for this account online in minutes as long as you meet the following requirements:
- Minimum age. You must be at least 18 years of age.
- Residency requirements. You must be an Australian resident with a residential address.
- Depository requirements. In order for this account to be activated, you must make an opening deposit of at least one dollar.
You will also need to have the following documentation readily available:
- Tax file number. Your tax file number (TFN) or exemption code is used to help ensure that the correct withholding tax rate is being applied on your savings with Great Southern Bank.
- Identification. Acceptable forms of ID documents include your passport, driver's licence or Medicare card.