The ING DIRECT Term Deposit Account gives you the ability to invest money for different periods of time, ranging from 90 days to two years, to earn generous interest rates on the money in the account. You will need a minimum initial deposit of $10,000. When the term comes to an end you can choose whether to take out the interest alone, the interest and principal, or can roll it all over to earn even more on interest.
A term deposit is great for planning your finances in advance.
What are the features of the ING DIRECT Term Deposit?
ING DIRECT term deposits come with a number of features you should know of, and here’s what you can expect if you end up getting one.
Be rewarded for being loyal
You can earn a loyalty bonus of an additional 0.10% p.a. if you renew your old term deposit when it matures, and hold the new term one to the end of its term. This bonus applies only to the new account, is not cumulative over multiple terms, and does not apply if you withdraw funds from account before maturation.
$0 Account keeping fees
You don’t have to pay any application or account keeping fees to open and maintain an ING term deposit.
Competitive interest rates
Your interest rate depends on your chosen term deposit duration and ranges from 2.60% p.a. to 2.80% p.a.
Variable terms to suit your needs
Choose terms that work for you, with your choice of 90 days, 120 days, 180 days, 210 days, 270 days or 330 days, or full one year or two years terms.
Deposit additional funds upon renewal
You cannot make deposits during the account's term, but can add funds when rolling over the account at renewal time to get more out of your investment in the next term.
Link any Australian bank account
Link an existing ING DIRECT or external bank account to your term deposit for quicker and easier transfers and payouts.
Multiple options at maturity
Upon maturity of your term deposit you can renew the term deposit in its entirety along with the principal and interest, you can renew just the principal amount and keep the interest, or you can close account entirely and withdraw everything to your nominated bank account.
31 days notice to access funds before maturity
You can access funds in your term deposit before the term comes to an end. To do this you have to give ING at least 31 days notice, although in the case of hardship ING can make an exception.
- Add 0.10% p.a. to your interest earned when rolling over an account
- Pay no fees on your term deposit
- Get a safe way to invest for predictable returns
- Minimum deposit of $10,000.
How do you apply for the ING DIRECT Term Deposit?
Applying for an ING DIRECT term deposit is easy and can be done entirely online.
- Minimum age. You’re at least 13 years old
- Residency requirements. You’re an Australian resident for taxation purposes
- Depository requirements. You have to open a term deposit of at least $10,000
To open an ING DIRECT term deposit account you need:
- Personal details. These include your name, date of birth, residential address, email address, phone number, and tax file number
- Identification documents. ING DIRECT uses these to verify your identify, and you can provide your Australian driver’s license, passport, Medicare card, and so on
- Linked account. Provide details of an ING DIRECT or external bank account you want linked to your term deposit
What happens when my application is completed?
After you apply to open a term deposit account, ING DIRECT confirms the information you have provided. After this, it requests the opening funds from your chosen linked bank account. Once these have been transferred over, your account is open and earning interest.
You will then receive a starter pack in the mail with details of your new term deposit.
Is the interest on the 24 month term deposit simple interest (i.e. paid at the end of the term) or compound interest? Also, is there a limit on how much you can add to it each month?
Compound interest is used for ING DIRECT term deposits. Unfortunately you cannot add funds to your term deposit while it matures. If you’re looking to make regular deposits, you may want to consider a high interest savings account instead.
Are there any fees and charges?
There are no fees and charges for opening a term deposit, but there is a minimum balance. Fees may apply if you make transactions from the term deposit account before the maturity date.
I have a Maltese company – Can I be eligible to this offer or is it only to Australian companies / people?
The ING DIRECT Term deposit is only available for individuals only. ING DIRECT have a separate set of products for businesses.
Can I open a Term Deposit account without a Tax File number?
You are required to have a Tax File Number to open an ING DIRECT term deposit account. It is also in your best interests, as interest earned will be taxed at the highest marginal rate otherwise.
I have recently reinvested my Term Deposit and added another amount to it, so the Term deposit is $15,000 for 6 month. I would like you to e-mail me a Personal Term Deposit Statement to this e-mail address, please – with these details. This amount was reinvested on the 7th September by telephone.I was informed that no new letter would be sent to me. I would like to have this statement for my records, please.I do have a personal access Code, however I do not have a password to get into my Account. Can you please explain to me how I can get a Password so that I can get into my Account.
Please note that finder.com.au is an online comparison and information service and is not a product issuer. Please speak to a member of the customer service team at ING Direct, they will able to fix this internally for you.
How do I deposit a cheque for $100,000.00 into a term deposit? My bank will not allow direct transfers online of more than $10,000.00
You can speak to your bank to change your daily limit so you can electronically transfer the $100,000.
Can I deposit $250000 from my linked bank account into a 12 month term deposit regards
You can deposit $250,000 from your linked bank account into a new or rolling 12 month term deposit. However, you won’t be able to add these funds into a term deposit while it’s maturing.
How do I change my linked account?
Please follow these steps to change your linked account:
- Login to Online Banking
- Go to ‘My Account Details’ and select ‘Linked Bank Account’
- Select ING DIRECT account being changed and follow the prompts to enter the new bank details
- ING will send a tiny payment (about $0.02) to the new account to test the link
- You then have 14 days to confirm that the link works by looking for this tiny transaction and telling ING how much they sent.
- Within one hour of confirmation, your account should be successfully linked.
If these steps were followed but your new account was still not linked, please speak to a member of the customer service team at ING Direct.
I am soon to reinvest my term deposit. Of the three options for rolling it over, one offers a bonus. This is the option of re-investing the entire principal and crediting the accrued interest to another account. Does this option encompass three other choices I would like to consider: (a)reinvesting the principal and interest for the same or (b) different term or (c) depositing further funds to the total matured sum on rolling over the deposit. Do any of these options forfeit the bonus interest ?
As long as you reinvest your original principal you’ll be eligible for the bonus interest. This can include reinvesting principal and interest for the same or different term or depositing further funds to the total matured sum on rolling over the deposit.
If I deposit $30000, how can you give me interest on it for 12 months?
Once your term deposit has matured, the interest will be credited into the same account.
I’m looking to set up a 2 year term deposit with interest paid on maturity (and not annually). Is this possible with ING DIRECT? If not, can you advise whether another bank can offer this product?
The interest is paid annually on this term deposit, but you won’t be able to access the interest until your term deposit has matured.
So for tax purposes is the income regarded as being in the year in which it is “paid’ or the year in which it is “accessed”. I’m looking to defer the tax liability until the maturity date.
Interest would be considered as part of the tax year it was earned in, so it's the year your account matured and you were paid the interest.
To avail of your 6 months Term Deposit rate I need you to answer the following: Can I get a monthly interest paid to my specified Bank Account. How do I transfer my present Account to your Bank. Are there any charges involved in setting up a Term Deposit Account and/or management fees?
With this account you can choose a range of different ways to receive your funds. You can elect to have your interest paid into your linked account and keep the principal in your term deposit account, or can choose to have both the interest and principal paid into your account at maturity. 2. When applying for this account ING will make a request with the institution of your nominated bank account to move the funds over. 3. There are no monthly account keeping fees with this account, although if you do break your term early the interest rate you receive will be decreased.
Hi there, I am a UK citizen, living in Malaysia. Am I allowed to invest my money in a fixed rate bond in your bank in Australia (I have no connection with Australia by birth, work, etc.), and if I am allowed, would I receive interest tax-free at the end of the investment period.
Unfortunately, most of the accounts on finder.com.au require Australian permanent residency or citizenship. The tax amount to be withheld from a payment is generally 10% for interest for non-residents.
Am I able to make regular deposits into a term deposit account?
A term deposit is locked for a set period, so you cannot add funds into it. You may want to consider a high interest savings account instead if you want to add funds.
Can I nominate the account the interest is paid into even if I choose to roll over the principle at the end of the term
The interest is paid back into your linked bank account, so it may be a good idea to have your linked account as the account you want to nominate.
Hi. Is the principal guaranteed by the FDIC and are the rates guaranteed for the investment period?
All the products we feature are Australian products only. However, they can be covered by the Australian Government Guarantee for a fee.
What is the fee to have your savings with ING covered by the Australian Bank Guarantee
There’s no fee to have your deposits covered by the Australian Government Guarantee.
I was wondering if you had a term deposit available for investments less than $10,000? I was looking to invest $7,500 for 6 months.
Sure. You can compare other term deposits with our comparison table.