Earn 2.00% p.a. with a one month term deposit, or up to 3.00% p.a. over longer periods. Business term deposits, with their competitive rates and predictable returns can be an effective investment, and ME business term deposits in particular come with no fees at all, even for early withdrawals.
If you’re ready to close the account, remember to give notice ahead of time in order to earn full interest.
What are the features of the ME Business Term Deposit?
You cannot lose money by depositing it into a ME Business Term Deposit. There are no fees, and you will always earn some interest no matter how early you close it. Account holders will receive 30 days notice if this is set to change.
There are no fees at all for ME Business Term Deposits, letting you keep your business funds secure, while simultaneously earning interest.
Enjoy fixed rates for the duration of your term deposit, letting you know exactly what your returns will be.
Early withdrawal functionality
You can make early withdrawals with this account, ensuring your business retains access to funds. Instead of charging fees, ME will simply reduce the interest paid depending on how much of the term has elapsed. On early withdrawals, interest earned is reduced by 90%, 80%, 60%, 40% or 20%, if less than 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% or 100% of your term, respectively, has passed.
Automatic reinvestment upon maturity
If ME has not received instructions two days or more before the account reaches maturity, your money will automatically be reinvested with the same terms, at current term deposit rates.
Retain full access to term deposit funds
Partial withdrawals are not available. Accounts opened after 29 May 2015 can be withdrawn and closed without any prior notice, with no penalty other than the decreased interest earned for that term.
Select terms ranging from 1 month to 5 years, to suit your business’ needs.
Choose how your interest is paid
Interest is calculated daily, and you can choose to have it paid monthly, quarterly, six-monthly or annually.
You will need to have a linked account, from any institution, to open a ME Business Term Deposit. Only one account can be linked at a time. Interest is paid to this linked account, and any overdraws will be taken from this linked account. Compare other ME products.
Simple transaction options
With this account, you may transact online or over the phone.
$1,000 minimum deposit
You cannot start a ME Business Term Deposit with less than $1,000. If you’d like to invest more than $1 million you should contact ME directly.
Joint accounts available
You can open a joint term deposit with up to one other account holder.
- A true zero fee account, with no fees at all
- Flexible term options, from as little as 1 month
- Choose ahead of time whether to reinvest for another term or close the account
- You never lose money
- ME Bank has no branches. You’ll need to transact online or over the phone
- Interest reduced for early account closure
How to open a ME Business Term Deposit
If the ME Business Term Deposit is right for your needs, here's what you'll need for your application.
Eligibility to apply
- It is for business, and not personal or domestic uses, only.
- You are at least 18 years old
- You are making an immediate deposit of at least $1,000
You may need to provide:
- Your business name and/or ABN
- Personal identification
- Details of your linked account
What happens after I apply?
After your term deposit account is opened, you can make your initial deposit using direct debit or BPAY. You can then start to invest your funds for the term you would like.