Savings Calculators: How Much Interest Will You Earn?

If you're unsure about which savings account to open, use our free calculators to compare potential earnings.

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With so many types of savings accounts available on the market, it can be hard to know which savings account is right for you. Once you've determined your savings style or have an idea of how much money you can put away on a weekly or monthly basis, use our calculators to compare different interest rates and see the difference it can make to your savings goals.

Calculate your savings

The Savings Calculator allows you to work out how much you’ll save over a given number of years. To use this calculator you’ll need to input:

  1. The initial amount you’re going to deposit into your account (this can be $0)
  2. The amount you’ll be depositing each week, fortnight or month
  3. The interest rate you’re going to be earning
  4. The number of years you’ll invest your money

Once this is done you’ll be told how much money in total you’ll have at the end of the savings term, and a breakdown of how much of this is interest compared to how much is money you’ve invested.

*Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should only be used as an indication. They are neither a recommendation nor an eligibility test for any product and should not be construed as financial advice, investment advice or any other sort of advice.

Compare savings accounts in Australia to maximise your savings

An easier way to calculate your potential savings would be to analyse real life examples of high interest savings accounts in the market. By comparing some of the best interest rates offered by Australian banks and calculating how much interest these accounts would accrue over time based on your deposit amount and the time period you invest your money for, you can find the best savings account for your needs. Use our comparison tool below to compare savings accounts across Australia and find the one that'll give you the most bang for your buck.

Promoted
Savings account offer
Savings account offer
Promoted
1.35 % p.a.
max rate
0.10 % p.a.
standard variable rate
  • Maximum rate: 1.35% p.a.
  • Standard variable rate: 0.1% p.a.
  • Monthly fees: $0

AMP Saver Account - 1.35% from 1 Feb 2022

Earn an ongoing total bonus variable rate of up to 1.35% p.a from 1 Feb 2022 if you deposit $250 into an AMP Saver Account in the previous month. Available on balances up to $250,000 (T&C's apply).

Name Product Maximum Variable Rate p.a. Standard Variable Rate p.a. Intro Period Government Guarantee
AMP Saver Account - 1.35% from 1 Feb 2022
1.35%
0.1%
Ongoing
Westpac Life (18-29 year olds only)
2.5%
0.15%
Ongoing
Virgin Money Boost Saver (25+ year olds)
1.2%
0.1%
Ongoing
MyState Bank Bonus Saver Account
1.1%
0.05%
Ongoing
Virgin Money Boost Saver (18-24 year olds)
1.2%
0.1%
Ongoing
Virgin Money Grow Saver
0.65%
0.1%
Ongoing
Westpac Life
0.25%
0.15%
Ongoing
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Plan your budget

The Budget Planner lets you count and combine each of your weekly, fortnightly or monthly expenses and income to work out what your surplus amount is. Using this amount you can decide to invest in an asset, save, or, if you don’t have a surplus, work out areas where you’re spending too much.

Simply click on the relevant tab, select frequency and input the amount in the relevant field. You can then export your budget to a PDF or print for reference later.

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Budget Planner

*Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should only be used as an indication. They are neither a recommendation nor an eligibility test for any product and should not be construed as financial advice, investment advice or any other sort of advice.

How does compound interest affect my term deposit?

Term deposit accounts allow you to lock in a certain amount of money at a specified rate for an agreed period of time, between three months and five years. This calculator will tell you how much interest you’ll earn during this time. To use it you’ll need to know the interest rate you’re going to earn, how much you’re depositing, and the length of time you’ll be locking your money away.

Term Deposit Calculator

*Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should only be used as an indication. They are neither a recommendation nor an eligibility test for any product and should not be construed as financial advice, investment advice or any other sort of advice.

Saving account versus term deposit calculator

*Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should only be used as an indication. They are neither a recommendation nor an eligibility test for any product and should not be construed as financial advice, investment advice or any other sort of advice.

How do I use this calculator?

Why use a savings account calculator?

Calculators eliminate an element of human error from your calculations, meaning you’re more likely to get an accurate figure when working out how much you’ll save over a given period of time. Add to this the fact that calculators like the budget planner can help you think of things which you might not have even realised you spend your money on each month, and you can also identify how you can improve your spending.

Remember that a calculator is only as accurate as the information you put into it. If you don’t input figures which are accurate and truly represent your spending patterns, you will eliminate the human error aspect but still get a useless figure. When using a calculator ask yourself if what you’re putting into it is an accurate representation of your spending or savings situation.

In some cases, such as when using the budget planner, you might have to estimate certain costs, such as your health and car costs. No one knows how much car repairs or health issues might cost so you might want to do some research to get an estimate.

Other frequently asked questions

Can I see the working out for my calculations?

Yes, you can. On the top of each calculator there’s a button which says ‘working’. This will give you a breakdown of how the calculator has come up with the final figure. The only exception to this is the budget planner, which currently does not have a working tab.

What other calculators are available?

finder.com.au has a range of calculators suited to home loans, credit cards and more. To access these visit our calculator page.

What is compound interest?

Compound interest is when interest is earned on your balance, and on the interest you’re earning. This is different from simple interest where you earn a set rate of interest on the principal (amount invested) only.

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    AdrianJuly 17, 2019

    Looking for a high interest savings account.

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      JeniJuly 18, 2019Staff

      Hi Adrian,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may compare high-interest savings accounts using our comparison table. Once you’ve chosen a provider, you may click the “Go to site” button to be redirected to the bank’s official website to get more details or start your application.

      Please make sure though to read the eligibility criteria, features, and details of the account, as well as the relevant PDS/ T&Cs of the account before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    ElizbethOctober 27, 2018

    What is my credit score ?

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      JoelOctober 27, 2018

      Hi Elizbeth,

      Thanks for leaving a question on Finder.

      You may refer to our step-by-step guide to getting your free credit score with Finder.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    SeverApril 25, 2017

    My wife invested 0n 08.05.2002 the sum of $A600,000 in a term deposit for 90 days with the
    interest of 4.13%.She died shortly after, before the expiry of first maturity period.
    The money remained with the Bank until now. What is the value of the investment now?
    I need your answer to claim the money from the Australian Bank.
    Your answer will be appreciated.
    Sever

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      HaroldApril 26, 2017Staff

      Hi Sever,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Our company finder.com.au is a financial comparison website and general information service designed to help consumers to make a better decision. Please note we do not represent any company we feature on our pages.

      With regards to this matter, it would be nice if you can coordinate this directly with the bank. As they have the specific access to your wife’s account. This way, they can further check the information for you and provide the current status of the account.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    JimPApril 20, 2017

    History of Banks term Deposit Interest Rate since 1992?

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      HaroldApril 21, 2017Staff

      Hi JimP,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      I’m afraid we don’t have that data as of this time. However, what you can do is compare term deposit accounts and once you’re done comparing, you can then get in touch directly with your chosen bank and ask them directly for a historical interest rates record.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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