Westpac Life

Westpac Life

Maximum Variable Rate

2.30

Standard Variable Rate

1.50
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A savings account that offers bonus interest and allows you to set personal savings goals.

  • Earn up to 2.30% p.a. interest on your balance.
  • No monthly account-keeping fee.
  • Set Savings Goals and achieve your targets sooner.

Product details

The Westpac Life savings account enables you to set personalised savings goals and track your progress. No matter how big or small your savings goals are, from a new bike to a deposit for a home, the Savings Goals feature can help you achieve your goals sooner. Not only can you set up your own savings goals, but your money will earn a competitive interest rate at the same time.

Compared to other savings accounts, the bonus interest on this account is quite easy to achieve. You just need to deposit money into the account each month (any amount) and make sure your balance is higher at the end of the month than it was at the beginning.

Product Name
Westpac Life
Maximum Variable Rate
2.30% p.a.
Standard Variable Rate
1.50% p.a.
Bonus Variable Rate
0.80% p.a.
Monthly Fee
$0
Minimum Opening Deposit
$0
Minimum monthly deposit for bonus interest rate
$1
Internet Banking
Yes
Internet Transaction Fee
$0
Phone Banking
Yes
Phone Transaction Fee
$0
Minimum Age Requirement
18
Covered by Government Guarantee?
Yes (Up to $250,000 per person, per institution)

Features

You should compare the features of the Westpac Life savings account to other savings accounts in the market to ensure that you’re choosing the account that best meets your needs. The Westpac Life savings account comes with the following features:

Maximum interest rate of 2.30% p.a.

The Westpac Life savings account has a variable base interest rate of 1.50% p.a. and a bonus interest rate of 0.80% p.a., meaning that your balance can earn a maximum rate of 2.30% p.a.

Earn bonus interest

Achieving the bonus interest rate of 0.80% is quite simple. Make sure you deposit money into the account each month and make sure your balance is higher at the end of the month than it was at the beginning. The good news? There’s no deposit requirements, meaning you can grow your balance by as little as $1 and still earn the bonus rate.

No monthly account-keeping fee

There is no monthly account-keeping fee for the Westpac Life savings account, so every dollar goes towards meeting your savings goals. Remember, there may be fees attached to your linked transaction account.

Set Savings Goals

The Savings Goals feature allows you to set up personal savings goals and track your progress. You can also receive savings calculations, making it easier to meet your goals. You can easily set up your goals via the mobile banking app.

Linked transaction account

This account must be linked to an existing Westpac everyday transaction account. If you don’t have one, you’ll receive a Westpac Choice account when you open your Westpac Life account.

Mobile app available

You can access this account via Westpac’s mobile banking app on iPhone or Android devices. This is also where you can set up and track your savings goals.

Unlimited online transfers

You can make unlimited free online transfers between your Westpac Life account and your linked Westpac everyday transaction account.

Safe and secure

If you become a victim of online fraud, Westpac will repay any lost funds. You can also elect to confirm transactions over a certain value via a text message.

Pros

  • Earn up to 2.30% p.a. interest on your balance
  • Set personal savings goals and track your progress
  • Deposit conditions to achieve bonus interest are easier than most other savings accounts

Cons

  • Must be linked to a Westpac everyday transaction account

How to apply

If you think this account sounds right for you, click the “Go to Site” button above to be taken to Westpac’s website. You can then apply online in less than 10 minutes. When applying for the Westpac Life savings account, you’ll receive a Westpac Choice account if you don’t already have a Westpac everyday transaction account.

Eligibility

  • Minimum age. You must be over 18 years old to apply for this account.
  • Residency. To apply, you must have an Australian residential address.
  • Westpac everyday transaction account. To open this account, you must have a Westpac everyday transaction account. If you don’t, you’ll automatically receive a Westpac Choice account at the time of application.

Documentation needed

  • Identification. You must be able to verify your identity with either a driver’s licence, passport or proof of age card.
  • Tax file number. Westpac will be required to deduct tax from your savings at the top marginal rate if you do not provide your tax file number (TFN).
  • Personal details. You’ll need to supply your personal details including your full name and contact details.
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4 Responses

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    SamApril 16, 2018

    Hi there,
    I opened my account on March, do I get the this rate plus the bonus in 1/4 or in 1/5?
    And is it maximum 2.3% of the whole amount not the difference in the amount in the relevant month? I mean if I have $100 I get $2.3 for it in case that I get the bonus! Is that right?
    Thank you in advance:)

    • Staff
      MayApril 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Sam,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      With Westpac Life, you can earn the maximum variable interest rate of 2.30% if you will deposit money into the account each month and keep your balance higher at the end of the month than it was at the beginning. For instance, in March when you opened your account, you deposited $100, then in April you made another deposit of $50, you’ll get interest of 2.3% for the total balance of $150.

      Cheers,
      May

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    ahmadJanuary 29, 2018

    Hi,
    I was wondering you must deposit $1000 amonth to get the bonus interest but what about the withdrawals. Can do as many as i want in a month or is there limitation on this?

    • Staff
      ArnoldJanuary 29, 2018Staff

      Hi Ahmad,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      In order for you to receive the bonus rate of 0.80% p.a. on top of the standard rate of 1.50% p.a. you have to deposit money into the account each month and make sure your balance is higher at the end of the month than it was at the beginning. There is no minimum deposit amount per month, as long as your balance grows every end of the month, you’ll continue to enjoy the maximum rate of 2.30% p.a.

      Now let’s say you had $100 at the beginning of the month and you withdrew $10, you’ll need to deposit $11 before the end of the month to continue receiving the maximum rate.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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