SAVERS ALERT – Act now to beat cuts and lock in rates above inflation

13 March 2020: NAB cuts savings account rates

NAB’s popular iSaver savings account bonus rate for the first four months has been cut from 1.55% pa to 1.30% pa effective today.

NAB’s Reward Saver savings account maximum bonus rate has come down from 1.50% pa to 1.25% pa.

To get the maximum bonus rate on a NAB Reward Saver account, savers need to make at least one deposit and no withdrawals per month.

NAB’s Classic Banking transaction account has a rate of 0.01% pa and no monthly fees.

Go direct to NAB interest rates and fees information at InfoChoice.

Commonwealth Bank cuts savings account rates

Commonwealth Bank has NetBank Saver, GoalSaver and YouthSaver rates.

GoalSaver is now paying a maximum of 0.65% pa on balances under $50,000, when you deposit $200 and make no withdrawals in a month.

The NetBank Saver new ongoing base rate is 0.05% pa with an introductory rate (five months) of 1.25% pa, down from 1.55% pa.

Go direct to Commonwealth Bank account interest rate and fees information at InfoChoice.

ANZ Bank cuts term deposit rates

ANZ Bank has cut most term deposit rates by 0.25 percentage points, following the RBA’s rate cut last week. ANZ Bank has left its leading TD rate of 1.60% pa for 8 month Advance Notice TDs alone. Go to ANZ Bank interest rate information at InfoChoice.

First savings rate cuts announced

Term deposit market leader Judo Bank is the first institution to announce cuts to savings rates following the RBA’s cut to official interest rates yesterday.

Judo Bank’s term deposit rate cuts are effective immediately, 1pm 4 March 2020.

Judo Bank has sliced 0.05 percentage points from their 12-month rate from 2.0 per cent pa to 1.95 per cent pa.

Judo Bank has also sliced 0.05% pa from other terms, including the popular 6-month term deposit, which is now paying 1.90% pa. The top term deposit rate is still 2.35% pa for five years from Judo Bank.

These Judo Bank term deposit rates are effective 1pm MEL TIME today (4th March 2020):

New Judo Bank term deposit rates

Go directly to Judo Bank term deposit interest rate information at InfoChoice.

Savers who with cash in the bank need to act FAST to lock in rates above inflation said Vadim Taube, CEO of InfoChoice.

“More banks, credit unions and neobanks are expected to announce rate cuts to savings accounts and term deposits soon.”

Which bank savings accounts are beating inflation?

“Big four bank savings account rates are all below the rate of inflation (1.8% pa),” said Vadim Taube.

The top rates from at-call savings accounts now offered by CBA, NAB, Westpac and ANZ are around 1.60% pa to 1.65% pa. These rates are expected to change in coming days and weeks. The table above is current 4 March 2020.

InfoChoice names the accounts still with rates over inflation:

“But savers can lock in ongoing rates well above 2.0% pa if they move their cash now to a long term deposit from neobank Judo Bank,” said Vadim Taube.

Judo’s top rate is 2.35% pa.

“Or a savings account like ME’s high interest account or UBank’s USaver Ultra has a good maximum bonus rate above inflation with relatively easy rules.”

Other savings accounts are still paying rates above 2.0 per cent pa.

Check out these banks with high rates and easy rules:

Xinja is now paying up to 2.25% pa. Xinja Bank interest rate and fees information at InfoChoice.

Up is now paying up to 2.25% pa. Up interest rate and fees information at InfoChoice.

Rabobank is now paying up to 2.50% pa. Rabobank interest rate and fees information at InfoChoice.

Highest term deposit rates

The highest term deposit rate listed on InfoChoice is now 2.35% pa (for five years) from Judo Bank.

For 12-month term deposits Judo is paying a market-leading rate of 1.95% pa.

For 6-month terms Judo is paying 1.90% pa, AMP Bank is paying 1.85% pa and citi is paying 1.80% pa.

Compare savings account rates at InfoChoice now.

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