Commonwealth Bank cuts 0.25% from savings accounts and term deposits, effective immediately.

MEDIA RELEASE
Tuesday 10 March 2020

  • Commonwealth Bank cuts 0.25% from savings accounts and term deposits, effective immediately.
  • ING, UBank and Judo Bank slice savings accounts and term deposit rates

* as listed today on InfoChoice.com.au

Commonwealth Bank has cut the maximum bonus rate on Australia’s most popular savings account, the Commbank GoalSaver account by 0.25% pa. Commbank has also cut the maximum bonus rate on the popular YouthSaver account by 0.25% pa.

The new rates are effective from Monday 9 March 2020.

“The new maximum rate on GoalSaver for balances under $50K is 0.64% pa,” said Vadim Taube, chief executive of InfoChoice.com.au, Australia’s leading financial comparison service since 1993.

“You only get that rate if you deposit $200 per month and make no withdrawals, otherwise you get the base rate of 0.01% pa.

“The current rate of inflation is 1.80% pa, so if you are making less than that, your money is effectively losing value over time,” said Vadim Taube.

“There are plenty of savings accounts now paying over 1.80% pa.”

Commonwealth Bank has also sliced term deposit rates. The top CBA term deposit rate is now 1.20% pa for 6-month terms.

New Commonwealth Bank savings account rates

Commonwealth Bank Goalsaver interest rates 10 March 2020, InfoChoice.

Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver interest rates 10 March 2020, InfoChoice.

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Savings market leaders ING and UBank cut savings rates

ING and UBank have announced cuts to their savings account rates in the wake of the RBA’s 0.25 percentage point cut last Tuesday.

New ING Savings account rates:

SAVINGS ACCELERATOR

The maximum rate on balances under $50K in an ING Savings Accelerator account is now 0.25% pa.

The max rate for Savings Accelerator (balances over >$150k) has been cut to 1.25% p.a.  from 1.50% while the maximum bonus rate for balances between $50 and $150K has been cut to 0.75% p.a. from  1.00%. )

Go direct to ING savings account interest rate and rules information at InfoChoice.

UBank cuts savings account rates

Popular online bank for savers, UBank has announced rate cuts on at-call savings accounts and term deposits following the RBA’s 0.25% rate cut last Tuesday. UBank has matched the RBA’s cut and sliced 0.25% pa off USaver Reach and USaver with Ultra Bonus account rates.

The new maximum bonus rate on a USaver with Ultra bonus is 1.85% cent pa. Go direct to UBank savings account interest rate and rules information at InfoChoice.

Judo Bank still the TD market leader

Term deposit market leader Judo Bank announced rate cuts last week. Judo Bank sliced 0.05 percentage points from their 12-month rate from 2.0 per cent pa to 1.95 per cent pa.

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

Savers with cash in the bank need to act FAST to lock in rates above inflation said Vadim Taube.

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

“The leading at-call savings account rates are now over 2.0% pa and the top term deposit rates are 2.35% pa.”

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