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Transaction Accounts

Regional Australia Bank
$0.00
$0.00
0.25%
$0.00

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Youth Account

The Mutual’s Express Savings account lets you access your money when and where you need it.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.25%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of28/3/2017

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Youth Access Account

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Overview

Annual interest rate2.75%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactions10

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 16

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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UBank
$0.00
$0.00
2.87%
$0.00

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USaver Ultra

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Overview

Annual interest rate2.87%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Transaction Account

The Everyday Account is designed to cover your day-to-day banking needs. It’s ideal for salary credits and for managing your daily spending.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.05%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayYes

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Total Access Account

I’m young and enjoying life, so I need 24/7 access to my money, but without all the fees.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.00%

Interest calculated none

Interest paid none

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactions8

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of26/3/2017

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The Only Account

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Overview

Annual interest rate0.00%

Interest calculated none

Interest paid none

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactions4

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayYes

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Student starter account

A great everyday account designed for students

Overview

Annual interest rate0.15%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 17

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityYes

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayYes

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Community First Credit Union
$0.00
$0.00
0.15%
$0.00

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Student Starter

This is an ideal account if you are looking for a transaction and term investment account rolled into one.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.15%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 17

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityYes

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayYes

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of28/3/2017

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Bendigo Bank
$6.00
$0.00
0.05%
$0.00

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Student Account

Salary Saver has been designed to save you money. It’s a transaction account that’s ideal for your salary.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.05%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$6.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 12

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of28/3/2017

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Bankwest
$0.00
$0.00
0.01%
$0.00

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Student Account

our Student Starter account offers convenient everyday banking without the excess fees.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.01%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of28/3/2017

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Student Access Account

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Overview

Annual interest rate0.00%

Interest calculated none

Interest paid none

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Streamline Basic

The Retirement Access Saver is a full service transactioN/Al account, designed exclusively for members aged 65 and over and those holding a valid Government pension card

Overview

Annual interest rate0.00%

Interest calculated none

Interest paid none

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of28/3/2017

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ECU Australia
$0.00
$0.00
2.75%
$0.00

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Star Account

Hunter United’s Premium Access Account is the ideal transaction account for your daily needs.

Overview

Annual interest rate2.75%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 13

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessNo

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility No

Joint access Yes

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Smart Start Access Saver

The IMB Everyday Account is an ideal account for regular, everyday transactioN/Al banking. It has a great range of access options and no monthly account keeping fees.

Overview

Annual interest rate2.10%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 12

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility No

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayYes

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Heritage Bank
$0.00
$0.00
0.01%
$0.00

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Simply Access

If you require all the features of the OrdiN/Ary Savings Account with the extra convenience of a cheque book and card access to your money, then this is the account for you.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.01%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactions10

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl feeTBA

Currency conversion feeTBA

Miscellaneous

Base rebateTBA

Online application Yes

Minimum age 18

Residency requirementsPermanent or Australian resident

Features

Credit debit cardYes

Contactless paymentYes

ATM access Yes

Unlimited ATM accessYes

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Tip for when comparing transaction accounts

A transaction account is an account through a financial institution where you can deposit income and withdraw money in a variety of ways. The best transaction account for you is the account that helps you manage your finances without unnecessary fees and easy availability and access to your money when you need it.

You will need a transaction account to access the following types of services:

  • Debit card
  • Electronic or online payments
  • Google Wallet, Samsung Pay, or Apple Pay.
  • ATMs
  • Direct debit
  • BPAY
  • Cheques

What are key features to compare between transaction accounts?

Not all bank accounts are made equal. Depending on your spending style, some banks and credit unions might offer features that fit your needs best.

  • Linked to your savings account. If you open a transaction account with the same bank as your savings account, you can easily transfer and access money between the two accounts.
  • Monthly fees. There any many banks accounts with $0 monthly fees, however, this usually comes at cost such as limited branch access, limited fee free transactions, etc.
  • Other fees. Banks can also charge fees for a range of reasons.
  • Overseas transaction fee. If you’re a frequent traveller, you may wish to avoid banks that charge high conversion fees for using your debit card overseas
  • ATM fees. Banks will usually waive ATM fees from their network of ATMs
  • EFTPOS transaction fee. Some banks will charge for EFTPOS payments over a specified threshold
  • Branch assistance fee. Prefer that personal service? Be aware that some banks will charge for in-person assistance at their branch. Mobile banking is a good option for avoiding these fees
  • Excess transaction fee. If you’re a frequent spender, accounts with a limit on the number of transactions you can make a month could charge you fees. If you you’re regular spender or need regular access to branches, you may wish to look into accounts for high frequency users or conversely accounts for infrequent users
  • Account overdrawn fee. If you overspend the money on your account, you could be charge a fee
  • While not technically fees, using services like payWave or PayPass for charges under $100 often have surcharges associated with them. To avoid these, insert the card and choose the ‘Savings’ or ‘Cheque’ option instead during payment
  • High interest rate. Some bank accounts will offer a higher interest rate so you can earn interest on the money deposited in your account, but look out for honeymoon rates that are too good to be true that revert to a base rate after a few months
  • Mobile banking. If you want to do your business online instead of heading to a branch location, financial institutions that offer mobile banking are a desirable choice
  • High density of ATMs. A financial institution might be the right fit for you in every other way, but if you’re constantly heading out of your way to access your money, it might not be a good fit
  • Easy overseas accessibility. Some financial institutions are global, which can make accessing your money overseas easy
  • Good customer service. When something goes wrong and your money is on the line, you want to know that your bank will handle the situation quickly and responsively
  • Senior banking. If you’re over 55, you can enjoy unlimited access to ATM withdrawals, internet and phone banking, reduced or waives fees, and more
  • Kids / Students / Youth. Some financial institutions offer transaction accounts specifically for students and young adults
  • Foreigners /457 visa holders. Not all banks accounts are accessible to visitors who may staying in Australia temporary

What else should I consider when comparing bank accounts?

When choosing a bank account, many factors come into play including spending style, location, future financial goals, comfort with technology, and general preference.

You should consider how you like to deposit, spend, and save money. You should consider whether there’s a branch location near where you live as well as ATMs in your area for easy access. Ask yourself whether you’re comfortable banking online or if you’d prefer to do your business in person at a branch location. Finally, consider your goals and where your wish to be in your financial life in the future. Choosing a bank that offers good mortgages, savings accounts, and other financial products in anticipation of the future can be an effective way to create a strong relationship with your bank.