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Transaction Accounts

Pink McGrath Visa Debit Card

Offering a competitive interest rate on your savings, as well as the option for an approved personal overdraft, giving you access to extra funds when you need it – all in the one account. Be rewarded with competitive interest rates for balances over $1,000

Overview

Annual interest rate1.00%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$7.00

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 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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Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank
$0.00
$0.00
1.50%
$0.00

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Pension Account

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Overview

Annual interest rate1.50%

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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Pension Access Account

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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 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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Coastline Credit Union
$0.00
$0.00
0.00%
$0.00

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Pay As you Go

the Smart Start Access Saver - designed especially for members aged 13 to 24 years. * 5 star rated by Canstar

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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Packaged 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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ING DIRECT
$0.00
$0.00
3.00%
$0.00

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Orange Everyday

A transaction account with a variety of access options.

Overview

Annual interest rate3.00%

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 fee$2.50

Currency conversion fee2.5% of transaction amount

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 protectionYes

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityYes

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access Yes

Pay using Apple PayYes

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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On Call Savings Account

Our Expenses Account is perfect for those amongst us who like to budget and ensure bills are paid on time. Separating your expenses from your everyday spending using our Expenses Account will help you never miss a bill payment due date.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.00%

Interest calculated none

Interest paid none

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$5.00

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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National Access Account

An everyday account for members 55 years and over.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.01%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$0.00

Fee free deposit amount$0.50

Number of free transactions6

ATM withdrawl fee$0.50

EFTPOS transaction fee$1.50

Branch withdrawl feeNone

Overdrawn feeTBA

Overseas ATM withdrawl fee$4.10

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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NAB Gold Banking

Our Everyday Account is a simple bank account for anyone who wants flexible options for their persoN/Al banking.

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 PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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BankVic
$0.00
$0.00
0.01%
$0.00

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Multipack S1

Our Everyday account is available for everyone who wants to open a persoN/Al account.

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 transactions45

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 accessNo

Unlimited branch accessNo

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityYes

Cheque facility Yes

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayNo

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of27/3/2017

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Heritage Bank
$0.00
$0.00
0.10%
$0.00

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Money Manager

Opened for you automatically when you become a member, this account provides access to your money 24 hours a day through our wide range of access facilities.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.10%

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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McGrath Pink Visa debit card

Open an everyday banking account online in less than 5 minutes.

Overview

Annual interest rate1.00%

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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Lite Direct Account

Credit Union's Pay As You Go account is specifically designed for those members who don't make many monthly transactions. With no monthly service fee, members can enjoy fee-free banking.

Overview

Annual interest rate0.01%

Interest calculated Daily

Interest paid Monthly

Fees and Charges

Monthly account fees$3.99

Fee free deposit amount$0.00

Number of free transactionsUnlimited

ATM withdrawl fee$0.00

EFTPOS transaction fee$0.00

Branch withdrawl fee$0.00

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 PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of28/3/2017

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ECU Australia
$0.00
$0.00
0.05%
$0.00

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Liquid Account

A Hunter United On-Call Savings Account is a straight-forward transaction account providing access to your money 24 hours a day.

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 accessYes

Fraud protectionN/A

EFTPOS facility Yes

Internet bankingYes

Phone bankingYes

Overdraft facilityNo

Cheque facility No

Joint access TBA

Pay using Apple PayNo

Pay using Android PayYes

BPAY

Other

Sponsored No

Data accurate as of29/3/2017

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Delphi Bank
$0.00
$0.00
1.25%
$0.00

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Liberty Account

you'll get preferential rates with no minimum balance. You'll also have access to Serious Saver, one of our highest-earning savings accounts.

Overview

Annual interest rate1.25%

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 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.