Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account

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Newcastle Permanent

Visa Debit

Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account Review

Rates and fees information correct as at 16 December 2018.

Review published: 8 March 2017

What's hot:

  • No account fees

  • Free internet and phone banking

What's not:

  • $5.00 overseas ATM fee

Mozo snapshot:

The Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account is a no frills option perfect for everyday banking. With no monthly fees and free banking over the phone and online, the account will provide you with your basic banking needs without excess costs.

Key features:

Nobody likes paying fees for a bank account, which is why the Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account will leave you smiling with its simplicity and low cost. You won’t pay a cent in account fees or for internet and phone banking, but the flip side is that like many transaction accounts it doesn’t come with an interest rate.

With four free withdrawals per month using EFTPOS or over the counter withdrawals you’ll be able to keep account costs down even more. There is also a standard $0.60 EFTPOS fee and $2.50 over the counter withdrawal fee.

The Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account comes with a Visa debit card which features tap and go capability using Visa payWave as well as access to Visas worldwide network of ATMs. Just keep in mind that if you’re travelling abroad you’ll incur a $5.00 overseas ATM fee, while there’s also a 3.00% foreign exchange commission.

Who it's good for:

Consumers looking for a straightforward, low-fee bank account will love the Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account, especially if they’re able to make use of the four free monthly transactions on offer.

Any catches?

Like many other transaction accounts you won’t earn any interest with the Basic Access Account, so you’ll be better off finding a high interest savings account as the best place to stash the bulk of your cash.

How are Newcastle Permanent bank accounts rated by the Mozo community?

Product Type Overall Rating Price Features Service Convenience Trust
8.2

Based on 165
Newcastle Permanent bank accounts reviews

7.5 6.9 8.5 8.4 8.3

Read Newcastle Permanent bank account reviews by the Mozo community

Latest reviews of Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account

Newcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account bank account review

Overall rating   8 / 10

Good service

Great staff, they are very helpful.

Full review

Great staff, they are very helpful.

    Customer service   7 / 10

    Convenience   7 / 10

    Trust   7 / 10

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Michelle, New South Wales, reviewed 13 days ago

Newcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account bank account review

Overall rating   3 / 10

No - as per above their customer service is poor

I recently had a Fraudulent Claim made against my Visa Debit Card which is attached to My Daily Savings Acct where my pay is deposited. I called NPBS within 15mins of the Claim being made & tried to have them block it. I could show them online...

Full review

I recently had a Fraudulent Claim made against my Visa Debit Card which is attached to My Daily Savings Acct where my pay is deposited. I called NPBS within 15mins of the Claim being made & tried to have them block it. I could show them online that the site claiming Funds had SCAM Alerts listed but they would do nothing. My Statement said Funds still in My Acct but "unavailable". I was greatly distressed to learn that if my whole pay had've been fraudulently siphoned out of my Acct -NPBS would do nothing! They advised me to wait 7 days to see if funds where re-credited -Ha! They then said I could apply for an investigation which would take another 21 to 28 days. I lost $70. Cancelled Visa Debit completely. I have No Faith in NPBS to protect my interests or my money! & thus the poor ratings I gave in your survey above.

    Price   4 / 10

    Features   4 / 10

    Customer service   1 / 10

    Convenience   6 / 10

    Trust   0 / 10

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Bel, New South Wales, reviewed about 2 months ago

Newcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account bank account review

Overall rating   3 / 10

Good

Could be better.

Full review

Could be better.

    Price   4 / 10

    Features   5 / 10

    Customer service   4 / 10

    Convenience   6 / 10

    Trust   3 / 10

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Joshua, New South Wales, reviewed 2 months ago

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Rates

  • Balances from $0: 0.00% p.a.

  • none

  • n/a

Fees

  • $0.00

  • none

  • 4 free transactions network ATM, EFTPOS and counter withdrawals. Free internet banking, BPay, counter deposits and Visa Debit card purchases.

  • $0.00

  • Newcastle Permanent

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • $2.50

  • $0.60

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

  • none

  • $5.00

  • 3.00%

  • $0.00 monthly

Other financial bits

  • $0.00

  • $0.00

Features

  • $1,000.00

  • no

  • no

  • yes

  • yes

  • no

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • none

Atm card

  • none

  • none

  • none

Debit card

  • $5.00

  • $0.00

  • 3.00%

About Newcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent is an independent, mutual retail financial services provider which offers a genuine alternative to traditional banks. It has comprehensive range of retail banking products and services such as savings accounts, bank accounts, home loans, personal loans, credit cards, and insurance. Newcastle permanent also provides meaningful support for the communities it serves.

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