As part of the People’s Choice Awards we hand out a bunch of awards to the providers who were rated by Australians as having the best products in their class. With over 25,000 reviews and ratings tallied, the people have given their stamp of approval to….
Australia’s Best Home Loans: Winner ME Bank
ME Bank topped the home loan charts this year with Australia’s highest home loans rating of 8.69 out of 10. ME Bank’s low rates and low fee home loans are a clear winner for Aussie homeowners nationwide who’ve given them the thumbs up for service, price and trust.
How does your home loan compare with the People’s Choice?
- ME Bank SMHL Standard Home Loan Fixed: 5.39% (3 year fixed rate), no ongoing fees, $300 upfront fee
- ME Bank SMHL Standard Home Loan Variable: 6.28%. no ongoing fees, $300 upfront fee.
Australia’s Best Savings Accounts: Winner Greater Building Society
The title for best savings accounts goes to Greater Building Society again this year. It’s the outstanding customer service that has Greater’s customers raving. If you’re sick of being treated like a number by your bank, maybe its time to switch to the People’s Choice?
Greater Bonus Saver: No account fees, 5% Bonus Interest Rate (1 monthly deposit, no withdrawals)
Australia’s Best Bank Accounts: Winner ING DIRECT
For the third year running, ING Direct have smashed the Best Bank Accounts category with a rating of 9.04 out of 10. With Australia’s only bank account (Orange Everyday) that gives you free access to any ATM in Australia for withdrawals of $200 or more and has no account fees it’s no wonder Australians have given it the big thumbs up.
The Orange Everyday account comes with a VISA Debit Card so it should come as no surprise ING DIRECT also took out this year’s award for Australia’s Best Debit Cards.
Australia’s Best Credit Cards: Winner ME Bank
What makes ME Bank’s credit cards stand out above rest? Low interest rates and low fees. The ME Bank MasterCard has one of the lowest ongoing purchase interest rates (12.25%) and a low $49 annual fee. With many credit card interest rates well above 18%, ME Bank credit cards are a winner in anyone’s books.
Australia’s Best Term Deposits: Winner ING Direct
Rounding out their award winning streak ING DIRECT also took out the best term deposits category in this year’s award. Again it was top interest rates, no fees, convenience and friendly customer service that got fingers typing and votes going to ING DIRECT.
ING DIRECT Term Deposit: 5% p.a. (6 month rate)
More People’s Choice winners
Who did Australians vote as their best bank, best credit union and best building society? The answers are just a click away – People’s Choice Awards 2012
MORE in this month’s Moneyzone:
A record 25,000 Australians voted in this year’s People’s Choice Awards, rating more than 200 banks, credit unions and insurers. Did your bank get a gong or gong out? Find out now…
View all the main findings with our snazzy Infographic and see which canny big bank is racing up the ratings! Check it out >>>