Joy for savers as rates head upwards

Mozo

02 Apr 2020

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In what might be the best news for the nation's savers this year, banks and other financial institutions are actually increasing rates on select savings and term deposit accounts. The emerging trend is a rare ray of light for savers, and a strong sign that competition for deposit customers is heating up.

"Keeping cash in the bank could be the best option for many Australians given the volatility of other asset classes right now, and there is no need to be concerned about whether your money is safe in a savings account given the government guarantees deposits of up $250,000 per bank or authorised financial institution", said Mozo Director Kirsty Lamont.

While the big 4 banks have been increasing rates on select deposit products, challenger banks have also been competing harder and still offer the most attractive rates in the market of 2% or more. So, if you'd like to find a high interest home for your cash, start by comparing the latest savings account rates below and see how much you could be earning...

TOP SAVINGS ACCOUNTS APRIL 2020 - rates updated daily

  • Promoted

    Defence Bank

    Defence Bank

    iSaver

    1.70% p.a. (for $0 to $1,000,000)

    0.05% p.a.(for $0 to $1,000,000)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *Bonus rate for the first 3 months from account opening

  • Promoted

    MyState Bank

    MyState Bank

    Bonus Saver Account

    1.85% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    0.15% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *Bonus rate when at least $20 is deposited each month and five Visa Debit transactions are made each month using linked Everyday or Glide transaction accounts.

  • Promoted

    UBank

    UBank

    USave with USpend Transaction Account

    1.60% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    0.54% p.a.(for $0 to $5,000,000)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *Bonus interest only applies on funds held in linked USaver account if $200 deposited into either account in the previous month from an external source and the combined balance is less than $250,000.

  • Promoted

    Suncorp

    Suncorp

    Growth Saver Account

    1.80% p.a. (for $0 and over)

    0.20% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *Grow your balance by $200 or more and make no more than one withdrawal in the month.

  • Promoted

    Bank of Queensland

    Bank of Queensland

    Fast Track Saver Account

    1.85% p.a. (for $1 to $250,000)

    0.20% p.a.(for $1 and over)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *Ongoing bonus rate applied if in the previous month $1,000 or more is credited to the linked Day2Day Plus account and 5 eligible transactions are made by the linked account. (This second requirement has been paused until 31 August 2020).

  • Promoted

    HSBC

    HSBC

    Serious Saver

    2.10% p.a. (for $0 to $1,000,000)

    0% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *No withdrawals in the month. Bonus rate for first 4 months, reverting to 0.15% bonus rate after*

  • Promoted

    CUA

    CUA

    eSaver Reward

    1.70% p.a. (for $0 to $100,000)

    0.05% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yesup to $250,000

    *Deposit $1,000 into a CUA transaction account from external source in the month.

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