Leading Westpac Life interest rate cut overnight

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Westpac has made a slew of interest rate cuts to its savings accounts, including to the leading Westpac Life rate for 18 to 29-year-olds. The big bank shaved a sizeable 50 basis points off the rate, taking it down from 3.00% p.a. to 2.50% p.a.*

Despite the hefty reduction though, the savings account still takes out the top spot in the Mozo database for bonus savings rates. In fact, all other bonus savings rates listed in Mozo’s database are below 2.00% p.a.*

Coming in second and third place in our database are Virgin Money’s savings and everyday transaction account combo, the Virgin Money Boost Saver with Go Account and ING’s popular ING Savings Maximiser account. The former offers a competitive 1.50% p.a. interest rate, while the latter follows closely behind with a rate of 1.35% p.a.* Although it should be noted that with all bonus rate savings accounts, there are usually conditions to meet to earn the full rate.

Westpac Life conditions

Westpac’s Life savings account for 18 to 29-year-olds still offers a competitive rate, but there are a few conditions to meet to earn it. 

As already mentioned, the account is only available for 18 to 29-year-olds. Next, the maximum ongoing 2.50% p.a. bonus rate is only available on balances up to $30,000. If your balance goes over $30,000, the rate will drop to 0.30% p.a.

Besides all this, you will have to do a bit of legwork to earn the full rate. This includes making at least five eligible purchases with a debit card linked to your Westpac Choice account. These transactions must be settled (i.e. not pending) within the calendar month. You must also make at least one deposit into the Westpac Life account each month and the balance at the end of the month will have to be more than the balance at the beginning of the month.

These conditions may seem like a lot, but they are fairly standard for high interest savings accounts.

Other high interest savings accounts

Not eligible for the Westpac Life account? 

Don’t worry there are plenty of other high interest savings accounts to choose from. Head to Mozo’s compare high interest savings accounts page for more options. Or check out the options below. Just make sure to read all the conditions, before signing up.

Compare high interest savings accounts - last updated 16 October 2021

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  • Boost Saver with Go Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    1.50% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)
    0.10% p.a.(for $0 and over)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Intro bonus rate of 1.50% for first 3 months, reverting to 1.20% after. Deposit $2,000 each month and make 5 eligible payments from your Go Account. If you are between 18 and 25 deposit $1,000.

    Enjoy a savings account bundled with a spending account. No monthly fees. New customers can earn up to 5000 bonus Virgin Money points on purchases (conditions apply). Benefit together with a joint account

    Details
  • High Interest Savings Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    1.35% p.a. (for $0 to $250,001)
    0.25% p.a.(for $0 to $250,001)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening

    Kick start your savings with the 4 month introductory variable rate. No fees, no minimum balance, no minimum monthly deposit and no minimum term.

    Details
  • Grow Saver
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    0.65% p.a. (for $0 and over)
    0.10% p.a.(for $0 and over)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Make at least 1 deposit and no more than 1 withdrawal, including internal transfers or external payments.

    Earn a maximum interest rate of 0.65% per year. Pay no monthly fees. Set up in-app savings goals. Benefit with joint account options.

    Details
  • Online Saver
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    1.10% p.a. (for $0 to $500,000)
    0.35% p.a.(for $0 and over)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening

    No account keeping fees. No minimum balance required. Unlimited phone and internet transactions.

    Details
  • Fast Track Starter Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    2.50% p.a. (for $1 to $10,000)
    0.05% p.a.(for $1 and over)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Ongoing bonus rate applied and 5 eligible transactions are made by the linked accountif in the previous month $200 or more is credited to the linked Day2Day Plus account.

    3.00 %P.A. Bonus Interest on balances up to $10,000 when the Bonus Criteria is met. Free withdrawals to your linked Day2Day Account while still earning Bonus Interest. Only available between the ages of 14 - 24 years.

    Details
  • Fast Track Saver Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    1.05% p.a. (for $1 to $250,000)
    0.05% p.a.(for $1 and over)
    Yes up 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.

    Earn 1.05% p.a. Bonus Interest in the following month on your Fast Track Saver Account balance. Earn Bonus Interest on your savings, with no minimum balance required.

    Details

*Interest rates and information taken from the Mozo database, correct as of 17 September 2021.

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