Savers ditch big banks as rates plunge

Mozo

11 Sep 2019

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The nation's savers are withdrawing their money from the Big 4 Banks in search of higher yielding alternatives, as the RBA's rate cuts start to bite and the big bank's savings rates drop to miserly levels.

New industry data shows that household deposit growth for the major banks has slumped, and it's no wonder savers are looking for alternatives with ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac now paying out ongoing rates of just 0.50% on some of their most popular savings accounts.

Mozo's comparison data reveals that the average savings rate on the market is now just 1.18%, but the good news for savers is that you can still access ongoing rates up to 2.50% by switching to one of the top accounts on the market. So if you'd like to get a better return on your savings, compare some of the top high interest accounts right now in the table below.

TOP SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SEPTEMBER 2019

Rates updated daily. Advertiser disclosure.

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    Virgin Money

    Virgin Money

    Boost Saver with Go Account

    1.20% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    0.10% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yes up to $250,000

    *Bonus interest only applies when you deposit $2,000 into your Go Account and make 5 debit card purchases, direct debit or BPAY payments in the previous month. If you are between 18 and 25 you need to deposit $1,000 and fulfil the other criteria.

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    MyState Bank

    MyState Bank

    Bonus Saver Account

    1.20% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    0.10% p.a.(for $0 and over)

    Yes up 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.

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    Virgin Money

    Virgin Money

    Grow Saver

    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.

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    HSBC

    HSBC

    Serious Saver

    0.30% p.a. (for $0 to $1,000,000)

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

    Yes up to $250,000

    *Bonus rate for first 3 months, reverting to 0.15% rate after

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    Bank of Queensland

    Bank of Queensland

    Fast Track Saver Account

    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.

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