Savers urged to shop around for better value this spring

Kelly Emmerton

13 Sep 2017

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With interest rates at rock bottom for more than 12 months now, things are tough for Aussies trying to build up their savings stash.

In fact, recent Mozo data showed that the average ongoing savings rate dropped from 2.05% to 1.82% over the last year, and three out of five savings accounts were paying ongoing rates under 2.00%.

“The good news is there are still some good deals to be found at the moment and savers can still bag 3.00% interest on a number of savings accounts. But it’s important to shop around because the big banks aren’t offering anywhere near that much,” said Mozo Director Kirsty Lamont.

“When rates are this low, it’s really up to savers to compare options and make the move to a better offer if your current savings account isn’t up to snuff.”

Is it time to give your savings balance a boost? Check out the savings account offers in our table below:

Top Savings Accounts

Rates updated daily. Advertiser disclosure.

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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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    UBank

    UBank

    USave with USpend Transaction Account

    1.10% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)

    0.10% p.a.(for $0 to $5,000,000)

    Yes up 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.

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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

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

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    Bankwest

    Bankwest

    Hero Saver

    0.80% p.a. (for $0 to $250,001)

    0.01% p.a.(for $0 to $5,000,000)

    Yes up to $250,000

    *Minimum deposit of $200 and no withdrawals in the month.

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    Citi

    Citi

    Online Saver

    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

^See information about the Mozo Experts Choice Savings accounts Awards