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Virgin Money Boost Saver with Go Account

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Interest rate
0.10% p.a.(for $0 and over)
Maximum rate
1.50% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)
Govt deposit guarantee
Yes up to $250,000
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Interest rate
0.10% p.a.(for $0 and over)
Maximum rate
1.50% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)
Govt deposit guarantee
Yes up to $250,000

Mozo editorial review Virgin Money Boost Saver with Go Account - last updated: 2 September 2021

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What's hot
  • Up to 1.50% p.a. introductory rate for first 3 months (Ends 30/11/21, T&Cs apply)
  • Enjoy up to 1.20% p.a. thereafter
  • 5,000 bonus Virgin Money Points offer for new customers (T&Cs, offer ends 31 October 2021)
What's not
  • 2.50% foreign exchange commission
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Like the sound of a competitive interest rate of getting up to 1.50% p.a. interest for the first 3 months on your savings, the ability to earn reward points and zero monthly account fees? Well, you might be interested in this bundled offering from Virgin Money. With this you will get a savings and everyday transaction account all in one, plus plenty of nifty features including the ability to set multiple savings goals, access to insights and data and a saving round-up tool. There's even a 1.50% p.a., 3 month introductory interest rate for new customers who apply before 30 November 2021. After which the highest variable rate or maximum variable rate is a decent 1.20% p.a.

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Key features

If you like the idea of your bank and savings account being tied up together with a neat little bow, then you will likely be interested in Virgin Money’s combined Boost Saver and Go Account. With this account, new customers who apply before Novemeber 30 2021 can earn a 3-month introductory rate up to 1.50% p.a. on their first Boost Saver which then changes to a decent bonus rate up to 1.20% p.a.. This is made up of a 0.30% promo rate, 0.10% p.a. standard variable rate and 1.10% p.a. bonus rate. Monthly conditions to earn the bonus rate vary depending on your age:

  • 14 to 17 year olds do not have to meet any conditions to earn the full rate.

  • 18 to 24 year olds must deposit at least $1,000 from an external account and also make five settled purchases, BPAY payments or direct debits.

  • Over 25 year olds must deposit at least $2,000 from an external account and also make five settled purchases, BPAY payments or direct debits.

If you meet all these conditions each month, not only should you be able to earn the full interest rate, but you will also be able to earn Virgin Money Points. Now Virgin Money Points are not to be confused with Virgin’s Velocity Points. This is Virgin Money Rewards and it is a different rewards program entirely. 

Granted you meet the conditions above, you’ll be able to bag eight Virgin Money Points per transaction. You can redeem them for cash back into your savings accounts or for gift cards. Or if you like you can even use the points to erase a purchase you’ve already made. Regretting buying lunch instead of doing meal prep? If you have enough points, you might just be able to erase it and pretend it never happened.

On top of all this, up until 31 October 2021 new customers can bag 5,000 bonus Virgin Money Points with the Virgin Money Go Account. To earn this you will have to make a purchase, direct debit or BPAY payment and it will have to be settled within the first 30 days of opening your account. Details on the number of points needed to redeem specific rewards can be found in the Virgin Money app. 

Of course, as with any bank or savings account there are a few cons to take into account. If you have a bigger savings stash for instance, this may not be the account for you. That’s because bonus interest can only be earned on balances up to $250,000. Anything over $250,000 and your interest rate will drop to 0.10% p.a.

Plus if you’re ever overseas or you ever do any shopping on international websites, it’s good to be mindful of the 2.50% foreign exchange commission and $5 overseas ATM fee.

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Who is it good for

This account might be more suited to a serious saver who loves taking advantage of perks such as rewards programs and wants the convenience of bundling their spending and saving together.

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Any catches

If you fall into the over 25 age category and you don’t have a monthly income over $2,000, then this account may not be for you. There are a fair few conditions to meet with this particular account and if you can’t do that you won’t be able to earn the full interest rate or any of the other perks on offer.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 21 October 2021. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates

Balances from $0: 0.10% p.a.

Balances from $0: 1.50% p.a.
Balances from $250,000: 0.10% p.a.

Intro bonus rate of 1.50% for first 3 months, reverting to 1.20% after. 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.

Fees

$0.00

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Unlimited Internal Transfers to your Virgin Money Go Account

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$0.00

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Other financial bits

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Monthly

Features

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Bank and savings account only accessible through iOS or Android app. Bonus introductory interest rate of 1.50% available for accounts opened by 30 Nov 2021.

New customers receive a bonus 5,000 Velocity Points when opening an account by 31 October 2021.

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Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 21 October 2021. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates

Balances from $0: 0.10% p.a.

Balances from $0: 1.50% p.a.
Balances from $250,000: 0.10% p.a.

Intro bonus rate of 1.50% for first 3 months, reverting to 1.20% after.

Fees

$0.00

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Unlimited Internal Transfers to your Virgin Money Go Account

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$0.00

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Other financial bits

$0.00

$0.00

Monthly

Features

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none

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Bank and savings account only accessible through iOS or Android app. Bonus introductory interest rate of 1.50% available for accounts opened by 30 Nov 2021.

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