The Heritage Bank Term Deposit offers competitive rates, the option to have interest paid up front, fortnightly or monthly (subject to rate reductions), and investment terms spanning one month to five years. If you opt to lock away your savings for four months you’ll receive interest rates as high as 1.55% p.a., making it one of the more attractive short term options currently out there.
With the Heritage Bank Term Deposit you’ll be able to invest as little as $1,000 for between one month and five years. You’ll also be looking at rates of between 0.80% p.a. and 1.20% p.a. across those terms, with the exception of the four-month investment option which currently offers 1.55% p.a.
Interest is typically paid at maturity on terms of up to twelve months and yearly on terms of between two and five years. However, you’ll have the option to change that if you’re willing to sacrifice part of your interest.
Interest paid up front: available on terms up to 12 months. A deduction of 0.15% p.a will apply to the quoted rate.
Interest paid fortnightly: only available if you are 55+ and retired, eligible for a pension, or hold a seniors card. A deduction of 0.10% p.a will apply to the quoted rate.
Interest paid monthly or quarterly: A deduction of 0.10% p.a will apply to the quoted rate.
Interest paid half yearly: A deduction of 0.05% p.a will apply to the quoted rate.
When it comes to receiving your interest, you can opt to have it credited directly to your Heritage account or you can request a cheque to be sent to you. Unfortunately, interest is not payable to another bank.
If you’re hoping to secure a competitive interest rate but are unwilling to part with your savings for an extended period of time, the 1.55% p.a. available on four-month terms should appeal. The option to change how frequently you receive your interest payments is also sure to be appreciated, especially considering how uncommon it is for a term deposit to offer this kind of flexibility.
It’s important to note that 1.55% p.a. offered on the four-month term is a promotional rate, and can change without notice. If you allow your term deposit to be automatically renewed, it may do so at a much lower interest rate, so make sure you inform Heritage Bank what you plan to do with your money before it reaches maturity.
When you open your term deposit, you’ll get a seven day grace period during which you’ll be able to cancel it, change it to a different term, or withdraw all or part of it without charge. Once the grace period is over, any withdrawals to your term deposit before it reaches maturity will be subject to an interest rate reduction.
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Yesup to $250,000
Yesup to $250,000