5 year term deposits

If you’re looking to put your money away for the long term, a high interest earning term deposit might be a good choice for you. As a cash investment, term deposits are a useful addition to balance risk and diversify your portfolio or keep money for your children’s education but just beware of putting all your eggs in one basket.

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When can I access my money?

To access your money (and that tidy sum of interest you’ve earned) you need to wait till the full term of your term deposit is complete.

How could ’break fees’ affect me?

Break fees are a penalty for accessing your money before the full term of your term deposit contract is complete. The exact penalty is at the discretion of your lender but you can expect to be penalised between 40% and all of your interest earnings. (Ouch!) 5 years is a big commitment - if there is any reason you may need to access your money before the full term is up, you may be better off with a shorter term deposit say 2 year term deposit, or a high interest savings account instead.

Is a 5 year term deposit the right investment for me?

Isn’t that a million dollar question? Term deposits are certainly a good place to stash your cash but higher returns (and more tax effective investments) may be available in property, shares and managed funds or a number of other asset classes. If you’re talking about large sums it may be worth speaking to a financial planner about diversifying your portfolio.

Page last updated May 25, 2019

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Term Deposit Reviews

ME
ME Term Deposit review
Overall
10/10
Great customer service and competitive rates.

I like this bank because it offers great rates for a small investment. Setting up the term...

I like this bank because it offers great rates for a small investment. Setting up the term deposit was very straight forward and easy to organise, and if you need to make any alterations a simple phone call will suffice. I found the process easy and simple to complete.

Price
10/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10

Jill | New South Wales

reviewed 2 months ago

Westpac
Westpac Term Deposit review
Overall
10/10
Sufficient and good

Fast and understanding.

Fast and understanding.

Price
8/10
Features
8/10
Customer service
9/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10

Agavale | Victoria

reviewed 5 months ago

Newcastle Permanent
Newcastle Permanent Term Deposit review
Overall
7/10
Great customer service

I like Newcastle Permanent because you are unlikely to get any nasty surprises from them.

I like Newcastle Permanent because you are unlikely to get any nasty surprises from them.

Price
7/10
Features
7/10
Customer service
7/10
Convenience
7/10
Trust
7/10

Stephen | New South Wales

reviewed 5 months ago

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