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Things to remember when you lock-in to a term deposit
Minimum deposit amounts may apply
Whether you’ve got a little or a lot to put away, chances are you’ll be able to find a term deposit to fit your savings - but make sure you check on minimum (and maximum) deposit amounts for each option you’re considering! Plus, remember that the more you lock away, the more interest you’ll earn, so it may be worth sweeping up every last dollar before you make your deposit.
Penalties apply for early withdrawal
There’s a reason we talk about “locking” your money in a term deposit. If you change your mind and want to take your money out of a term deposit before the time is up, there may be a fee for doing so, and you’ll earn less interest than you were counting on. So it’s important to plan your term deposit carefully, and only put away funds you’re certain you won’t need any time soon.
You need a plan for when the maturity date rolls around
When your term deposit ends, you’ll need to let your bank know what you want them to do with your money - pay it out into your bank account, or reinvest it into a new term deposit.
Remember that if you don’t make your wishes known, your deposit may automatically roll over into a new term. If this happens, you may not get the best possible interest rate, and you’ll be locked in until the new term is over, or risk being penalised.
*Different interest rates may apply to different amounts or different interest payment frequencies. Please check the details of each term deposit offer before applying.