Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit

2.40% p.a.1 year

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Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit Review

Rates and fees information correct as at 16 November 2018.

Review published: 28 June 2018

What's hot:

  • 2.40% interest for 1 year term

  • 2.80% interest for 5 year term

What's not:

  • 31 days notice for early withdrawal

Mozo snapshot:

If you’re looking for a secure way to grow your savings stash and snag a great return, look no further. The Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit has both good interest rates on short term accounts with 2.45% interest for 1 year deposits, or longer periods, like the 2.80% interest after 5 years. The account also has the option for automatic rollover, renewal or exit at the end of the term and you can opt to have the interest paid into an account at another bank.

Key features:

As with many term deposits, longer terms offer better returns, this is the same with the Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit with a 5 year term offering a 2.80% interest rate. However, there’s also a number of shorter term loans, that have solid interest rates as well: For example 3 months pays 2.00% interest, 6 months pays 2.10% and 1 year pays 2.45%.

You’ll also have the option to have your plan automatically rollover, or you can choose to close the account and cash in your hard earned interest.

The Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit gives you the option of having your interest paid into an account at another bank and you can choose between having your interest paid either monthly, yearly or at maturity.

To get a term deposit you’ll need to deposit at least $1,000, but you won’t be able to deposit anymore than $250,000.

Who it's good for:

Term deposits are great for anyone who has a chunk of cash they know they aren’t going to touch and want to earn safe, easy, fee-free high interest. The Bank of Melbourne is suitable to long terms savers or those after a short term boost on their rainy day fund.

Any catches?

If you decide you want to withdraw your money from the term deposit account, you’ll have to give 31 days, notice you’ll also find the interest you earn drop significantly. So early withdrawals should be avoided if at all possible.

How are Bank of Melbourne term deposits rated by the Mozo community?

Product Type Overall Rating Price Features Service Convenience Trust
8.1

Based on 8
Bank of Melbourne term deposits reviews

7.6 7.1 8.3 8.5 8.0

Read Bank of Melbourne term deposit reviews by the Mozo community

Latest reviews of Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit

Bank of Melbourne

Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit term deposit review

Overall rating   8 / 10

Bank of Melbourne lives in our world!

Love the fact that my money isn't locked away for the term and even if I make withdrawals, the interest rate is unaffected. Besides, every few monthly intervals, I can negotiate the interest rate for extension of term deposit. Very happy!

Full review

Love the fact that my money isn't locked away for the term and even if I make withdrawals, the interest rate is unaffected. Besides, every few monthly intervals, I can negotiate the interest rate for extension of term deposit. Very happy!

    Price   8 / 10

    Features   9 / 10

    Customer service   9 / 10

    Convenience   8 / 10

    Trust   8 / 10

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Name not supplied, Victoria, reviewed about 5 years ago

Bank of Melbourne

Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit term deposit review

Overall rating   8 / 10

Great customer service

Great customer service, explaining options. Fixed term deposit rate wasn't great but now interest rates have dropped further. OK at 4.5% over 12 months!

Full review

Great customer service, explaining options. Fixed term deposit rate wasn't great but now interest rates have dropped further. OK at 4.5% over 12 months!

    Price   7 / 10

    Features   5 / 10

    Customer service   9 / 10

    Convenience   7 / 10

    Trust   8 / 10

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Helen, Victoria, reviewed about 5 years ago

Bank of Melbourne

Bank of Melbourne Term Deposit term deposit review

Overall rating   10 / 10

Staff go out of their way to be helpful

I was looking for great interest rates, I contacted numerous banks and this one not only provided those, but also took the time to explain all the details (it was the first time that I decided on term deposits). It was easy and pleasant.

Full review

I was looking for great interest rates, I contacted numerous banks and this one not only provided those, but also took the time to explain all the details (it was the first time that I decided on term deposits). It was easy and pleasant.

    Price   10 / 10

    Features   10 / 10

    Customer service   10 / 10

    Convenience   10 / 10

Less

Jennifer, Victoria, reviewed over 5 years ago

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Rates

  • 1.50% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.70% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.00% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.85% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.85% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.10% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.90% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.90% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.90% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.90% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 1.90% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.40% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.50% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.60% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.70% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

  • 2.80% p.a. ($1,000 to $250,000)

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  • 31 days notice required if customers want to withdraw their funds before the maturity date.

  • none

About Bank of Melbourne

Formerly St.George in Victoria, The Bank of Melbourne provides a banking alternative to customers with its large range of products in home, personal and business banking. Based in Victoria the Bank of Melbourne offers its customers bank accounts, credit cards, term deposits, private banking services, home loans and personal loans.

*Different interest rates apply to different amounts or different interest payment frequencies.

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