Why Bonus Saver?

Enjoy bonus interest1 when you deposit $20 or more in to your Bonus Saver Account and make 5 or more settled eligible VISA Debit card transactions from your linked account each month.

 
 

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For providing best value to active savers.

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Recognised for best ongoing savings rates.

Over 50 years experience

Our local Customer Care team are here to help you. Give them a call on 138 001.

Savings guaranteed

On deposits up to $250,000 per customer by the Australian Government.

How it works

Earn bonus interest1 on your savings with these simple steps.

Always

0.15%p.a.

Base variable interest rate, you get this no matter what.

Make

5

settled VISA Debit card transactions each month from your linked account.

Deposit

$20

Into your Bonus Saver Account each month.

1 Interest calculated daily, paid monthly and interest rates subject to change from time to time. Bonus interest applies when eligibility criteria met. Bonus interest is payable only on balances up to $250,000. The base rate of interest will be paid on the portion of any balance exceeding $250,000. Current interest rates are available in interest rates for personal deposit accounts. 

Eligible deposits to Bonus saver account include: Cash deposits, Internet banking transfers between your accounts, direct credit, NPP transactions, SWIFT and Telegraphic Transfer payments.

Ineligible deposits to the Bonus Saver account include: Bank@Post deposits or transfers, cheques, money orders, travellers cheques, international drafts, cheques and foreign currency and term deposit redemptions. Interest credit, fee refunds or returned payments are also ineligible.

Eligible Visa transactions must be settled in the current month (not pending) and include; EFTPOS transactions and EFTPOS transactions with cash out, online purchases and in store purchases, regular card payments, payWave, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay transactions.

The following card transactions are ineligible: EFTPOS cash out only transactions, Local and International ATM withdrawals, transfers or balance enquiries, Cash Advances and Pending Card Transactions.  The term ‘Settled (not pending)’ means for any purchases made on your card, that the transaction must be fully processed to your account during the current month and not have a pending status at the end of the month. Transactions with a pending status at month end do not count towards your 5 eligible Visa transactions however will count towards eligible transactions in the following month when they settle.

Frequently asked questions

1What will I need when opening a Bonus Saver Account online?

If you are a new MyState Bank customer, you'll need:

  • Your contact details, including a phone number and email address;
  • Two types of ID (Driver's Licence, Passport and Medicare Card are accepted);
  • Your Tax File Number or Exemption Code (this is optional, however, if you don't provide it, we are required by law to deduct withholding tax at the highest marginal tax rate); and

If you are an existing MyState Bank customer, you'll need:

  • Your MyState Bank Customer Number;
  • Your Tax File Number or Exemption Code (this is optional, however, if you don't provide it, we are required by law to deduct withholding tax at the highest marginal tax rate); and

NOTE: When applying for a Bonus Saver Account online MyState Bank may require you to provide identification information in order to comply with regulatory requirements.

To apply for a joint account, both applicants need to complete their details separately.

2What is a linked account?

To open a Bonus Saver Account you need to link it to either a MyState Bank Glide Account or Everyday Account of your choice. If you don’t already have one, you can open this at the same time as your Bonus Saver Account.

Make daily purchases through your linked account and pop all your savings into your Bonus Saver Account - think of them as your living and savings accounts.

3How is interest calculated?

Interest is calculated daily and paid monthly. Bonus interest is payable on balances up to $250,000. The base rate of interest will be paid on the portion of any balance exceeding $250,000. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions for Deposit Accounts & Electronic Banking.

4How do I earn bonus interest?

You earn bonus interest1 for the month when you;

  • Deposit $20 or more in to your Bonus Saver Account each month.
  • Make five or more settled eligible VISA Debit card transactions each month from your linked account.
5What is an eligible deposit?

Eligible deposits to Bonus saver account include: Cash deposits, Internet banking transfers between your accounts, direct credit, NPP transactions, SWIFT and Telegraphic Transfer payments.

Ineligible deposits to the Bonus Saver account include: Bank@Post deposits or transfers, cheques, money orders, travellers cheques, international drafts, cheques and foreign currency and term deposit redemptions. Interest credit, fee refunds or returned payments are also ineligible.

6What is an eligible Visa transaction?

Eligible Visa transactions must be settled in the current month (not pending) and include; EFTPOS transactions and EFTPOS transactions with Cash Out, online purchases and in store purchases, regular card payments, payWave, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay transactions.

The following card transactions are ineligible: EFTPOS cash out only transactions, Local and International ATM withdrawals, transfers or balance enquiries, Cash Advances and Pending Card Transactions.  The term ‘Settled (not pending)’ means for any purchases made on your card, that the transaction must be fully processed to your account during the current month and not have a pending status at the end of the month. Transactions with a pending status at month end do not count towards your 5 eligible Visa transactions however will count towards eligible transactions in the following month when they settle.

Personalised Banking

We’ve introduced a range of exciting new features across our Internet and Mobile Banking platforms, so you can understand more about the way you spend, discover opportunities to save (and stay on track with a friendly nudge in the right direction).

With personalised insights based on your everyday activity and nifty new auto savings features, it’s like having your very own financial cheerleader in your pocket. Information, encouragement and action in one place. All you need is an active MyState transaction account to get started.

It's so easy to open an account

You do it all online and it takes about 5 minutes, even less if you're already a customer with us.

MyState Bank App

Any time you need to transfer between your accounts, check your balance or pay someone, you’re always covered – wherever you are.


Simpler

Fingerprint login, balance peek & eStatements are just some of the ways we make banking easier.


Faster

Osko payments let you send and receive money in under 60 seconds.2


Smarter

PayID lets you replace account numbers with your mobile phone number.


 
 

2 Payments are typically received in under a minute when made between participating financial institutions. PayID is only available for use with the New Payments Platform through participating institutions.

Calculators

 

At MyState Bank we want to give you as much help as we can in managing your finances. Wherever you are in life, these calculators will assist you in planning for your financial needs.

 

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