Macquarie to move savings account rate higher

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on May 06, 2022 Fact Checked
Macquarie to move savings account rate higher

Macquarie Bank's four-month intro savings account rate will hit 1.50% p.a. with two increases applied in a week.

Following the RBA's cash rate announcement on Tuesday, Macquarie increased its four-month intro savings account rate by 15 basis points.

From next week the rate will be 1.50% p.a. - an increase of a further 25 basis points.

There are no conditions like minimum deposits or five card transactions that need to be completed to attain the rate.

Before the RBA announcement, Macquarie also increased its term deposit rates by between 25 and 145 basis points.

Its one-year term deposit rate is now 2.50% p.a., while four and five year rates are now 3.50% p.a. - competing alongside Judo Bank's rates which have breached the 4% barrier.


ANZ increases, CBA still holding the bag

At the time of writing Commonwealth Bank was the only major bank to not increase savings account rates.

Westpac and NAB increased by 25 basis points after the RBA announcement, while ANZ followed shortly after.

ANZ will increase the Progress Saver by 25 basis points effective from 13 May.

Police Bank also announced it's introducing a 2.00% p.a. savings account rate for under-30s.


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            Harrison is Savings.com.au's Assistant Editor. Prior to joining Savings in January 2020, he worked for some of Australia's largest comparison sites and media organisations. With a keen interest in the economy, housing policy, and personal finance, Harrison strives to deliver and edit news and guides that are engaging, thought-provoking, and simple to read.

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