MOVE Bank has taken the crown in offering the highest ongoing interest rate on a savings account out of any other market participants. 

The customer-owned bank’s Growth Saver account now boasts a 5.70% per annum (p.a.) interest rate, effective immediately.

While that still leaves it 5 basis points below the market leader – Rabobank’s High Interest Savings Account offers a 5.75% p.a. introductory rate MOVE Bank's maximum rate will stick around for longer than four months.

The 5.70% p.a. promised by MOVE Bank’s Growth Saver account is available on balances of up to $25,000.

Account holders must deposit at least $200 and make no withdrawals each month in order to realise the bonus rate.

If they fail to do so, they will realise the base rate of 0.10% p.a. 

It’s a similar story with many of the highest rate savings accounts on the market.

ME Bank’s HomeME and ING’s Savings Maximiser each demand depositors meet certain conditions to realise their respective maximum rates of 5.55% p.a. and 5.50% p.a.

On the other hand, Australian Unity recently bolstered the interest rate offered on its unconditional Freedom Saver account to 5.50% p.a., making it the highest rate account of its type.  


Looking for more of the market's leading savings account interest rates? Check out the chart below.

Provider

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  • Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening
  • No account keeping fees
  • No minimum balance

High Interest Savings Account (< $250k)

  • Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening
  • No account keeping fees
  • No minimum balance
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Saver Account (<$250k)

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    • A high-interest online savings account with no monthly fees, easy withdrawals and award-winning digital banking
    • No withdrawal notice periods or interest rate penalties
    • Save up to 10% on eGift cards at over 50 retailers with Macquarie Marketplace

    Savings Account (Amounts < $250k)

    • A high-interest online savings account with no monthly fees, easy withdrawals and award-winning digital banking
    • No withdrawal notice periods or interest rate penalties
    • Save up to 10% on eGift cards at over 50 retailers with Macquarie Marketplace
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    *Rate varies on savings amount
    • Deposit $500 per month to get bonus interest
    • No balance growth needed or card transactions necessary.
    • Tiered bonus rates apply. Earn our best rate on your first $100k. (TMDs at ubank.com.au)
    • 5.50% p.a. available on total savings up to $100K.
    • 5.00% p.a. applies to savings between $100K-250K.
    *Rate varies on savings amount

    Save Account (>$100,000)

    • Deposit $500 per month to get bonus interest
    • No balance growth needed or card transactions necessary.
    • Tiered bonus rates apply. Earn our best rate on your first $100k. (TMDs at ubank.com.au)
    • 5.50% p.a. available on total savings up to $100K.
    • 5.00% p.a. applies to savings between $100K-250K.
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    Savings account fanatics might be overjoyed to find all the above rates are officially inflation-beating.

    The most recent quarterly Consumer Price Index (CPI) read revealed inflation lifted 5.4% over the 12 months to the September quarter

    The more volatile monthly CPI read, released earlier this week, found inflation rose just 4.9% over the year to October.

    That led some experts to suggest the cash-eating measure could drop below 4% by the end of the year.

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